Eat Up! These 40+ Baby Shower Snacks and Sips Are Tasty and Cute
Since baby showers are frequently held in the midafternoon, your food offerings needn't be extensive or even a complete meal. Instead, focus on fun, easy-to-mingle-with finger foods that guests can enjoy at their leisure. Here are some fun ideas for making your shower offerings special. Don't forget the mocktails!
— Additional reporting by Lisa Horten
Trend Spotting: Petite Pies
First there were cupcakes, then there were cake pops, and now mini pies seem to be the hottest trend in party food. Serve up savory or sweet little pies for an all-American treat.
Mocktails For Moms-to-Be
With mocktails as creative as these, none of your guests will miss the alcohol. Cheers!
A Dressed-Up Picnic
Picnic food lends itself so well to a crowd. Serve it up stylishly, and provide each guest with a printed menu for an elegant twist.
She's About to Pop!
A popcorn bar makes for fun grab-and-go party food. Have sweet and savory options to mix things up.
Everything's Better on a Stick
Put your toothpicks to the test and see how many apps, salads, and sweets you can turn into finger food!
While a grown-up brunch may be the more expected meal of choice, a nostalgic breakfast bar is such a fun alternative. Think back to kiddie favorites (those little cartons of milk, oatmeal bars, and whole apples), and put a sophisticated spin on their presentation.
Milk and Cookie Shots
Shots at a baby shower? If they're milk and cookie shots, then absolutely! It may take a little extra effort on the part of the hostess, but your guests will be talking about this one for months to come.
Tea For Two
Ditch the trends for tradition and serve up old-fashioned tea sandwiches — perfect for a light midafternoon meal.
Never underestimate the power of a fruit platter. Refreshing and sweet, an assortment of fruit will keep guests satisfied and full.
Cute and Colorful Cake Pops
Get creative with cake pops! With so many different ways to decorate them and add personalized touches, it's no wonder why these are such a hit. Not only are they cute, but they are also bite-size and easy to eat!
Double the Dips
Bean dips, hummus dips, and dips of all kinds are welcome! Pair big platters of dips with chips and bread for guests to mix and match their snacking options.
Put out circus-style snacks like popcorn and peanuts for guests to munch on. They're not only simple, but also satisfying.
Tiny bites make for a big party pleaser. Top crackers with herbs and light sauces to give these snacks an elevated look or try these grilled polenta avocado rounds for a fancy feel.
Cheese Wheel Winner
More cheese, please! Putting out a cheese ball with different cracker options will give your baby shower guests a rich and hearty snack.
Create a cupcake masterpiece by adding fruit, sprinkles, and baby-themed decor to your tasty bites. Simple and delicious, cupcakes are always a party essential.
Baby showers are not complete without cute little touches, and putting out lollipops that match the party decor will add a creative twist to the shower. Guests will enjoy these sweet pops all throughout the party.
Munch on Mini Macaroni
These three-cheese mini macaroni and cheese bites are full of flavor and oh-so rich. Make sure to make a couple batches — they'll go fast!
Creative and tasty, this s'mores dip will make any baby shower so much sweeter. If your shower takes place in the colder months, make hot chocolate to pair with the dip.
Bite-size cupcakes are a baby shower essential. They are sweet desserts that everyone will be sure to enjoy. Put your own twist on them by decorating them according to the theme and arranging them in a cool display.
Bite-size snacks are a baby shower go-to, so make as many as you can! Try different toppings like jam, veggies, and more. Eat up!
Get creative with kombucha with these kombucha mocktail recipes. Add fruity LaCroix and any kind of kombucha you want to make it your own.
Wholesome and Hearty
Don't let these peanut butter brownie bites fool you — they are protein-packed and vegan! Try making sweet treats with a healthy spin for your baby shower guests to nibble on.
Caprese Skewer Showstoppers
This easy-to-prepare finger fare will elevate any baby shower menu instantly.
To add a glam touch to the shower and make certain bites stand out, find unique display pieces to put the baby shower desserts and snacks in. Chocolate-covered pretzels and cotton candy pieces will look even better with a gleaming display.
Cheese plates are just as tasty as they are sophisticated. Make a killer cheese plate for your baby shower (with hard cheeses only) and start snacking!
Does your shower have a theme? Then decorate cookies to match it! Get creative with shapes, sizes, and colors and blow guests away with a cookie station that is cuter than ever.
Creating a beautiful platter that surrounds a healthy dip will have baby shower guests coming back for more. Try this colorful beet-mint yogurt dip or go with a simple hummus.
Sweet and easy to nibble on, s'mores popcorn will be a hit. Put out cute cups for guests to put their popcorn in and munch on the go.
The toppings are endless when it comes to crostini! Put out different kinds for guests to choose from with everything from hummus and sun-dried tomato crostini to ones with meats and cheese.
Add a little tang to your snack table with delightful lemon bars. You can make these sugar-free keto low-carb lemon bars to put a healthy spin on this classic dessert or just stick to your usual recipe.
Double Down on Dates
Tasty and rich, dates are a wonderful baby shower treat. Make these prosciutto-wrapped feta-stuffed dates to give guests a heartier option than just the sweets!
Easy to make and effortlessly adorable, yogurt parfait cups will complete the baby shower menu. Sprinkle them with different kinds of fruit and granola to give guests more options.
A healthy (and easy) option for baby showers, these individual hummus and crudité cups will be a fan favorite. Pack them with all kinds of veggies and let guests snack away.
"Preggy Punch" Mocktail
A baby shower essential, this "Preggy Punch" mocktail will steal the show. It is made with pure pineapple-coconut juice, ginger juice, limeade, and a splash of club soda for a light, tangy flavor. Give it a kick by adding a handful of candy — preferably candy that represents the gender of the little one on the way!
Faux Cake Pops
While cake pops are already a must for baby showers, an even easier (yet equally delicious) handheld dessert hack is to dunk marshmallows in white or milk chocolate and top with sprinkles. Make it even cuter by using food coloring to match your party theme!
Easy to snack on and even easier to make, wraps are the perfect finger food for a baby shower. Make buffalo chicken pinwheels or simple hummus wraps and watch as guests flock to them.
Fruit For the Win
Prepare to please your crowd with bite-size fruits full of sweet fillings. Strawberries pair well with chocolate mousse and whip cream, so don't be afraid to mix and match.
The sweetest treat of them all, toffee is a party must have. Dedicate a table to an assortment of toffee and put out decorative napkins to complete the look.
Super Good Spreads
Simple cracker spreads are a baby shower necessity. Try a sweet and spicy option like these apricot jalapeño bites, or keep it simple with just cheese on top. The sky is the limit.
Dress up your snack table with a nostalgic dessert that everyone will enjoy. Put your own variety of toppings on this Nutella pizza and add colorful sprinkles if you want to brighten it up.
Frozen Finger Foods
A cold treat is a the best kind of treat! Put out a variety of frozen finger foods, like chilled banana pops and small ice cream bars. The more, the merrier!
Enjoy an assortment of small bites at your shower. Pair healthy nuts and seeds with something sweet like mini cupcakes and cookies to give your taste buds something to talk about.
If you enjoy baking, then make your own assortment of baked good and tasty treats. Peanut butter bites, brownies, and simple chocolate chip cookies will do.