Everyone loves to celebrate the mother to be at a baby shower, but everyone also loves it when good food is in the midst of the celebration. When planning a baby shower food menu, it is important to consider who the guests are, what time of day it is, and how much time you have for preparation.
Typical menu items for baby showers include veggies with dip, fruit salad, and finger sandwiches. If you have a little extra time and some imagination, you can add some pizzazz to these items that will compliment your baby shower theme. For example, take an ordinary fruit salad and create a baby carriage fruit bowl. Take a watermelon and carve out the inside, leaving the top left half as the top of the baby carriage. You can then use round slices of oranges to make the wheels and then fill the “carriage” with a delicious variety of fruit. A simpler idea would be to make fruit kabobs which add a festive touch and are more fun than the typical bowl of fruit salad. Aside from veggies and dip, you can find other fun dip recipes online that your guests will love. Some wonderful artichoke and spinach dips only take a few minutes to prepare, but taste like they were prepared by a gourmet chef.
If the party is earlier in the day, plan a baby shower brunch menu. You can still have the fruit and veggies, but you might want to make a quiche or an egg casserole for your guests. A salad with feta cheese and strawberries will be both satisfying and refreshing for your guests. Tortilla wraps are a wonderful addition as well. You can find some fun recipes for baby shower punch as well. Try to have an assortment of drinks, especially water and non alcoholic drinks for the mother to be.
If you don’t want to have a sit down meal for your guests, just make sure that your baby shower menu avoids knife cutting foods. You want to make sure that they do not feel awkward while trying to eat their meal at their seat. Paper plates are appropriate for a baby shower, but try to find some cute, sturdy plates. Strive to make your guests feel comfortable and serve food that will satisfy and impress.
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