Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board: Pumpkin Themed Food Table
November 7, 2023
A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board – How to Make a Pumpkin Themed Food Table

This Thanksgiving charcuterie board can be used for ANY fall themed party. I designed this pumpkin grazing table for a Little Pumpkin Baby Shower I hosted. But this fun theme can be used all Fall long! And makes a perfect appetizer tray for Thanksgiving day while the turkey is roasting.

Pumpkin floral centerpiece on a Thanksgiving charcuterie board
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Thanksgiving Charcuterie Supplies

Supplies for a pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

Your first order of business is to gather up all the pumpkin and orange related items in your house. A pumpkin centerpiece is a must. Stick with a coral, orange, and pink color scheme to tie it all together.

Pumpkin Grazing Table

A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

When laying out your charcuterie board for Thanksgiving, Little Pumpkin Baby Shower, or just a Harvest party, use several pieces to spread your grazing out over the table. Here we have wood boards as well as a marble serving tray.

Recommended supplies on a pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

Savory Supplies

Pumpkin Themed Charcuterie Cheeses:

  • Brie cheese – baked
  • Cranberry Stilton – crumbles
  • White cheddar – triangle slices
  • Other options – Dark orange aged cheddar, Cranberry chèvre, or Apricot Stilton
  • Cheese & Broccoli mini quiches – for more substantial grazing

Thanksgiving Themed Crackers & Nuts:

  • Beet Crackers – Trader Joes
  • Cranberry Crisps – Trader Joes
  • Pecans
  • Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – Trader Joes

Thanksgiving Themed Fruit:

  • Sliced pink lady apples
  • Sliced Bosc pears
  • Craisins
  • Dried apricots
  • Clementine “pumpkins” with celery stem

Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

I love using this faux pumpkin as a vase for floral centerpieces each fall. And just a quick switch of blooms gives you a whole new feel. See the difference in flowers on my Thanksgiving table here.

Flower selection:

  • Seeded eucalyptus
  • Red Leucadendron
  • White hydrangea
  • Sunset spray roses
  • Pumpkin picks

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board – Cheeses & Crackers

A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

Cheese and crackers are the mainstay of any charcuterie board. Choose delicious fall flavored items like cranberry stilton, or choose based on color like the dark orange of aged cheddars.

A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

You can also add pumpkin butter to the top of a wheel of baked Brie.

Filling Charcuterie Options

Mini quiche for a pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

If your grazing board is meant as the main meal then add a few items with protein. Sliced meats are the most obvious but there are other options as well. Like…

  • Mini quiches, not exactly a charcuterie mainstay, but they're delicious and an easy party finger food
  • Brie and cranberry tarts – instead of a Brie round

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board – Pumpkin Sweets

Recommended supplies on a pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Themed Drinks:

  • Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Herbal tea
  • Blood Orange Italian Soda
  • Apple cider
  • Hot Butterbeer

Pumpkin Themed Waffles:

  • Pumpkin spiced waffles in pumpkin waffle maker
  • Whipped cream – waffle topping
  • Pumpkin cream yogurt – waffle topping
  • Apple butter – waffle topping
  • Pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds – waffle topping

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Treats:

  • Cranberry orange scones
  • Chocolate Mousse Pumpkins
  • Chocolate orange sticks
  • Dark chocolate bark
  • Clementine pumpkins with celery stems
  • Sliced Pink Lady apples
  • Slided Bosc pears
  • Dried apricots
  • Craisins
Pumpkin waffles on a pumpkin themed charcuterie board

Serving mini pumpkin spiced waffles in the shape of a pumpkin is totally extra and so much fun. I've admitted my mini waffle maker obsession and this pumpkin waffle maker is no exception! You can make a full round waffle or measure JUST right and get a cute little pumpkin.

Then provide a few delicious things top the waffles. I added: whipped cream, pumpkin cream yogurt, apple butter, and pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds. They are sweet enough but you can definitely add a little pitcher of syrup if desired.

Scones for a pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

The cranberry orange scones are also delicious with shipped cream or clotted cream.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Themed Charcuterie Board

A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving charcuterie boards are a great way to serve guests before dinner as well as the next day. Perk up those leftovers with a beautiful grazing table. Or wow your guests at a beautiful Little Pumpkin baby shower.

If you try making a pumpkin themed charcuterie board, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work! 


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A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for a "Little Pumpkin" baby shower
A pumpkin themed charcuterie board for a "Little Pumpkin" baby shower


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