See How This Instagrammer Makes the Most Impressive Snack Boards You’ve Ever Seen

updated Mar 4, 2020
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Any good party has a cheese board, but a great party will go beyond the classic spread. Instead of a stinky blue cheese and an other-worldly rich triple cream, I want you to imagine a board filled with s’mores fixings, or maybe a breakfast spread with biscuits and bacon. Think outside your favorite wedges of dairy!

It’s for this reason (and many more) that I’m currently smitten with Instagrammer @thebakermama. Maegan Brown has 113,000 followers and is the author of Beautiful Boards Cookbook. She’s also the mastermind behind the most gorgeous over-the-top boards for literally any occasion: birthday parties, BBQs, game day, and your standard Sunday brunch.

Whatever you’re hungry for, it can be board-ified: From desserts, like cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, macaroons, and other sweet treats, like frosted pretzels and cereals, to a bagels and lox brunch, deconstructed salads, or finger sandwich boards, there’s no end to the possibilities. Any food you could be eating looks infinitely better when placed amongst others on a festive board rather than on a basic white plate. 

Brown has done a few holiday-themed boards, too, which I think feel extra special. There’s a pink, white, and red one for Valentine’s Day with frosted pink pretzels, candied nuts, and chocolates, as well as a mozzarella caprese and basil bruschetta board that’s in the shape of a heart (and the mozz cheese is also cut into a cute heart with balsamic drizzle!). She does a great job of making both sweet and savory boards for various occasions. 

I for one am TOTALLY inspired, and I am already starting to plan my own “board” party with my friends. It’s super easy for entertaining and fun to design! And of course, the boards make for amazing Instagram shots (so take a couple photos before digging in.)

Get Inspired!