When it comes to entertaining or simply having a special night in, instead of making numerous dainty appetisers, why not try a food board? And we don’t mean restricting yourself to a charcuterie board, there’s so many ideas for any time or occasion. Whether it’s a breakfast meeting, a brunch, barbecue, girl’s night, a family dinner, or a fancier event, these food boards are sure to take it to the next level.
Move over charcuterie boards, it’s time for a dessert board! Put together everybody’s favourite dessert treats on a platter, and you’ll have the happiest crowd!
Sweet and Savoury Movie Snack Board
Throwing a movie night for friends and family, or having one just by yourself? Make a snack board with sweet and savoury snacks and leave out small paper bags for everyone to fill their own packs with. For savoury options, throw in some cheese and/or wheat crackers, pretzels, and for sweet, include an assortment of cookies, candies, and dried fruit.
Brotzeit, a Bavarian tradition, literally translates to ‘bread time.’ The tradition involves having a snack plate along with drinks, and includes items like bread, eggs, varieties of sausages, deli meats, cheeses, along with condiments like mustard, pickles, radishes, and onions.
Throwing a breakfast party where everyone loves pancakes but wants different toppings? Don’t waste time making everyone the perfect plate. Set up a pancake board so guests can simply personalise their own toppings.
A brunch party without a breakfast board sounds like sacrilege, if you ask us. We’d recommend making a pancake and waffle board surrounded by various toppings, but if you want to really go all out, add French toast, eggs, yoghurt, fruit, and bacon to the mix too.
Italian Antipasto Board
You can’t go wrong with a gorgeous Italian antipasto platter with fruit, bread, different cured meats, and cheeses.
Party Snacks Board
For any kind of party where you simply don’t have time to prepare anything fancy, just pick up a bunch of different snacks from your favourite stores, arrange them on a nice platter, and you’re good to go!
You know the best part of creating a sandwich board? You skip the step where you do all the hard work assembling the sandwiches, and turn it into a fun activity for the whole family. Add a few kinds of sandwich breads, and an assortment of your favourite sandwich ingredients, and let everyone make their own, exactly how they’d like it!
Similar to the sandwich board, simply make a burger board with toasted buns and burger ingredients. Perfect for a no-fuss picnic or a barbeque!
Ice Cream Sundae Board
This ice cream sundae board will obviously be a hit with kids, but is amazing for adults as well. Who doesn’t want to be reminded of the joy of creating their own sundae?
Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Board
Sometimes, you’ve had a long day and are in no mood to cook, but you end up making dinner plans and realise you have to step into the kitchen anyway. Throw together a basic mac and cheese bake, and surround your platter with a variety of toppings. Let people believe you put in a lot of effort, we won’t give away your secret!
Forget about Taco Tuesdays, once you see this, you’ll be wanting to do it every day. Set up a DIY taco station, and let everyone make their tacos exactly the way they want.
Fries are a gift from heaven, and what better way to appreciate them than throwing together a fries board? Regular fries, curly fries, potato fries, sweet potato fries, zucchini fries, and even chicken fries--we want them all. Remember to add a few dips and sauces too!
Maybe no one’s going camping right now, but bring that magic back home with a s’mores board.
Have lots of seafood lovers coming to your party? Seafood doesn’t take too long to cook, so you can easily throw this together. If you’re making just a seafood board, add a few cuts of meat in there too for a perfect surf and turf board!
If you’re short on time, a nacho board is one of the best options for you. Add a few different flavours of nachos, and all your favourite toppings, dips, and sauces, and keep both your guests and yourself happy!