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How to Make the Ultimate Charcuterie Board for a Girls Night

It's not the perfect girl's night without good food to snack on! Check out our guide to making the ultimate charcuterie board for you and your friends to enjoy.

By Enrique Aguilar

Girl’s Night Snacks: Making The Ultimate Charcuterie Board

Hosting a girl’s night party is an excellent way to strengthen the bond between you and your friends while also creating new memories. Instead of going out and spending money on expensive drinks and food, you can save money by staying in and creating a more intimate night where everyone can relax and catch up. This is also the perfect opportunity to try new activities together, like board games or DIY projects.

For every girl’s night, you’ll have to come prepared with delicious snacks for everyone to share. In case you may have missed it on TikTok, there's a fresh new take on the meaning of BYOB. The “Bring your own board” trend is a new way to celebrate with friends and family, as the rise in popularity of charcuterie board parties rises. We’ve seen everything from candy boards to chicken wing boards, and more.

However, if you’re looking to create just the classic board filled with snacks for girls' night, then stay tuned as we teach you step-by-step how to make the perfect charcuterie board.

Step 1. Check How Many Guests are Attending

woman on her phone

One of the most important elements of preparing a charcuterie board is figuring out how many people are going to be dining from it. You don’t want to run into the problem of guests fighting over the last piece of gouda.

Try to make sure you know exactly how many people are attending and whether or not other snacks will be served. Discussing a head count prior to preparing your board will make for better planning and ensuring you have enough ingredients to serve all who show up.

Step 2. Buy Tools Needed for a Charcuterie Board

Varezza Cheese Board from Amazon
Photo Credit: Amazon

A vital step in creating a charcuterie board is choosing the right board for the event. It can be anything from a wooden board, marble platter, or even a large cutting board. Just make sure it's large enough to hold all the ingredients you want to include. Also, make sure to include cheese knives, toothpicks, or any other utensils that can help distribute your snacks.

Here are a few boards we recommend!

Step 3. Select Your Cheeses and Cured Meats

stack of cheese

Cheese is a must-have on any charcuterie board. Choose a mix of hard and soft cheeses to ensure you get a variety of textures the group can enjoy. Here are a few of our suggestions:

  • Aged cheddar
  • Brie
  • Manchego
  • Gouda
  • Blueberry goat cheese
  • Muenster

When assembling the perfect charcuterie board, you'll also want to make sure your meat selection provides different flavor combinations. Popular options like salami, prosciutto, and pepperoni provide a range of tastes that can be paired well with all types of cheeses for a fun food experience!

Step 4. Add Some Crunch

variety of nuts

No charcuterie board is complete without crackers and bread! Choose a variety of crackers, such as wheat, multigrain, and sesame. Add in some sliced baguette or crostini for a more substantial option.

We also recommend throwing in nuts such as almonds, cashews, and peanuts. Nuts are the perfect salty addition to your charcuterie board. You can even roast your own nuts for an added homemade touch.

Step 5. Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Does anyone else remember that one scene from Ratatouille when Remy mixes the strawberry with cheese? Well, he was definitely on to something! Experiment with combining sweet fruits like strawberries and grapes to go along with your cheeses.

Veggies are another great way to balance things out and provide healthy options. Sliced cucumbers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes make for a refreshing crunch. You can also add a small bowl of hummus or tzatziki for some added flavor.

Step 6. Sweet Treats

chocolate brownies

This step is all about satisfying your sweet tooth, since every girl's night needs a little something sweet! While meats, cheeses, and crackers are the stars of the show, adding some sweet treats will help balance out the saltiness.

When it comes to selecting sweet treats for your charcuterie board, the possibilities are endless.

One popular option is to add some dark chocolate to your board. You can break the chocolate into small pieces and scatter them around the board. Honeycomb and natural jelly are also tasty options to add to your charcuterie board that complement well with all your other ingredients.

Step 7. Arrange It All

cheese board with snacks

Now that you have all your ingredients, it's time to arrange them on your board. This part is super fun, as you get to experience being a food artist as you arrange all the pieces together.

Start with the largest items, such as the cheese and meat, and then fill in the gaps with the crackers, fruits, and nuts. Be creative with your presentation and really make everything look delicious!

Final Step: Enjoy

champagne cheers

And there you have it! The perfect charcuterie board for your next girl's night. Overall, hosting a girls night is a fantastic way to stay connected with your friends while enjoying a fun and affordable evening together.

You'll have the chance to bond, make new memories, and unwind in the comfort of your own home. So why not plan your next girl’s night and sign up on Celebration Wishes to create your personalized event. Don't forget to take some photos and tag #CelebrationWishes to show off the fun. Happy snacking!

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