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30 Baby Shower Food Ideas

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2017

Baby showers come with a lot of planning. There’s establishing a guest list, deciding on a fun party game and, most importantly, creating a menu. Coming up with ideas for baby shower food can vary depending on your gathering. Is it a low key luncheon? A mid-morning brunch? Or a full blown affair? There’s also theme considerations or if mom wants to do a gender reveal—all of which can impact the food you choose to serve.

If you’ve been tasked with planning the next baby shower for a family member or friend, but are stumped on what to feed everyone, we have you covered. From fun, gender themed snacks to easy-to-assemble appetizers, you’ll impress guests while still having plenty of time to toast the mom-to-be. As you plan, don’t forget to pick cute baby shower invitations to get everyone excited for the occasion.

Get the Party Started with Appetizer Ideas:

1. It’s a Girl! Popcorn

Celebrate your soon-to-be princess with this easy snack, or mix up the colors to match the party’s theme.

pink popcorn for baby shower

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2. Chili Garlic Chicken Skewers

Add a little spice to the party with this chili garlic chicken.

chili garlic skewers party food

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3. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Decorate wooden spoons and throw in colorful fruit to give these parfaits character.

baby shower fruit and yogurt parfait

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4. Chicken Salad Bites

Your guests will love this updated (and easy to eat) take on a classic.

chicken salad bites

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5. 7 Layer Dip

Prep your little one for their football watching days with this snack.

7 layer bean dip

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6. Easy Cheeseball

In under 10 minutes, you’ll have a crowd pleasing appetizer.

cheeseball recipe for baby shower food

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7. Think Pink Prosciutto and Figs

Add a pop of color to your meal with this fresh fig appetizer.

fig appetizer idea

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8. Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Spread the love with these heart-shaped balsamic strawberry toppers.

strawberry goat cheese crotini

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9. Mac and Cheese Bites

You’ll be cheesing all day with this bite-sized comfort food.

mac n cheese bites for baby shower

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10. Five-Minute Ricotta Crostini

Let your guests get creative with a fun ricotta crostini bar.

five minute ricotta crostini

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11. Lime and Chili Grilled Corn

If you’re going to be a corny parent, you better start now.

chili grilled corn for party

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12. Three Ingredient Meatballs

A family favorite, these are sure to become regulars at the dinner table.

meatball recipe for party appetizers

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13. Rainbow Thai Coleslaw

Mix it up with this sweet and tangy Thai coleslaw.

rainbow thai coleslaw recipe

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14. Tuna on Crispy Rice

Impress your guest with this sushi-inspired appetizer.

tuna crispy rice party food

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15. Savory Stuffed Pastries

If Mexican food is your thing, these avocado, cream cheese, salsa filled pastries will do the trick.

stuffed pastries for baby shower

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Tasty Side Dishes:

16. Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

Last minute appetizers that you can whip up in no time.

wrapped melon recipe

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17. Pesto Tortellini Salad

As easy as boiling water, you can make this dish in under 30 minutes.

pesto tortellini salad for baby shower

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18. Caprese on a Stick

Swap Romas for baby tomatoes for a bite-sized appetizer.

caprese on a stick recipe

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19. Cheesy Tomato Tarts

As easy as boiling water, you can make this dish in under 30 minutes.

cheesy tomato tarts for baby shower

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20. Roasted Pineapple and Sweet Potato Salad

This vibrant orange and yellow salad is perfect for celebrating fall babies.

delicious roasted pineapple and sweet potato salad

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21. Goat Cheese and Grape Bites

A delicious and welcome reminder that you’ll be a grape parent.

goat cheese and grape bites recipe

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Festive Baby Shower Themed Drinks:

22. Blue Mojito

This bright blue mojito makes for a refreshing beverage—don’t forget to make a no rum batch for mom to enjoy!

blue mojito recipe with mint

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23. Fruity Sherbert Punch

Loaded with strawberries and raspberries, this sparkling punch screams ‘It’s a girl’!

fruity sherbert punch for baby shower

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24. Lavender Lemonade

Last minute tasty beverages so easy to whip up in no time.

lavender lemonade recipe for baby shower drinks

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25. Milk and Cookies Mocktail

Cheers! Get creative with this favorite childhood snack and dye the frosting pink and blue.

milk and cookies mocktail

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Desserts and Sweet Treats:

26. The Ultimate Apple Pie Bar

Simple apple dippers in honor of the apple of your eye.

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27. Chocolate Party Spoons

Personalize your shower with these colorful, easy treats.

chocolate party spoons with sprinkles

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28. No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

For the chocolate loving mom, this Oreo and Nutella based treat will satisfy even your worst cravings.

no bake nutella cheesecake recipe

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29. Pancake Lollipops

Get creative with food coloring, icing, and ribbon for an even sweeter dessert table.

pancake lollipops recipe

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30. Easy Pastry Puff Shells

Sweet or savory filling? The choice is yours.

pastry puff shells recipe

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For more baby shower ideas, visit our guides on how to plan a baby shower, finding baby shower games, and ideas for baby shower favors.