Rise & Shine! March Board of the Month

Are you struggling from the time change or totally unphased? I’ve been down in Lower Alabama helping my mom prep for her home listing so I’m actually losing two hours today on my trek home — Jesus, bring on the coffee! I thought officially moving into Daylight Saving Time was the perfect opportunity to share the latest Board of the Month — a concept I’ve been really excited about and totally different than last year’s St. Patrick’s Day boards (you can see those three concepts HERE) — with a sumptuous, spring-forward morning survival spread. Now, I know this morning’s breakfast board probably won’t make it to your kitchen island today (unless you’re uber prepared with all the continental treats) but it’s definitely a different take on a cheese board that would be perfect for a brunch, holiday or special occasion.

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How to Create a Morning Breakfast Board

March Board of the Month: Rise & Shine Breakfast Board

For me, the key in putting together a breakfast board is sticking to the same principles of any board I create.

  • Use lots of different flavors & colors
  • Stick to finger foods/items that can be dipped or at least miniature prepared items
  • Don’t be afraid to layer and pile it on

Here’s how it turned out…

Perfect for Brunch! How to Create a Breakfast Board for Morning Gatherings

I used my latest board — this reclaimed pine board in the “large” size — again. If you’re planning for something like a breakfast board or more of a meal/options board, having something large you can display on your island is such a treat. You can find it HERE and use code SAVEMORE for a discount today.

How to Create a Breakfast Board

When Would I Create a Breakfast Board?

There are a lot of opportunities to assemble and serve morning treats and it doesn’t even have to be in the A.M.  Here are a few ideas…

  1. Brunch with girlfriends
  2. Baby Shower
  3. Bridal Shower
  4. Breakfast for Dinner get-together
  5. Christmas morning
  6. Thanksgiving morning
  7. Last weekend before school starts
  8. New Year’s Day
  9. Game Day
  10. Morning of Graduation
  11. Father’s Day
  12. Mother’s Day
  13. ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’
  14. Hosting little league after an early game
  15. End of school celebration
  16. Small group get-together
  17. Royal Wedding Watch Party
  18. Black Friday
  19. Welcome home

How to Create a Cheese Board with Breakfast Food

How to Create an Easy Continental Breakfast Board for Morning Guests

What Do You Put On a Breakfast Board?

That’s the other fun part — anything goes! It’s totally up to you. I stuck with a continental theme but could have gone heavier on muffins/danishes/cinnamon rolls. I could have gone more of a toast route with spread options or bagels with a variety of cream cheese. This is what I used…

Ideas for a Morning Breakfast Board

I set large items down first, followed by the accompanying topping/dip/spread bowls and I kept like items/partnering items together. For example — I kept the whipped cream and chocolate chips next to the mini waffles. If they were on the other side of the board, it may be confusing as to what they are intended for. Fruit, granola, and anything small was nestled in last.

And by the way, add the croissants in the frozen section and the brioche toasts (I’ve been using these for quick, mini avocado toast) — both from Trader Joe’s are amazing; add them to your list for your next run!

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  1. 3.8.20
    Debbie said:

    I woke up to your breakfast board.. It looks Delish… . especially to me! I’m not a breakfast eater …more of a Brunch-Lunchy Person! This would be great for me! Thanks you for your food boards.. I love them.. make them & Always look forward to all of your ideas! I love your blogs.. you seem to be a real person with great ideas.. Not just another blogger just pushing high priced home goods to sell on her blog… Thanks you so much for Just Being You & Real! Love to seeyour beautiful baby & watch her grow too!:)

    • 3.9.20

      Debbie, your kind words mean the world to me. I love what I do, but it is important to me to provide content that will interest my readers. I say that variety is the spice of life! xoxo

  2. 3.8.20
    @mrsmaypop said:

    This is brilliant! Saving this idea for the holidays. Thank you!

    • 3.9.20

      Thank you! I hope it works for you!

    • 3.9.20

      Yay! This was so much fun to do. There is something for all tastes! 😁😁

  3. 3.8.20
    Tamisha said:

    Omg, this looks sooooo good, Kelley!!! Woke up to this as well. 🤤🤤🤤 Loving the board of the month series and can’t wait to try some of these on holidays!

    • 3.9.20

      Thanks so much, Tamisha. I am so glad to know you are liking the boards. They are lots of fun to do! ❤️

  4. 3.8.20
    Joanna said:

    I would love breakfast at your house. 😋 Your boards always look so pretty.
    I’ve pinned the board for future reference. Listing all the items on the board is a great idea. Are those little waffles on the side?

    • 3.9.20

      Joanna, you’re the sweetest! I thought the list would help. Yes, those are Eggo mini waffles. 🙏❤️

  5. 3.8.20
    Gretchen Thomas said:

    This board is the best ever! I so love that all food groups and sweet/savory are included. It is beautiful and looks so tasty!

    • 3.9.20

      I loved this one! Can’t wait to do one with you soon! 😘

  6. 1.24.21
    Michelle Van Zeumeren said:

    beautiful breakfast board!!!! Love the colours. How many people do you think the above board would feed?

    • 1.26.21

      Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! Depending on the appetites, this board would feed eight to ten people easily. You can always add more bacon, eggs, etc. depending on the different preferences of your crowd. xoxo