Great and Unique Baby Shower Food Ideas: Wow Your Guests and Keep Mom Happy!
Besides wanting to gaze at the mom-to-be’s baby bump and play games, we usually anticipate one thing at a baby shower, the food. Done creatively, baby shower food can be both fun and delicious. Here of my top five baby shower food ideas to make your, or a friend’s baby shower, unique and appetizing.
Top Five Baby Shower Food Ideas:
Baby Bottle Cups
Are you looking for a fun way to serve drinks? You can use baby bottles. Remove the tops and place them around a punch bowl. You can buy basic, low-cost, plastic bottles in bulk, and sanitize them after the shower for later use. Decorate the bottles using your baby shower theme or colors, and serve the drinks in them. Baby bottles come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so the possibilities are endless.
Baby Carriage Fruit Tray
There are many variations of the baby carriage fruit tray. The center of this tray is a watermelon. Carve a quarter of the watermelon away, and then hollow it out. Next, fill it with various fruits about three fourths of the way to the top. Use a cantaloupe for the head and fill the face in; grapes for the eyes, and a small piece of cantaloupe for the nose. Use a pacifier as the mouth and you have a centerpiece that looks like you took all day to complete it. You can use fruit around the outside as garnish.
Baby Pigs in a Blanket
Baby pigs in a blanket are too adorable not to have them on your table. Use crescent rolls from a can, mini hot dogs, or sausages, and an edible ink pen (yes, there is such a thing). Use the dough from the rolls and wrap the “babies” in the blanket. Follow normal baking directions for the rolls. Once out of the oven, allow them to cool before drawing on the faces. Be creative; make some with crying faces, some with a pacifier, some sleep, or even some with an angry baby face.
Deviled Egg Baby Carriages
Another simple appetizer idea comes from littlenumies.net, deviled egg baby carriages. Just like the fruit tray, there are several variations to this recipe, but the simplest form of these cuties involves just two ingredients, a hardboiled egg and baby carrots. After boiling the eggs, cut them in a similar shape to a carriage. Slice the baby carrots to look like wheels. Use dried spaghetti as to anchor the slices to the sides of the eggs, and cut a slither to place in front of the eggs as the stroller handle.
Finger foods are always the go-to meal for any party, especially baby showers. The great thing about finger foods is that you can make them as fancy or as simple as you would like. Basic finger foods can include sandwiches, cheese bites, and sliced fruits. More
“upscale” finger foods include bruschetta, mini quiches, bacon wrapped scallops, mini crab cakes, and even mini lamb chops (with a mint yogurt sauce these are very delicious, by the way.). Get creative and search the web for great gourmet ideas that your guests will love. You can also give the mom-to-be’s palette a delightful variety of flavor with gourmet ideas.
Best Baby Shower Food Ideas
I hope that this will give you a couple of different baby shower food ideas that you have not thought of yet. If you are looking for ideas that are unique, Google is a great place to start your search for unusual baby shower, food ideas. Another great way to score recipes that you will love is to ask friends and acquaintances for some of the recipes they have used for baby showers over the years. Finally, if you are adventurous when it comes to the kitchen, what a better time than a baby shower to test out a new recipe you created in your kitchen. You can learn by trial and error and have a “baby shower food sampling” in which you receive feedback on your new recipes. If you want to do something fun, have everyone bring a brand new recipe too. Never underestimate the power of spontaneity.