Galentine’s Day Ideas – DIY Charcuterie Board

Galentine's Day Ideas DIY Charcuterie Board

Galentine’s Day Ideas – DIY Charcuterie Board



Galentine’s Day is February 13 – the day when girlfriends celebrate each other and their relationships. I am sending my daughter a DIY Charcuterie Board. I think it is one of the best Galentine’s Day Ideas. I have packaged up some slate boards, and tons of beautiful red and pink items for her and her friends to snack on.

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Galentine's Day Ideas DIY Charcuterie Board

Galentine’s Day Ideas – DIY Charcuterie Board

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Slate boards

I started with 2 slate cheese boards. I purchased a package of 6 on Amazon. I liked the idea of putting two together instead of using one larger board because it would be much easier to mail. I was surprised at how inexpensive the boards were. They came with chalk. I mailed 2 to my daughter and kept the rest. I could easily put 4 together for an even larger display or use them for small chalkboards. They are 8″ x 12″ each.

Slate boards

Ok. Here is the fun part.

  1. Buy 2 of each of your ingredients – one set to send and one set to keep. I used my set to make the model. You can take a picture of the model and send it with your box as your “DIY Charcuterie Board” Instructions.
  2. I found the adorable heart shaped ramekins at a local kitchen shop. Amazon has heart ramekins also.
  3. Include some festive paper products  and other fun Valentine/Galentine items like a dish towel. Mine came from the kitchen shop, but check out Amazon for some cute ideas. The dishtowel also helped with the packing of the slate boards.
  4. Food items: I mailed the non-perishible items to my daughter and gave her a gift card to her local grocery store so she can pick up the perishibles like the brie and strawberries.

Food ideas: Conversation hearts, M and M’s, Dove heart-shaped chocolates in dark and milk chocolate, crackers, almonds, licorice, and Starburst candies.


Galentine's Day Ideas Decorated Care Package

Pack it all up in a box. I normally use the Medium Flat Rate Priority boxes from USPS, but had to upgrade to the large size this time to accomodate the slate cheese boards.

Use the candy, dish towel, paper products, and decorative package stuffing to pad the ramekins and slate boards. I also wrapped those in bubble wrap to keep them from breaking.

I had some pretty pink ombre paper that I used to decorate the box. Amazon has lots of good choices.

More Galentine’s Day Ideas

galentine's day ideas sugarwish

No time to make a DIY Charcuterie Board for your Galentine? Send them a Sugarwish instead. You pick candy, cookies, popcorn, or many other treat choices. They get to pick their favorites.

Galentine's Day ideas etsy

You can also buy a complete Galentine’s Day Charcuterie board like this one from Tastybagla on Etsy. It includes the board, sweets, and plastic bowls!

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