• Russell Blauvelt

3 Unique Food Ideas for a Baby Shower

Hosting a baby shower is a wonderful thing to do for an expectant couple. Showers are often held in the afternoon and to make it easier on you, the host, consider lunch catering, rather than preparing the food yourself. Just, because you're using a baby shower catering service, doesn't mean that your menu can't be unique, it most certainly can. All that you need to do is discuss the food choices and theme that you want, with your caterer. Check out the following three ideas for a start. They are each designed to be something out of the ordinary for you and your guests to enjoy.

Color Coordinated

Choose all pink foods, or all blue, depending on the baby's gender. You and your caterer can work together to come up with a host of different foods in the color scheme of your choice. Following are some foods to get you started:

  • Strawberry chicken salad.

  • Ham and cheese kabobs.

  • Strawberry parfaits.

  • Pink cotton candy.

  • Cheesecake topped with blueberries.

  • Blue nachos topped with melted cheese, banana peppers and fresh Pico de Gallo.

  • Ice cream sundaes and floats to match the color scheme.

Mini Foods

What better theme for a baby shower than baby foods. Speak to your caterer about creating an entire menu around miniature versions of favorite dishes.

  • Mini chicken and waffle sliders.

  • Ground beef sliders.

  • Small, fried macaroni and cheese bites.

  • Mini milk shakes.

These are just a few to get your mind thinking. There are so many foods that can be made in miniature versions.


Spoil the mom-to-be and all her guests with an elegant catering menu. You can opt for foods that are different from what you might eat every day, instead dine in elegant style.

  • Shrimp.

  • Angus burgers.

  • Crab cakes.

  • Roasted cauliflower salad.

  • Elegant non-alcoholic punch and a variety of teas.

  • There are several elegant dishes that your caterer can discuss with you.

When a baby shower carries out a theme, such as color coordinated foods, an elegant menu, or sweet little miniatures, it surprises and delights guests, as well as the guest of honor. Instead of serving up the same old dishes at a baby shower, consider one of the unique options above, or work with your caterer to come up with something else. Above all, have a great time and shower the parents to be with well wishes.