I've been inspired by Pinterest to make my own Easter grazing board. I love all of the springtime colours so I had to include those in this mostly sweet treat board. For this platter, I bought a few things at the shops then picked at things in the cupboard and my craft room (thanks kids, for your pretzel snacks!). I wrote an article when my nephew, Alvie turned one. His Mum put together this amazing grazing table at his Wild One party that you may want to check out after.
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Supplies for the dessert board
- Mini Solid Chocolate Eggs (I used Cadbury)
- Small Hollow Chocolate Eggs (I used 17g Cadbury)
- Haribo Cherries
- Speckled Eggs
- Mini Lindt Gold Bunnies 50g/1.7oz
- Savory Snacks (I used Pretzels and Almonds)
- Small Bunny Decor
- Shredded Paper
- Dessert Board
- Small Dipping Bowls
In case you're new around here, I am from Australia. For my Easter grazing board, I have used products that are readily available to me. Whilst I've tried to provide links to the items I used for the majority of my readers, you may need to swap some of these treats out for ones you can find in your own country.
If you like the timber dessert board that I've used, it was a gift that I happen to know was purchased at Kmart AU. If you're not in Australia, I found a similar one here. That Birthday my mum just went to Kmart and bought three different dessert boards as that's what I asked for. How lucky am I to get several?!
The shredded paper is something I found in my craft stash and the little bunnies were purchased from my local discount store.
How I assembled the Easter grazing board
Firstly, I must apologize for the lighting. At the time I was still trying to figure it out in my new kitchen. The images do look grainy. I've just come to accept the fact now that even though I have a beautiful kitchen renovation, I just don't have beautiful lighting. So until I can afford to install a massive skylight or somehow add a window into the middle of a room, I'll be playing around with some artificial lighting.
For the board, I started with the biggest objects first. These were the Lindt bunnies and the bowls. Then I looked at colour placement. As I unwrapped the Easter eggs, there were always going to be a lot of browns. Not to mention that the board is brown too! I planned how to break the browns up with the colours of the strawberries, speckled eggs, and cherry lollies. I moved the location of the almond and pretzel bowls a couple of times before settling on where they are in the photos.
After placing the food on the dessert board, I added the cute little coloured bunny decor. However, it was still lacking in colour so I raided my craft room to find some shredded paper, helping to create variation. That went under the gold bunnies but may have also looked good under the small solid chocolate eggs also.
Everybody will love it
There are so many beautiful grazing platter ideas around that it can be a little intimidating and overwhelming. But, it's best just to get in and do it! Typically when I make a grazing platter (not that I've done too many), I will just throw things at it. Honestly, it doesn't really matter and it's such good fun.
I now seem to be tasked with bringing dessert boards and “fruit” platters to family get-togethers, everybody always loves them. When someone requests a “fruit” platter, what they're really asking for is something sweet with a side of fruit. I am hoping to level up my dessert board game, I'm thinking I'll be trying fruit dips soon.
Other resources you may like:
FREEBIE: Backyard Scavenger Hunt
FREEBIE: Easter Bunny Garland (with DIY Tutorial)
ARTICLE: 18 Fun Easter Egg Hunt Ideas Kids will Love
ARTICLE: Decorate Your Spring Table with these Easter Treat Ideas
SHOP: Easter Games, Activities + Party Printables