A fun Halloween charcuterie board is perfect for your next Halloween party. They are easy to make and sure to impress.
Halloween Charcuterie Board for Kids and Teens
One of my favorite holidays is coming up! I love to put out spooky decor and host parties. Of course the best thing about the halloween season is all of the yummy halloween treats. If your guest list includes a bunch of teens and kids like mine does I have the perfect way to serve them a fun ghoulish treat.
A Halloween charcuterie board for kids and teens is the perfect treat for a movie night, party or any other event. They make a quick and easy way to feed a crowd. This board is great because there isn't much prep time and not many dishes to clean after the party. Since it is mostly store bought treats and candy it was fun and easy to put together.
If you are just a beginner on making your own charcuterie boards be sure to keep reading to find out what I do to get started.
Halloween Themed Movie Party
We made this specific board to watch Hocus Pocus with some friends and family. The fun thing about this halloween-themed board is there are no strict rules and so many fun ideas.
This themed charcuterie board was inspired by my other charcuterie board for kids and teens.
The Halloween charcuterie boards pair well my toffee apple dip. You could also add some caramel apples to your next halloween party menu.
When shopping for charcuterie board supplies the first thing I like to do is have a color or colors in mind. It requires a little planning but not much. For this spooky board I wanted purple, green and orange colored treats. Since this is for kids and teens I wanted lots of fun bright colors.
I try to find foods with different textures. The candy pumpkins and licorice adds great texture to the board. And I like to incorporate fun halloween foods too like the gummy frogs and frankenstein peeps. There are plenty of other color theme options out there and so many differnent candies and sweet treats to make a festive halloween charcuterie board.
- Frankenstien Peeps
- Candy corn flavor licorice
- Candy eyeballs
- Orange mini pumpkins
- Grape heads
- Gummy frogs
- White dipped pretzels
- Black gummy candy pumpkins
- Purple and green gummies
- Oreos with orange frosting
Instructions for an Easy Halloween Charcuterie Board
First get out your snack tray, large cutting board or whatever you are going to use. This is the perfect charcuterie board for this occasion because it is an extra large board. My favorite part is that is has sides allowing you to add so much food without it falling off the edge.
Adding Food to My Spooky Charcuterie Board
I like to Start with 3 Small Bowls
Then I add items that are hard to contain, or that are fun to build up. In one bowl I have the chocolate eyeballs that are great to stack high and overfill the bowl. Then I have a bowl of grape heads candy, they add a great spooky dark purple color. My third bowl contains candy pumpkins which brings in my orange color and some great texture. Now I am off to a great start to my halloween snack board.
Add treats around the bowls
Once the bowls are filled I start adding in around the bowls with Oreo's. The bowls will help the Oreos stay standing up. I love that I found oroes filled with orange frosting. It works perfectly with my color theme.
Next Add Your Main Focal Point
For this charcuterie board the frankenstein peeps are the main items. Aren't they so cute and festive! Choose a main focal point that is larger to make a big impact.
To highlight the frankensteins I put them in a central location where they can be easily seen. I leaned them against the Oreos so they can stand upright. I love how their bright green color really pops against the dark Oreos behind them.
Next I added the pretzels to help break up the Oreos and they are great way for filling space.
Make Witches Hats For a Halloween Charcuterie Board
To spice up the Oreo's for this spooky season we added some green frosting and then pushed a kiss into the frosting making them look like witches hats. We also added some fun halloween sprinkles to them. These make the perfect Halloween cookies. It makes a unique charcuterie board.
I found these candy corn flavored licorice at our local grocery store. Pro tip- Licorice is a great option to create barriers and adds a pop of color and texture to my board.
To finish up the board I stacked gummies in my orange, green and purple colors. This gets rid of all the empty spots left on the Halloween candy board. I fill it as full as I can all the way to the sides of the board. That is why I love to have sides on my charcuterie board.
Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board Substitutions
If the candies I chose don't work for you here are some other great options to make your charcuterie board the perfect centerpiece for your next halloween party.
- Gummy Worms
- Chocolate skulls
- Mint Twix
- Mint Reese Peanut Butter Cups
- Colored popcorn
- Candy corns
- Cheese balls
- Halloween colored M&M's
- Candy melts
There are so many fun halloween charcuterie board ideas with many great treats. With the tips from above you can now make your own unique and tasty charcuterie board. Here are some other great options to add.
- Small cookie cutters in Halloween shapes are a fun way to contain candy.
- Add plastic spiders on top for a spooky twist
- Add some hard cheeses and crackers for a healthier snack.
- Add mozzarella balls and meat products for the protein lovers in your family.
I love the way this charcuterie board turned out. It was a hit with the teens and kids and made for a great movie party. The perfect way to kick off this spooky season.
Make sure and check out my other charcuterie board here
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