Looking for a unique way to entertain? When it comes to entertaining, the “board” game has been upped! And I’m not talking about Monopoly or Charades, I’m talking about food boards! The days are gone when food boards are limited to charcuterie boards, and we want to share these inspired ideas with you. We have found some of the most delicious food board ideas for you to try at your next event, bbq, girl’s night, or even just your family dinner.
I may be biased because breakfast is my favorite meal, but this has to be the best way to wake up! There are so many different variations you can try. There’s pancake boards, waffles, eggs, bacon, fruit, and yogurt, french toast or you could even just mix them all together.
Need I say more?! This spicy idea does not need to wait for a Tuesday. Taco or fajita boards are such a yummy way to prepare any lunch or dinner. You can set it up as DIY or you can make up a whole platter of ready-to-eat, fully loaded tacos.
A veggie platter is a classic when it comes to entertaining. Put a little twist on it by adding different dipping options like hummus, or a green goddess dressing. You can even make it edible art by having fun with the design of the veggies.
Spring Roll Board
Spring rolls are a Vietnamese dish traditionally consisting of fresh veggies, rice noodles, tofu or any meat of your choosing and wrapped in rice paper. They are a fresh and delicious addition to any meal. I recommend adding a peanut dipping sauce or a sweet chili sauce to the board! You can make them vegan, vegetarian or for the meat lovers in the group.
Don’t forget the salad course. These salad boards are amazing! Just choose your favorite one, and at all the desired toppings. With this DIY design, everyone gets the exact salad they want.
And a chicken board! It tastes like chicken, finger-lickin good, all things used to describe people’s love for chicken. So why not make an entire board of it? Well, I think you should. Chicken boards are an easy, and excellent way to serve lunch or snacks at Sunday football. All chicken, all the time.
What do you get when you take yummy options of a food board, and gooeyness of fondue and mix them together?! You get absolute genius. You could try chocolate or cheese. Melt it down and serve it up for girl’s night, birthday parties, or a cute date night. Looking for just the right fondue pot? Check out our review of the best fondue pots here. Plus, our list of some of the best fondue recipes can be found here. One of my favorite ways to do fondue is with white chocolate, yum!
I know we shouldn’t but we love fried food, and primarily fries! Waffled, curly, wedged or sweet, we want them all. This fries board is an easy win. If you’re looking for some fun and healthy recipes for fried food, check out this buttermilk chicken tender recipe here.
So, we wanted some healthy options, and a fruit board is a delightful addition to any table. It’s juicy, colorful and healthy. You could even pair it with some yogurt and granola.
Bagel and Lox Board
Because everyone loves bagels, this board will be the life of your brunch. A bagel and lox board will meet your savory needs. Mix it with a simple fruit board and some bubbles, and all your bases are covered. Everyone loves brunch.
Because who doesn’t love s’mores…Can we just all agree that the best part of camping are the s’mores?? Bring that campfire fun to any event with s’more board.
Next, appease your seafood lover with a scrumptious seafood board. Surf and surf, or you could add a little meat for your turf loving friends.
No matter what they say, you don’t need to live in Texas to love these bbq meat boards. Add a few different kinds of your choice bbq meats, some homemade coleslaw, bbq charred corn and you have yourself a one-stop bbq shop. Great for picnics or backyard parties. Need some BBQ recipe inspiration? Check out these yummy ideas: BBQ Pulled Pork, Best Steak Marinade, How to Grill Ribs, and Margarita Chicken Kebobs.
Birthday Food Board Idea
Birthday boards offer a unique and modern flair to your typical birthday cakes. You can create a beautiful DIY cake platter where your birthday boy or girl can have all their favorite treats and toppings to eat and share.
I know it says nacho board, but we are talking nacho tables! If you are short on time and have a lot of people to feed, a nacho “board” might just be your new best friend. It’s a cost-effective way to feed a large group and will be the centerpiece to any event. Just throw down some cooking paper, add the chips and all your favorite toppings to create a quick and absolutely delicious meal. Easy cleanup too!
Movie Night Board
Movie nights are all about the snacks! Creating a delectable movie night board will bring spice to your next movie night. Be sure to add milk duds.
Now for my favorite…Ah sugar, sugar you are my candy girl. These sweet candy boards are sure to draw a crowd. I especially love the color scheme designs. This would be perfect for any little girl or boy’s birthday, or even a baby shower!
With this one, have it any way you like! Become the burger king or queen at your next event, by putting together an epic burger board. It’s an all-around favorite to any picnic or bbq.
Hot Dog Food Board Idea
Certainly, you might want to show up to your kid’s next baseball game with a hot dog board in hand. The bigger the board, the better. Bring some fun to this classic.
Of course, the board that started it all, the charcuterie board. Dress it up, or keep it simple, this is a must for any event or even just for yourself. Cheese, cured meats, bread, fruit, olives, and spreads, it’s culinary poetry…. And also quite keto!
So, whether you want to call it a board, a platter, a bar or a whole table, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s delicious. The sky’s the limit these days with your food board, so have a good time creating these culinary masterpieces.
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