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Gardner Village Blog Simple Tips for Creating a Gorgeous Valentine's Day Charcuterie Board
Wednesday Feb 3 2021

The word might not roll off the tongue… charcue… what now?! But it IS easy to create. Let the shops at Gardner Village help you create the SWEETEST charcuterie board for your Valentine.


STEP 1: Think Gift

Beyond edibles, a charcuterie board makes a very creative gift idea. Beyond sweets, think of extras you can add that will last well beyond the time the treats are gone. And don’t forget a board to build your gift on. Down to Earth, CF Home Furniture and Design, and Layers Bedding are just a few of the shops that offer board-friendly fare, including the actual boards.

valentine's day gift ideas at Down to Earth, CF Home and Layers 

STEP 2: Add Ambiance

Charcuterie boards are about more than just displaying yummy eats. Up the romance by sprinkling some flowers in the mix. Simply Flowers sells an assortment of loose florals, so you can select just the right combination of board enhancements. Or take things up a notch and go for an entire arrangement.

STEP 3: Bring on the Baked

Rise at Gardner Village has a full display case full of beautiful desserts, including these delicious sugar cookies. (Aren’t they cute?!) Get a few and add the sweetest of touches to your charcuterie board.

Rise Bakery at Gardner Village 

STEP 4: Calling all Candy

What’s a romantic spread for Valentine’s Day without candy. Chocolate Covered Wagon has you covered. From caramel apples and chocolate covered berries to hand-pulled taffy and a big assortment of Valentine-themed candy, you’ll find just the right finishing touch for your charcuterie board.

Chocolate Covered Wagon 

Okay, now that we’ve covered all of our bases, from the board at the base to the flowers that fill and the food that satisfies, it’s time to bring it all together... 

Valentine's Day at Gardner Village 

Boom! Just like that, you have a board that will satisfy the sweetest of sweethearts.

TIP: Consider Containers

Layers has many bitty dishes available, which make displaying extra fun!

Layers Bedding decor

TIP: Play with Height

Add different heights by setting some of your sweets on pedestals (or tiny cake stands) or selecting some taller treats, such as this gorgeous caramel apple from Chocolate Covered Wagon.

carmel apple

TIP: Add Texture Touches

For added texture, incorpate a pretty new dish towel. CF Home has so many happy holiday options.

holiday dish towels 

TIP: Add Ambiance

A pretty candle, like this one from Layers, is a great way to create a romantic mood. If only we could add a scratch-and-sniff function to this post. This candles scent is AMAZING! 

vocanoe candle

That’s it! Just like that, you have a Valentine’s Day gift that your significant other will adore. This is also a go-to idea for Galentines. You know you'd make Mom's day with such a spread. Same goes for your sis, bestie, or any other brilliant female you want to shower with Xs and Os. Now THAT'S amore! 


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