Serve an EPIC Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board for an autumn party, with cut-out pumpkin cheese slices and chocolate Halloween treats!

Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board

Friends, if you’re hosting for Halloween, or celebrating the harvest with family and friends, you’ll want to try this super FUN Halloween or Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board!

Party Ham Sandwich Board

Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board

This “pumpkin-themed” board serves about 12 guests. You may have already tried my Tri Tip Sandwich Charcuterie Board or Epic Sandwich Charcuterie Board (both good for large parties!)

All you need is a big board, the ingredients (of course), and a cookie cutter in the shape of a pumpkin!

Ham Sandwich Board

Make a smaller version

First of all, if this board is intimidating to you, start small.

You can always make a smaller version (cut the recipe in half), or get ideas from it.

And if you’re specifically looking for a Halloween idea, don’t forget The Baker Mama’s Spooky Snack Board.

BEST Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board

How to create the board

Here’s what you need to make this board. Fresh sandwich ingredients, like bread, ham, and your favorite toppings! And little chocolate mousse pumpkins from Trader Joe’s!

Oh, fresh apple slices!

  1. Add your favorite mustards or aioli sauce.
  2. To make the cheese slices, using a pumpkin cookie cutter, cut out thin slices of your favorite cheese (Harvarti and cheddar work great!).
  3. Add lettuce, red onion, tomatoes … more of your favorite toppings!

Hosting tips

My blog is all about sharing recipes, ideas, easy hosting tips, and of course, a lot of love and inspiration.

Also, if you start feeling anxious about wanting more, or not feeling satisfied, that means a heart check should be coming your way.

I love this quote that keeps me centered.

“True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence on the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient.” –Seneca

EPIC Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board

I’m thankful for today.

I’m thankful for great opportunities to bring people into our home.

Yes, there are seasons where that’s easier than others. That’s okay.

When the time is right, do it, and ENJOY!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off.

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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other (affiliate) options:

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LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

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Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board

Use a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out thin slices of cheese for fun ham sandwiches!


  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 8 oz black forest deli ham
  • 10 oz Harvarti cheese slices, pumpkin shapes
  • 5 oz peppered salami slices
  • 2 pkg Trader Joe’s chocolate mousse pumpkins, 12 total
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, pulled leaves
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • Truffle aioli
  • Chipotle lime sauce
  • Honey curry mustard
  • 6 pepperoncini
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Red apple, sliced
  • Red grapes
  • Pickles


  • On a large board, arrange a small decorative pumpkin in the center. On either side, lay down the pumpkin mousse cake from Trader Joe's.
  • Around the outside place the sliced bread. Optional to toast the bread first. Next, lay down the salami and ham next to the bread.
  • In small bowls, add the sauces and pickles.
  • On the other side of the board, place the wedges of lettuce with a tomato. Next to the lettuce, arrange the cucumber slices and red onion.
  • Using a pumpkin cookie cutter, cut out thin slices of your favorite cheese (Harvarti and cheddar work great!). Lay it down between the meat and the center pumpkin cakes.
  • Add tongs and spoons and serve!
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Harvest Party Ham Sandwich Board Recipe

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