Tips on Selecting Baby Shower Food | Finger Foods & More!

For an inexpensive baby shower, the best tip on selecting baby shower food is to keep it simple and do it yourself!  However you decide to do it is up to you, but be sure to keep the items on the menu healthy for the expecting mother and baby! Below you will find some menu ideas or every shower and a helpful list of baby shower finger food. For more theme specific recipes you can check out the themes.

  1. Veggie Tray – keep it simple or order one – celery, carrots, cucumbers, tomato grapes, broccoli and veggie dip
  2. Fruit Tray
  3. Barbecued Meatballs – preferably Turkey
  4. Barbecued ‘Lil Cocktail Weenies
  5. Cheese Ball and Crackers
  6. Mints – add great pastel color to the table
  7. Meat and/or Cheese Tray
  8. Italian Rotini
  9. Chips and Dip

Food for a Baby Shower


Barbecued Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) bottle chili sauce
  • 1 (16 oz) bottle grape jelly
  • 1 (5 1b) bag of Turkey Meatballs
  • Pinch of pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook Turkey Meatballs in oven as directed on bag
  2. Mix chili sauce, pepper, and grape jelly
  3. Pour Turkey Meatballs in a large pot or Crock Pot and add jelly mix
  4. Cook on low for at least 1 ½ hours

Barbecued ‘Lil Weenies

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Kraft Hot Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 bottle Kraft Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 packages Hillshire Farms Beef Cocktail Sausages

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a Crock Pot
  2. Cook on low for at least 1 ½ hours

Pineapple Cream Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 3 (8 oz) packages or cream cheese, softened
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper, minced
  • 2 Green Onions, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups pecans (optional)
  • Pinch pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix cream cheese, green bell pepper, green onion, seasoned salt, and crushed pineapples.
  2. Form mixture into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  4. Roll cheese ball in nuts

Italian Rotini

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) box of Garden Rotini
  • 1 cup Kraft Home-style Italian Dressing
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Chopped Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 pint Grape Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 Cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives

Directions:

  1. Prepare Rotini as instructed on the back of the box
  2. Run Rotini under cold water until all noodles have cooled off
  3. Add all other ingredients and mix well

Tip: You can sprinkle Parmesan Cheese or add croutons as an option on the table


Grilled Chicken Pasta Caesar Salad

Ingredients

  • Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips, chopped and cold
  • Romaine lettuce, torn
  • Penne Pasta
  • Caesar Salad dressing (find a homemade one with anchovies)
  • Red Onion, diced
  • Roma tomatoes, diced
  • Black Olives, sliced
  • Croutons
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook Penne pasta according to directions on back.
  2. Mix grilled chicken, red onion, black olives, tomatoes and lettuce.
  3. Once pasta is done, drain and run under cold water.
  4. Add pasta to chicken mix and toss

Apple and Glazed Walnut Salad: Elegant Baby Shower Food

Food for a Baby Shower

Ingredients

  • Caramelized Walnuts
  • Spring Mix Salad
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Granny Smith Apples, diced

Directions:

  1. Mix and toss!

Brunch Pizza: for a Brunch Baby Shower

Ingredients

  • 1 store brought pizza dough
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • Cinnamon/Sugar – 2-3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 8 oz. Package of Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries, diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven per Pizza Dough Instructions.
  2. Spread Pizza Dough out in Pan.
  3. Brush with melted butter
  4. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture
  5. Bake per pizza dough instructions.
  6. Allow to cool completely!
  7. While pizza is cooling, empty the mascarpone in a bowl and mix with milk and lemon juice. The milk and lemon juice is to make the cream cheese spreadable.
  8. Spread cream cheese mixture over pizza crust.
  9. Top with blueberries and strawberries.
  10. Sprinkle with Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture

Chicken Tenders with sauce is a favorite baby shower finger food! To cut down on costs, you could make these juicy tenders and this zesty sauce for your next baby shower. 

Chicken Tenders With Zesty Sauce!

Ingredients

  • Chicken Tenders
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • Chicken Breader Mix – I use House Autry!
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Black Pepper (1/4 tsp)
  • Season All (Seasoned Salt)
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Onion Powder to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix egg and Milk well.
  2. Dip Chicken Tenders in egg mixture.
  3. Season Tenders with Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Season All – to tasted
  4. Dip in Chicken Breader.
  5. Deep Fry until juices run clear

To Make the Sauce:

Mix Mayonnaise, ketchup, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, worcestershire sauce together. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp pepper and mix thoroughly.