What Drink and Food to Serve at Baby Shower Party


Baby Shower Food Ideas

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There’s no special recipe for a baby shower food and drinks menu. It usually depends on the audience and who is going to participate. Another aspect to consider is when the baby shower is taking place. Is it a warm afternoon, a lovely sunset, or a light dinner?

What Drink and Food to Serve at Baby Shower Party

When planning about what food to serve at the baby shower, think about the whole room full of guests. Are there only females? Or can you see some gentlemen, children, maybe old relatives? If it’s a mixed audience, then the food menu will be totally different from an all-female party for example.


Food to Serve at Baby Shower

Baby Shower Appetizers

Baby Shower Appetizers

When having a female-only baby shower, it’s nice to choose some fresh appetizers or finger food especially if the baby shower is being held in the afternoon.

Afternoon Baby Shower Food Ideas

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Food for baby shower afternoon tea could include simple homemade pizza bites, Pigs in a Blanket, Pastries, Egg sandwiches, or small triangle cucumber sandwiches, next to a red-green bouquet of pepper dips and fried mozzarella bocconcini. Simple hard cheese platters are also amazing go-to’s for simple grab and eat deliciousness.

  • Sandwiches: Egg or small triangle cucumber sandwiches. Cut sandwiches into fun shapes like stars or hearts and arrange them on a platter.
  • Mini quiches: Make mini quiches with a variety of fillings such as spinach and feta, bacon and cheddar, or mushroom and Swiss.
  • Mini pizza bites: Make mini pizzas with a variety of toppings such as pepperoni, capsicum, mushrooms, and olives.
  • Popcorn bar: Set up a popcorn bar with different flavored popcorn and toppings like caramel, chocolate, and sprinkles.
  • Mini tacos: Serve mini tacos with a variety of fillings such as ground beef, shredded chicken, or black beans, and toppings like salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
  • Mac and cheese bites: Bake bite-sized portions of mac and cheese in a muffin tin for a fun and easy finger food.
  • Salad in a jar: Layer mixed greens, veggies, and dressing in individual mason jars for a portable and healthy snack.
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Afternoon Baby Shower Drink Ideas

  • Fruit-infused water: Fill a large glass dispenser with water and add slices of fresh fruit such as lemon, lime, and cucumber for a refreshing drink.
  • Baby shower punch: Mix together sparkling cider, lemonade, and fruit juice for a refreshing and colorful punch.

Co-ed Baby Shower Food Ideas

On the other hand, a mixed audience including men and children may need a small addition of proteins, so go for some delicious saucy meatballs, Mac and Cheese Bites, Potstickers, meatballs, and baked corn cobs. Pair with easy beverages such as lemonade and punch drinks in unbreakable glasses, and you’ve got a real delicacy of enjoyment for guests.

Meat balls

Brunch Baby Shower Food Ideas

If the baby shower is being held for a brunch, a help-yourself table full of delicious brunch goodies would go a long way. You could have many people’s favorite breakfast and brunch foods such as croissants, mini pancakes, crumpets, muffins, mini quiche, and a fruit platter to name a few. Having a pancake station might be a fun idea too so your guest’s can choose how they’d like their pancake!

  • Mini fruit skewers: Skewer small pieces of colorful fruit such as strawberries, watermelons, pineapple, rock melons, and grapes onto bamboo sticks for a healthy and refreshing snack.
  • Croissants: You can place them on a plate or platter and let your guests help themselves. Add ham and cheese or serve them plain.
  • Mini Pancakes: Set up a Pancakes bar with different flavored toppings like caramel, chocolate, and sprinkles.
  • Mini Quiche:

Baby Shower Delightful Treats

For delightful treats, cake pops, lollipops, wrapped candy bars, caramel squares are just as easy to grab and take into the mingling of the party. No matter what the theme of the baby shower or the specific tastes of your guests, you absolutely can never go wrong with the simplest of food while keeping it delicious and easy.

Mac and cheese bites
Mac and cheese bites by Post Graduate
savory baby shower bites
by Post Graduate

Baby Shower Main Food Ideas

Dinner or main course is not necessary if you’re organizing an afternoon baby shower. However, if the party is extending beyond that, or will be held in the evening, then it will be mandatory to add a warm plate to your menu. There is no need to be overly sophisticated, just choose a soft warm dish like skewers, meatballs, or grill eggplant with tomatoes and cheese.

cute baby shower charcuterie cups

Baby Shower Menu for Co-ed

If you are dealing with a mixed audience, what food should you serve at a baby shower party? You can serve food such as spaghetti or pasta. They are the most popular modern dish for a baby shower. They are both filling and easy to eat, so your guests will be satisfied.

Baby Shower Main Course Food

Baby Shower Menu for Light Dinner

For a light late dinner, surprise your audience with a casserole of white cheddar and Parmesan cheese with potatoes. It’s delicious and it melts in your mouth! Lemon chicken and baked mashed potatoes are also a nice idea for a late course.

Baby Shower Desserts Table

Don’t limit yourself to only a cake, there are so many recipe ideas for dessert it would be a pity not to try them! Starting from cupcakes to pink or blue popcorn, cookies, cake pops, jelly, or the classic brownies. Gather them all and think about a nice decorated scenery. In the end, it will be hard to resist them!

For a healthier option, prepare some fruits or go for a creative fruit platter such as a watermelon baby carriage platter!

baby in a watermelon carriage fruit platter
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Healthy Food by Laurie of Feather and Fray
popcorn bar station
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baby shower afternoon tea desserts
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Baby Shower Food Ideas during Covid

Covid has made planning for food a little challenging, so what kind of food can we serve during such time to ensure everyone can enjoy the food whilst staying safe!

Food for Drive-by Baby Shower

If you are hosting a drive-by baby shower, you can have treats and snacks such as cupcakes and cookies pre-packaged in a nice transparent container. If you wanted to serve lunch, you could prepare boxes of sandwiches and drinks that guests could grab and go.

What Drink to Serve at Baby Shower

Alcohol or NOT Alcohol

A subject of discussion is whether to serve alcohol at a baby shower or not. In the end, it’s about personal decisions but nonalcoholic baby showers have disappeared slowly. As a courtesy, it is always good to ask the mom-to-be and reassure her that there will be other delicious drinks for her to enjoy such as fun fruity alcohol-free-punch made from blueberry or raspberry flavored drink. You could also have another one with alcohol for the guests.

Many years ago, a baby shower was something rather girly, but today, baby showers are more couple orientated, getting closer to a private party with baby-themed gifts, with food and drinks of all sorts.

creative baby shower drinks to serve

Female Drinks

Needless to say, the expectant mommy will not be partaking in alcoholic drinks so the rest of the female guests have the possibility to choose between virgin or alcoholic cocktails. If you have your own bar, buy ingredients for basic cocktails so if there’s a boy, you can easily prepare a blue swimming pool or a raspberry cocktail if it’s a baby girl. White wine combined with club soda is another solution for the ladies.

Male Drinks

The easiest to handle! For a casual baby shower, you can always welcome a man with a beer, but since it’s a special occasion it’s better to spoil the men too. So pick an elegant bottle of whiskey or try vodka-based cocktails. A good old red wine is also to be taken into consideration. Just think about what would make them comfortable.

Children Drinks

Raspberry lemonade or pink grapefruit lemonade are the most popular drinks for children. Strawberry milk may also be a fun choice. Little girls will be enchanted.

Don’t overload the menu, think about fresh, consistent ingredients and visually appealing recipes which will flatter the guests, feeling comfortable at the table.

Punch Drink Recipes

Serving Punch drinks at baby shower has always been a favorite for the mom-to-be and the guests. You can have floating ducks or any other baby plastic bath toys in a punch bowl to make it look like a baby bath. Bubbles created from floating scoops of vanilla ice cream (or use sherbet), and the froth from melted ice cream completes the baby bath theme punch. You can make a punch of a certain color to match your baby shower theme.

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Easy Blue Punch Recipe

  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Sprite, 7-up or Lemon Lime Soda
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Scoops of Vanilla ice cream

Instructions: Mix all ingredients except the ice cream. Float the ice cream at the end.

Easy Pink Punch Recipe

  • Raspberry Sherbert
  • Sprite, 7-up or Lemon Lime Soda
  • Cut strawberries

Instructions: Pour Sprite or Lemon Lime Soda over the sherbert in a punch bowl. Throw in the strawberries. Mix gently and serve! Add more sherbert if you prefer them thicker.

Frothy Pink Punch Recipe by Best Friends for Frosting

Foods to AVOID at Baby Shower

We’ve talked about what drink and food to serve at a baby shower party, so now, let’s discuss foods to avoid. This is very important because we want to ensure nothing happens to the unborn baby. And sometimes, even mom-to-be is not aware of what foods she can eat, so it is best that you as a host is aware of some dangers of certain foods.

food to avoid at baby shower events

Risk Foods for Mommy-to-be

Foods such as soft cheese including blue cheese, cured meat, raw or partially cooked food are risk food for mommy-to-be and are not recommended at all. These include sushi, salami, prosciutto, and chorizo. She may be okay that it is still served for the guests, but it would be nice to get her okay first.

Salami and Chorizo and many other cured meat can be cooked and still taste delicious so don’t think that Mommy-to-be needs to miss out. Have a separate plate for the cooked version just for her. If you are also serving salad, you would need to ensure they are washed thoroughly.

Cute Baby Shower Food Ideas

Food Suggestions for Baby Shower

Here are some of my favorite baby shower finger foods that may help you decide on what food to serve at the baby shower you are hosting. 

finger Foods to Serve at a Baby Shower
Quiche by Laurie of Feather and Fray
Baked potatoes with rosemary
Baked potatoes with rosemary
Croissant Cookies with Jam
Beef & Vegetables Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers
Bite size canapes with cottage cheese,courgette and tomato
butterfly pasta salad with tuna, tomatos, and olives
cauliflower baked in an egg and cheese
cheese canape grape ritz cracker
Lime, Mint & Coriander Chicken Kebabs – red onion and green peppers. chili sauce and cucumber yoghurt dip.
chicken wings with dip
Chickpeas and spicy sausage with red peppers on crusty bread
cooked cocktail sausages served with tomato sauce
deviled eggs with paprika
egg ball
Eggplant rolls stuffed with cottage cheese
Flour Bun with hot dog
fried popcorn chicken
fancy fruit platter
little sausages baked in bread
mexican triangle slices
mini beef tomato cheese lettuce burgers
mozzarella cheese with tomato and basil
potato salad with mayo
Puff pastry cookies filled with fresh strawberries
Puff pastry with cheese, tomato and vegetables
desserts to serve at baby shower
strawberry puff pastry
strawberry puff pastry
Sandwiches with mozzarella and tomato
Sausages wrapped in bacon
Small olive tomato Pizza
Sweet Potato with Herbs, Peppers and Onions
tortilla chips with dips (CHOOSE DIPS SAFE TO MOMMY-TO-BE TO EAT)
tea party sandwiches
triangle sandwiches (COOK ALL CURED MEAT FOR MOMMY-TO-BE)
sliced veges in a cup
vertical deviled egg
watermelon salad
Grilled pork kebabs
mushrooms marinated with balsamic vinegar,olive oil,garlic and rosemary
potato skin – cheese & bacon
puff pastry with raisins and powdered sugar
Roasted Eggplant with Tomato (cheese optional)
mini salad in a cup
easy and simple to serve baby shower appetizer fingerfood
easy baby shower appetizer sausage
Tea party sandwiches variety
corn chips and dips
delicious fruit tarts
gourmet hot dogs bar
gourmet sausage rolls and meat pies platter
hard cheese platter with wraps
healthy snacks for childrens
healthy toasted wrap sandwiches
marinated meat skewers
marshmallow and strawberry treats
mini burgers
Pigs in a Blanket
springrolls finger food
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