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Ditch The Birthday Cake For A Loaded Birthday Board

2020 wasted absolutely no time to release this year's trends right out the gate. I thought this year was the year of Baby Yoda and lemon-flavored sweets, but it appears a new delicious trend has been sweeping social media recently.

That, my friends, is food boards.

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The charcuterie board is no longer the only party platter that exists.

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All kinds of food boards are blowing up on social media.

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French fry boards, pancake boards, and choc-cuterie boards are only a small fraction of examples of the craze.

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Now, birthday boards join the lineup.

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Instead of revealing one big birthday cake at parties, people are whipping up full platters of delicious finger foods.

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They basically feature every treat you would want to snack on at a birthday party.

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When you think of a birthday party, you think of salty and sweet finger foods for people to snack on all night, and of course, a cake.

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For a birthday board, you can absolutely still add a birthday cake to keep the spirit of the festivities alive, but it's just not the star of the show anymore.

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Everything is!

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Cookies, cupcakes, chips, snack mixes, pretzels, and candies are perfect for getting your guests' hands dirty, which is the best part about food boards.

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They're also perfect for those who are picky about their cake flavor. There's gotta be at least one thing on the board your guests can all enjoy!

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This one is made for those who can handle a super tweet tooth or a few.

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Talk about a sugar rush!

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For those who aren't fans of sweets, you can still go for a more savory birthday board.

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Cheese basically looks like cake anyway, right?

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Hey, any food is birthday food as long as there are some candles and an ode to your age somewhere!

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Let's just pretend this isn't a normal charcuterie board, okay?

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Will you be giving a birthday board a try for your next celebration?

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What sorts of things would you stuff yours with to personalize it?

Let us know!

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