Who doesn’t love a charcuterie board?  I mean I could probably live off of them.  And not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, it’s most certainly my favorite meal of the day!  

Breakfast Charcuterie board

What is a Charcuterie Board?

Traditional charcuterie boards contains your favorite meats and cheeses, crackers and breadsticks and maybe some fruit and nuts.  And often times is created to pair well with the wine or bubbly you’re enjoying.  

And you can bet almost every time we go bubbly tasting or create our own at home, we have charcuterie boards or cheese boards because, well, they are the best and easiest to put together.  

Brunch Board

While we all love meats and cheeses a great way to experiment and create other types of “charcuterie” boards is grab a big board and put together any type of snack board. When I saw Jenny Keller, of Jenny Cookies create a Char-treaterie Board last year, I knew the possibilities were endless.  

And yes, we re-created that custom chartreaterie board at our girls’ weekend in Oregon for Bubbles Fest and it was amazing!  And of course, just like a normal charcuterie board, so easy to put together and it was so much fun.

Custom charcuterie board made with all sweet treats.

How to Put It Together

I keep saying how easy it is because it really is.  Now, of course, there are professionals out there that make it look so pretty you almost don’t want to eat it, but you don’t have to be that fancy at all.  

As you can see from our “chartreaterie” board, we were at an Airbnb for the weekend, so we didn’t have a fancy board or containers to make a beautiful display and it was just as tasty, trust me.  

So here’s what you really need:

  • Some sort of  board to place all the delicious items on and it’s always helpful to have some small bowls handy too. (Our official Bubbly Side of Life wooden board is one of my favorite things and I use it for every charcuterie board we create.)
  • Your favorite food items to match the theme of the board.
Custom charcuterie board made by Timmy's Wood.

Yep, that’s it.  Now, we are not professionals by any means, but we will give you some tips along the way on ways to make these more festive and fun!

Breakfast Charcuterie Board

If you’ve been following along especially on Instagram, you know my nephews are a big help when it comes to Bubbly Side of Life ideas that don’t involve drinking the actual bubbly (since they’re underage) and since my oldest nephew’s birthday is in January, I let him pick the theme for our breakfast platter, if you will.  He is a huge breakfast fan, so of course I have some of his favorite breakfast items on the menu.

I was a bit worried about this breakfast charcuterie board only because so many brunch classics are made on the stove top and keeping them warm could be tricky.  So, for this board in particular, I called in my sister and nephew to help and that worked out perfectly to keep the hot foods hot while we waited for the whole family to arrive.  

Breakfast Menu

I started with our favorite breakfast foods so I could plan accordingly for what else we might need or want.  

Breakfast menu everyone will love on an easy to serve custom charcuterie board.
  • Mini pancakes*
  • Mini waffles*
  • French toast*
  • Mini cinnamon rolls
  • Croissant egg sandwichs
  • Hash brown casserole (in muffin cups)
  • Crispy bacon 
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream*
  • Fruit topping*
  • Icing*

And yes, before you ask, all of the items marked * were actually made with bubbly and we served mimosas to the adults.  

Breakfast Charcuterie Board TIPS:

Hash Brown Casserole

Seriously this is probably my most favorite breakfast dishes ever and is usually made in a casserole form.  I absolutely wanted it as part of this board, so after some trial and error in muffin pans, we used aluminum foil muffin cups to cook the hash browns in.  And bonus, it made for much easier clean-up!

Fruit Topping

Our fruit topping doubles as the fruit juice for mimosas.  So we make this by blending frozen fruit with either the bubbly we’re using for mimosas or our favorite liquor (vodka or St. Germain if you want something sweeter).  

Cinnamon Rolls 

A hack I learned from Our Faux Farm House is to cook your cinnamon rolls with a mini waffle maker.  We simply cut the dough in half and formed it into a ball and then placed it in the waffle maker to cook.  This way, everyone could ice their own and it made for a much easier placement on the breakfast board.  

Breakfast charcuterie board for the win!


Cook the bacon in the oven to save you the room on the stovetop for the other items that need to be made there.  Here’s a hack I learned from Caralyn Mirand for crispier bacon that will be ready when the other bacon is, sprinkle the bacon with flour before putting it into the over.  

Other Supplies For the Board

While we usually round up supplies in our Bubbly Side of Life Amazon shop, we decided to head out to the Dollar Tree and see if we had any luck there.  

And we actually had a ton of luck and even better, it was all $1.25!  The pails (big and little), the plastic cups for the fruit all came from there.  Definitely worth a trip if you have one nearby.  

Other Brunch Charcuterie Board Ideas

Creating the perfect breakfast spread is such a creative way to do something besides a normal breakfast buffett.  You can make it as easy or as complex as you want.  What are some super easy brunch items we didn’t include, but totally could have?  Here are some great options:

  • Mini bagels
  • Cream cheese
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Sausage links
  • Mini muffins
  • Greek yogurt
  • Fresh Fruit:  fresh strawberries, orange slices, fresh berries, etc.
  • Mini donuts
  • Breakfast meats

How to Put Together Grazing Boards

All charcuterie boards create the perfect way for guests to graze as they want to eat.  These are a crowd favorite on many occasions.  They’re not only perfect for a bubbly tasting or bubbly get together, they’re great for a baby shower. bridal shower, Christmas morning or Christmas day, weekend brunch, Valentine’s Day….I mean an easy charcuterie board is perfect for all special occasions.

Want more?

Our whipped cream recipe and bubbly crepes (which didn’t make it on the board) can be found in this Mother’s Day post.

Pair your breakfast with mimosas or any other breakfast cocktail.  You know our favorite thing to do is to top all cocktails with bubbly, so I think that turns any cocktail into a breakfast cocktail.  But we do have some great, easy recipes for mimosas that will be a great addition to the entire experience!

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