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Better than Brunch

Better than Brunch

Mother’s Day Charcuterie Board Ideas

No one deserves the special treatment more than Mom, and nothing says “Happy Mother’s Day” like breakfast in bed. Know how we know? Because you did it last year. And the year before that. And the — you get where we’re going here. So, switch it up a little! Try a Mother’s Day charcuterie board instead. It’s a fun, creative way to let the woman at the heart of your family know how much you care.

First, a quick bit of history. Charcuterie (shar-KOO-tur-ee) comes from the French words for “flesh” (chair) and cooked (cuit). In medieval France, the flesh, er, meat, was cured to make it keep longer and taste better; then, the meat was displayed on a tray. Today, that tray is called a charcuterie board — a stylish serving platter heaped with delicious meats, cheeses, fruits, and veggies.

Round Slate Charcuterie Serving tray with Cheese, Crackers, Grapes Surrounded by Flowers and Wine

O.K., now that you know enough to win the charcuterie category on Jeopardy, let’s get into some amazing charcuterie board ideas for Mom on her special day:

The “Merci, Mama” Charcuterie Board

What a yummy way to reimagine the charcuterie board’s French roots. Start with warm, buttery croissants and then add fresh fruit, crispy bacon, and whatever else makes your tastebuds say, “ooh-la-la!”. Serve on mDesign’s Slate Stone Serving and Pastry Board for just the right touch of effortless elegance.

Slate Stone Pastry Serving Tray with Berries and Croissants Breakfast Food

The “New York Nosh” Charcuterie Board

This charcuterie board comes with big V.I.P. energy. Surround an island of bagels with lox, cream cheese spreads, jellies, and jams. Better yet, cut the bagels into quarters, so Mom can try a schmear of something savory and a schmear of something sweet. Serve on mDesign’s Round Slate Stone Gourmet Charcuterie Tray with Chalk and write a cute message for Mom to read when she’s through noshing bagels.

The “Best Morning Ever” Charcuterie Board

Up your breakfast-in-bed game with waffles and whipped cream, eggs over easy, freshly squeezed orange juice, hash browns, and bacon. You might want to get mDesign’s Marble Serving Trays in a variety of sizes so the whole family can dig in.

The “Movie Night” Charcuterie Board

Let Mom sleep in and have a little “me-time,” then make it a Mom’s choice movie night. Snack on all your favorite movie theater treats. Try mDesign’s Acrylic Rectangular Serving Tray with Handles — it comes in packs of two, one for the popcorn, one for the sodas.

Clear Acrylic Rectangular Serving Tray With Slotted Handles Holding Red Striped Napkins and Glass Soda Bottles Next to an Ice Bucket

Whichever charcuterie board you choose, don’t forget the most important thing: love. (And cleaning up the kitchen before Mom sees it!)

How will you pamper Mom on Mother’s Day?


Lisa Langford is a Senior Copywriter at mDesign.

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Apr 29th 2021

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