One of my favorite things about weddings is how they give the couple and their loved ones so many excuses to party! And bridal showers are no exception. While I've been to all sorts of showers — tea parties, fully catered lunches, co-ed boozy bashes, and even bachelorette-shower combos, to name a few — my favorites have been ones that allowed me to mix and mingle easily with friends and enjoy some great food and laughter. Save the heavy meals for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions: at a shower, I want to snack on something lovely with one hand and sip champagne with the other! We've rounded up 11 perfect appetizer bites that let you do just that without skimping on the delicious food.
Photos: Nancy Einhart, Camilla Salem, and Lauren Hendrickson