Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Celebrate the romantic holiday with a creative Valentine’s Day charcuterie board. Today I’m sharing inspiration on how to make a festive charcuterie board filled with crackers, deli meats, cheeses, fruit, nuts, chocolate-covered strawberries, cookies, and heart-shaped candy pieces.
Creative Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board Ideas
Holidays are a great time to get creative with charcuterie boards. For Valentine’s Day, you can pick a color theme of pink, red, and white to find festive treats to enjoy. It’s usually pretty easy to find holiday candy at your local grocery store, See’s Candies, Williams Sonoma, and Trader Joe’s.
Whether you’re celebrating with your partner or the whole family, here are some great ideas on how to make a Valentine’s Day board.
A few years ago I made the ultimate VALENTINE’S DAY CHARCUTERIE DESSERT BOARD. The kids loved this Valentine’s dessert board filled with heart macarons, chocolate-covered strawberries, pink oreo cookies, conversation hearts, and chocolate. We used a round wooden board to enjoy our treats as a family while watching a movie together.
Tips for making a Valentine’s Day charcuterie dessert board
- Select a charcuterie board – decide on the shape and size that best fits your party. Keep it small with a wooden serving platter or use a large charcuterie board for a bigger guest list. A small heart-shaped wooden board is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
- Use 2-3 ramekins – evenly space the dishes throughout the board. This helps create depth and works well for dips, sauces, or small candy pieces. Find heart-shaped ramekins in various sizes for a Valentine’s Day board.
- Assemble your treats – work your way around the board by starting on the perimeter and filling the treats in towards the center. Fill in spaces with small candy or fruit scattered throughout the board.
- Get creative – make salami roses, use small cookie cutters to make heart-shaped cheese slices, dip your treats in chocolate and add colorful sprinkles. A couple of my favorite Valentine’s day treats are marshmallow heart brownie bites and chocolate-covered oreo heart cookies.
20+ Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Boards Inspiration
I’m absolutely in love with this beautiful board. The mix of earthy tones from the fresh produce, meats, crackers, and pops of pink with scattered roses. Stunning!
This mixed sweet & savory board is simply adorable with the mini heart-shaped cheese slices and bread.
This sweet Be Mine dessert board has a vintage-inspired wrapped candy, a mix of store-bought treats, and fresh berries.
There is something aesthetically pleasing about a tray organized with adorable treats like this one. It’s filled with the best Valentine’s Day candy and bite-size cookies.
A chocolate fondue board with cookies, marshmallows, and strawberries is always a great choice. Add your favorite fruits and cookies to dip into a heart-shaped fondue tray.
Chocolate covered dessert board with chocolate-dipped cookies, pretzel rods, rice krispies, strawberries, and raspberries.
This honey, cheese, and prosciutto board is simply beautiful. There’s something charming about the styling with white roses, macarons, and whimsical tray shape.
Skip the traditional meat and cheese board for this epic Italian food charcuterie board. My kids would love this board made with mini heart-shaped pizzas, ravioli, meatballs, and caprese skewers.
Valentine’s dinner doesn’t have to be the main event, this fantastic Valentine lunch board is a great idea for kids of all ages. The mini heart-shaped peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are perfect! Add meats, cheeses, fruit, nuts, and chocolate to complete the meal.
Sweet & savory board with a variety of meats, cheeses, nuts, and candy pieces. The little details like the heart-shaped cucumbers and mix of sweet and savory made this a great option for a family.
Sweet Valentine’s Day Dessert Boards
Celebrate Galentine’s day with a candy and cookie board. Add marshmallow fluff and cookie butter to dip your treats in while watching romcoms with your favorite pals.
I’m a sucker for heart-shaped candy. Finding all the festive candy to arrange on a board is my goal for every holiday. The heart-shaped linzer cookies and chocolate hearts make this dessert board a favorite of mine.
The beauty of making a charcuterie board is that it doesn’t have to be stressful. Grab a handful of your favorite treats, add some Valentine’s Day candy, and cookies to make this 10-minute board.
Want to make a special dessert board for two? Use a small serving board to arrange fruit, bite-size cupcakes, and cheese topped with pomegranate seeds.
This 5-foot long charcuterie board is pretty epic. The grazing board style is great when hosting parties, especially a Galentine’s day party or book club gathering.
Here’s another table grazing idea using plates. Layer candy and cookies down the center of a table for guests to enjoy as they mingle.
Simple & Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board Ideas
Sweet treats board – here is a fun way to spruce up store-bought treats with chocolate. I like the idea of adding chocolate dipped Oreos and wafer cookies to a tray.
Here is a kid-friendly board you can make for a family movie night using store-bought treats. The best part is finding colorful cookies, candies, and cupcakes around holiday themes to arrange on a tray for everyone to enjoy.
Celebrate a date night in with this minimalist board perfect for two. The use of a giant heart-shaped cookie cutter to create the pistachio heart is brilliant!