Updated: Mar 24
Food boards are the new thing to have at parties. But are they the right choice for your party? Keep reading for 10 reasons why your party may need a food board.
Your party food repertoire needs some work. Maybe you've only cooked family-style meals and need more options. Maybe you want finger foods, but don't just want to prepare meatballs in a crockpot and some frozen tots. Charcuterie and other food boards offer party foods in a way that makes everyone want some, and no one ever has a chance to think they could have made it at home. They take effort to put together, but are the ultimate party staple.
You want to have something out to munch on before the main event. Even if you have the main dish planned out, your guests could be expecting appetizers when they arrive. Especially if everyone will be mingling for awhile, it's nice to offer something small to tide them over. You could go healthy, like veggies, or hearty, like meats, cheeses, and nuts. Pick something to get them excited about what else you'll be serving!
You have guests who will be eating at their own pace. Especially at showers, birthday parties, open houses, or getting ready before a wedding, your guests may expect to be able to eat when they're ready. Providing a food board allows them to go over and grab something when they want to. It keeps things moving and keeps people satisfied, without the pressure of having to time things perfectly.
You need someone (or something) to put the spotlight on. Don't have a huge focus for your gathering? A food board gives everyone something to talk about. I could've used this the morning of my wedding. I hate being the center of attention, and a food board could've provided a nice distraction!
You don't know what everyone wants to eat. Seems like everyone today either has a gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, prefers to eat vegan, or is on a keto diet. Charcuterie boards can give everyone something to snack on, since these boards offer so much variety. The nice thing about catered boards is that you can let us do the shopping, so you don't have to worry about finding something to please everyone.
You need something to talk or sit around. Am I the only one who has quiet family members? Food boards offer a very nice conversation topic. Sitting around in a circle becomes a lot less awkward when you have something to focus on. You can talk about the artsy look of the arrangement, the different kinds of cheeses, and a lot more. It's better than talking about the weather, anyway...
You need plenty of food and don't know how to present it. Especially at big gatherings, like wedding rehearsals or graduation parties, you may need a lot of food, appetizers, or desserts. Food boards bring all the food and all the presentation, so that it doesn't look like a last-minute potluck. We come and arrange tables of charcuterie, spicing up the party with an impressive display. You're free to relax and enjoy the moment.
You need something customizable. Lots of caterers can't customize much more than a few toppings or add-ons. Charcuterie or food boards, however, can be customized beginning to end. Each unique arrangement welcomes special requests. The whole point is that anything can be arranged to be beautiful. Just let us know what you need!
You need something delivered but high class. Charcuterie boards and other food boards are usually very pricey and high-end. But they don't have to have the huge price tag. Welcome a Charcuterie & More food board to your party, and your guests will be massively impressed with the presentation, and you can still be happy with the contents of your wallet. It's delivered, but not in a paper bag or plastic trays like most catered food.
You want to impress your guests. Charcuterie & More wants to impress you as much as you want to impress your guests. Everyone deserves a unique experience catered to them in perfection. To throw a memorable party with one of our food boards, get in touch with us now!