Spooky Spreads

I’m sooo excited to share today’s post! I put together three different party boards with the fall and Halloween season in mind, because adults deserve a fun experience too after all the festive parties! And to be perfectly honest, you don’t need a party to enjoy one of these—they’re perfect for a date night at home as well (the ULTIMATE date night at home).

We’re partnering with ALDI for this post. I have been shopping there a lot this past year and it’s never been better. I love being able to get quality items there, and they have some really fun specialty cheeses you’ll see below that are available starting 10/16 for a limited time only! I bought every single food item on all these boards (plus the wine) at ALDI. You can find your local store here.

OK, let’s jump in!

There are few things I look forward to more than wine and cheese when our kiddos go to bed at night (woooo!!!!!). I’m really into this all-white board because it has all my favorite things: soft cheese, cheddar popcorn, pumpkin seeds and macadamia nuts. Oh, and chardonnay!

Products used: William Wright Chardonnay, Happy Farms Preferred Transylvanian Romanian Cave Cheese, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Happy Farms Preferred Camembert Soft Cheese, Happy Farms Preferred Goat Cheese, Parmesan Garlic & Herb Pita Chips, Southern Grove Pumpkin Seeds, Southern Grove Macadamias with Sea Salt, Clancy’s White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn.

I love a board with tons of veggies, olives and a variety of nuts and dried fruit. If you have a chance, ALWAYS add apple chips to your board … it’s so delicious and surprising.

Pumpkin Spice Cheese. Yep, that exists. This board was so delicious, I wish I could have shared it with you! It’s perfect for a Halloween or fall-themed party!

Products used: Emporium Selection Halloween Scary Pumpkin Spice Wensleydale Cheese, (available 10/16), Raccolte Lambrusco, Dried Mediterranean Apricots, Clancy’s Apple Chips, Dried Phillippine Mango, Benton’s Maple Leaf Cream Cookies, Southern Grove Cashews with Sea Salt, Sliced Hard Salami, Chef’s Collection Gourmet Tomatoes.

Next up, a cheese and chocolate board. The ultimate! This one would be amazing at a Halloween party. I added caramel apples, pumpkin spice pretzels and truffles. Cheddar and chocolate are such a good combination! It’s great paired with a fun rosé too!

Products used: La Rue Rosé Cotes de Provence Rosé, Emporium Selection Halloween Freaky Franken Sage Derby Cheese and Emporium Selection Halloween Bat Knit Crazy Cheddar Cheese (available 10/16), caramel apples, Moser Roth Luxurious European Chocolate Truffles, Choceur Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Covered Pretzels, Choceur Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Almonds, Specially Selected Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, Benton’s Chocolate Cream Filled Wafer Rolls, Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn.

Cheers!! I hope you are feeling inspired and ready for some wine and cheese!

Now, please tell me what your favorite combination is for a party board! I’m always excited to learn new things. xx- Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

  • All the food looks so yummy, and I absolutely love how you paired everything! Thanks so much for sharing.


  • That popcorn & chocolate board has my mouth watering! If only we had an Aldi where I live!!!

  • I absolutely love the all white! I would never have thought to do that. I love lots of color, so this would be a definite, needed break in my routine. This is so inspiring, Elsie! Thank you for sharing.

  • I definitely love the first one! It’s so simple, yet spooky.

    K A T E L A T E L Y//

  • I absolutely love these boards! I just made my very first charcuterie board and Aldi was my first stop! They have such a good selection of cheeses and crackers (and now I’m seeing so many other good options here!) I might have to make one of these for my husband and I to eat on Halloween when all the trick or treaters are stopping by!

  • Perfect timing! I am hosting a party this weekend and these trays are totally doable on short notice! I love the tip about apple chips too!

    xoKaelen | https://darlingmarcelle.com

  • So yummy! I love blue cheese with honey and a variety of crackers, a little chocolate never hurts too!

  • How inspiring! I can’t get over all the white…love it, gotta try it!


    – Kim

  • I love how simple these recipes are! Such a cute little platter! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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