Bring people together for a very fun, spirited holiday party and serve this Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board for dinner!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board

Friends, when you make a dinner or party invite, here’s a great tip. Send an invite to your people, not an expectation!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board

Right? We are all busy this time of year, so we need to show a little grace with each other. :) But … have you ever been invited to an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party? [wink-wink] Grab all the details for this board size at the bottom of the post!

FUN Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board

Host an Ugly Sweater Party

Nothing says the “holidays” like an ugly Christmas sweater. So today we’ve come up with the perfect menu: An Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board!

Invite your friends to a casual appetizer dinner, and ask them to show off their own ugly sweaters!

Pigs in a blanket

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board

For this board today, I’ll be honest. We did not actually host this party, but we were going to. We bought a fixer upper last month and life got busy!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board - SPAM

BUT … Abby and I had gathered the “fun ingredients” a while ago, so we ran with it.

We also thought about “retro” foods, and that was great!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board - peanut brittle

Retro foods to include

  • Jello mold and fruit cake
  • Spam and cheese balls
  • Black olives and pigs in a blanket
  • Peanut brittle and peanuts

BEST Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board

You may have seen my Epic Retro Spam Charcuterie Board last year. This board is a spin-off of that board, but everyone must wear an ugly Christmas sweater!

Serve your favorite cocktails, and if it’s a large party, ask everyone to bring a retro potluck dish!

This board can be the “centerpiece” of the party!

Ugly Sweaters Charcuterie Board

How to host an ugly sweater party

  1. Invite your guests. Ask them to wear an ugly sweater. You can buy them at thrift stores, raid your grandma’s closet, or look online for the ugliest holiday sweaters you can find!
  2. The center of your ugly sweater party food table? This charcuterie board! For the rest of the food, forget gourmet — go retro and fun.
  3.  To drink, offer an assortment of green and red sodas and Shirley Temples [optional to spike with vodka].

Ugly Sweaters Charcuterie Board Recipe

How to make the ugly sweater board

  1. On a prepared board, place the fruit cake and jello (each on a plate).  In small dishes, put the cheese ball, olives, and cherries.
  2. Make ham and pickle skewers by wrapping the ham around the pickle and cutting into small pieces, threading with a small skewer.
  3. Make pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls and hot dogs. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  4. Place 2 small bowls of mustard and ketchup near the pigs in a blanket.
  5. Fill in the open ares with the remaining foods.

Make your people feel special and excited for the night!

Now let’s have fun!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board - Alder

Oh, and Alder the Whoodle got a sweater for the party, too! Enjoy!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, this 28-inch board is no longer available (sold out months ago), but GOOD NEWS!

I’m carrying my own line of The Big Boards now with JK Adams, the premier woodmakers in Vermont!

We are so excited.

Grab the 2 epic sizes, and buy The Big Board today (before they sell out before holidays!)

  • 20-inch
  • 26-inch
  • Food safe
  • Made in the USA
  • A board with a lip, a raised edge, so the food doesn’t fall off!

ENJOY!

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board

Ingredients

  • 1 3 1/2 lb Fruit cake
  • 12 candy canes
  • 10 oz Peanut brittle
  • 7 oz caramel and cheddar popcorn mix
  • 20 Spam and Cheese Skewers
  • 12 oz spam
  • 12 oz cheese cubes
  • 6 oz black olives, pitted
  • 8 oz Peppermint bark
  • 10 oz Trader Joes english toffee
  • 1 c Salted peanuts
  • 10 prosciutto cheese rolls
  • 4 oz 1 sleeve Trader Joes scalloped crackers
  • 1 Jello mold
  • 12 Trader Joes chocolate pretzel twists
  • 6 Ham and Pickle Skewers
  • 6 sweet pickles
  • 1/2 cup creme cheese
  • 6 slices black forest ham
  • 8 oz cheese ball
  • 8 pigs in a blanket
  • 8 hotdogs
  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • ketchup
  • yellow mustard
  • 1 lb Trader Joes fruit jellies

Instructions

  • On a prepared board, place the fruit cake and jello (each on a plate).  In small dishes, put the cheese ball, olives, and cherries.
  • Make ham and pickle skewers by wrapping the ham around the pickle and cutting into small pieces, threading with a small skewer.
  • Make pigs in a blanket with crescent rolls and hot dogs. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Place 2 small bowls of mustard and ketchup near the pigs in a blanket.
  • Fill in the open ares with the remaining foods. ENJOY!
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Ugly Christmas Sweaters Charcuterie Board Recipe

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