How to create a Halloween Snack Board for the spooky holiday ahead.
A few years ago, we started planning a Halloween Dinner Board before Trick or Treating. It’s now a tradition in our house. It’s such a simple way to get some food into the kids before heading out the door.
They are always way too excited to sit still for dinner, so this snack board really makes life easier. They can grab and go as they get into their costumes. It’s also easy to entertain and feed grandparents who stop by to take costume pictures too.
Dinner snack boards or you may call them “grazing boards,” are a holiday tradition that you can mix and match with the colors of the event. For our Halloween snack board, we go with a white, black, green, and a little red mixed in.
Halloween Snack Board Shopping List
The easiest place to grab all your snack platter ingredients is Trader Joe’s. They truly have such a great selection, and I love getting in and out of their store quickly.
Here’s a shopping list of the items I usually grab for my snack boards.
- Goat cheese (rolled in dark herbs)
- Mozzarella balls
- Salami and Proscuitto
- Crackers (I like the Trader Joe’s Beet crackers too)
- Raw milk cheddar
- Black olives
- Mini cucumbers
- Macadamia nuts
- Carrots (farmer’s market ones that looks like creepy fingers are best!)
Forgive the lighting on the picture above, but that’s real life when you are busy getting the kids ready in their costumes and trying to snap a picture.
Here are some other great ideas to add to your snack boards. (and if someone has the source for these, let me know. I had them saved from ages ago)
In my Halloween charcuterie board, I choose not to add in any Halloween candy. My goal is to fill the kids up with some real food before they dive into the sugar. This year, if your kids can’t go trick-or-treating, you may want to create an epic Halloween snack board and include some candy before you settle into a Halloween movie night.
We also put these cute clementines in the kid’s lunch boxes during the week of Halloween. Here’s a food-safe pen you can use. to decorate oranges or bananas.
Halloween snack board can be transitioned for fall entertaining too. No need for all things spooky! If you want to create mini charcuterie boards, I really love the ones we got from Etu Home.
You can also whip up a batch of my Green Smoothie Muffins too! Such a great addition to the snack board or for snack time.
Have fun this Halloween. Be safe, and tag me if you make a Halloween Snack Board with @EmilyRoachWellness on IG.