Great Food Ideas for Baby Showers

The time has come to share the good news of your pregnancy with all of your loved ones. To do that, you'll surely want to prepare a baby shower. We'll help you with one of the most important elements: food.
Great Food Ideas for Baby Showers

Last update: 22 December, 2018

To enjoy a beautiful baby shower with your loved ones, it’s important to consider what menu items you’ll serve. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of food ideas for baby showers that will come in handy.

Meals for baby showers generally consist of an assortment of snacks and beverages. But do you really know which ones you want to serve? If you’re not sure, take a look at our options below.

However, the first thing you must decide in advance is the time of your party, since this will determine what type of food you should serve.

For example, if the party starts at noon, you should serve a full lunch menu with appetizers, main courses and dessert. But if it takes place in the afternoon, you can offer assorted snacks and several appetizers and drinks.

Our suggestions are practical, simple and economical. In addition, we guarantee that you’ll be able to delight your guests’ palates. The party will surely be a hit.

Food Ideas for Baby Showers

Different food ideas for baby showers

We must make something very clear: even if you prepare simple snacks, pay attention to how you arrange and present them. Remember that this is a celebration and, after all, it lends itself to picture taking and showing off in style.

So if you have rich vanilla cupcakes, you can add rainbow icing for a different and cheerful touch, for example.

A good presentation can make the difference between any old celebration and a well-planned baby shower. That’s why it’s worth paying attention to how the food appears (as well as its flavor, of course).

And you don’t have to be a decoration expert. Often the simple touches are just as good and give a very elegant finish.

Keep in mind that sweet snacks are the most popular. Therefore, you shouldn’t forget them at a baby shower. Here are some popular options:

Cupcakes with blueberries


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • In a bowl, mix the eggs, oil, flour and sugar. With the help of a hand mixer, beat it until the mixture is homogeneous. Next, incorporate the vanilla extract.
  • Place it in cupcake molds with the blueberries, and bake for about 12 minutes.
  • Let the cupcakes cool and decorate them to your liking with meringue, butter cream, chocolate sprinkles or fruit jam.
  • You can add any seasonal fruit, chocolate chips, frosting or nuts to this mix.

Delicious mini donuts

When preparing food for a baby shower, don’t forget mini donuts. They’ll be a hit at the party because they’re adorable, striking and succulent.

There are different ways to prepare them (baked or fried) and they have many different flavors. They’re a very easy option to incorporate into snacks.

Cakes or cupcakes

Every party requires a cake or cupcake. You can choose from many delicious recipes. And, you can customize the decorations to suit the occasion.

They can be stuffed, plain, or decorated with chocolate, fruit jams, butter cream, fondant and meringues. Choose according to your taste and the theme of the party if you prefer.

Cupcakes are very practical, delicious and versatile. You can decorate them in different shapes, colors and flavors according to the party’s decoration and theme.

Bread with tenderloin

Add mayonnaise and lettuce to a small round bread. Season it with olive oil, pepper and salt. Place the tenderloin in a preheated oven with onion and seasonings, then place the other half of the bread.

You can vary the filling with tomatoes, greens or other vegetables. You can also prepare them with chicken meat, creams and sauces.

Rolls with cheese and avocado

Put cheese, lettuce and avocado on whole wheat bread. Roll it up and serve it cold.

Other food ideas for baby showers

Other food ideas for baby showers include cookies, candies, cakepops, muffins, ice cream, fruit skewers or mini carrot cake. As for salty snacks, you can offer skewers with vegetables and meats.

You can also create dishes with different vegetables of colors that complement your party decorations. Offer sandwiches with various kinds of fillings, cheeses, creams and any meat or vegetable of your liking.

Food Ideas for Baby Showers

Don’t forget to serve plenty of refreshing drinks, such as iced tea, natural juices, water and, if you like, soda. In addition, you can offer alcohol-free cocktails and a variety of teas while avoiding drinks with caffeine.

When selecting from food ideas for baby showers, take special care with certain foods, such as fresh cheeses, raw meats, sausages and anything served raw.

These types of food can be dangerous for future moms. They can cause listeriosis or toxoplasmosis if they aren’t handled properly.

Advantages of serving snacks

Preparing snacks for your special occasion has the following advantages:

  • You have two options for preparing food for a baby shower: hire a catering service or make it all at home.
  • It’s very simple and quick to prepare snacks that are eaten by hand. Some can even be prepared in advance.
  • It’s cheaper to make the snacks at home.

So, let’s go prepare some delicious food for a baby shower using these helpful tips.

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