You are having a party for a very-pregnant woman: a woman who is more tired than she's ever been before, who can't find a comfortable position to sit, sleep, or stand, and who is nervous, excited, thrilled, terrified, happy, and sad all at the same time. You need to feed her! You can put whatever you want up for baby shower decorations, you can blow up balloons, but what she really wants is to sit back, put up her swollen feet, eat something delicious, and think of nothing more strenuous than opening baby gifts. What should you serve at a baby shower?
You can have themed food – like Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes for a twin baby shower – but here are some old favorites:
Who needs a meal when they have a variety of great appetizers on which to nibble. Fruits, veggies with dips, olives, cheese and crackers, meat and cheese trays, deviled eggs, and finger sandwiches are always a great choice, and you can easily accommodate for a wide range of tastes.
A fruit pizza is an excellent, beautiful, and unique idea.
You will need:
Mix these ingredients together to make your “sauce.” Cook for one minute and set aside to cool.
Next, use your favorite sugar cookie recipe and roll dough out onto a well-greased pizza or cookie sheet. Bake this for about 8 to 10 minutes at 325° to 350° F and let cool.
Mix an 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese, a teaspoon of vanilla, ½ cup granulated sugar and spread this mixture over the cooled cookie dough. Top the pizza with your favorite fruits, such as bananas, strawberries, cherries, grapes, cantaloupe, and pineapple. Spoon your orange sauce over the pizza and refrigerate for about 3 hours before you serve.
Entrees do not have to be elaborate, especially if you have a lot of guests. You can make a big dish, like lasagna (either make it a veggie lasagna for non-meat-eating guests or make two), stuffed shells, casserole, or soups. You can then serve the soups in bread bowls for a nice, unique touch. Broccoli cheese and potato soups are good options for winter showers. In the summer, you can always stick with the finger foods or grill burgers and hot dogs for ease and convenience. It's also a good way to get the guys at the shower!
Cakes and cookies related to your theme are always great. If you want something a little different, though, try renting a chocolate fountain. The mom-to-be will love it – and you! Supply dippers, like strawberries, banana chunks, pretzels, cherries, marshmallows, angel food cake, and more. On a similar theme, you can make stuffed strawberries. Mama is sure to love that too.
Sounds good already, doesn't it?
Look for new ideas and recipes online, and remember to incorporate the mother-to-be's favorite foods into the celebration.
Here are some more great baby shower theme ideas: