We have lots of pool parties at our house. I am getting tired of wrappers and food messes everywhere. When you buy a bag of food and 10 people have put their hands in it, I can't bring myself to keep it. I started creating easy charcuterie board for kids and teens, and it has SAVED me.
Charcuterie boards are great for big parties too. Check out some of my parties here
Ingredients for a Charcuterie Board
You can mix and match what you put in there. I wanted some sweets and some healthy food too.
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Club crackers
- Peanut butter monster trail mix - at Target
- Peanut butter chocolate chex mix - at Target
- Starburst minis
- Cheddar cheese
- Colby jack cheese
- 4 small bowls
- Turning charcuterie board
Instructions for an Easy Charcuterie Board for Kids and Teens
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First I pull out my board and place my bowls.
I fill the bowls with stuff that won't hold shape like trail mix, and candy
Start filling in around the the bowl. Items like pretzels and goldfish that spread out I place in the center to contain them.
On your Charcuterie Board make sure it has an edge so you can push stuff up against it to help hold it's shape.
Hint: Make it good and full, stuff as much as you possibly can on there. It will look so much better.
Substitutions for Charcuterie Boards for Kids and Teens
- Veggies - Celery sticks, carrot sticks, cucumbers and broccoli
- Popcorn - adding different flavors of popcorn is fun.
- Dips - I like to add dips to the bowls for my fruit, veggies or even a cheese ball
Why You Should Make a Charcuterie Board
- Impresses your guests and looks so good - I always get so many compliments
- Budget friendly - I can keep all the leftovers inside and refill as needed
- Kid friendly - Kids love finger foods and this is the ultimate finger food platter
- Large variety - So many different options and you can change it up every time.
Charcuterie Board for Kids and Teens
- 1 charcuterie board
- 4 small bowls
- 1 package Club crackers
- 1 bag pretzels
- 1 package chocolate chip cookies
- 1 package Oreos
- 1 package skittles
- 1 package mini starbursts
- 1 package peanut butter monster trail mix at Target
- 1 package peanut butter monster chex mix at Target
- 1 bag green grapes
- 1 crate strawberries washed
- 1 package cheddar cheese cut into squares
- 1 package colby jack cheese cut into squares
- 1 package goldfish
- I like to start with setting out my bowls and then filling them up. I usually put the small items like candy in the bowls to hold them in place. I then start to add crackers and cookies around the edges. Anything that doesn't hold shape like pretzels or goldfish I put in the middle.