Appease your taste buds with a unique birthday charcuterie board full of sweet treats.
Are you looking for a fun and eye-catching way to celebrate your next birthday party? Why not take it up a notch with a beautiful, dessert charcuterie board! With a few simple tips, you'll be able to craft a delicious and stunning birthday board for your special occasion, complete and ready to share with your party guests in no time. Get ready to wow your friends and family with a memorable celebration that tastes as good as it looks.
Why You'll Love a Dessert Birthday Charcuterie
A traditional cheese platter or classic charcuterie board are pretty popular when it comes to adult gatherings. But a birthday dessert board is a fun way to go to celebrate your up-and-coming teen or kiddo with a sweet tooth. For those wanting a pretty good balance of everything sweet and salty, this kid-friendly board is a delicious way to go.
- A treat board doesn't have to be refrigerated or on ice, just keep it at room temperature
- Very little or no food prep required
- You can find almost everything at a grocery store or party store
- Customize it to taste preferences for the birthday person
- You can still have a variety of foods - smooth or crunchy treats, sweet and salty, chocolate or fruity
- An easy way to throw in a bunch of bright colors
- Cake is optional
Supplies for Birthday Charcuterie Board
For the perfect birthday charcuterie board, I opted to use all of my daughter's favorite candies. Because she loves fruity flavors, most of these desserts are not chocolate based. But you can mix and match your candy board with your preferred flavors. We also included a few mini cupcakes and traditional cake for those not big on candy.
- Mini cupcakes
- Blow pops
- Air heads
- Sour patch strawberries
- Sour patch watermelons
- Sour patch kids
- Haribo clouds
- Nerd clusters
- Trolli gummy worms
- Rainbow sour belts
- 24" x 18" cutting board - rectangular is nice for this type
- Gold cardboard numbers or cutouts
- Small cups or bowls
- 2 White cake stands
How to Make a Dessert Birthday Charcuterie Board
When gathering all of your supplies and favorite ingredients, make sure to use a large charcuterie tray or cutting board that will fit your themed board with numbers. You'll want these to be a main focal point so they need to be pretty big.
Arrange Numbers on Birthday Charcuterie Board
Displaying these number cutouts is what really makes this snack board stand out apart from a traditional charcuterie. I love the visual interest provided by this oversized display. Center your numbers on your cutting board if possible.
Fill Your Number Boards
Pick a corner and start filling in with your treats. If possible, place items that can spill easily into the corner spots. This will keep them somewhat contained and organized. Place items in groups so that everything has a somewhat uniform display and isn't scattered in random pieces everywhere.
Another great option is to use small bowls or cups in the number space to fill with really small treats or candies. I also threw a few mini cakes in there to break up the candy sections.
Other Uses for This Birthday Charcuterie Board
Movie Night Candy Board
Hosting a movie night for the kids? You can also use this candy board concept to have for a movie night board. Throw in some popcorn options to balance all of the candy munchies. What a fun way to celebrate a party or gathering.
Change things up with a cookie charcuterie. This way you can mix all different types and shapes and appeal to those who love homemade or store-bought. Include a variety of chocolate, vanilla, wafers, fillings and toppings.
Additional Treats and Decorations
For those not wanting to eat candy, we also included a few cakes that I picked up from Nothing Bundt Cakes. We got lemon flavor and the confetti bundt flavor. If you are short on time to make a cake, these are a nice way to go. I like bundt cakes because they are easy to cut into slices and can feed a large crowd.
If you have family or friends who aren't big on candy, but you still want that dessert theme, you can also try these options that might require some refrigeration or chilling on ice:
- Adding in a board with fresh fruits
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- Sugar cookies or bars
- Christmas crack (customizable for other occasions)
Decorations for Birthday Charcuterie Board
Add a personal touch to your display with a few stylish decorations. I sprinkled additional candy treats around the border of the cutting board. I also added some fun spiral birthday candles in all the rainbow colors, then completed the look with a fun pom pom garland. If you want to go a little bigger on the birthday decorations, try out this awesome DIY balloon arch.
Charcuterie Board Ideas Not Just for Birthdays
Charcuterie boards are such an easy way to serve a crowd and perfect for holidays. Plus, it is so simple to cater the food choices to your guests and their preferences. Take a look at some of these other easy themed boards you can whip up for your holiday gatherings.
- Halloween treat board
- Thanksgiving fruit or veggie turkey
- Christmas candy charcuterie boards
- New Year's Eve charcuterie
- Hot chocolate bar or charcuterie board
With the right ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can make a mouth-watering birthday charcuterie board that will wow any crowd! Assemble your savory and sweet munchies for a board that will look as good as it tastes. Plus, with the wide variety of ingredients, your board can be tailored to any preferred theme. Everyone will be sure to love this yummy and beautiful birthday treat!
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