Hosting a baby shower and planning your baby shower party menu? You’re in the right place! Whether you’re hosting a shower for a boy or a girl or gender neutral, you’ll find the perfect baby shower party foods to feed mom-to-be and your party guests!
Always be sure to ask the soon to be parents and baby shower guests of any dietary restrictions or food allergies. It’s always nice to be sure everyone at the party has options to enjoy.
Serve your baby shower foods on a dining table or kitchen island on a variety of tiered trays or platters. Down South, we love to use our grandma’s gigantic silver trays and you can find similar ones at just about any estate sale! Simple white platters or even large plates will do the trick too!
Another hostess tip? Print out simple food tent cards to label your foods so guests know what you’re serving! You can find super cute themed food label cards on Etsy too. This is always a welcomed addition to any party food table and it can help carry out your theme!
Baby Shower Party Appetizers
Appetizers are perfect for baby showers. Whenever I host baby showers, I like to offer 3 to 5 different party appetizers along with a couple of desserts and a signature cocktail. I find that’s the perfect amount for guests to enjoy while mixing and mingling with mom-to-be!
Here are a few of my go-to party appetizers for baby showers!
Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls
A Southern twist on the classic sausage ball, these pimento cheese sausage balls are completely fool-proof and so delicious!
Baked Brie Bites
Always a winner, these phyllo cups are filled with baked brie and fig jam. So simple to make and so delicious!
Cream Cheese & Pepper Jelly Phyllo Cups
Another phyllo cup appetizer that’s ready in minutes are these cream cheese and pepper jelly bites topped with a toasted pecan. These are much easier to eat than serving a block of cream cheese topped with pepper jelly.
Whipped Ricotta Crostini
An elegant and simple crostini topped with whipped ricotta, thinly sliced apple, chopped pistachios and a drizzle of honey!
Party Toast Cups
Fill these little party toast cups with any prepared spread or dip like pimento cheese, spinach and artichoke dip, etc. They’re so simple, twice baked and extra crispy!
Blueberry Goat Cheese Log
The gorgeous bright blue color of this goat cheese log makes such a beautiful baby shower appetizer! You could also recreate with raspberries for a gorgeous pink hue.
Spinach Cheese Squares
This old-fashioned party appetizer is making a comeback! I love these spinach and cheese squares!
Mini Avocado Toasts
Simple to make and perfect for a baby shower appetizer idea, these mini avocado toasts are perfect. Tip, sprinkle on everything bagel seasoning to take them over-the-top!
Easy Goat Cheese & Honey Bites
These elegant goat cheese and honey bites make the perfect baby shower appetizer!
Always a hit, serve up mini gourmet cheeseburgers with all the toppings!
Nacho Wonton Cups
Mom-to-be craving all her Mexican favorites? Serve up these nacho wonton cups!
Hosting a baby girl shower? This pink popcorn is perfect for serving on your food table or packaging up as a cute favor! Don’t worry, boy mamas, you can make it blue too!
Chicken Salad Cups
Recreate these adorable chicken salad cups with tuna salad, egg salad, or any other type of salad!
Watermelon Feta Bites
Simple and easy to eat, these watermelon and feta bites are the perfect bite sized appetizer for a baby shower!
Veggie & Dip Cups
These party-ready veggie cups are always a hit! Fill up mini cups with your favorite dips or hummus then load it up with fresh veggies!
Chicken and Waffle Bites
Turn this Southern brunch favorite into the perfect baby shower appetizer!
Cuban Sandwich Skewers
Skewers are always a good idea, they’re easy to eat and these Cuban Sandwich Skewers also happen to be easy to make in advance for your baby shower!
Brie and Fruit Skewers with Prosciutto
Another skewer favorite are these Brie, Fruit and Prosciutto Skewers!
Baby Shower Desserts
Serve up a little something sweet for mom-to-be and the baby shower guests! Here are a few ideas for your baby shower dessert menu…
This delicate and moist champagne cupcake recipe is sure to be the superstar of the dessert spread at your baby shower. Tint the frosting pink or blue if desired!
Mini Vanilla Crème Brûlée Cheesecakes
For a show-stopping dessert, make these bite sized Vanilla Crème Brûlée Cheesecakes and garnish with edible flowers!
Baby Shower Sugar Cookies
There’s nothing better than classic baby-themed sugar cookies at a baby shower. Whether you serve them on a platter to enjoy during the baby shower or wrap them up in a little bag for a baby shower favor, these are a must at any shower!
Southern Cream Cheese Pound Cake
In the South, there isn’t a baby shower that doesn’t include a pound cake make from a family recipe book. My favorite? My Cream Cheese Poundcake! It’s absolutely delicious!
Pink Covered Strawberries
Chocolate, white chocolate or yogurt covered strawberries are an elegant and easy baby shower dessert that can be jazzed up by tinting the color pink or blue and adding sprinkles or sugar!
Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes
I love mini desserts, especially for baby showers because they’re easy to serve to a crowd. These mini bundt cakes with pale pink strawberry frosting would be a huge hit at a baby shower for a girl!
Chocolate Chip Pastry Puffs
Delicious bite-sized pastry puffs complete with a chocolate chip filling? Yes, please! These are so pretty when drizzled with pink or blue candy melts.
Baby Rattle Cake Pops
Adorable cake pops that look just like baby rattles? Absolutely! These are such a cute baby shower dessert!
Vanilla Snowball Cake
I made this vanilla snowball cake for my brother’s baby shower. You know those powdered sugar cookies that look like snowballs? They are his favorite, so I had to top my vanilla almond cake with them! I LOVE how it turned out!
Blackberry Cookies (naturally blue!)
How cool are these naturally blue cookies? PERFECT dessert for a baby boy shower.
Blueberry Vanilla Cupcakes
Blueberry treats – like these blueberry vanilla cupcakes – are absolutely perfect for baby boy shower dessert!
Perfect for a baby girl shower, these cupcakes are a twist on the classic neapolitan dessert!
This strawberry cake is loaded with fresh berries and topped with a light whipped frosting. The pink color is so beautiful for a baby shower dessert!
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
A light and refreshing cheesecake that is super simple to make, no oven required! You’ll have enough on your to-do list hosting a baby shower, let dessert be simple and delicious!
These beautiful pink rosewater cupcakes are soft, delicate, floral and so unique! They are made with rosewater and a simple rose and vanilla buttercream!
Pink Ombre Cake
This beautiful cake boasts the prettiest shades of pink! It would make a lovely baby shower dessert!
Albeit a bit more tedious to make than simple cupcakes or other desserts, these French Macarons are gorgeous and a perfect baby shower favor!
Baby Shower Drinks and Cocktails
While Mom-to-be can’t partake in a cocktail, your guests will certainly enjoy the offering so my suggestion is to have a signature cocktail for the baby shower as well as at least one festive mocktail or non-alcoholic drink option. Keep a pitcher of ice water on hand as well.
Mint Julep Punch
A classic Southern cocktail that’s oh so pretty when garnished with fresh fruit slices and an edible flower!
You can’t go wrong with a simple champagne punch. It’s naturally a gorgeous pink so it’s the perfect pink baby shower cocktail!
Pink Party Punch
This punch punch is a go-to winner for a baby girl’s shower! Best part? It’s made with only 2 ingredients!
Sweet Tea Sangria
Hosting a baby shower in the summer? Serve up a refreshing baby shower cocktail like sweet tea sangria! Set up a sweet tea sangria bar with all the mix-ins like fresh fruit and mint sprigs. Mom-to-be can opt for just sweet tea all jazzed up with her favorite fruit slices and refreshing mint!
Old Fashioned Lemonade
Want a delicious non-alcoholic drink to serve? You can never go wrong with lemonade. It was one of my pregnancy cravings too! Serve it up with fresh fruit slices for garnishing!
Strawberry Mocktail Spritzer
I love this baby shower mocktail spritzer idea – and it turns out the most beautiful pink color!
Kir Royale Cocktail
This elegant champagne cocktail is perfect for toasting mom-to-be!
Sparkling Raspberry Lemon Mimosas
An elegant twist on the classic mimosa, try this raspberry lemon version for a gorgeous pink colored baby shower drink!
Baby Shower Blue Punch
Finding a blue drink can be a little difficult, but not to worry – this blue punch will be a hit at your baby boy shower!
Blue Mermaid Cocktail
Now mom-to-be can’t partake in this festively blue cocktail but the guests will surely love the offering! Serve up a mocktail version for mom on the side!
Pink Lemonade Mimosas
Make “momosas” for mom – pink lemonade style!
More Baby Shower Party Foods
Not quite fitting into appetizers or desserts are these delightful additions to any baby shower party menu! Some are fitting for a morning baby shower (think brunch or breakfast foods) but can certainly be served any time of day!
You can never go wrong with a make-ahead granola parfait! Adjust the berry colors to pink or blue for an extra festive touch!
Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Use crescent dough to make these mini cinnamon rolls in mere minutes!
Delightful little waffle bites with decadent brie cheese up the ante on this classic brunch favorite!
Mini Blueberry Muffins
You can never go wrong with a basket full of mini muffins, especially these blueberry mini muffins!
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