I am so ready to have people over and we have been thinking of even doing a 4th of July party. We are excited for entertaining again and nothing better then entertaining with good food. I have always wanted to do some cute desserts for the 4th and since I’m all about some pretty charcuterie boards this year, I thought I would put together a sweets version of a charcuterie board all with patriotic colors. This post is part of our monthly “simply home” series where myself and a few blog friends share our best tips and ideas with you all. This month is all about outdoor entertaining!
For our board I chose a few red, white, and blue options:
- Marachino cherries
- White powdered donuts
- red & blue peanut m&m’s
- graham crackers & nuts for a bit of brown and to mix with the sweets
- a bowl of nutella to dip your fruit
- some dove chocolates
I decided to have a center for this charcuterie board for dipping all the things in Nutella, I mean why..not? I also chose to have a repeated metal here to by using the stainless steal pot, a star cookie cutter, and the tongs.
I love charcuterie boards because they combine two things that I love…food and creativity. It’s a great way to display for small gatherings or when you are doing a buffet style BBQ or party. It’s a great way to whip up something fast when you have a last minute visitor or just a small gathering.
Having a sweets option could be a great way to add to a sweets table or if you’re having some kids over for a patriotic party this could be so fun to put together rather than making sticky s’mores. After all if you have a bunch of kids running around cleaning up a ton of sticky fingers is never fun.
I just loved pulling this together for our hostess round up this month and can’t wait to see the tips and idea that the lovely ladies are sharing below…