Baby Shower Food

Ideas for delicious baby shower appetizers, finger food, desserts, snacks, sweet, savoury, boy shower themed food, girl shower themed food and more.

The list is long when it comes to planning a baby shower. Invitations, decorations, games, gifts, guests, cake and of course the food! Feeding your baby shower attendees may be the hardest job on the list as there are always dietary requirements to consider, possible allergies, along with deciding which sweet and savoury dishes to choose from. Sticking to the theme of your baby shower is another thing you may want to consider when deciding on what nibbles to provide your guests. It can all start to sound overwhelming but don’t throw in the towel just yet, we have put together some finger food ideas that are small, cute, easy and oh so tasty. Just remember before choosing any dishes that you have asked your guests, on the invitations, if there are any allergies or dietary requirements you may need to consider. You want everyone to be leaving with satisfyingly, full (pregnant looking) bellies!

DIY Baby Shower Food Ideas

You’re hosting a baby shower for your best friend. Sure, you want a spread by a celebrity chef, but who has the money, or even their contact info. Thankfully, you can make a lovely, memorable and tasty shower in your own kitchen, even if you think you can’t cook.

If you feel unsure about your culinary skills, go ahead and try a few of these ideas out ahead of time. You can see which ones you like and which ones are best suited to your party theme.

Cookie Dough Bar

You know you’ve tasted raw cookie dough and love living on the edge. Unfortunately, with a baby on board, raw eggs are forbidden for your mom-to-be. You can make this treat safe by mixing her favorite cookie dough with egg replacement powder. You can find this powder in the natural foods section of your grocery. Simply mix the recommended amount of powder with water to replace each egg in the cookie recipe. It works well for sugar cookies, gingerbread, and, of course, chocolate chip cookie dough.

At the shower, place bowls of cookie dough out with several small cookie dough scoops in each bowl. Surround the dough with a variety of toppings such as sprinkles, chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Invite your guests to dish up their own treats and top them as they wish.

Dipped and Drizzled Pretzel Sticks

Decorated pretzel sticks are a delightful way to celebrate a new family. You can color them to match the décor and use them as edible centerpieces or table decorations. While they are expensive to purchase, they are simple to make. If you can use a microwave, you can make these pretzels. Use the large pretzel rods and choose the pretzels that are whole without chips or cracks.

For dipped pretzels, you have several options. You can purchase candy melts in pink or blue or white. If you choose the white option, purchase sprinkles that match the gender of the baby or your décor. Simply follow the directions on your brand of melt and melt them in the microwave. While they are melting, tear off a piece of waxed paper. Stir the melts after they are melted to ensure that the liquid is smooth and fully melted. Dip the pretzels one by one in the melted candy and either lay them on the waxed paper or roll them in sprinkles for added color. Let them cool before storing them in a sealed, cool container.

To create drizzled pretzel sticks, melt several different shades of your chosen colors. Lay the pretzels on a baking rack over some waxed paper. With a fork, drizzle the melted colored candy over the pretzels. As each color cools, turn the pretzel one quarter turn to ensure that the pretzel rod is colored on all sides. After the candy cools completely, store the covered pretzels in a sealed cool container.

Seven-Layer Dip Cups

Having a Nino Fiesta? Why not celebrate with a seven-layer dip? But rather than create one big dip that looks awful after the first serving, make individual servings for each guest. Simply place each layer in a clear drink cup and place them on a tray to serve with a bowl of tortilla chips. Your guests can dip to their hearts desire while keeping your table attractive.

Smoothie Bar

Trying for a healthier fare? You can set up a smoothie bar that lets each guest make their own personal smoothie. Before the party, hit up your friends and gather as many mini-blenders as you can find such as the Bullet or Ninja blenders. Before the party, lay out bowls with a variety of fresh fruit and veggies as well as yogurt, ice cubes and ice cream. Then, let your guests mix their favorite blends. Pour them in individual cups to keep the blend containers with each borrowed blender.

Fruit and Veggie Kabobs

Just because you haven’t fired up the barbeque doesn’t mean that you can’t have kabobs. Simply cut fruit or veggies into bite-sized pieces and thread them on a skewer. To make the kabob look extra festive, cut larger pieces such as pineapple slices or cucumber slices with small cookie cutters in the shape of hearts, stars or other shapes.

You can stick the ends of the kabobs in a Styrofoam block to hold them upright or lay them on a tray. Serve the fruit kabobs with a fruit dip and the veggie kabobs with a ranch dip.

If you want to serve something a little more substantial, try cutting cheese slices with cookie cutters and skewering them with fresh tomatoes and basil for an antipasto kabob.

Personal Quiche

Sure, you can pick up a box of mini quiches at your favorite big box store. But you can also make a batch yourself filled with fresh foods and no preservatives.

You can use your favorite quiche recipe or start with your own simple base. Mix eggs with a little fresh milk or cream. Season with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Shred ham, cheese, spinach and spray a mini-muffin tin with your favorite non-stick spray. Place ham and cheese in some mini-muffin cups and spinach and cheese in others. Spoon the egg mixture over the filling choices and back at 325 degrees until a knife inserted comes out clean.

You can make several dozen mini quiches ahead of time and put the in the freezer until the day they are needed. Simply heat them up with a pan of water in the oven to keep them from drying out.

Chicken and Waffle Minis

Looking for a brunch treat that is a little more whimsical? Try Chicken and Waffle treats. Simply purchase mini toaster waffles, the kind that come four to a slice, and chicken nuggets. Before the party, bake the chicken nuggets and toast the waffles. Take the waffles apart and sandwich the chicken nugget between two mini waffles and skewer them together. Place them on a tray and drizzle a little maple syrup over each of the little sandwiches.