15 Yummy Baby Shower Food Ideas That Take Less Than 30 Minutes To Pull Off
Discussing baby shower food ideas is a major social scene for women and hosting an actual one can be pretty overwhelming.
Hosting a baby shower is a huge responsibility, especially when it comes to deciding the food. It needs to be a crowd-pleaser and easy to cook at the same time. But the fun part is, it can be a great way for you to showcase your creativity. And what if we told you that you can make baby shower food that is easy to make, can make everyone happy, and is hella creative?
Here are 15 baby shower food ideas that take less than 30 minutes to go from your kitchen to a plate.
Cotton Candy in a Cone
Source: Little Miss Party
These carnival-inspired snacks are insanely easy to put together and ridiculously wonderful to look at. There's no need to cook; simply put some pastel-colored MnMs, fill a dessert with store-bought cotton candy, and serve.
Olives and Pickles
Source: Gerrity's Catering and Gifts
Pregnant ladies are said to have strange pickle cravings. Whether or not the expectant mother has this appetite, having bowls of olives, pickles, and pickled onions on hand complements the cheese or meat buffet nicely.
Mini Mac and Cheese
Source: Betty Crocker
Prepare your favorite mac and cheese recipe, then bake it in a silicone mini muffin tin to make little versions! Sprinkle each with panko breadcrumbs and a dab of melted butter before baking for a crunchy top.
Spinach and Garlic Palmier
Source: Flour Me With LOve
Palmiers are simple to make and elegant to serve. They can be filled with nearly anything that is finely chopped — try spinach cooked with garlic or olive tapenade. Roll up the two ends of store-bought puff pastry to meet in the center and spread the filling on top. Slice the rod of dough into a palm leaf shape with a sharp knife, then bake. You may also make a sweet version by adding cinnamon and sugar to the batter.
Source: Sallys Baking Addiction
We could certainly make these traditional baby shower snacks from scratch, but what else could we do? Purchase a couple of pound cakes, slice them up, spread jam between them, and decorate.
Puff Cheese Sticks
Cheese sticks can be made with the same puff pastry that is used to make palmiers. Simply brush the puff pastry sheet with an egg white wash, then season with salt, pepper, and shredded cheese such as Parmesan or Cheddar. Then, using a pizza wheel, cut the dough into long strips. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the puff pastry according to the package directions.
Source: The Art of Food and Wine
Drizzled pretzel sticks may appear elegant, but these sweet/savory snacks are likely to be made by even the most inexperienced preschooler. Simply melt some white chocolate, add a few drops of pastel food coloring to it and mix well. Once done, sprinkle the melted chocolate on some store-bought pretzels.
Fun Fruit Skewers
Source: Marathons and Motivations
These impressive-looking appetizers don't require a recipe: Fresh fruit, cookie cutters, and wooden skewers are all you need. Just use cookie cutters to cut off pieces of watermelon, grapes, pineapples, and berries and line them up in a skewer. (Pro tip: If you don't have time to chop the watermelon and pineapple into shapes, they'll still look beautiful!)
Chocolate Fondue Fountain
Add a vat of melted chocolate for dipping or a chocolate fountain to the dessert table to take it to the next level. You might be able to rent one from a party supply store or buy one from a big-box retailer. Prepare skewers, fruit bowls, and dipping cookies such as vanilla wafers or ladyfingers. You could also use white chocolate for a baby shower because the hue will go better with the rest of the theme, or add food coloring to make it pink or blue.
Strawberry and Vanilla Parfaits
Source: Woman's Day
Don't know whether to go for ice cream sundaes or yogurt parfaits? Simply take a shot glass and line up the bottom with some thin slices of strawberry. Place a chunk of store-bought vanilla pudding on it and top it off with some graham cracker crumbs or chocolate shavings.
Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers
So much color, so much flavor, and such a small number of ingredients! Take some baby tomatoes and cut them in half. Scoop out the inside of the half-tomato and add a basil leaf and a large chunk of mozzarella to it. Put all of this on a skewer and you’re done! Doesn’t this scream baby shower?
Mini Chocolate Tart
Source: DIY Joy
This one is so easy to pull off that it’s just about assembling, you know? With a mini tart mold, create a base for the mini tarts. Once that is done, scoop up some Nutella or chocolate pudding and add it to the tart base. Top it off with some chocolate chips.
Source: Wallpaper Cave
Serve a punch made with your favorite lemon-lime soda and some juice or nectar, such as mango or passion fruit, for a throwback. Add a splash of color with a container of sherbet poured into the punch as if it were a large, rainbow-colored melting island.
With only a little imagination, a mocktail can be easily accomplished. If your party is themed after a medieval prince or princess, serve ginger beer with a squeeze of lime and a rim of salted cayenne pepper and call it fiery mead! For a rainforest theme, come up with something a little more exotic.
Source: Wallpaper Flare
Why not offer a homemade soda bar instead of the typical brands of flavored soda? Collect a variety of syrups, many of which you can prepare yourself. Mango, coffee, berry, passion fruit, grapefruit, and other fruits immediately spring to mind. Each guest can make her own soda with whatever flavors she wants. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and patterned paper straws or swirly straws to make drinking more enjoyable. You could even go a step further by keeping vanilla ice cream on hand to make ice cream floats!
What’s your favorite baby shower food? Let us know in the comments below.