Are you looking for some food ideas that the mum-to-be will love but also all the guests attending? You will be sure to find that perfect something in these baby shower food ideas.
Baby shower food is one of the most important aspects to planning a baby shower. Everyone always looks forward to the food when attending parties so you certainly don’t want to let them down.
You can actually get some great baby shower finger foods that will help start conversations during the party which is always a good thing.
As well as choosing what food to have at the baby shower, you can also have a lot of fun with the baby shower food menu. If you’re into scrapbooking then creating food menus for the baby shower should be a breeze. You can really get creative by adding lace, diamantes and clipart to your food menus.
There are so many ideas you can choose from when picking what baby shower brunch food to have at the baby shower. You can choose from healthy baby snacks, juicy mocktails (since the mum-to-be can’t drink alcohol), tasty cheese balls, traditional ham sandwiches and a lot more.
There is a lot to consider when choosing what food for a baby shower to have however that does not mean it cannot be fun. If you love to bake and cook then you can have some serious fun with this.
Here are 38 baby shower foods you can get creative with:
1. Baby Potato Bites
If you’re looking for fancy looking but very simple to make appetizer then these baby potato bites are perfect. All you need to make these very tasty baby potato bites are baby potatoes, salmon, fresh chives and sour cream. You can scoop out the flesh from the potato after baking to add the sour cream. You can then add small pieces of salmon and chives to the top of the bites.
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2. Gluten Free Desserts
If you know that the mum-to-be or any of the guests can only have gluten free foods then this gluten free desert is a great way to accommodate them. This is a gluten free strawberry shortcake in a shot glass that not only looks super cute but is extremely tasty too. They will be certain to go down a treat at the baby shower.
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3. Oatmeal & Berries With Sugar Spoons
This is another healthy snack to have at the baby shower for all those who love their healthy snacks. You can have fun with the decoration of this baby shower food by adding twine around the glass to tie the sugar spoon to the food. This is a granola type snack so you will need oats, yoghurt and strawberries to make this simple yet cute snack for the baby shower.
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4. Baby Shower Mocktail
Since the mum-to-be can’t drink, she will still want to join in on the celebrations so making mocktails is the perfect why for her to feel like she is joining in. You can make this lovely mocktail with apple juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, crushed ice and garnish with orange slices. This will look very inviting when in a pitcher.
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5. Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
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Another very yummy mocktail you can make for the baby shower is blueberry mojito which the mum-to-be will love if she loves her mojitos. You can make this by using fresh blueberries, fresh mint leaves, sugar, limes, club soda and ice. All you need to do is blend all of the ingredients and pour into mason jars. You can then garnish with blueberries and mint.
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6. Beef & Vegetables Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers
The first finger foods on the list using meat are these beef and vegetables stuffed mini bell peppers. You can get creative with this and add whatever vegetables you like however I find that peas and carrots tend to work best. Make sure to chop the vegetables up small so as to make a good beef and vegetable mix that will easily fit into the mini bell peppers.
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7. Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Blue Cheese & Bacon
These amazing little bite sized snacks only take 15 minutes to make a batch of 12 so are definitely a great choice for baby showers any other events. You’ll need fresh cherry tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, crisp cooked bacon and fresh chives. All you need to do is squeeze the cheese inside the tomatoes so that it overfills slightly and top with bacon and chives.
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8. Easy Cheese Ball
This amazingly tasty cheese ball will only take a few minutes to make and will go down a storm at the baby shower so is certainly a must. To make this cheese ball you’ll need cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated parmesan, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, sliced almonds and crackers to serve it with.
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9. White Chocolate Dipped Oreos
Everyone loves Oreos so you can’t go wrong with these however you can dress them up a bit so they look more appropriate for a baby shower. One way you can do this is to melt white chocolate and dip each Oreo entirely into the melted white chocolate and set aside to dry. Once the white chocolate is set, you can then get creative and use icing sugar to decorate the top of the Oreos.
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10. Heart Shaped Rice Crispy Cakes
If there is one thing that is always found at baby showers, it is hearts. These rice crispy heart shaped treats will be sure to be all gone by the end of the party. You can dress your heart shaped rice crispy cakes by dipping them in white chocolate and decorating the top of them with pink icing.
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11. Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches
You can never have a party without having ham sandwiches, you just can’t go wrong! Instead of having plain ham sandwiches though, you can make then more interesting by making these Hawaiian ham sandwiches. All you need to make these sandwiches are Hawaiian sweet rolls, deli ham, shredded Swiss cheese, poppy seeds, Dijon mustard, dried minced onion and Worcestershire sauce.
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12. Sesame Street Characters
How fun and cute are these amazing platters of food? These Sesame Street themed platters will look absolutely amazing at the baby shower and will certainly have everyone talking. You can create these platters using blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, broccoli, bell peppers, mango, red grapes. You can also have a white dip such as sour cream or soft cheese to make the eyes.
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13. Chex Muddy Buddies
If you want to have something different on the buffet table then these little treats will be absolutely perfect. All you need to make these are rice chex, vanilla baking chips, peanut butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, pink or blue edible glitter, pink or blue sprinkles, pink or blue coated candy. You can add the candy and chex to fill the cupcake cases.
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14. Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas
Going back to the putting a healthy twist on classic treats, you can add all kinds of fruits to your sugar cookies. Guests at the baby shower will be truly delighted once they find that they can have the best of both worlds; sin and good all in one. They will become an instant hit at the baby shower and I’m sure you’ll be asked how you made them. All you need to make them is sugar, cornstarch, unsweetened pineapple juice, lemon juice, cream cheese, whipped topping, sugar cookies, fresh blueberries, chopped peeled kiwi fruit and chopped fresh strawberries.
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15. Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels
Everyone loves a tortilla at a party and these bite sized little treats will be sure to not disappoint. All you need to make these yummy treats are softened cream cheese, hot wing sauce, crumbled blue cheese, shredded Colby-jack cheese, finely chopped green onions, shredded chicken breast, large and flour tortillas. You should make these as you would normal tortillas however this time slice them into pinwheels.
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16. Taco Cupcakes
These taco cupcakes just make your mouth water just by looking at them. They look so inviting and yummy that there will be none left by the end of the baby shower. All you need to make these yummy treats is ground beef, taco seasoning, wonton wrappers, refried beans, tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, cream, diced tomatoes, cilantro and finely diced onions.
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17. BLT Pasta Salad
There is no way that you can have a baby shower and not have a pasta salad. Pasta salad is almost an expected food at baby showers and any other party which is why you cannot forget it. This BLT pasta salad is super easy to make and will be do down a treat at the party. All you need is bow tie pasta, Italian salad dressing, creamy ranch salad, bacon, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and red onion.
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18. Strawberry Bark
This is one of the most simple yet tastiest treats that you will have the baby shower and the kids will absolutely love it. It is also another food that is healthy and you only need yoghurt and died strawberries to make it… that is it! Line a flat pan with parchment paper, spread the yoghurt evenly in the pan, sprinkle strawberries on top and freeze for a few hours.
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19. Woodland Themed Baby Shower Food
If you’re planning a woodland themed baby shower then you will of course want some tasty treats that will be in keeping with the woodland theme. You can do this by having log cakes, woodland animal shaped cookies, delicious toffee apples and fruits and nuts. You can place these all on a table topped with faux branches and pine cones to create your woodland themed buffet.
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20. Strawberry Shortcake Kebobs
What a fun twist these are on the traditional strawberry shortcake that you will usually find at baby showers. They will be perfect for your finger food buffet. They only take 35 minutes to make and all you need is strawberries, white cake mix, Greek vanilla yoghurt, egg whites, white chocolate chips and skewers.
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21. Simple Sparkling Raspberry Mocktail
You would never believe that this delicious and inviting drink wasn’t champagne. There is no better way to make the mum-to-be feel like the baby shower is a true celebration. All you need to create this mocktail is frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, frozen raspberries and sparkling white grape juice.
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22. Dill Pickle Bites
If you know that the mum-to-be is slightly addicted to pickles then she will absolutely loves these tasty treats. All you will need to make these dill pickle bites are softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated onion, dried dill weed, ground black pepper, baby dill pickles, white bread and hard salami slices.
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23. DIY Baby Shower Cake Pops
What would a baby shower be without cake pops? These charming desserts quickly became a hit sensation almost overnight but have stayed popular since. To make this DIY baby shower cake pops you’ll need dark chocolate cake mix, eggs, cream cheese for the frosting, cake pop sticks and candy melts.
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24. Blueberry Cheesecake Shooters
Cheesecake is a personal favorite of mine in all kinds of flavors. If the mum-to-be is also a fan of cheesecake then these blueberry cheesecake shooters are must for the baby shower. What’s better is that there is absolutely no baking involved. You can use patterned tape to stick the spoon to the shooter for a finishing touch.
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25. Penna Pasta With Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
This lovely little pots of pasta only take 35 minutes to make and all you need to make them is penne pasta, garlic seasoning, crumbled bacon, quartered cherry tomatoes, cubed mozzarella cheese, sliced black olives, key lime cheese ball mix, white wine vinegar, sour cream, mayonnaise and fresh cilantro.
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26. Herbed Chicken Salad In Puff Pastry Cups
These will be very popular at the baby shower with everyone asking for the recipe, I’m sure of it. To make this herbed chicken salad in puff pastry cups you will need barely thawed pastry dough, flour, scrambled egg and two different sized round cookie cutters.
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27. Quiche Bites
You simply can’t beat a good quiche at a baby shower and especially when it is in little bite sized portions like these. To make these quiche bites you will need melted butter, bread crumbs, large eggs, diced potatoes, crumbled link chicken sausage, thinly sliced green onions, finely chopped fresh basil, shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled goat cheese and ground black pepper.
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28. Taco Pinwheels
This is another food for the baby shower that will only take 35 minutes to make. Everyone loves tacos and so these will be sure to go down well at the baby shower. All you need to make these taco pinwheels is ground beef, pizza crust, taco seasoning and shredded Mexican blend cheese.
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29. Summertime Strawberry And Brie Crostini
How delightful and yummy do these summertime strawberry and brie crostini’s look? They will look great as part of your fresh and healthy food buffet for the baby shower. The ingredients you will need to make this summertime strawberry and brie crostini is crusty bread, thin slices of prosciutto, thin slices of brie, thinly sliced large strawberries, thinly sliced fresh basil leaves and honey.
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30. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Have you ever seen cookies look this pink before? I’m guessing not! These strawberry chocolate chip cookies will look fab at the baby shower if the mum-to-be is having a baby girl. All you need to make these strawberry chocolate chip cookies is strawberry cake mix, baking powder, large eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
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31. Sparkling Pineapple Party Punch
This sparkling pineapple party punch will literally take you just 5 minutes to make and will be perfect for the baby shower. All you need is pineapple juice, Sprite, sugar and vanilla ice cream. To make it just dissolve the sugar in hot boiling water and add to the rest of the ingredients in the punchbowl.
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32. Easy Pink Lemonade Fudge
Fudge is always a yummy treat to have at a baby shower and you can make them in either pink or blue. To make these easy pink lemonade fudges you’ll need white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, dry pink lemonade Kool-Aid, raspberry extract and sprinkles. The mum-to-be will love these fudges as will everyone else at the baby shower.
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33. Ducky Baby Shower Punch
This is a baby shower so you might as well have fun with your punchbowl and add rubber ducks to it. This ducky baby shower bunch will look fab as a centrepiece on the buffet table. You can make it with blue unsweetened Kool-Aid, ginger ale, white grape juice, sugar and pineapple sherbet,
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34. Berry Blue Bars
If the mum-to-be is having a baby boy then these berry blue bars will be perfect for the baby shower. To make them you will need cracker crumbs, melted butter, cranberry juice, berry blue gelatin, softened cream cheese, thawed cool whip, cold milk and instant vanilla pudding. You will have a lot of fun making these.
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35. Cream Cheese Mints
These cream cheese mints are certainly unique and will get guests talking. They are great to have in small bowls on each of the tables so guests can nibble. They only take 5 minutes to make and you’ll need cream cheese, sifted confectioners’ sugar, butter and peppermint extract. You can make whatever shaped mints you want.
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36. Sherbet Church Punch
How fun does this look colourful punch look? You can’t beat a good punchbowl at a baby shower and this will certainly not disappoint. It only takes 10 minutes to make and all you’ll need is frozen fruit punch concentrate, pineapple juice, 7-Up, fresh raspberries, fresh strawberries, pineapple and raspberry rainbow sherbet.
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37. 3 Layer Chocolate Cake
There is no way you can have a baby shower without having a gorgeous cake as the centrepiece on your buffet table. This gorgeous baby shower cake is made up of 3 layers of chocolate cake with a baby pink frosting that completely covers the cake with a gorgeous floral detail.
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38. Layered Strawberry Jell-O Cups
You can’t go wrong with Jell-O at a baby shower. Everyone from the kids to the adults will be able to enjoy these tasty treats. The best thing is that you will only need strawberry Jell-O mix, cool whip and strawberries to make these layered strawberry Jell-O cups.
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That’s it for my 38 ideas for baby shower food that I’m sure you have found some great ideas to get you started on. From everything from Jell-O to chocolate cake and from punchbowls to cheesecake, you have plenty of ideas to choose from here. I think the important thing to remember is that baby showers should be fun and light so make sure to keep the food fun and light. If you’re having a particular theme such as woodland or Winne The Pooh then choose food that relate to those themes to make the theme come to life. Most important of all is to have a lot of fun when choosing the baby shower food and to have fun while making the baby shower food.
Do you have any good ideas for baby shower food that I have not included? Feel free to add your ideas in the comments below.
Don’t forget to check out our ultimate baby shower planning guide for more information on baby showers.