What Foods and Drinks to Serve at Baby Shower

What Foods and Drinks to Serve at Baby Shower

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?

When speaking about food, 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.

Foods to Serve at Baby Shower

Appetizers & Finger food

pizza bites finger food
mini Margherita pizza – tomato sauce,cheese, basil topping

When having a girl party, it’s nice to choose some fresh appetizers or finger food. Tease the atmosphere with some homemade pizza bites, Pigs in a Blanket or small triangle cucumber sandwiches, next to a red-green bouquet of pepper dips and fried mozzarella bocconcini. Simple hard cheese platters are also an amazing go-to’s for simple grab and eat deliciousness. 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

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 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

Main course

This particular 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. If dealing with a mixed audience, you can serve spaghetti or pasta which is the most popular modern dish for a baby shower, plus it is also filling and easy to eat, so your guests will be satisfied. 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 meal


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. At the end, it will be hard to resist them!

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

baby in a watermelon carriage fruit platter
The Design Inspirationalist
popcorn bar station
Post Graduate
baby shower sweet displays
MillyJane Photography

Drinks 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 suit the theme very well. 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 punch of a certain color to match your theme.

credit to +JMJ+ via compfight

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

food to avoid at baby shower events

Risk Foods for Mommy-to-be

When deciding on what food to serve, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. 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.

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Baked potatoes with rosemary
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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
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desserts to serve at baby shower
strawberry puff pastry
strawberry puff pastry
Roasted vegetables & mushrooms pasta
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)
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
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hard cheese platter with wraps
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Pigs in a Blanket
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