Make a simple Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board, mixing together crudités with charcuterie (veggies with meats and cheese). 

Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

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Thanksgiving Day should be a time of enjoyment with friends and family. We’re starting off the day with this Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board, made on a Lazy Susan. You can also take this board and make a Turkey Snack Board (by The BakerMama).

Holiday Charcuterie Board

Holiday charcuterie boards are a given. If you want to get creative, you can make my Fall Epic Charcuterie Board or Leftover Thanksgiving Epic Charcuterie Board or this Cornucopia Cheese Board!

Kids at Thanksgiving

When you think about mealtime conversation and relationships in general, the holidays can be hard or they can be easy. But have you ever noticed how kids lighten up the mood? Kids love to place olives on their fingers, and dip carrot sticks into ranch dressing.

Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board - cheese ball

Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

Looking at our Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board, I spy celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter, a great childhood memory and flavor for me!

And here are 7 Tips for a Delicious Crudités Platter (which is how my mom’s generation made a vegetable tray).

Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board - Alder

How to make a Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

Kids love olives, meats, cheese, crackers, and of course carrot sticks and ranch dressing.

Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board - celery peanut butter sticks

Oh, and celery sticks with peanut butter.

I didn’t make it too grand, because we must save room for the Thanksgiving feast!

How do you keep conversation going and make sure that everyone is included?

Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board - Ranch dressing

Thanksgiving Day conversation starters

For Thanksgiving Day, here are a few questions to get the conversation going …

  1. What are you thankful for?
  2. Share an experience you had this past year where you felt truly grateful for something unusual?
  3. Share a childhood Thanksgiving memory that you can’t get out of your head?
  4. Think of a person you’d like to invite to dinner next year, and why?

I’m so grateful for our guests coming to dinner this year.

Holiday Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board - DIG IN

Hosting is a simple and meaningful expression of gratitude. Taking the opportunity to invite others into our homes is a very intimate gesture. We’re saying, come into our space; make yourself at home!

Just the opportunity to be together is enough. Adding in delicious food is even better.

Happy Thanksgiving week, Friends!

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  • 20-inch
  • 26-inch
  • 12 x 36 inch rectangular
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

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Thanksgiving Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 10
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  • Mozzarella sticks wrapped in salami and prosciutto
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks, stuffed with peanut butter
  • Cucumber slices, thick
  • Olives, black or green
  • Ranch dressing
  • 2 kinds of crackers
  • Cheese chunks, with cucumber slice, salami, and toothpick; optional to use a cherry tomato instead of cucumber
  • Hard cheese
  • Honey Crisp apples, sliced
  • Salami slices
  • Specialty cheese, we used Brillat Savarin with Papaya
  • Parsley, garnish


  • On a large serving platter, tray, or board, place the ranch dressing and olives in a small bowl.
  • Arrange the rest of the ingredients on the board. Serve and enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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a round platter of kid-friendly charcuterie snacks for kids