How To Create The Perfect Treat Board

Spring is officially here, and so are the delicious treats! With Spring’s beautiful pastel color palettes, along with sweet items you only find around this time of year, creating a sweet treat board just feels right!  But, where to start? Don’t worry, we got you! We will break down how to create a beautiful Easter treat display start to finish, that will have you feeling so proud of yourself! 

Step One: Choose A Base 

Creating the perfect treat board is actually quite simple, but it all starts with the base. Selecting your board beforehand will help you get an idea of how many treats you need to fill it.  The number of people enjoying the treat board will determine the size of your base, although you can always create two smaller treat boards for a larger party, rather than one giant one.  Head to your kitchen to see your selection of wooden boards, or head to a store and grab one for the occasion! just as beautiful as the treats are, your board selection can also be a point of interest, so feel free to get creative with your choice. 

Step Two: Choose Your Treats 

Selecting your treat variety is all a personal preference. I like to keep my treat boards with a theme of candy in mind, or mix it up with a variety of cookies and candies. What matters is that it has that holiday feel. The easiest way to accomplish this, is to keep your treats holiday themed, or with the colors coordinated to that holiday.  For example, if I am doing an Easter treat board, I will only purchase and plate Easter themed treats, or pastel-colored candies. That way, when you look at it, you immediately know the theme for the board, and it can double as a decor piece on your table. 

Step Three: Choose A Centerpiece

Select a focal point piece to put in the center of your board. When it comes to Easter, I like to get a beautiful foil chocolate bunny, and keep it wrapped, like the one shown in the photo. Another great idea is to take an Easter themed cookie cutter and place it in the center of the board.  Fill the inside of the cookie cutter with small candies that are in the color scheme of your holiday.  Having something beautiful in the center gives the eye something to focus on, and makes the creation look more like a work of art. It also gives you something to build around.

Step Four: Mix And Match, Than Evaluate 

Now it’s time to fill in the rest of your board.  Arrange all of your choices on the table around your board, so you can see what you are working with. Chances are you bought more than you’ll need, so be prepared for leftovers. Start to take your variety of treat and candy selections and place it around the center and outsides of your board. Feel free to stop and look at your board and rearrange if needed. The goal is to have as much of your board covered, without it looking sloppy or thrown together. Once you are done and it is to your personal liking, take a step back and enjoy your edible piece of art!

Step Five: Take Those Pictures, Than Dig In

It’s perfectly normal to fall in love with your creation and not want anyone to ruin or touch it. But let’s be honest, it’s going to happen. Take those pictures and share on your social media, then leave it out on Easter for all to enjoy. The steps are easily duplicated for any holiday gathering, and can be translated to meat and cheese boards as well! The more boards you create, and the more fun you have creating, the more you will love the end result!

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