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6 Baby Shower Food Ideas to Crave & Save

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Whether this is your first time hosting a baby shower or you’re a seasoned pro throwing your loved one a sprinkle, you know that all great celebrations require special attention to detail. Creative baby shower food ideas are the perfect way to add in those details.

Consider including some of our favorite top catering trends of 2022, like curated cocktails (or mocktails), breakfast for dinner, or mini bites. Your guests and parents-to-be will appreciate such thoughtful and creative fare. PartySlate has gathered 6 baby shower food ideas we know you will love — and your caterer will love creating.

1. Serve Bite Size Snacks

Tiny bites are one of our favorite catering trends and one of our favorite ways to celebrate your tiny one to come. One-bite snacks allow guests to keep mingling and celebrating while they eat, not missing a single baby shower game or activity.

small pieces of avocado toast on a wood platter for serving at a baby shower | PartySlate
photographer: Joshua Zuckerman Photography | Jennifer Zabinski Events See More
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photographer: Shawn Connell Weddings | Creative Edge Parties See More
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photographer: Adrianne Michelle Photography | EVENT by OVA | The Heights Catering See More
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photographer: Adrianne Michelle Photography | EVENT by OVA | The Heights Catering See More
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photographer: Dagny Piasecki | Cassie LaMere Events | Contigo Catering See More
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photographer: Joshua Dwain Photography | Elle Audrey New York | Omars Kitchen See More
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photographer: Amy & Stuart Photography | Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | The Kitchen For Exploring Foods
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2. Charcuterie Is Always A Good Idea

From grazing boards to personal mini boards, charcuterie is always a crowd pleaser. More than just meats and cheeses, talk to your caterer about the fun extras you can add to your charcuterie boards like fruit, nuts, bread, and more.

charcuterie grazing board at baby shower | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Honey & Lavender Events | LC Designs NYC See More
charcuterie boards displayed on a table at a baby shower | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Creativo Loft | Truffleberry See More
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photographer: Britney Tarno | Sarabeth Events | Vestals Catering

3. Keep Your Baby Shower Food On Theme

If you have chosen a fun theme for your baby shower, why not also keep your food on theme? Take some time to explore creative baby shower themes, and see how to incorporate your food into the aesthetic of your celebration.

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photographer: Steve Williams Photography | J Loft See More
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photographer: Michelle Rice Photography | Social Llama Events | Vestals Catering See More
jungle safari themed baby shower with cake and cupcakes to match the animal theme | PartySlate
photographer: Amy & Stuart Photography | Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | The Butter End Cakery See More
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photo courtesy of: Kaleidoscope Events See More

4. A Buffet-Style Luncheon Gives Guests Options

If you prefer to make your baby shower a luncheon, serving the fare buffet-style is a great way to give guests options, accommodate allergies, and allow for a flexible party schedule.

buffet line of baby shower food at private residence | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Social Llama Events | Vestals Catering See More
buffet line of baby shower food and pizzas | PartySlate
photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher | Taste Catering & Event Planning See More
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photographer: Adrianne Michelle Photography | Clique Balloons & Events | The Heights Catering – Houston, Texas See More
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photographer: Riddle Road Photography | A Perfect Event See More
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photographer: Sarkis Studios | Good Gracious! Events See More

5. Sweets & Treats Are a Must

Get creative and have fun with your dessert table. Everyone loves a colorful cake, petit four, delicate macarons, or cookie in creative shapes. Let your sweet tooth take over and order all of the sweets that your bakery has to offer.

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photographer: Soda Fountain Photography | Michelle Durpetti Events | Toni Patisserie & Cafe & Bon Vivant Cakes See More
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photographer: B. Ashton Visuals | St Germain Design + Co. See More
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photographer: Aimee Mazzenga Photography | Christine Janda Design & Events | Truffleberry See More
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photographer: Mariah Joy Photography | Elevated Style Events | Sugar Spoon Desserts See More
peach themed baby shower with cookies and cake in the shape of peaches | PartySlate
photographer: Hannah Alyssa | Cannon Green See More
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photo courtesy of: Clique Balloons & Events See More
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photographer: Amy & Stuart Photography | Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | J And L Cakes See More
onesie and cactus shaped cookies at western themed baby shower | PartySlate
photographer: Violetta Dominek | TACS Stables See More
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photographer: Adrianne Michelle Photography | EVENT by OVA | Da cakes Houston See More
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photographer: Aimee Mazzenga Photography | Christine Janda Design & Events | Truffleberry See More
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photographer: Joshua Dwain Photography | Elle Audrey New York | J’adore Cakes, Sweet little sweets, & Mayra’s Cakepops See More
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6. Pour Drinks That Both Parents & Guests Can Enjoy

Another one of our favorite catering trends is creative cocktails and mocktails. From engraved ice cubes to custom printed drink toppers, your drinks can become the star of the show.

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photographer: Riddle Road Photography | A Perfect Event | Toni Patisserie See More
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photographer: Dagny Piasecki | Cassie LaMere Events | Creature Coffee Bar See More
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photographer: Amy & Stuart Photography | Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | The Kitchen For Exploring Foods See More
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People Also Ask…

What food do you serve at a baby shower brunch?

As a host, you have many catering options for a baby shower. When serving brunch, you can to opt to set up a buffet, sit-down meal, or have small bites set out to snack on throughout. Foods like chicken and waffles, mini pancakes, and yogurt parfaits are always a big hit at brunch. Don’t forget the classic brunch staple: a mimosa bar. Customize your mimosa bar with sliced fruits and juices to offer a chic nonalcoholic option. You can find more brunch ideas (as well as the caterers to pull them off) on PartySlate.

What vendors do I need to plan a baby shower?

Finding an event planner for your baby shower is your first step. From there, finalizing your venue should be your top priority. Whether you choose a private residence or an event venue, your design and décor team will help you realize your vision. Finding your caterer is also key, especially when you have so many fun baby shower food ideas that you want to incorporate into the celebration. Don’t forget to secure photographers and videographers to capture this special day.