When planning baby shower party foods, keep in mind that it’s a special occasion to celebrate a new chapter in the life of the new parents.
A variety of delicious food is always a wonderful way to shower the sweet family with love. It’s actually fun to plan a baby shower food menu.
All of these food and theme ideas are perfect for any baby shower celebration when you’re getting together with close friends and family members.
Easy Baby Shower Food Ideas
The party food doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult. Start with a theme and plan the baby shower menu around it.
It’s always good to have a variety of finger foods, fresh fruit, cut vegetables, and sweet treats. Easy appetizers, such as mini quiches and hors d’oeuvres, are always welcome.
Just remember that you don’t have to serve every single thing you think of. It’s okay to have just a few food items that you know the guest of honor will love.
It’s fun to have a nice display piece, such as this 3-tier platter to show off the food. You get bonus points if you make it yourself and give it to the new mom and dad after the party is over.
Serve some of these delicious foods for a memorable baby shower the new parents will love. It’s always a good idea to ask guests if there are any dietary restrictions and offer options for everyone.
Any time I have a get-together with a lot of people, I like to provide a wide variety of foods. That way, if someone has food allergies, there is likely to be something he or she can enjoy.
As flavorful as they are nutritious, baby shower party guests will love these delicious morsels of goodness.
Provide a variety of dips so each person can enjoy them the way they like.
You’ll be blown away by how crunchy and yummy these treats are.
And the bonus is that chickpeas are packed with protein.
Make as many of these as you have time for because these easy bite-size pizza bites will disappear very quickly from the snack table!
They are packed with nutrition, and they add lots of color for a festive touch.
When you want something that is sure to impress the guests, this delightful baked brie treat from Back to My Southern Roots is sure to be a home run.
Make this impressive treat, and you’ll be the shower host everyone turns to when it’s time to plan the next one.
Potato chips and dip are a classic treat for a reason.
They’re delicious together, especially when you make this tried-and-true sour cream dip.
Here is another way to have bite-size pizza-flavored snacks.
You can use any type of twisted pretzel. I make it with gluten-free pretzels, and no one can tell the difference.
This combination of popcorn, peanut butter, and chocolate is like a party in the mouth with every single bite.
Serve it for any special occasion, including a baby shower for your best friend.
The crunchy deliciousness of pecans with a sugary coating will make your tastebuds very happy.
Candied pecans have been a favorite snack in my family for years, and that’s because they’re so good!
These baked pimento cheese pinwheels from Julia’s Simply Southern are a great way to celebrate the big day!
What I love about these tasty treats is that Julia takes a southern staple and shows one of the creative ways to serve it.
This sweet dip is so easy to make, and it has a great payoff at parties.
Place the bowl in the center of the dessert table and offer a variety of fruit, cookies, and cake bites to dip.
Pimento cheese is a southern staple that you’re likely to find in my refrigerator at any given time.
I love making little pimento cheese sandwiches and stacking them on a plate.
12. Chicken Salad
Another delicious sandwich filling is chicken salad. You can use fresh chicken that you cook, a rotisserie chicken, or even canned chicken.
Make this basic recipe or add a few of your own ingredients.
13. Deviled Eggs
In my opinion, the best parties have deviled eggs on the snack table.
Of course, they never last long, but they’re definitely a treat that most people enjoy.
14. Spinach Dip
Spinach dip is wonderful when served with crackers, toast, or even bread slices.
It has such a delightful blend of creamy goodness, spinach, and just the right amount of seasonings to make this a crowd favorite.
Every time I serve marinated mushrooms, people comment on how fancy the offerings are.
They naturally assume that I spent hours making these wonderful little bites of goodness taste so wonderful. But they’re super easy because you make them in the slow cooker.
16. Crab Mini Tarts
Add Miz Helen’s crab mini tarts to the appetizer or main course table and watch them disappear!
Make sure you have enough for everyone to get seconds on this one! Miz Helen sure does know how to make fabulous food!
17. Zucchini Fries
Zucchini has to be one of my favorite vegetables because it’s so versatile. Y
ou can make these zucchini fries in an air fryer or in your oven. Serve them with your favorite dip.
18. Roasted Pecans
We used to be limited to certain seasons for pecans, but now they’re available year-round.
I love roasting them to bring out the nutty flavor. You only need a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to make this yummy treat.
19. Party Mix
The very first time I tasted the Chex party mix, I was hooked. Then I discovered that I need to avoid gluten. So I set out to create a recipe that eliminates gluten but still has the flavor that so many people enjoy.
No one has ever complained about the lack of gluten in my party mix. In fact, folks have asked for the recipe.
This yummy dish is called a fruit salad, but I like it for dessert.
It doesn’t matter what you call it because it’s delicious either way. You’ll find it refreshing and absolutely delightful.
21. Roasted Tomatoes
Here’s another versatile treat. I like to roast a batch of tomato slices and use them in a variety of ways.
Serve them alone or place them on crackers with some cream cheese. You can even cut them up for a tasty pizza topping.
Also called taffy apples, these caramel grapes can be eaten with or without a coating of nuts.
You can make them in advance or offer bowls of caramel and crushed nuts for guests to add the coatings fondue style.
There are several ways you can offer this type of snack mix.
You can either mix everything in advance and serve it from a big bowl. Or you can set out different treats so the guests can mix what they want.
I’ve never seen a platter of stuffed mushrooms go untouched.
In fact, they are typically empty in a matter of minutes. There’s something really wonderful about this savory treat.
Full sized stuffed peppers are yummy, but you need a fork and sometimes a knife to eat them.
Instead, I like to stuff mini peppers for parties. They’re a delicious finger food that just happen to be nutritious.
Refreshing, delicious, and nutritious, fruit kabobs are easy to prepare.
The mother-to-be will appreciate having something she can enjoy, knowing it’s good for her and the baby.
Who says baby shower party foods can’t be good for you?
Enjoy the combination of sweet and tart flavors of these 3-ingredient lemon bars.
You’ll love the fact that they’re super easy to make, yet they are such a great crowd pleaser.
What’s better than brownies from a mix?
Check out some of these ideas to take your favorite quick and easy snack to a whole new level of yumminess.
Butterscotch fans will love these cookies. They’re made from cake mix, so they’re super easy.
Make a plate of them and watch how quickly they disappear.
The melt-in-your-mouth goodness of these peanut butter cookies will have everyone at the baby shower asking for the recipe.
And they’re naturally gluten-free because there isn’t a speck of flour in them.
You only need a package of frozen meatballs and a few minutes to create this delicious treat! I also like to offer a variety of dips.
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can heat these up in the oven. But it takes a little longer, so follow the instructions on the package.
Who says homemade ice cream requires hours of churning?
Now that I’ve discovered this recipe, I make it whenever the urge strikes.
Mix the ingredients the day before the baby shower, pop it into the freezer, and it will be ready for your guests the next day.
These basil melon skewers from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage are refreshing and delicious. The new mom-to-be will enjoy them because they’re also delicious and nutritious.
Beverages for Baby Showers
There are so many different types of beverages you can serve at baby showers, Here are some ideas:
- Tea served in pretty tea cups
- Blue or pink punch if you know the baby’s gender
- Sherbet punch with ginger ale served in a large bowl
- It’s up to you whether or not to serve adult beverages. Just remember that most doctors advise expectant mothers not to drink alcohol.
Other Great Food Ideas
If you want to narrow down the food options, try offering a food theme. Here are some you might want to consider:
Baked Potato Bar – Bake a bunch of large potatoes, stack them on a plate, and fill a buffet table with toppings. Your guests will enjoy having different options to pile onto their potatoes.
Taco Bar – All you need for this are taco shells, meat, cheese, some cut veggies, sour cream, and a few other things to make this a big hit.
Salad Bar – Do you want to keep this event healthy? Then provide a buffet with bowls of different types of lettuce, cut veggies, and salad dressings. You can even add some of your own homemade ranch dressing or this delicious thousand island dressing.
Cake – It’s always a good idea to have some sort of cake option, whether it’s a traditional cake you slice, cupcakes, or even cake pops. This raspberry ginger cake from Dance Around the Kitchen is delicious!
Baby Shower Theme Ideas
Having a theme is a fun way of celebrating, and it’s easier to decorate if you’re focused on a specific topic. There are thousands of different fun theme ideas for baby showers.
A lot of hosts will choose a theme and then come up with baby shower party foods that support it.
Here are some baby shower ideas you might want to consider:
- Gender reveal using balloons, hidden cake decoration, or other creative pink or blue items.
- Nautical with sailboats and anchors with different shades of blue.
- Seasonal with a decor that fits winter, spring, summer, or fall.
- International with a variety of foods and decor from different countries.
- Baby animal with stuffed animal decor and a menu with cut animal names, like koala cupcakes or chipmunk chips.
- Outer space with rockets, shiny stars, and out-of-this-world treats.
- Vintage with pearls, velvet, and lots of antiques.
- Garden theme with a variety of faux flowers and flowers from the garden. You can even make edible flowers with frosting or candy.
Party Game Ideas
It’s up to you whether or not to have party games. It might be enough to have introductions, a table filled with baby shower party foods, and a few ice breakers.
Even if I don’t think I’ll need any, I like to have a few that are ready to go, in case there’s a lull in conversation.
Here are some fun party game ideas:
- Mommy Trivia – Guests are asked questions based on facts about the mother-to-be. (Her age, where she was born, how many siblings she has, etc.).
- Gender Guessing – Have a contest with a reveal at the party or later about the gender of the baby. Also ask guests why they chose either baby girl or baby boy.
- Name That Baby – This makes for a fun round of interesting, thoughtful, and maybe even silly baby names.
- Mom or Dad Said What? – This is a fun game with questions pertaining to which parent said or did what, and you’re almost guaranteed to get some laughs. (Who proposed, which one does most of the cooking, etc.)
- Put the Diaper on the Baby – Blindfolded guests diapering baby dolls.
- Did She Really Say That? – Someone jots down everything the mother-to-be says as she opens her gifts. Then the comments are read later as something she said at the time the baby was conceived.
Virtual Baby Shower
If the guests aren’t able to get together in person, host a virtual baby shower. You can do this with Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, or any of your favorite video services.
Have all of the guests send the gifts in advance. When you go live, asks the guest to introduce themselves and tell what they’re eating or drinking during the party.
As the guest of honor opens gifts, she can show them and explain what each item is. The baby shower guests can have a moment to tell about why they chose the gifts.
It goes without saying that each person will supply their own baby shower party foods.
Share More Baby Shower Party Food Ideas
If you’re in charge of planning a baby shower party, try including some of the food and drinks listed above. There are so many great options when it comes to choosing the perfect dishes for your event.
I’ve compiled this list of my favorites to help get you started on picking out what’s best based off personal preferences. What are some of your favorite baby shower party foods? Let me know!