How to Make a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board

Make things extra sweet this Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board. & don’t forget the bubbly… Risata Wines Sparkling Rosé is the perfect pairing! 

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Today we’re moving from Valentine’s Day to Galentine’s Day here on Louella Reese! And kicking off the celebration in a very sweet way – a Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board to make for your girl friends when you host a Galentine’s Day celebration! 

Everyone loves a good charcuterie board when hosting. It’s easy, looks beautiful, and is always a crowd pleaser. And while we all love us some meat and cheeses let’s sweeten things up for our gals this Galentine’s Day with a charcuterie board full of all desserts everyone will love! After all, would it really be a Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day celebration without chocolate and a little indulging! 

Below you will find tips on how to create the perfect Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board!

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How to Create a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

Pick a color scheme

Having a color scheme will help blend everything together and create a more visually pleasing dessert charcuterie board. Opt for two to four colors with some neutrals mixed in. 

For Valentine’s Day a couple of easy color schemes include:

  • Red, pink, white, and black 
  • Pink, rose gold, white, gold, and brown
  • Shades of red, white, and brown or black
  • Shades of pink, ivory, and caramel
  • Shades of pink, tan, chocolate brown, and a deep green
Have a large variety

Let’s be honest, Valentine’s Day (and/or Galentine’s Day) is a time to indulge in all things sweet. Chocolates, candies, cookies, and more! So remember that when putting together your dessert charcuterie board. You want to have a little of everything for everyone. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cookies, crackers, candies, and maybe even add a few sauces for dipping. 

Having a variety also gives your board more depth and again makes it more visually appealing! Do remember to stay within your decided color scheme/palette. 

Add a coordinating beverage

It is a holiday and reason to celebrate after all! The perfect addition to your dessert charcuterie board is a fabulous bottle of Risata Wines Sparkling Rosé. Not only is the bottle the perfect compliment to your board it also doubles as decor! The pink bottle + rosé will look beautiful on your counter or tabletop. Oh, and while complimenting your board visually it will do so flavor wise as well. Risata Wines Sparkling Rosé is a crisp sparkling wine with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and delicate floral notes. 

Find where to purchase a bottle (or three) before next week using Risata Wines where to buy locator

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Valentine’s Day DESSERT CHARCUTERIE BOARD INGREDIENTS

CANDY

Gummy Xs & Os
Licorice
Sweethearts

Cookies

Oreos or Golden Oreos
Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Covered Heart Cookies

FRUITS

Strawberries
Raspberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

CRACKERS & Pretzels

Graham Crackers
Frosted Animal Crackers
Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks
Chocolate Covered Pretzels

EXTRAS

Little Debbie Heart Cakes
Chocolate Covered Nuts
Dark Chocolate Bars/Squares
Chocolate Sauce
Caramel Sauce
Pink Wrapped Hershey Kisses
Peanut Butter

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So my recommendation, grab a couple of bottles of Risata Wines Sparkling Rosé and grab all of your favorite sweet treats plus a couple extra. I recommend Risata Wines as they are one of my absolute favorites! If you’ve followed Louella Reese for some time there’s a very good chance you have seen several posts featuring the brand. Most recently, holiday wine and appetizer pairings. Truly one of my favorite posts from the holiday season! 

Also, if you come by the Elliott household, there’s a good chance you’ll find at least one bottle of Risata Wines on our bar. Right now, you’ll find two!

Thank you for Risata Wines for sponsoring this post! & thank you for supporting the brands that make Louella Reese happen!

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30 Comments

  1. Annaliese wrote:

    YUM! This looks so good! My roommate and I are hosting friends for Galentine’s in a couple weeks and I totally want to try this!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Thank you girl friend! Yes you totally should – it was sooo much fun to make and an even better time diving into all the goodies.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  2. Hillary wrote:

    What a fun idea!! Those Trader Joe’s XO gummies are THE BEST. I need to get some before vday is over! PS these photos are adorable!

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    This Valentine’s Day charcuterie board is so cute! It’s such a unique idea and love all the goodies in it!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Thank you so much gal 🙂 It was soooo yummy! Definitely plan to make again next week for the official holiday!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  4. Kristin wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to make a fun holiday theme charcuterie board. Thanks for the tips especially with a color scheme. Also, I’m putting that Risata sparkling Rosé on my shopping list.

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Aw you absolutely should gal! They are so much fun to put together. Yay – you will love Risata!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  5. Lizzie wrote:

    OMG favorite post ever! My hubby and I both have the biggest sweet tooth! I definitely want to make this for Valentine’s Day! Great idea, girlie <3

    Lizzie

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • YAYYY! I love hearing that 🙂 we are the same – can’t get enough sweets! Hope y’all enjoy it – I am more than positive you will!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  6. Anna English wrote:

    As a non-cheese eater, this is my kinda board!

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  7. Rachel wrote:

    Oh my gosh, this is both genius and so adorable! We decided to stay in for Valentine’s Day this year (we’re dog sitting and want to get in all of the puppy snuggles!) and I have been trying to figure out something special to do at home. Love the idea of a dessert charcuterie board to snack on while binge-watching Netflix!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Thank you so much gal! I am thrilled that you like it and will be giving it a try – don’t forget the Risata Sparkling Rosé! And enjoy those puppy snuggles 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  8. Lee wrote:

    Aw i love this! The wine sounds DELICIOUS and the dessert charcuterie is such a good idea! I have a blog post going live tomorrow on a Valentine’s Day Charcuterie … now I definitely want to make a meat and cheese one AND this dessert one lol!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Thank you so much Lee! Oh that is so fun – you should definitely create a dessert one to go along with it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.10.20 Reply
  9. Jennifer wrote:

    What a great and unique idea! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  10. Emma wrote:

    This is amazing – If I love two things its a good charcuterie/grazing board and sweets! I’m totally making this for Galentines Day!

    xo, Emma
    https://emreecollective.com

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Thanks so much Emma!! With you on that girl friend and YAYYYYY be sure to post it and tag me – I want to see!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.10.20 Reply
  11. Greta wrote:

    Those heart shaped little Debbie cakes are my jam. This is the perfect spread!

    Posted 2.6.20 Reply
  12. Now this is how I like to Valentin…give me all the yummy things! Great spread, looks so good! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 2.6.20 Reply
  13. Wow – You are an artist. That board looks SO GOOD. Call me over? 😀

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 2.6.20 Reply
  14. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    Oh my gosh I love the idea of a dessert board – so cute!!

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply
  15. Morgan wrote:

    Now I want a Little Debbie heart cake! This set up is absolutely adorable! I’m a sweets girl through and through so this sounds like the perfect Galentine’s Day menu!

    -Morgan
    The HER Chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 2.10.20 Reply
    • Aren’t they the best? Thank you so much gal! You should definitely put one of these together and grab some Risata!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.10.20 Reply