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A winter fiesta!

Charcuterie boards are still holding people’s attention and staying on the “hot” list! So much so that there have been a number of creative variations on the charcuterie board. There are dessert boards, candy boards, breakfast, and even vegan boards! So why not a taco board, probably the simplest of them all!

A taco board is a creative and interactive way to serve tacos, especially for a group or party setting. It’s a fun and visually appealing presentation that allows your guests to customize their own tacos to their liking.

Why you will love Taco Boards

They are versatile. A taco board can be customized to include a variety of proteins, toppings, and sauces to please everyone’s taste or dietary restrictions. 

Shells, for example, can be either corn or flour to suit different needs.

They are easy to prepare. Preparing a taco board is as simple as arranging the ingredients on a large platter or board. This means less stress for parents and more time to enjoy the party.

They are perfect for a crowd. A taco board is a great option for feeding a large family or a lot of kids.

They are visually appealing. A beautifully arranged taco board is sure to be inviting to parents and kids alike.

They are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together, Christmas, or New Year’s party.

They are fun and interactive. A taco board will make everyone feel involved and engaged in the dining experience.

They are easy to clean up. Once your guests have finished their meal, simply dispose of any leftovers and wipe down the board, making for an easy and stress-free clean up.

Here are some creative taco board ideas that you can use to make your taco night a memorable experience: 


Fiesta Board

Fillings: Seasoned ground beef, shredded chicken, and black beans.

Toppings: Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, diced onions, corn, and a variety of salsas (mild, medium, or hot).

Extras: Guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

Tortillas: Provide a mix of hard taco shells and soft tortillas (corn or flour).


Seafood Sensation Board

Fillings: Grilled shrimp, seared fish (like tilapia or cod), or even fish sticks would work here.

Toppings: Shredded cabbage, diced mango, diced pineapple, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges.

Extras: Avocado crema, chipotle mayo, and salsa verde.

Tortillas: Soft flour tortillas work best for seafood tacos, but there are also soft corn tortillas.


Veggie Lover’s Delight

Fillings: Grilled portobello mushrooms, roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and sautéed bell peppers and onions.

Toppings: Sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes, shredded cabbage, and crumbled queso fresco.

Extras: Avocado slices and a variety of salsas (tomatillo, corn, etc.).

Tortillas: Offer a mix of soft corn tortillas and flour tortillas.


Breakfast Taco Board

Fillings: Scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and sautéed breakfast sausage.

Toppings: Diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and chopped green onions.

Extras: Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

Tortillas: Soft flour tortillas or small corn tortillas.


DIY Taco Pizza Board

Include premade mini pizza crusts or tortillas for a taco pizza twist. Provide pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and a selection of taco toppings. Let guests build their own taco-inspired pizzas.


Dessert Tacos

Fillings: Ice cream, pudding, custard, and cheesecake filling.

Toppings: Cut up fruit, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and candies.

Extras: Chocolate or caramel sauce, jams, jellies, or compotes.

Tortillas: You can get creative and use crepes, pancakes, cinnamon-and-sugar-dusted flour tortillas, or even waffles that you bend as soon as they come out of the waffle iron.


Assembling Your Taco Board:

  1. Choose how to serve it. You can use a large wooden cutting board, a serving platter, or even a clean slate or piece of marble.
  2. Arrange the toppings. Place small bowls or containers on the board to hold the toppings. Arrange them in a visually appealing manner.
  3. Prepare the taco shells. If using hard taco shells, stand them up around the outside of the board to create a nice design. If using soft tortillas, warm them before serving.
  4. Create a focal point. Consider placing a bowl of guacamole or a vibrant salsa in the centre of the board to create a visual focal point.
  5. Add garnishes. Sprinkle fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges around the board for a finishing touch.
  6. Make serving easy. Make sure to have utensils like tongs or serving spoons available for easy self-service.

A taco board not only provides a delicious meal but also adds an element of fun and creativity for parents or kids to create their own signature taco. You can even do two taco boards, a savory one for dinner and a sweet one for dessert. If you want to complete the trifecta of an interactive creative dinner, why not add a mocktail station so the kids can create their favorite fruit margaritas – minus the tequila, of course.

Heat up your winter with these versatile and delicious taco board ideas! A great idea for New Year’s Eve or anytime during the holiday season. Making memories, that’s what it’s all about!

Tanya is the Head Curator at Menagerie Parties & Cakes, handcrafting boutique party experiences through custom decor, engaging activities, and show-stopping sweets for people living full, productive lives wanting to celebrate life to its fullest. It’s a Party in a Box! For more information, call 403-890-4803, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Feeling Social? Follow on Facebook and Instagram.


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