If there is a party that you will plan in your life which comes with a lot of expectations then it got to be a baby shower. Baby showers are mostly held to usher in a new member of the family or when meeting a new born for the first time.
Due to the momentous importance that baby showers have, you certainly want to ensure that the finer details are just right. The food taken easily overshadows any other aspect of a baby shower.
If you are having a hard time coming up with ideas for appetizers, cakes or even the main courses, here are top 10 best baby shower food ideas for you;
When contemplating over the menu for the baby shower, it is important to incorporate food that relates to the overall theme in particular. If your theme is XYZ for instance, having an alphabetic block cake with these letters inscribed could turn out to be an ingenious idea. You can also use alphabetic cookie cutters or sandwiches from pieces of bread as well.
9. The Fruits
Fruits are a must have in every baby shower. It is quite easy to put as finger food not to mention the added bonus of being delicious and low calorie. You can make the fruit display even more colourful by making pineapple baby stroller. How does the idea of using watermelon as the base and the outline of pawpaw stroll sound? Great! Isn’t it? Chop and scoop the watermelon to give room for other fruits. Orange slices for the wheels would make a magnificent centrepiece.
8. Girl or Boy Sandwiches
Multi-colored sandwiches could be a very nice way to introduce blue or purple to your table. If you are making home baked bread, a few drops of blue of red dye while in the baking process would add vigor to your table as well. If you are not baking bread, you can buy multi-colored breads or sandwiches from the local grocery stores. A sandwich would certainly look magnificent on colored bread.
7. Hot Appetizers
Appetizers are very popular in baby showers more so when they are served hot. You can make use of bagel bites, chicken wings or any other nibbles purchased from a local grocery store. Serve them immediately you get them from the oven and dress them up with blue or pink sour cream.
6. Crick Pot Casserole
If you are contemplating of sharing your main dish with the guests in attendance, then trying out casserole won’t be a bad idea. Casseroles come in many varieties that are sweet and delicious. You can put a few varieties of these in a crock pot. You can position the crock pot on the main serving table and let the guests serve themselves.
5. Lip-smacking Scones
It goes without saying that the best goodies in any baby shower are the baked delights. There are many forms of baked treats that you can assemble for your guests. For a baby girl baby shower for instance, strawberry scones would be an immense addition to the food table. Don’t forget to add some creams and strawberries to make your scones even more popular with the guests.
4. Muffin Man
Just like cookies muffins are a must have in any baby shower. There is an array of muffins recipes on various blogs and websites. Adding a blue or pink tint to the muffin would be equally great. Citrus flavored muffins are a huge addition to a baby girl bridal shower while blue berry muffins are well-liked in baby boy showers.
3. Cupcake Cuties
Cupcakes can be used to replace a full cake because they are much easier to distribute among the invited guests. You can bake cupcakes in paper cups while adding ice with a swirl. When the baking process is complete, add a blue or red spraying on the cupcakes to make them look attractive and yummy. Icing spray is readily available in local grocery stores. Small plastic pacifiers or baby booties can be added to each cup cake to get an extra touch of panache.
2. Creative Cakes
For those who may want to go with the idea of having a big cake during the wedding, be sure to look for one that befits the baby shower status. If you want to get something extraordinary out of the baby shower cake, baking it yourself is highly advisable. Alternatively you can purchase cake molds that let you create a sizable baby bassinet or rattle. Tiered cakes laced with fondant can be a great stencil for imaginative decorating. Add a mould resembling an expectant mama on top of the cake and you might end up creating a perfect baby shower cake befitting a prince or princess.
1. Ice Cream Floats
Ice cream floats and baby showers go hand in hand. You can use blue or pink soda to color ginger ale or you can add blue or red sherbet to create ice cream floats. Ice cream floats can be distributed to guests using small recyclable cups or placed at a strategic position where guests can easily have access to them.
Planning a successful baby shower boils down to creativity. If you are creative enough, you will set the right mood for the party from start to finish. Don’t forget to balance your menu in such a way that there are delicious food items and sweet delights. A creatively assembled menu will ensure that you enjoy the baby shower with guests in attendance.