Everything You Need to Create a Beautiful Pastel Snack Board

We have you covered, from the best boards to buy to the sweetest treats to arrange on top.

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April 28, 2022


Mother's Day theme charcuterie table scene against a white wood background. Variety of cheeses, meats, fruit and sweets. Top view.

Photo by: jenifoto


Birthday parties, bridal showers, brunches with friends — a pastel-colored snack board is fitting for all kinds of get-togethers, if you ask us. Just not sure where to start in building one yourself? Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as hard as you might think; the first step, according to the experts, is to choose a theme or color palette. (Pastels, check!) Here’s everything else you need, from must-have buys to sweet recipes, to make a stunning snack board worth sharing.

Beautiful Boards

For an eye-catching centerpiece, look no further: Each of these boards is a "collage" of acacia wood, so no two are alike. We love the extra-long length, which will allow you to create a crowd-pleasing spread.

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White marble is stunning set atop any color table or countertop, and it’s the perfect material for cheese and fruit because it’s naturally cool to the touch.

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Must-Have Accessories


Add height to your charcuterie board with these souffle bowls — and easily keep snacks organized. (You know no one wants M&M’s rolling all over the place!) This set of bowls is great because the hues complement each other so well; you can pair different shades every time you host.

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Opt for one color scheme and really let your ingredients be the focal point. These porcelain beauties are as pretty as they are durable, and they’re great for baking individual desserts when you aren’t using them as charcuterie board serving bowls.

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Hear us out: This olive tray would be a fun addition to any charcuterie board, and it definitely does not need to be filled with olives! The sleek, curved design will look great right in the middle of any board.

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You’ve got the board. You’ve got the bowls. Now you need the utensils. Forks, knives, spoons and mini tongs will all come in handy, even if you don’t use all of them for every board.

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Homemade Goodies

Food Network Kitchen’s Spring Ad Hoc, Spring Pastel Eclairs, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Kate Mathis, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Your guests will be so impressed to know you made these eclairs yourself. The colorful glazes are tinted naturally with a variety of fruit juices and will help make any spread shine.

Beauty shot of Molly Yeh's Black & Pink Cookies, as seen on Girl Meets Farm, Season 7.

Molly Yeh's variation on the classic Black and White Cookie would be the perfect addition to a pastel snack board. Freeze-dried strawberries add color and flavor to the pink glaze, and we all know chocolate and strawberries are a match made in heaven!

Food Network Kitchen's White Chocolate-Strawberry Snack Mix.

Photo by: Matt


While we're on the subject of chocolate and strawberries, this pink snack mix is a sweet treat you can whip up in just 25 minutes. Heart-shaped sprinkles, like the ones seen in this photo, may be a festive touch for a Valentine's Day party or bridal shower, but you can use any pastel-colored sprinkles to fit your theme.

Store-Bought Snacks and Filler Candies

If you're just not ready to take on making homemade macarons, no judgment. This box of store-bought cookies comes with six incredible flavors. We'd say they're almost too pretty to eat, but you'll definitely want to eat them!

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Pastel-colored M&M's are a must for any bowls you arrange on your snack board. Guests of all ages will want to pop these into their mouths.

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Traditional Oreos might not go so well with the rest of your pastel board, but these vanilla sandwich cookies will look great with pink, blue, green and more.

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When you can’t choose between salty and sweet, yogurt-covered pretzels are the answer. Get a 1-pound bag that includes blueberry, raspberry and strawberry flavors.

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If you haven’t had rock candy since you were a kid, now’s the time. These individually wrapped treats can be arranged in many different ways on a snack board, and they’ll look great whether you stand them up or lay them out.

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If you find yourself with a few empty spots to fill on your snack board, you can’t go wrong with a handful of chocolate Kisses. Nestle them between cookies and ramekins, then watch them disappear.

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