Food is one of the most important parts to consider when planning a baby shower. No matter what time you are having the celebration, you'll want to make sure to provide food and beverages for the guests. Remember that most showers last at least an hour or two, so even if your not having a full meal at least put out some snacks or appetizers.
Wondering what you should serve? Take a look at our baby shower menu ideas. Whether you are going to serve brunch, lunch, dinner or a planning a BBQ, we can help you plan the perfect baby shower menu.
Before you start planning your baby shower menu, take the following things into account:
The time of day the shower will be held- will you be serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner?
The style of the shower- will it be casual or formal?
The number of guests- you need to know how much food to prepare and whether or not you will be able to pull it off by yourself. Consider asking for help from family members if you have a large group.
Your budget Who will be making the food? If you are making the food yourself, make sure to choose menu items that you are comfortable cooking.
What does the mom-to-be like?- Find out what kind of foods she likes and dislikes. Don't serve menu items that a pregnant woman can't eat like raw sushi and really rare meat.
The baby shower theme- get creative and find ways to incorporate your theme into the food. Example: if you are having a monkey themed shower serve banana bread.
Overall, find the best way to serve your baby shower food with the least amount of stress to you. If you don't like to cook or just do not want the stress of cooking for a large group of people, don't hesitate to order out or use a caterer. If that option doesn't fit your budget, ask some family members that will be attending the shower if they want to pitch in and help make the baby shower food.
Brunch Baby Shower Menu- sample brunch menu with recipes. Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch items and is typically held between 10:00 am. and 2:00 pm.
Lunch Baby Shower Menu- sample luncheon menu with recipes and ideas.
Dinner Baby Shower Menu- if you are having the shower between 5:00 and 8:00 pm, you will probably want to use a dinner menu.
Barbeque Baby Shower Menu- BBQ's are great for a casual or couples baby shower. We have some great, southern style menu ideas and recipes like pulled pork sandwiches and homemade potato salad.
Make what you can the day before the baby shower.
Try out any recipes you are unsure of well before the day of the baby shower. If it doesn't turn out well, you have time to make something else.
Always make a little more than you think you will need. It is better to have too much than not enough. You can always send some leftovers home with the mommy-to-be and other guests.Related baby shower menu ideas links:
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