Here are our favorite Halloween charcuterie board ideas that are the perfect way to serve a crowd at a Halloween party, potluck, movie night or even just for a grazing style family meal during the Halloween season.
With Halloween right around the corner we wanted to share some of the best Halloween charcuterie board ideas.
Last year we made one to nibble on at a Halloween party we were invited to and it got spooktacular reviews.
A Halloween-themed board is far less formal than a sit down meal.
And, it’s a great way to serve up a variety of different finger foods you can purchase at your local grocery store like Trader Joe ‘s, Aldi or Walmart.
A Halloween-themed charcuterie board is really quite easy to assemble with a little careful planning and know how.
Once you’ve established your guest list and know how many people you’re feeding you can start the planning process of putting together your own unique Charcuterie board for Halloween.
Making the perfect Charcuterie board has no strict rules.
You goal is to load your entire board with different things you think your guests will enjoy eating.
So, we took the time to round up over 20 of the best Halloween charcuterie boards to inspire you to make your own spooky charcuterie board this Halloween.
But, before we get to the best Halloween charcuterie boards let us give you some of our top tips for creating Halloween charcuterie boards that will wow guests.
What foods should you use to make a Halloween snack board?
The best things about each of the easy Halloween charcuterie board ideas we collected below is how much variety they offer.
Sweet or savory, these Halloween charcuterie board ideas are a fun addition to any Halloween spread.
Usually the bulk of the best charcuterie board involves a combination of equal parts meat products and a variety of different types of cheeses with empty spots on your board being filled with fresh fruit, crackers, pickled vegetables, sweet treats etc.
Again, there are no strict rules or perfect size.
You can even load your Halloween board with Halloween food ideas, Halloween cupcakes, Rice Krispie treats or any novelty Halloween cookies or foods you see at local grocery stores around Halloween time.
First thing, your Halloween charcuterie board can contain charcuterie like traditional meat and cured sausages like:
- Dry sliced sausage
- Artisinal soppressata
- Salami medallions
- Pepperoni slices
- Black forest ham
- Cooked ham
- Hard salami
In addition, a traditional charcuterie board includes an assortment of cheeses including soft, semi-soft cheeses and hard cheese like:
- Cheddar (Onion cheddar is a fun option too!)
- Goat cheese
- Blue cheese
- Mozzarella balls
Tip* Don’t forget to add a few Halloween themed cheese knives to your Halloween charcuterie board so guests can help themselves to different cheeses.
Plan to have at least one cheese knife for each type of cheese you’re serving on your board.
Small filler foods can either be served in small bowls or used to fill up empty spaces on your large grazing board.
Larger items may need to be chopped or sliced to fit nicely on your board.
Depending on the size of your board, great options for Halloween cheese board fillers include:
- Candy corn
- Mini pumpkins
- Green olives
- Black grapes (Witch finger grapes are our favorite!)
- Candy eyeballs
- Gummy worms
- Fig jam
- White chocolate ghost pretzels
- Caramel apples
- Mini Halloween Cupcakes
- Nuts: almond, pistachios, walnuts
- Pomegranate seeds
- Dried fruit: apricots, figs, cranberries, blueberries
The goal is to offer a variety of different textures and flavors when building a charcuterie board for your next Halloween party.
You don’t need to have so much food that it will go to waste. In general small amounts of each food items is sufficient so guests can taste a little of everything.
What kind of decor can you use for a Halloween Charcuterie platter?
Our favorite part of creating a Halloween themed board is the fun accessories you can add to really give it a spooktacular vibe.
Making a festive Halloween charcuterie board requires that you transform a classic charcuterie platter into a spooky board with a Halloween theme.
The following spooky decorations are so much fun and a great addition to any Halloween board.
These simple accessories are a fun way to give a classic cheese board or grazing platter a really spooky vibe:
- Plastic spiders
- Cauldron bowls
- Small cookie cutters ( a fun way to cut cheese slices, fruits, sandwiches etc)
- Spider webs
- Plastic skeleton hand
- Dark colored bowls
- Pumpkin bowls
Can I Make One of these Halloween Charcuterie boards ahead of time?
You sure can. The beauty of a charcuterie board or grazing tray is that it’s a great make ahead choice for the host.
This allows you to be really hands off at the event your hosting whether it be a movie, dinner or party.
If you are planning to make one of these Halloween charcuterie board ideas ahead of time use plastic wrap to seal your tray to keep your food fresh in the refrigerator.
We like to pull our grazing trays out of the fridge about an hour before it’s time to serve to take the chill off and bring fruits and vegetables up to room temperature.
20+ Halloween Charcuterie Board Ideas
Here is a large collection of our favorite Halloween charcuterie board ideas.
From traditional charcuterie boards with a Halloween theme to Halloween candy boards we hope these Halloween boards inspire you to make your own.
1. Skeleton Charcuterie Board
Load a large cutting board with a few types of cheese, cured meats, pickles, crackers and fresh fruit to create this positively Spooky Halloween snack board.
2. Halloween Candy Board
Who said Halloween charcuterie board ideas had to only be savory.
This Halloween treat board is loaded with delicious snacks including candy corn, candy eyes, Oreo spiders, chocolate mummy pretzels, Rice Krispie treats and gummy worms.
3. Hocus Pocus Halloween Snack Board
Isn’t this one of the cutest Halloween charcuterie board ideas you’ve ever seen?
Host a Hocus Pocus Halloween movie night with the Sanderson sisters to get into the Halloween spirit.
4. Kid Friendly Halloween Snack Board
One of our top Halloween charcuterie board ideas for kids this Halloween board offers loads of variety for even the pickiest eaters.
Chocolate dipped strawberry ghosts, chocolate dip and sweet treats make this a great sweet and savory option for kiddos.
5. Frightful Snack Plate
A dark color themed snack plate is one of those Halloween charcuterie board ideas we love as a movie night snack option for kids, tweens and teens.
Fill it with your favorite Halloween snacks and enjoy it while you watch your favorite Halloween movie.
6. Easy Halloween Snack Platter
Small Halloween cookie cutters are used to create cute Frankenstein sandwiches.
Paired with fresh fruit, chips, crackers and guac this is one of those Halloween charcuterie board ideas you can serve to your family for a quick and easy dinner before trick or treating.
7. Halloween Charcuterie Board
A plastic skeleton hand adds so much spook to this great Halloween board.
Witch finger grapes, cured meats and a few creamy cheese options are spread out beautiful on this Halloween snack board.
One of our favorite Halloween charcuterie board ideas for Halloween parties and potlucks.
8. Candy Graveyard
Another one of those sweet Halloween charcuterie board ideas that piles sweet treats instead of savory foods.
A Halloween dessert board is a great choice for parties and Halloween movie nights!
9. Boo-tiful Charcuterie Board
What we love most about this Halloween board is the large variety of both sweet and savory foods.
From hard and soft cheese and cured meats to candy pumpkins, candy eyes and even fresh fruit this Halloween snack tray literally offers something for everyone.
10. Charcuterie Coffin Board
Isn’t this one of the neatest Halloween charcuterie board ideas?
A coffin shaped tray is loaded with fresh fruit, nuts, crackers and cured meats to create a terrifyingly perfect Halloween snack board.
11. Spooky Skeleton Charcuterie Board
Probably the most terrifying Halloween charcuterie board we included in this list!
A life sized plastic skeleton is used to hold a huge variety of cured meats, crackers, cheeses, veggies and fruits.
Will your guests have the guts to eat it?
12. Healthy Halloween Snack Tray
If you’re after healthy Halloween charcuterie board ideas then this is a great healthy options.
Fruit kebabs, apple monsters and banana ghosts are cleverly arranged to create a spooky Halloween snack board.
13. Ghoulish Halloween Board
A round charcuterie tray is loaded with cured meats, mozzarella balls, olives and fresh fruit to create a perfectly balanced Halloween snack tray perfect for serving guests at a Halloween party or nibbling at home.
14. Skull Charcuterie Board
A Wilton skull shaped cake pan is the focal point of this Halloween snack board.
Popcorn, pretzels, crackers, cheese and fresh fruit are placed strategically around the board to create a Halloween board perfect for a movie night.
15. Pumpkin Snack Board
Isn’t this one of the cutest Halloween charcuterie board ideas?
We love how a variety of color coded snack foods like carrots, cheddar cheese, bell peppers and crackers are used to create a Jack O Lantern snack board.
16. Witch Charcuterie Snack Tray
This adorable witch hat snack tray utilizes a witch hat shaped plate to create a Halloween board perfect for snacking.
Crackers, cheese, hard salami, peanuts and dried fruits create a well rounded Halloween snacking tray.
17. Sweet & Savory Ghost Snack Tray
18. Frankenstein Snack Tray
Frankenstein steals the show in this large Halloween snack board.
Fresh fruit, candy eyeballs, Halloween finger foods, cashews and a variety of cheeses create a large board with loads of variety.
19. Mummy Charcuterie Board
One of our personal favorites, this is one of those Halloween charcuterie board ideas that would be great to serve at an adult Halloween party or potluck.
Both sweet and savory this Halloween cheese board offers plenty of options for guests.
20. CharBOOterie Grazing Platter
Isn’t this Halloween board BOO-tiful?
A nice combo of cheese, crackers, cookies and fruit make this a great Halloween snack board option for snacking on Halloween night.
21. Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board
Perfect for anyone with a real sweet tooth, this Halloween candy charcuterie board is loaded with classic Halloween candy and cookies like candy corn, candy pumpkins, Halloween Oreos’ and vampire gummi teeth.
Even More Halloween We Want To Share With You:
💀 DIY Baby Halloween Costumes – adorable baby costumes you can make for your bundle of joy’s first Halloween.
💀 Halloween potluck sign up sheet – free printable potluck templates we created for anyone organizing a Halloween potluck
💀Halloween Word Search – great for kids and adults too!
💀 Best Halloween Movies – great scary and not-so-scary movie options perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit.
💀 Spooky Halloween Party Ideas For Teens – our favorite tween and teen Halloween party ideas.
💀 Free printable no candy signs – if you’re unable to give treats this year use these signs to let trick or treaters know.
💀 Free Halloween Coloring Pages – great for younger kids to celebrate Halloween.
💀 Non-Scary Halloween Crafts For Kids – fun non-scary Halloween themed crafts for kids who love being creative.
💀 Pumpkin Carving Ideas – creative fun ways to carve a Jack O Lantern
Before You Go
How fun were these Halloween charcuterie board ideas?
We had loads of fun creating this list of grazing boards for Halloween and the spooky season.
The best thing about these Halloween charcuterie board ideas is that literally anything goes.
Charcuterie boards suit even the pickiest eaters who can pick at the food items they think are the best parts.
Halloween boards are also a great make ahead for feeding a crowd at a Halloween party, work pot luck or Halloween movie marathon.
Whatever the reason you plan to make a Halloween charcuterie platter we hope this collection of Halloween charcuterie board ideas inspires you to make something unique for the spooky season.
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