Baby Shower Food Ideas

July 24, 2007

A cute baby carriage fruit tray for a baby shower.I prepared a fruit tray for my daughter-in-law's baby shower. I made a watermelon baby carriage; embellished the tray with my son's Charlie Brown character, flowers and greenery. I used cantaloupe balls, strawberries, kiwi, grapes, fresh pineapple, peaches and blueberries. I used lemon rounds for the "wheels" of the carriage, cut a slice into a baby carriage "handle".


I placed small pieces of fruit (grapes, blueberries, etc.) to cover toothpicks. I made orange, lemon and lime baskets to fill in corners of the tray and filled them with small fruits. I served it with vanilla and chocolate fruit dip. The chocolate fruit dip was placed in a 31 year old ceramic baby carriage.

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August 3, 2010

I am looking for a really cool menu for a baby shower in August.

By judy saunders from Ancaster, ON


August 4, 20100 found this helpful

Well, I don't know about there, but it's hot here in Texas. So I'd suggest finger foods, chips and dips, mini sandwiches, veggie tray. Here's an idea. How about making a baby carriage watermelon? Design and cut the watermelon to look like a baby carriage and use something on the side, at the bottom for wheels (maybe large slices of eggplant?).


Cut out the watermelon inside and then make watermelon balls (and maybe honeydew, cantaloupe as well) and add back to the inside with some nice fresh mint. Colored punch to match the babies sex is nice also, if you know the sex, which people generally do now. Just add food color.

August 5, 20100 found this helpful

When I had my daughters Baby shower in the summer I had a salad buffet, with assorted salads, chicken, ham , pasta and some vegie types too. Then dessert was an ice cream bar. The idea went over well and the prep was very easy as most everything was done ahead of time and the ice cream bar was almost a "do nothing "

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June 17, 2008

Can anyone suggest any simple foods and appetizers for a baby shower? Thank You.

Patricia from Los Angeles, CA


By Betsy (Guest Post)
June 18, 20081 found this helpful

Chicken Salad is always a hit. I will share my 2 favorite recipes. These are good served with ritz or club style crackers (I buy the generic type). Fresh Fruit so many are in season now and a fruit dip. Vegetables and Dips.


Honey Dijon Chicken Salad:
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, poached and chopped fine or 1 whole chicken poached, skinned and deboned. (I run this through the food processor for a fine chop)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (food processor)
1/2 cup finely chopped celery (food processor)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecan (food processor)
1 cup mayonnaise (I use Fat free)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

Buffalo Chicken Salad
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, poached and chopped fine or 1 whole chicken poached, skinned and deboned. (I run this through the food processor for a fine chop)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion (food processor)
1/2 cup finely chopped celery (food processor)
3/4 cup mayonnaise (I use Fat free)
1/4 cup Ranch Dressing (I use Fat free)


2 tablespoons Hot Sauce (more or less to taste)
1/4 - 1/2 C. Blue Cheese (I use Reduced Fat)

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.

Creamy Fruit Dip
1 32oz Tub Fat Free Plain Yogurt
1 box Sugar Free White Chocolate Pudding mix

Mix together and refrigerate. This is great will all types of fruits (Pineapple, apples, pears, grapes, strawberries, melon, etc.)

I hope this helps!

By KJ (Guest Post)
June 19, 20080 found this helpful

If it's at 1 pm, lunch is over. I'm guessing you'll be having cake/punch - so you won't need a lot of heavy foods. Plan to serve finger food, like veggies/dip, chips/dips, tortilla roll-ups (my recipe below), cheese/crackers, meat cubes (like ham, turkey)/with crackers. This is an afternoon shower. If you want to serve lunch, the chicken salad recipes on small rolls is a good choice. Or, you can serve meat/cheese on small rolls, with a pasta/potato salad and chips.


There's so many foods you can choose - it depends on the mom-to-be's favorites.

My tortilla roll-ups are quick/easy. Get 1 pk/12 flour tortillas, an 8 oz pkg of cream cheese, and 1 jar of medium salsa. Soften the cream cheese, add about 1/2 cup of salsa - more if needed - and mix well. Spread over a tortilla, within 1/2" of the edge. Roll up tightly; cut into 1" slices. Refrigerate until served.

Most important is to have fun!

November 23, 20121 found this helpful

Well I am planning for my baby shower and I want it to be economical yet a grand one. I had a word with my husband but since we are first time parents we couldn't come up with much of effective ideas. A friend of mine suggested a blog from


It cleared off a lot of tiffs I had earlier.

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May 8, 2008

Many years ago, I attended a baby shower with my mother and the nut cups were little baby diapers made out of a sugar confection! Does anyone else remember those and how they are made? Thanks!


May 9, 20080 found this helpful

I remember pink and blue flannel, cut in triangles and dipped in wax or paraffin. They were formed into diapers that sat up, like a baby was sitting in them. They were always pinned in front with a little gold pin.


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May 9, 20080 found this helpful

Ewwwwwww, that's gross! Diapers with little turds in them? Eww!

May 11, 20080 found this helpful

Hi- I haven't seen the diapers you describe, but I wonder if they might be made from marzipan? It sounds very cute! Regards- Cheryl

By Linda (Guest Post)
May 11, 20080 found this helpful

AT my moms last shower the nutcups were made from 3 stacked marshmallows-2 on bottom with one on top and then decorative royal icing was used to make them look like booties.

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