Valentine’s Day in our home is a family affair. This Valentine’s Day dessert board is quick, simple, & will be a huge hit with whoever you are celebrating with this month!
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Every Valentine’s Day we celebrate with food, treats, and a little gift for the kids. We throw a little Valentine’s Day party for our kids and will probably do so until they’re too cool to spend it with us haha!
Now, with that being said- I am learning to work smarter not harder and making a dessert board is hands down one of my favorite ways to make things easy on me! Now let’s get to it!
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Valentine’s Day Dessert Board Tips
Dessert boards and snack boards are favorites in our home. The kids love being able to have a lot of options. As parents, we love that we just set something out and they can come back to it all day. No need to hear “I want a snack” a million times a day- YOU ARE WELCOME!
From one tired mama to another, remember these tips have helped me but you can add your own twist to it all.
What To Use As a Base
You don’t need anything fancy. A cutting board will do. Or even some trays from the dollar store. Now, with that said keep in mind that a sturdy board is best especially with little ones around.
I found a few options for you to checkout:
- 13×18 Acacia Wood Board at Target $20
- 11×14 Bamboo Cutting Board at Target $12
- 13×18 Rubberwood Carving Board at Target $20
- 15.5×11 Maple Cutting Board on Amazon for $29.99
- 10×15 Bamboo Cutting Board on Amazon $15.27
My kids, especially my twins, like to pull the board as close to them as possible. A nonslip cutting board will work wonders and help keep it from flying off your table and onto the floor.
What Treats To Include
The fun part of making a Valentine’s Day dessert board, or any dessert board for that matter is that you can put WHATEVER YOU WANT on it. I like to include a mixture of candy and baked goods.
We are all about balance here so my boards will always have a mix of store-bought items and maybe a homemade thing here and there. I love when I can mix both.
For my board, I made 3 of the items and the rest I picked up in store. Here is what I made
I made a pan of brownies, cut them with a heart cookie cutter and then drizzled them with icing and sprinkles to make them “Valentine’s Day” themed.
Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Wafers
The wafers are another example of an easy treat to “dress up”. Dip half of your wafer in chocolate- add sprinkles and BOOM it’s now a fancy wafer!
My cupcakes are not anything special. BUT- the kids loved to help make them and kept them busy while I prepared everything else for them.
Other Valentine’s Day Dessert Board Item Ideas:
- Cake Pops
- Pudding Cups
- Strawberry Brownie Kabobs
- Hand Pies
- Arroz con Leche
Whatever you decide to include- have fun and ENJOY!