This year for Valentine’s Day I wanted to try something fun and something new. I have never in my life created a charcuterie board but hey, there is a first time for everything. This whole idea started when Safe + Fair sent me their new granola and I wanted to share it in a cute way. That is when a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie board came to mind since I have seen them lately on Pinterest, why not give it a try. The question came to mind, what am I going to use to make this board? By seeing how my friends have done these boards in the past, I know that they can get very expensive. I wanted to create mine with some items that I already had around the house and just a few new items from the store.
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I instantly think chocolate, raspberries, and strawberries. I knew that I wanted to use those to create this board but, what else was I going to add in that go with the granola and fruit? Well, I decided that I wanted to do a Valentine’s Day breakfast board. The items that I chose to use was chocolate Reese Hearts, Hershey Kisses, raspberries, strawberries, Belgium waffles, granola, yogurt, and blueberries. Once I had all the pieces now came the time to figure out how I was going to style it.
Styling a charcuterie board can be fun, so I found out, even though it looks like it can be complicated. The best tip that I can give is the, do not try to make it perfect. Although I was styling food, I still wanted to bring in the vintage pieces. Last year I found these vintage heart cookie cutters that were just enough vintage to add it into the board. I started the board by putting the little bowls on the cutting board and then I put the vintage heart cookie cutters in. I decided to put the granola in one of the hearts to create a granola heart. I then filled the center bowl with yogurt topped with granola and the other bowls with fruit.
Next I placed the waffles down to fill some space. Once those were in place I took the next bigger item which was the Reese hearts, which I layered to add height to the board. I think placed the Hersey kisses in two spots on the board and then filled the rest of the space with the rest of the fruit. For the final touches I wanted to add in something fun so I took honey wands to layer with board.
I have to say that I actually had a great time creating this charcuterie and I see more coming in the future. This is something new to the blog and I really hope that you all enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by the blog today and everyday, XOXO
Oh it looks so good!!
Thank you sweet friend!
So cute!! Love the idea of a breakfast board!
Thank you! I thought it would be fun!