Individual charcuteries boxes—also known as “fancy adult lunchables”—have become a popular Teacher Appreciation Week treat. A creative spin on charcuterie boxes, “cupcuteries” are a smaller-scale version of this snackable feast. They're almost too cute to eat, right?
Below, we’ve rounded up all the snacks and supplies you’ll need to create charcuterie cups for 100 teachers in a convenient shoppable list. You’ll want to budget around $300 ($3 per box). You’ll need a few volunteers to set up an assembly line in the kitchen (wearing gloves, of course). Set aside two hours to assemble.
If you'd rather do individual boxes instead of cups, we've included a shoppable list of packaging supplies and suggested snacks for those, too.
1. Disposable charcuterie cups with cocktail picks and bamboo skewers
This set for 100 includes cups, cocktail picks (for meat and cheese), and skewers (for fresh fruit).
2. “Thank you for being amazing” stickers
Affix a sticker to the front of each charcuterie cup.
3. Organic honey sticks
Add 1 stick to each cup. You’ll need 1 package for 100 teachers.
4. Cracker Barrel cheese cubes (Vermont Cheddar and Gouda)
Use 3 cubes per cocktail pick. You’ll need 6 to 7 bags for 100 teachers.
5. Dried apricots
Add 1 to 2 apricots per cup. You’ll need 2 packs for 100 teachers.
6. Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles
Add 1 truffle per cup. You’ll need 2 bags for 100 teachers.
7. Mini sweet pickles
Position 1 pickle at the top of each cocktail pick bamboo skewer, then add 2 salami slices (folded in half; see next item). You’ll need 4 jars for 100 teachers.
Fold 2 slices of salami in half and affix to cocktail pick bamboo skewer, below the mini pickle. You’ll need 3 to 4 packages for 100 teachers.
9. Parmesan Whisps
Add 2 whisps to each cup. You’ll need 2 to 3 packages for 100 teachers. (Have crackers instead? Those’ll do the trick, too!)
Add a small sprinkle of pistachios to each cup. If your school has a nut policy, you’ll want to skip this step, of course!
11. Fresh fruit
Shop the weekly sales at your local supermarket or Trader Joe’s to get the best prices on fresh fruit. Wash and air-dry grapes and berries beforehand so they don’t get mushy. For assembly, start with one blackberry at the top of the skewer, followed by two or three grapes.
• Blackberries (you’ll need 100 blackberries for 100 teachers)
• Red or green grapes (you’ll need 200 to 300 grapes for 100 teachers)
12. Sparkling Rosé-flavor Jelly Beans (optional)
If you have extra budget to spare, include a bottle of rosé-flavor nonalcoholic jelly beans with each cup for a fun twist on a wine and charcuterie pairing for teachers!
If you’d rather do individual boxes instead of cups, we have you covered with suggested snacks and a shoppable list of packaging supplies below.
To recreate the above, you'll need:
• Windowed charcuterie boxes (Amazon)
• Muffin tin cups (Amazon)
• Jam containers with lids (Amazon)
• Charcuterie (“A fancy term for adult lunchable”) gift tags (Etsy)
• Vintage travel stickers (Etsy)
Each box can fit:
• 3 to 5 pieces of hard salami slices
• 3 cubes of cheese
• 6 crackers
• 1/4 cup mixed nuts
• Individual hummus packs or 2 teaspoons of jam (in a container)
• A handful of grapes
• 1 cookie