10 Perfect Charcuterie Board Ideas for Any Party

published Oct 26, 2023
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Olives, grapes, dried apricots, meat, crackers, pickles, radishes, and cheese on a charcuterie board.
Credit: Kristina Vanni

A charcuterie board is a guaranteed party-pleaser — for both the guests and the host. Instead of assembling several separate appetizers, you get to focus on one cohesive spread. 

And don’t feel limited to meat and cheese! These party platters can take on any number of forms, from a Buffalo ranch butter board to a sheet pan full of sweet and savory snacks. Here, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites.

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Charcuterie Board

A step-by-step guide to shopping for and putting together the ultimate charcuterie board.

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Sweet and Savory Snack Board for A Family Movie Night

Kick off summer break with this at-home movie-night snack board.

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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Snack Board
Inspired by the Charles M. Schultz special, this snack board is a riff on the snacks Charlie Brown tried to serve his friends instead of a proper Thanksgiving meal.
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Chinese Bao Board
What is a Chinese bao board, you ask? It basically deconstructs the delicious buns found at Chinese bakeries and dim sum restaurants, making it perfect for parties and gatherings.
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Buffalo-Ranch Butter Board

Butter boards can drive on many flavor avenues, but Buffalo hot sauce and ranch dressing join forces to make one spread you can't resist as we approach tailgate season.

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No-Cook Dip and Veggie Summer Board
Yes, veggies and dip totally count as dinner — especially when it is too hot to cook.
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Halloween Snack Board

This snack board works as an appetizer for your Halloween party or an easy dinner to serve before trick-or-treating.

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Hot Dog Snack Board for the Ultimate Backyard Picnic
An easy, grill-friendly snack dinner for celebrating summer.
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Antipasto Platter

This abundant Italian spread of cured meat, cheese, marinated vegetables, and more is the ultimate way to kick off a meal.

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Eid Grazing Board

This grazing board combines sweet and savory halal elements that are perfect for an Eid celebration.

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