Add 2-3 bowls to the board to create structure and anchor the rest of your snacks.
Add your large items in opposite corners, areas of the board.
Add themed items in varying locations on the board. Examples include cat cookies and gummy frogs for a witch movie.
Break up big blocks of the same color with other colors to create visual interest.
Make square and rectangle items fit better by placing them on the dessert board in a curved fashion.
Use small items like candies, nuts, and fruit to fill in any remaining gaps in the board. You want to cover the entire board to give that cohesive and visually appealing dessert board look.
Serve with plates and serving utensils on the side for people to grab and take their snacks to enjoy.
Pick items for your board based on:
Theme – choose elements to match the event, movie, or theme of the occasion.
Tastes – Make the board what your family wants to eat for movie night. If you really like having sour candy at the movies, add sour candy to your board. I went with my son’s favorite frosted cookies, donuts, and gummy frogs because I knew they were things he’d actually enjoy!
Size - Buy items in varying sizes to fill up the board the best possible.
Budget – If you want to keep it inexpensive, make things from scratch rather than buying them at the store. You can also keep things more budget friendly by limiting the number of dessert items on the board.
You'll likely not use a full package of anything on the board so make sure to buy things that also will get eaten outside of the dessert board. The nutrition facts on these are totally wrong. The nutrition facts will be dependent on what you put on your board and how much people eat.