Are you looking for fun and festive ideas to add some spooky spirit to your Halloween celebration this year? Creating a ghoulishly awesome charcuterie board is the perfect way to impress your guests with inviting snacks, appetizers, and drinks.
From candy corn-filled Jack-o’-lantern-shaped veggies boards to cheese knives shaped like tiny tombstones, these creative DIY Halloween charcuterie board ideas will certainly inspire you. Also, how cute is the play on words for Halloween ‘char-boo-terie’?
Whether you’re a guest at a Halloween party or finding inspiration to host your own Halloween Char-boo-terie party, you can find inspiration here! I’ve included appetizer, kid-friendly, and dessert boards below.
What Do You Need to Create the Ultimate Halloween Charcuterie Board?
Charcuterie boards do look gorgeous and like you slaved over making it all day, however they really are so simple! Often I just make a charcuterie board to clean out some remains in my pantry and refrigerator!
It doesn’t take a lot of effort, just a good eye for spatial relations, and a little copying of beautiful Pinterest charcuterie photos.
One thing you absolutely need is a charcuterie board. Although coffin and pumpkin-shaped boards can add to the festiveness, they’re not necessary.
A round or rectangular wooden board works just as great, and they’re versatile for all occasions, as well! Here is my favorite round charcuterie board and rectangular charcuterie board.
Any standard charcuterie board typically encompasses any types of cheese, cured meat, fruit, and crackers, however the options are endless.
Also, while cutting up little pieces of cheese and baking creatures out of food can be time consuming, you don’t have to get that nitty gritty! Simply make your standard charcuterie board and had little props. You’ll see what I mean below!
Halloween “Char-boo-terie” Appetizer Board Ideas
This large hexagon Boo Board would be a hit at any event. Simply add cheese, crackers, fruit, cured meat, and any other goodies. Then complete it with some eye balls, and skeleton props.
Gettin’ spooky with it! This board incorporates Halloween colors, including purples, orange, and black, and just adding a couple props like a mini skeleton, pumpkin, and vampire teeth.
To make this creepy looking board, simply wrap a skeleton skull in a light layer of prosciutto. Add all your fixins and throw in a couple spiders for fun too.
You can make a lot of spooky objects with a brie wheel. This skeleton was cut without a cookie cutter and used 2 blueberries for the eyes. They stuck with subtle colors instead of oranges and purples for a more spooky effect.
With a brie wheel, cut out a spooky face and stuff some blackberries in there. That’s one spooky-looking face!
This board is so brightly-colored and pretty, but still has plenty of Halloween elements. The ghost brie cut out looks perfect using this ghost cookie cutter. Fill the empty space with jam and then the bonus ghost you can include anywhere else on your board. No cheese goes to waste!
This board adds in some sweets and apps which provides something for everyone. I like that they added candy corn, macaroons, and popcorn to sweeten it up.
Making cheese letters is all the rage now and these letter cutters make it so simple to do now. If you get these, you can add a little hocus focus to your board.
It wasn’t until Halloween last year that I realized how much cured meat (especially prosciutto) can look like human flesh. If you’re really going for the ghoulishly spooky board for your char-boo-terie, add a skull or body part wrapped in prosciutto to really scare everyones pants off.
Another coffin board with an assortment of cheeses and fruits. I love the idea of using letter cutters to make the word BOO. Also, salami roses are SO simple to make and look very complicated! Salami rose tutorial linked here.
With Hocus Pocus 2 being a huge hit in 2022, people were all over the Hocus Pocus parties and boards. This is an adorable way to create the sisters with round cheese wheels , other meats, and fruits. I also love the mini witch hat, broom, and cauldron for a finishing touch.
Halloween “Char-boo-terie” Dessert Board Ideas
This all white and neutral Halloween dessert board is just beautiful. Another small skeleton lays flat in the middle and it’s super easy to scatter some treats around.
This candy board features one large skeleton and candy spread around for a spooky look. Simply lay the skeleton first and then sprinkle treats all around it.
Halloween “Char-boo-terie” Kid-Friendly Board Ideas
This Coffin Board looks a little complex because it does involve some cutting and placing, but it’s really pretty simple. Use Oreos, chocolate covered pretzel sticks, and edible eyes for the spider, kiwis with part of the skin cut off for Frankenstein, Clementines and celery for oranges, orange peppers with cream cheese and raisins for the ghost, cocktail hot dogs re-wrapped for the mummy, and Babybel mini cheese wheels with a black olive and red edible markers for the eyeballs.
This breakfast board is adorable with so many cute foods that your kids will absolutely love! My favorites (because they’re so easy) are the clementine pumpkins and banana ghosts. The spider web waffle maker is a must have if you want to attempt this whole board.
Mini cauldrons again for the win. Stick small snacks (think popcorn, pretzel sticks, etc) in there and the kids will go nuts for them!