Trying to come up with something special for Valentine’s Day?! Show your love by creating a pretty food board and pulling out some new games for a fun family night!
Staying home on Valentine’s Day is what all the cool kids are doing.
And by cool kids, I mean me and my family 🙂
I’m spending what I WOULD be spending on a night out for two, on a charcuterie board and some new games for the whole family! The food of course will not last long, but the investment in the games is priceless!!
Charcuterie boards can get pretty fancy and complicated, but we aren’t doing all that here. I just snagged all these items at our local grocery store.
I got the games on Amazon. Sometimes I forget HOW MUCH FUN family games are. The constant stream of giggles and laughter is good for soul.
So, let’s get to it…
What to Include on Valentine’s Charcuterie Board
Think about different pink, red, white, light brown colored foods that you can include on your board.
You want to consider a balance of sweet and salty, as well as protein options plus fruits and veggies.
Below is a list of items to add to your grocery list:
- Red berries
- Ham delimeat
- White cheddar cheese slices
- Light colored crackers
- Beet colored crackers
- Conversation hearts
- Valentine’s M&Ms
- Pretzel goldfish
- White and pink animal crackers
- Cherry tomatoes with ranch dressing dip
Here’s a look at how our charcuterie board will look this Valentine’s Day!
Also, don’t miss out on the fun (and fast!) family game night ideas below.
I placed all the fruits together…
And put the smaller items like the M&Ms, conversation hearts, goldfish and animal crackers into small bowls.
Then I lined up the delimeats and cheeses into rows.
Then crackers into rows.
Finally, I snuck the peppermint patty hearts onto the corner.
There’s no right or wrong way to layout a charcuterie board!
In the end, everyone will love being able to pick and choose what goes on their plates!
For younger kiddos, you might want to give them some direction on taking a little from each category vs. all sugary options!!! 😉