Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Charcuterie Board + a List of Orange and Black Foods

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I’ve had this post in the works for so long, and I wanted to get it up earlier in the month, but we’ve been so busy, I just never had the time to gather supplies, put the board together, and photograph it.  I could have prepared it while the kids were at school one day, but I wanted them to be able to enjoy it, too, since this is their favorite way to eat!  I surprised them with it Sunday evening and it was the perfect light meal after our big lunch, and also the most festive meal to eat just before we carved our pumpkin.  :o)

Charcuterie boards (or cheese boards like this one technically is since it doesn’t contain any meat) are one of my favorite things in the world.  I could eat one every single day as a meal and never get tired of it.  As a matter of fact, when I was teeny tiny, my parents would cut up all kinds of fruit and chunks of cheese and other random things and throw them in these tiny plastic white bowls that we had, and I would eat that for lunch while watching Pinwheel and Today’s Special on Nickelodeon in my Daddy’s studio.  <3 

I was probably three or four years old then and, yes, I have actual memories of it.  I’ve been a big fan of snacky foods for lunch ever since, and now that I’m an adult they’re even better because I can pair them with wine.  ;o)

I chose to go with a black and orange theme for this board since it’s for Halloween and I also threw in a couple of pops of white and also a pop of purple for interest.  Here’s what we included on our board…

Use It

Wood serving board or platter (I have this one and I love it!  The wood is beautiful and the handle is so functional.)

Buy It

Sharp cheddar cheese
Havarti cheese
Keebler Town House Flatbread Crisps Italian Herb Crackers (these are the best!)
Ritz crackers
Mandarin oranges
Red grapes
Black olives (they pair so well with the Havarti cheese and Italian Herb Crackers!)
Candy Corn
Spider web
Plastic spiders

Make It

1.      Arrange all items on a serving board or platter.
2.      Decorate with spider webs and plastic spiders.
3.      Watch your kiddos’ eyes light up when they see their spooky Halloween dinner!

This would be great for Halloween parties and it is seriously the most fun dinner or snack for your little ones for Halloween!  You can easily customize it to your preferences, too, and there are many other things you could add to it to keep with the black and orange Halloween theme.  Here are some lists of foods by color...


Orange cheeses
Mandarin oranges
Candy corn
Candy corn pumpkins
Halloween M&Ms

Black/Dark Brown:

Black olives
Dark chocolate squares
Dark chocolate peanut butter cups
Dark chocolate chips
Dark chocolate covered pretzels


White cheeses
Light colored crackers
White Cheddar Cheez-Its
Crunchy breadsticks
Sliced bananas
Apple slices, peeled
Nilla Wafers
Vanilla Sugar Wafers
Animal Crackers
White chocolate
White M&Ms
White chocolate covered pretzels
Vanilla Greek yogurt for spreading/dipping
Pirates Booty
Edible eyes

Are there any foods that I'm forgetting that I need to include?  Let me know so I can add them to my list!

Happy Halloween Eve, y’all!!

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  1. That looks yummy! And I just love your list of added suggestions. Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much for pinning! I really appreciate it!

  2. The CUTEST charcuterie. You are so fun and creative.

  3. That looks so good. I would definitely eat the whole thing myself.

  4. I love your color coded guide! Great photos too.

  5. This is such a good idea! I'm always up for cheese and crackers and I love that this has some fruit on it as well. So fun and festive for this time of year!

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    1. I agree! It was so much fun to prepare, too. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Such a fun idea! I swear you make every holiday so fun! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  8. It was truly my favorite way to eat when I was little and our kids feel the same way! And yes, it's such a fun change of pace from the standard cooked meals.

  9. I love snacky foods too. We are having a large party soon I am planning to make a charcuterie counter.

    1. So fun!! We're hosting Christmas this year so we'll have about 30 people over and I'm thinking of doing the same thing!

  10. YUM! I could survive on charcuterie boards! Love the addition of the oranges for a fun festive pop <3

    Green Fashionista

  11. Charcuterie is one of my favorite things to eat. It is our go to appetizer. I love the Fall/Halloween festive one you made!

  12. Whoa! I love this so much! SO festive and everything looks great.

  13. I'm glad you found the time to post it, it's perfect for Halloween parties! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much for hosting! And thanks for pinning, too! I appreciate it so much!


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