Gone are the days of the veggie tray and now we enter the world of charcuterie boards. But wait because they aren’t just for meats and cheese! There are so many great ideas to spice up your party or date night with a fun, gorgeous charcuterie board! Check out a few of our faves and some tips!

SWEET & SALTY – This board was MADE for me and is the perfect way to please a crowd. Sweet ideas: seasonal candy, trail mix, cookies, fruit, candied nuts, cookies, chocolate-covered anything. Salty ideas: crackers, cheezits, goldfish, chips, pretzels, popcorn, pita chips, salted nuts, hummus, prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, cheese.

DESSERT – This might be the easiest board to make, with lots of color and plenty of sugar. Your board can include any dessert, but here are some ideas to get you started: chocolate-covered anything, assorted cookies, M&M’s, Skittles, gummy candy, fruits, macarons, peanut butter dip, brownie dip, assorted candies.

HOT CHOCOLATE – We love this board! A few toppings, a few snacks and a perfect night! We recommend: marshmallows, mini marshmallows, marshmallow twists, mini candy canes, chocolate chips, whipped cream, crushed candy canes, caramel candy, sea salt, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, cookies, peppermint bark, sprinkles, brownies, grated chocolate, cinnamon sticks, Hershey’s chocolate squares.

BRUNCH – Break out the mimosas for this board! Your board can include any of your favorite brunch items, but here are a few ideas to get you started: waffles, pancakes, donuts, cinnamon rolls, croissants, muffins, mini muffins, mini donuts, bagels, yogurt, fruits, nuts, bacon, sausage, granola, nutella, chocolate sauce, syrup, chocolate chips, whipped cream, jam, jelly, peanut butter, honey. Garnish lightly with powdered sugar for a finishing touch!

Be sure to tag @clthousewives so we can see your boards!