Your baby shower menu is the center of the party – second only to the mom-to-be herself! These delicious and creative baby shower food ideas will help you plan your party theme around the menu. As baby showers are often held late morning or early afternoon, fill your menu with these baby shower finger foods that are delicious and theme-friendly.
Many baby shower recipes can be created with baby in mind. A popular item is the baby-basket watermelon fruit salad. Carve out a large watermelon in the shape of a baby basket. Make sure to cut the bottom some too so that the watermelon can sit flat. Add any fruits into the “basket” that you would like in your fruit salad. If you’d like the basket to look like a stroller, use orange slices for wheels and attach with toothpicks.
For a sweet dessert, bake pacifier cupcakes! You can do this one of two ways. Once the cupcakes are baked and iced, you can either add a real pacifier that is to be left with mom after the party or you can create candy pacifiers. To create the pacifier, you need two mint lifesavers and one jelly bean per total number of guests plus some confectioners icing. Use the icing as glue, place one lifesaver at a ninety degree angle to other so that your circles make a “T.” Now place the jelly bean into the top lifesaver so it looks like a pacifier. Use the icing to keep in place.
Cater to mom and create the menu around cravings she has had during her pregnancy. If mom has been craving spiced foods, serve taco bites. Following this baby shower recipe is easy – simply fill cup-shaped tortilla chips with all of your favorite taco ingredients for a great finger food. If mom has also been craving ice cream, create an ice cream bar too! Don’t forget the sprinkles, cherries, and whipped cream toppings.
No matter how obscure the craving, include the food in bite sized amounts for guests to enjoy. Create a sign showing all of mom’s cravings and the corresponding treats to tie your theme together. With this idea, you can serve a wide variety of foods that everyone is sure to love.
Baby Book Snacks
Create a Baby Book theme by serving foods from classic children’s books that mom will be reading to her little one. Choose “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and have a whole cookie table of different types of freshly baked cookies. Serving brunch? “Green Eggs and Ham” is a classic that everyone will know. Add an elegant flare to eggs by making green eggs Florentine (get some extra green from the spinach) and serve with dyed-green Canadian bacon.
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” can inspire an entire menu! Make your centerpiece dish a fruit and vegetable platter in the shape of the caterpillar. Use different green fruit and veggies for the body like apples, celery, broccoli, and grapes. Make the head out of a mix of reds like strawberries and cherry tomatoes.
Any of these baby shower recipe ideas will wow and delight your guests. You may have a hard time choosing just one!