Finger Food For Baby Shower

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Baby showers are a memorable time for expecting parents, Finger Food For Baby Shower but they can also be stressful. Not only do you have to think about how you’ll decorate the event, whether or not to have games, and who to invite—you also need to make sure the food you serve is safe for everyone there.

Luckily, these finger foods are both delicious and safe for babies, so you can rest easy knowing that your baby shower is the best it can possibly be!

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Finger Food For Baby Shower

Baby shower food ideas
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When planning a baby shower, you can be as creative as you like with the food ideas, but it’s also important to consider some practical aspects.

As the host, you’ll have a lot to take care of, including decorating the venue, so it’s good to plan food that is quick to make and easy to serve and eat.

Here are some tips to help you think about the types of food to choose, how to serve it, and more:

  1. Consider the size and style of the baby shower. Think about whether you’re going for a more formal sit-down gathering or leaning toward a casual affair. Will your guests be seated at a table, standing, or eating on their laps? Would you prefer finger foods or a full-on meal that guests will need forks and knives to eat? Once you’ve made this basic decision, creating your baby shower menu will be much easier.
  2. Offer a variety of options. You probably know that pregnant women are advised to stay clear of certain foods and drinks — such as undercooked or processed meats, undercooked or raw fish, fish high in mercury, and unpasteurized foods — but you may want to check in with the mom-to-be and other guests to find out if anyone has any specific allergies or intolerances, or follows a special diet. You can add this question to your baby shower invitation wording. That way, you’re sure to have appealing, safe choices for everyone! And keep variety in mind when it comes to colors, textures, food temperatures, and degree of spiciness.
  3. Keep food safety in mind. Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly, using separate cutting surfaces for these and other raw foods as you’re preparing them. Make sure all meat is well cooked, and ensure that any hot menu items stay hot or are reheated to safe temperatures when you’re serving them.
  4. Label the foods. Labeling the dishes is a thoughtful gesture for baby shower guests who have food allergies or are following special diets, and it also makes it easy for guests to know what foods they’re eating. If you’ve chosen to do a buffet-style food table, label the foods with little tags or cards. Otherwise, you may decide to print a few menus that you frame and place on each dining table.
  5. Use sturdy tableware. If you’ve chosen disposable plates for the baby shower, avoid poor quality ones that food may soak through and end up staining a guest’s outfit. Avoid plastic cutlery that snaps or doesn’t cut food well. It’s a good idea to look for paper or plastic plates that are durable and can stand up to salad dressings, sauces, and everything in between. The good news is you can find quality disposable baby shower plates and cutlery at all price points.
  6. Feature a creative and practical food table. Make it easy for all of your guests to get their food. A great idea is to set up two food tables (such as one for savories and one for dessert) and let guests serve themselves buffet-style. Instead of pushing the food table up against the wall, pull it out so that baby shower guests can easily drift and mingle around the table, and access the food without having to line up. Use stands made up of overturned pots or bowls to add height so that different dishes are not only more eye-catching but also easier to reach. You can cover these stands with doilies or a tablecloth so that they go unnoticed.
  7. Opt for make-ahead dishes. To make the day of the baby shower much less stressful for you, try to make a majority of your foods ahead of time. You can easily put together a crudité platter a night in advance. Have the cookies iced and the cupcakes frosted. Certain foods like meatballs and mini sausages can also be prepared in advance and simply heated up just before you serve them. Certainly not all food ideas will work if prepared in advance, such as guacamole, which will inevitably turn brown, but think about what can be made in advance, and get those dishes taken care of ahead of time. To make things easier for you, you might also like to ask a friend who’s invited to the shower to arrive a little earlier to help out.
  8. Choose mess-free foods. Having a few dips and sauces on offer is great, but you may want to think twice about serving Buffalo wings or baby back ribs. The same goes for desserts: A slice of cherry pie is harder to eat standing up or while balancing it on a napkin. Do your guests a favor and stick to cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes. Consider how you serve items, too; for example, you could assemble desserts like tiramisu or trifle in individual glasses or clear plastic cups to help make it mess-free.
  9. You don’t have to adhere to a theme. For example, with a baby shower jungle theme, you could go for a very tropical menu with all kinds of tropical food specialties, but keep in mind that choosing to coordinate your foods to the theme may limit your options and could end up being more expensive than what you bargained for. Instead, you might like to serve all kinds of typical party foods that you know your guests will love, and then give the foods a theme by using food dye to color the cookie icing, choosing colorful paper cupcake liners, or deciding on themed table decorations. Get specific ideas on how to easily match your food to the theme in our articles on baby shower themes for boys and baby shower.

Delish Baby Shower Appetizers

Besides having a baby shower cake as a centerpiece, you may want to have a dessert table with an assortment of other sweet offerings. Here are some ideas for crowd-pleasing sweets and desserts

Cookies. These are easy to customize and you can use your favorite recipe. You can tailor the cookies to the theme by using specific cookie cutter shapes like a bow tie, baby bottle, or a toy rattle. Or, you could simply ice round cookies to match the theme by adding food coloring to the icing.

Cake pops. Easy to make, whether you start by buying a cake or baking one from a mix, all you need to do is mash the cake and mix it with frosting, and then form the balls. Dip the balls in different colors of icing or melted candy melts and sprinkle them with edible glitter or sugar beads to make them really snazzy and unique.

Cupcakes. Everyone loves cupcakes, and they’re fun to decorate to match your chosen baby shower theme. Use different colors of frosting, and top the cupcakes with marzipan figures, mini flags, cocktail umbrellas, edible glitter, or any another idea you might have. If you’re really creative you could even pipe the frosting so that it looks like a flower.

Brownies or blondies. Bake a batch of brownies or blondies and cut them into small squares, or use cookie cutters to create fun, themed shapes.

Chocolate truffles. An easy, no-bake chocolate truffle recipe is all you need to create this simple, crowd-pleasing dessert.

Monkey bread. Bake your favorite cinnamon-and-sugar monkey bread, and have some cream cheese frosting on the side for dipping.

Ice pops. Who doesn’t love ice cream? But for an easier alternative (avoiding the chore of scooping out the ice cream), serve ice pops. Your guests will love to feel like kids again. And for a super cute baby shower idea: Decorate the dessert table to look like an ice cream cart. You can buy or prepare ice pops in a color that matches your theme, too.

Chocolate-dipped strawberries. This is a great way to add some fresh fruit to your dessert table. Plus, chocolate-dipped strawberries are a crowd pleaser. Decorate them to look like the berries are wearing tuxedos, if you’re having a little gentleman theme, or decorate them to look like little ladybugs if you’re working with a ladybug theme.

Fruit salad. Fruit salad is always a good choice, especially for those guests who would like a healthier dessert option. Use a melon baller to scoop watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew. Add cubes of pineapple and different berries. Serve the salad individually in glasses or clear plastic cups, or in a large hollowed-out watermelon that can be made to look like a baby carriage.

Fruit skewers. This idea makes serving and eating fruit fun and easy. Simply string cut or cubed fruits like grapes, orange, kiwi, pineapple, and berries onto a skewer. You might even like to arrange the fruit so that it looks like a rainbow.

Tiramisu. It’s easy to whip together this no-bake dessert. Instead of assembling it in a pan, create individual cups of tiramisu. Not only will it look pretty, it’ll be easier for your guests to enjoy as they can take their mini cups and enjoy their desserts while mingling.

Trifle. You can bake your favorite sponge cake recipe or buy one at your local store to create a homemade trifle. Assemble the dessert in individual cups to make serving easier.

Chocolate fondue fountain. Take the dessert table to the next level with a vat of melted chocolate for dipping, or have it flowing from a chocolate fountain. You may be able to buy one of these at your local big box store, or rent one from a party supply store. Have skewers, bowls of fruit, and cookies like vanilla wafers or ladyfingers on hand for dipping. For a baby shower, you might even consider using white chocolate, as the color might better tie in with the rest of your theme, or you could add food dye to make it pink or blue.

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20 Impressive Baby Shower Party Food Ideas

The 20 Most Impressive Baby Shower Party Food Ideas!

1: ANTIPASTO SKEWERS

The perfect way to serve delicious food at your baby shower is undoubtedly by treating your guests to some yummy antipasto skewers.

Loaded with flavor and so easy to make, they are the perfect finger food for a baby shower.

You can add as many or as few ingredients as you like and you can never really go wrong. Make sure you add a bunch of different colors, textures, and flavors.

Antipasto Skewers
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2: TOMATO PESTO CREAM CHEESE CROSTINI

Not much effort goes into making these yummy tomato pesto cream cheese crostini.

They are the perfect kind of food if you’ve not many cooking skills, but are looking to impress.

3: FINGER SANDWICHES

Another great idea for a baby shower party and all-time favorite finger food are mini sandwiches.

Fill them with a bunch of different fillings such as meat, veggies, or cheese and spread them out so your guests can help themselves.

Scrumptious cheese sandwiches can be hard to resist!

Finger Sandwiches
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4: CHARCUTERIE GRAZING PLATTER

Whether you have a large or small group of people at your baby shower, a cheeseboard is always a great idea and one of the best baby shower food ideas you could have.

You won’t believe just how easy they are to put together. Pick out three or four types of different cheeses (a soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and hard one). Blue cheese is a great choice if you love something with a strong taste.

Then, add a bunch of different types of food, such as cured meats, some crackers, or toasted baguettes, and don’t forget to finish off with some mouth-watering fruits and nuts.

5: CHEESEBALL BITES

Finding the perfect appetizers to treat guests to at a baby shower isn’t an easy task, but I’m sure your guests will be delighted at the opportunity to feast on these delicious cheeseball bites, loaded with flavor.

They will bring so much elegance to your baby shower menu and are a fun way to serve softs cheeses.

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6: PUFF PASTRY CRANBERRY HERB CHEESE BITES

Baby shower finger foods are always a great option at a party, so if you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer, check out the recipe for this delicious puff pastry cranberry herb cheese bites.

They are so flaky and creamy, and have a touch of sweetness, making them a great savoury recipe for any cocktail party.

Puff Pastry Cranberry Herb Cheese Bites
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7: GARLIC SAUSAGE PESTO APPETIZER BITES

Whip up a batch of these garlic sausage pesto appetizer bites to serve at your party.

Fill some buttery, flaky phyllo dough cups with the yummy filling. They are such a great choice when it comes to easy baby shower food ideas.

Garlic Sausage Pesto Appetizer Bites
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8: BACON CHEDDAR PINWHEELS

Everyone loves cheese pinwheels and these bacon cheddar ones are super easy to prepare.

They are such a tasty baby shower food. Just one bite of the melty cheddar cheese and crispy bacon and your guests will be scrambling for one more!

Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels
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9: MINI BURGERS

Surprise your guests with a tasty treat of mini burgers /sliders at your special occasion.

There are so many baby shower appetizers to choose from, but take my word, there’s nothing better than a tasty bite of a burger full of flavor.

Mini Burgers
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10: MINI TACO CUPS

These colorful mini tacos cups look so mouthwatering that your guests will have a hard time resisting them.

They are incredibly easy to make and even more fun to serve, so make a bunch of these crispy delights and see them be devoured in minutes.

Mini Taco Cups
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11: KOREAN CHICKEN BAO

One of my own personal all-time favorite recipes is Korean chicken bao. They are such a tasty treat, that even I can’t get enough of them.

Serve them at your special occasion and impress your guests with these soft and fluffy steamed bao buns filled with crispy Korean chicken.

They are pretty easy to make but do need time and effort, as there are many steps. It honestly is worth it though and I guarantee you no one will be disappointed.

Korean Chicken Bao
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12: OVEN BAKES HALLOUMI BITES WITH HOT HONEY

Add something different to your baby shower menu by serving these divine oven-baked halloumi bites to your guests.

Coated with some crispy sesame and Panko breadcrumbs, and a delicious salty halloumi center, no one will want to miss out on a heavenly bite, especially after it’s been dipped in the addicting sweet and spicy hot honey.

13: MINI FRIED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES 

There are certain all-time favorite foods that bring so much joy and comfort just from a simple bite.

These fried chicken and waffles are certainly in that category and are incredibly hard to resist.

Who doesn’t love the idea of taking a bite of a delicious crispy fried chicken on a waffle are paired with maple honey butter?

Mini Fried Chicken and Waffles 
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14: HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN SALAD

Made with juicy tender honey mustard chicken, romaine lettuce, strawberries, avocado, and corn, this chicken salad is a wonderful main course or buffet dish to serve at a baby shower.

It’s one of my favorite recipes and I’m sure it will be a hit with your guests too.

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
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15: ITALIAN PASTA SALAD

You can’t really go wrong with an Italian pasta salad. It’s such a popular choice at a baby shower and is a perfect addition to a buffet table.

Nothing beats delicious food, and your baby shower guests are going to be so impressed with this salad full of wonderful ingredients such as pillowy tortellini, salami, mozzarella, olives, tomatoes, and more, smothered together in a luxurious Italian dressing made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried herbs, and Parmesan cheese.

Italian Pasta Salad
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16: BLACK BEAN SALSA

If you are planning on having a baby shower taco bar then a fresh black bean salad is a must-have!

It’s such a versatile dish that can be served as a dip, a taco topper, a party appetizer, and even as a taco salad.

Black Bean Salsa
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17: GARLIC CHILLI PITA CHIPS

These quick and easy crispy homemade garlic chili pita chips are such a crowd-pleaser.

They are just what you need to serve with your favorite dip or salsa, or even as a stand-alone snack, and an awesome kick out of the heat and crunch!

Garlic Chilli Pita Chips
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18: HOMEMADE RUSTIC CRACKERS

These crunchy, golden brown homemade rustic crackers are so delish!

You can serve them at your baby shower to be eaten on their own, with cheese, or accompanying a tasty salsa or dip!

Homemade Rustic Crackers
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19: TOMATO AND ROSEMARY FOCCACIA BREAD

If you love Mediterranean flavors you are gonna love this yummy tomato and rosemary focaccia bread.

With a crispy outside and a soft inside, get creative in the kitchen and add some extra toppings of your choice.

Cut your focaccia into squares so your guests can easily help themselves to a slice.

20: BAGELS AT A BABY SHOWER BRUNCH

A baby shower brunch is traditionally a laid-back and relaxed celebration and conveniently combines the best of breakfast and lunch.

Set out a large spread full of wonderful brunch party food such as bagels, French toast, fresh fruit, and a hearty egg dish that can be the centerpiece of your brunch.

Pregnant women have dietary restrictions, so make sure you check in with the mom-to-be and your other guests to find out if anyone has any specific food allergies or intolerances that you need to accommodate for.

Bagels at a Baby Shower Brunch
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