Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloween Charcuterie Board

Happy Halloween week!!

I put together a really fun Halloween Charcuterie Board dinner over the weekend.  Holiday boards are my favorite.  I didn't buy very many specialty ingredients for this board - just lots of our favorite things + a few fun Halloween elements. 

It was cold and rainy all day on Saturday so we baked our favorite pumpkin cookies, did some Halloween crafts and ate Halloween themed food.  Thankfully, Sunday was much nicer and we were able to get out and about.

The whole family loved the Halloween meal and I loved that I made it a few days before Halloween.  The actual night of Halloween is always nuts and we end up eating something super quick.  Don't feel like you have to wait until the actual holiday to make festive food.  Make it whenever it works best for you!

My friend Heather did some cute cheese cut outs on a Halloween board she made.  I used her idea for inspiration and got out my mini cookie cutters.  I did cheese witch hats and pumpkins.  My kids LOVED the shaped cheese.  I wish I would have done more for them!  You'll probably see cheese cut outs in their lunches this week.

I added all the orange things I could - cheese, Goldfish, carrots, peaches, apricots, Cheetos and candy.  We called the olives eyeballs and made up silly Halloween names for the other foods - ghost cheese, witch broom stick pretzels, peach ears, boo-berries, etc.

I usually don't put dessert on my boards, but this was really fun.  We just set the rule that we had to eat dinner first and dessert last.  Everyone at dinner and then got the okay to start dessert.  We did dessert just like we do our boards - eat one item at a time and try to change up the type of food you eat every time.

I had time in the afternoon to put the board together.  I rearranged the fridge a tiny bit so I could assemble the board and store it.  This worked out great!  I was able to just pull the board out when it was dinner time instead of rushing around with hungry little people surrounding me.  I'll probably try to do this again in the future for Charcuterie board dinners.

My Mom gifted us these skeleton salad tongs!  The kids thought they were HILARIOUS.  We scooped up items from the board to add to our Halloween plates.  They laughed about them all throughout our dinner.  I think they came from Dollar Tree and they were surprisingly durable.  We used our Pottery Barn Kids Halloween plates.  I think I have 2-3 sets of them that I've collected over the years.  They're wonderful!

These are my kid's #1 favorite cookie.  Here's the recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They're so good!  I make them a lot in the Fall, but my family loves them so much that I've been known to make them year round.  They're my go to cookie to take to Thanksgiving with my pies.

We also watched Hocus Pocus for the FIRST TIME.  None of us had ever seen it.  And it was fine.  Kind of silly.  Not that scary.  But I'd probably be just fine if I never saw it again.  I know it has a major fan following, but I'm just so so about it.  Have you seen Hocus Pocus?

It's going to be a busy, fun week at our house!


  1. I can't wait to see all your Halloween festivities. The salad tongs are a hoot! Have a great week.

  2. You are a charcuterie board expert! I think this one may be your best one yet! So festive and yummy!!🎃🎃

  3. So cute and So festive! I mean the cheese in shapes is just so much fun! and mini cookie cutters is so smart!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous- will you come do my food for thanksgiving??

  5. I don't get the hype on Hocus Pocus at all...I think people like the idea of Halloween/get you in the mood of fall...but not that great of a movie.
    And congratulations on baby #3! I love reading your blog...I find a lot of fun, useful ideas for the kiddos!
    Dee Houston, TX

  6. So fun and festive! Everything looks amazing!


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