Seriously you guys, I had SO MUCH FUN putting this together. I’m beginning to think that board styling might become my thing and I’ll be creating a new version every month!
I stumbled across this trend on Pinterest after seeking out some Easter inspiration, and oh my, I knew immediately I needed to attempt one.
They are so easy to put together and make a great centrepiece for any gatherings, or even for kids parties. Obviously, charcuterie boards are traditionally savoury and while you could create one with fruit, veg sticks, cold meats and cheeses, for Easter I decided to embrace all things sweet.
What to include
If you want to give an Easter treat board a go then start by creating a list of all of your favourite spring treats. You’ll want a mixture of colours and textures so a full board of chocolate items won’t quite work (sorry!) but a mix of wrapped items, chocolates, jelly or pick n mix sweets, biscuits and cakes work perfectly.
You might also want to have a few props in there too to break things up and create sections. As this one was Easter themed I opted for an egg cup, some little plant pots and faux foliage, straw and carrot decorations. If it was valentines themed for example you might include some heart shaped bowls or faux roses, for summer you could do a tropical vibe or faux grass, and for christmas, faux spruce, pine cones, and little wrapped presents – you get the idea.
Here’s what I chose to include in mine:
- Lemon Whirls
- Shortbread fingers
- Chocolate bunny sweets
- Mini wrapped chocolate eggs
- Homemade bunny shortbread biscuits with button tails
- Hollow chocolate eggs – both wrapped and unwrapped
- Small Lindt bunnies
- Mini eggs
- Miniature mini eggs
- Tea biscuits
- Chocolate kit kat bunnies
You could also add; mini carrot cakes (loafs or cupcakes), angel cakes, battenburgh, Easter cupcakes, chocolate crispie nest cakes, any bunny shaped jelly sweets, any bunny shaped chocolate varieties, creme eggs or any other eggs you love, mini egg cookies, peeps, icing dipped strawberry ‘carrots’, or anything else you love!
When it comes to the styling of the board, I find it helps to pick a starting point and then work out from there. For this one I started from the bottom right corner and worked my way upwards, treating each corner as it’s own little space and sectioning them by adding the egg cup in the middle of the board.
If you were using a round board or tray then you might want to place something in the centre as a focal point and then work your way around that in a circular fashion, if you were doing a long narrow board then start at the top or bottom, with something placed centrally to make sure your eye is drawn in.
You can also place any props in first such as bowls, plates, plant pots or egg cups as this helps you to figure out the best positioning for these without having to move other things around, and creates little sections that you can then get right before moving onto the next.
Most importantly just have fun with it though – I honestly found faffing with this to be one of the most enjoyable half hours and so therapeutic.