Bring plenty of cheer to your holiday gatherings with a festive charcuterie. These creative holiday snack boards are sure to brighten your spirits and inspire some healthy grazing during the extra time at home.
You may need to substitute for any special diets or food allergies. And if you’re looking for year round party board inspiration, check out Shelly Westerhausen’s beautiful book Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion.
These holiday snack boards are perfect for everything from a quiet family movie night to big holiday gatherings.
Holiday Crudité Wreath
Sugar and Charm‘s gorgeous crudité wreath makes a light and healthy appetizer for your holiday party.
To make this festive holiday appetizer, you’ll need plenty of fresh vegetables, a large round serving platter or board, and a small bowl for the dip. Here’s more on how to assemble it.
Christmas Tree Cheese Board
Our absolute favorite snack platter this year is a Cheese and Fruit Christmas Tree snack board from Yvette Marquez of Muy Bueno Cookbook.
How cute is the way she uses star fruit? She shares a helpful video with assembly instructions for this spectacular holiday snack tray. She also has a gorgeous cheese board with grilled pineapple and other fruits.
Winter Themed Snack Board
This winter themed board from Twelve on Main is another gorgeous option that inspires us to use foods that are currently in season. We’re big fans of the earth tones, richly colored fruits, and rustic meats and cheeses. The main items are substantial and filling, while the few sweets are fiber-rich and healthy.
Hanukkah Latke Snack Tray
Ain’t Too Proud to Meg’s hearty Latke-themed Charcuterie Snack Tray includes plenty of scalable substance for any size gathering.
Take a look at her website for a labeled image of all the foods, plus where she cuts corners (hello, Trader Joe’s Frozen Latkes!) and what you won’t want to scrimp on.
Snowman Snack Tray
Do you wanna build a snowman? This board of creamy dreamy cheeses from Maegan Brown of The Bakermama is another mostly healthy option your family will love. She also has a gorgeous book filled with all year round and holiday snack boards: Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion.
Cookie Decorating Board
After they’ve filled up on some of the more veggie or fiber heavy boards, let your little ones decorate their own cookies with this creative cookie making board from Number 2 Pencil. While you may not be able to host a cookie decorating party this year, it can still be a memorable way to decorate those cookies for Old St. Nick.
Hot Cocoa Holiday Snack Boards
Another sweets-focused board, but if there’s ever a time to enjoy something as festive as this homemade hot cocoa board from Easy Livin, it’s a cold December evening. Try scaling down these ideas to make mini tray for each child.
Get the kids in the kitchen! Little ones are capable of helping make holiday snack and charcuterie boards. Especially if it’s just for your own family, set aside your perfectionist tendencies and let them have fun!
Here are some other great ways of getting kids involved during the holidays:
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