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Food to Serve at a Baby Shower

Updated on October 30, 2013

There's Work to Be Done!

If you are hosting a baby shower, you already know how much work is involved. However, if you are reading this hub, then you may have gotten to a point that you needed to call in the big guns (the internet) for some good ideas on the food spread. Food can be expensive and time consuming, but it is a very important part of the baby shower.

This hub has some great tips and ideas on what types of food to serve at a baby shower, as well as things to keep in mind while planning the food menu.

First Things First...

Before you can plan the food menu, you have to know a few things. The most important thing is to know how many guests you are expecting. Having too much food is never a bad thing, but not having enough food is detrimental to your party planning efforts.

When sending out the invitations, request an R.S.V.P. This way, you should have a general idea about how many guests to expect. Of course, not all guests will R.S.V.P, and that's okay. As long as you have a general idea, then you'll be okay. When in doubt, always plan for more, rather than less.

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Your Options When It Comes to Baby Shower Food

You have quite a few options when it comes to planning the menu for the baby shower. Some of them include having it catered, making everything yourself, or buying everything. You could also choose to mix and match the options, like making a fruit tray, but buying sub sandwiches.

  • It's a good idea to have a variety of food to serve
  • Have a good mix between light snacky foods and food that also is a little more filling

Appetizers and finger foods are perfect for baby showers because it allows the guests to eat and mingle at the same time.

Baby Shower Food Items You Could Serve

Below is a list of great food ideas you could serve.

  • Sub sandwiches
  • Meat and Cheese Tray
  • Fruit Tray
  • Vegetable Tray
  • Chips and Dip (have a few different dips for the guests to choose from)
  • Tortilla cream cheese rolls
  • Spincah Dip
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Brownies
  • Cookies

It's a good idea to dress up the food table with decorations. It really adds that special touch to the shower. Use a colored or decorated tablecloth under the food. It makes it look pretty, but it also helps in the clean up.

What you serve at a baby shower will also greatly depend on how many guests you have coming and the time of the shower. No matter what, stick with the simple shower food ideas because you have a lot of other things on your plate to plan games, the cake and favors (to name a few!)

Food, Check!

Okay, so you have the food planned out, the next part is preparing it! It does not matter if you choose to make everything yourself, or if you decide to buy everything. In some cases if price is an issue, go with the route that is less expensive. Unfortunately, sometimes it is less expensive to just buy it. It really depends on your preference though. No one is going to make judgments on you if you don't make it yourself, and vice versa.

If you are serving hot food (such as meatballs) you should have a way to keep them warm. Food tends to sit at a party and guests will generally help themselves as they feel the need to eat. A crock pot is a great way to keep the meatballs warm. Just make sure when setting up the table you plan accordingly.

Another great way to keep warm food warm is by using a chaffing dish. You can purchase disposable ones from a party store if the need is there.'re off! Don't forget the drinks (lemonade, iced tea and coffee are fabulous for a baby shower). Now it's time to plan for the games, baby shower prizes, and favors.

You are now well on your way to hosting the perfect baby shower!


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