The main focus of any baby shower is always going to be the Mom and the new baby. However, it’s the added touches that people will remember long after the baby is walking, talking, and heading off to school.

We’ve gathered together the top 11 best baby shower food ideas to ensure that your event is remembered for all the right reasons.

Baby Shower Food Ideas Comparison Table

PRODUCT NAME

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RATING

Gender Reveal Snack Mix

Drizzel Pretzel Sticks

Rice Krispie Muffins

Mini Fruit Tarts

​​​​Rainbow S'mores Dip

Unicorn Toast Pieces

Cheeseboard Sticks

Mini Quences

Watermelon Bassinet

Newborn Babies Devilled Eggs

Pancake Pops

The Top 11 Best Baby Shower Food Ideas

Gender Reveal Snack Mix

This snack can be made with a pink or blue theme, or a neutral color if the baby’s gender isn’t known yet. It can also double as a parting gift for each guest.

You’ll need:

  • Indiana popcorn – 21 ounces
  • Mini marshmallows – 10.5 ounces
  • Golden Grahams – 10.5 ounces
  • Melted chocolate chips – 11.5 ounces
  • Melted caramel sauce – 7 ounces
  • Mini Teddy Grahams – 8 ounces
  • Chocolate chips – 11.5 ounces
  • Blue or pink sixlets candies – 1 pound
  • Count treat baggies – 20

Mix the popcorn and marshmallows together and spread over cookie sheets. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the sheets, followed by the melted caramel. Pop the sheets into the freezer for a few minutes to harden the drizzled chocolate and caramel.

In a large bowl, combine all the other ingredients. Break up the popcorn and marshmallow mix from the freezer and add it to the mixture in the bowl. Gently mix together and then scoop the mix into the baggies.

Drizzel Pretzel Sticks

This is another easy recipe that can be used as a gender reveal treat, or you can use a mix of pink and blue chocolate.

You’ll need:

  • Pink or blue candy melts
  • Pretzels
  • Melted caramel

Put your melted caramel into a measuring cup (the amount depends on how many guests you will have). Dip the pretzels into the melted caramel and then place in the freezer to harden.

Once the caramel is hard, melt the candy melts in a measuring cup and then dip the pretzels from the freezer into the cup. Freeze again until hard.

Rice Krispie Muffins

These are a favorite for any occasion and you have several options for dressing them up.

You’ll need:

  • Butter – 1/4 cup
  • Dark Chocolate – 1 cup
  • Syrup – 1 cup
  • Rice Krispies – 5 cups

Melt the butter, chocolate, and syrup together in a bowl and mix. Pour the mixture over the Rice Krispies and mix gently. Scoop the combined mixture into pink or blue muffin cups and chill for four hours.

Mini Fruit Tarts

These are always popular, are easy to eat, and go well with coffee.

You’ll need:

  • Frozen mini tart shells – 18
  • Jell-O vanilla fat-free instant pudding – 4 servings
  • Cold skim milk – 1 cup
  • Thawed cool whip light whipped topping – ¾ cup
  • Mixed, fresh strawberries and blueberries – 1 ¾ cups
  • Icing Sugar – 2 teaspoons

Bake the mini tart shells and cool completely. In a bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk then stir in the cool whip. Spoon this mixture into the mini tart shells and top with the fruit. Finally, sift the icing sugar and sprinkle over the tarts.

Rainbow S'mores Dip

These treats look like they take much more preparation than they actually do. If you prefer, you can just use pink and blue instead of rainbow colors.

You’ll need:

  • Marshmallows – 18
  • Toothpicks – 1 packet
  • Sprinkles – 6 bright colors
  • Butter or Crisco
  • Chocolate chips – 2 cups
  • Graham crackers or pretzels

Line a baking tray with waxed papers. One at a time, skewer the marshmallows with a toothpick and quickly dip into water, making sure that the marshmallow is completely covered. Dip the wet marshmallow into the sprinkles and completely cover them.

Make sure you have at least three marshmallows in each color when you’re finished dipping them. Leave the marshmallows to dry for 20 minutes. Grease a pair of scissors with the butter or Crisco and cut each marshmallow in half. You will have to wipe the scissors before cutting the different colors.

Grease a baking dish with butter or Crisco and pour the chocolate chips into the dish, spreading evenly. Arrange the marshmallows on top of the chocolate chips, with the cut side facing down and in a rainbow pattern. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes and serve with crackers or pretzels.

Unicorn Toast Pieces

Unicorns are everywhere at the moment and they’re just as popular with grown-ups as they are with the kids.

You’ll need:

  • Softened cream cheese – 1.8 ounce
  • Marshmallow fluff – ½ cup
  • Food coloring – 1 drop each of pink, green, blue, and yellow
  • Toast – 4 slices

Mix the cream cheese and marshmallow fluff together until smooth. Divide the mixture into five bowls and add a different drop of each food coloring to each bowl. Stir each mixture until well blended.

Scoop a spoonful of the different colored mixtures onto the toast, alternating the colors, and then smooth with a knife. Top the toast with colored sprinkles and they’re ready to serve.

Cheeseboard Sticks

We thought it was time we added something a little healthier to our list of top best baby shower food ideas. These cheeseboards are absolutely delicious.

You’ll need:

  • Grapes – 3 red and 3 green
  • Soft goat’s cheese – 75 grams
  • Blue cheese – 50 grams
  • Comte or cheddar cheese – 75 grams
  • Quince paste – 75 grams

Slice the grapes in half. Cut the quince paste and cheeses into 12 pieces. Thread half a grape onto a mini skewer. Then add, in turn, a piece of each cheese and a piece of quince paste.

Mini Quences

This recipe makes 4 dozen mini quiches. Depending on how many guests you’ve invited, you may want to halve the recipe or perhaps freeze some for another occasion or event.

You’ll need:

  • Pastry – 4 sheets
  • Eggs – 6 large and beaten
  • Heavy cream – 1 cup
  • Grated cheddar cheese – 1 ½ Cups
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne pepper – pinch

Optional:

  • Chopped spinach
  • Chopped broccoli
  • Diced mushrooms
  • Diced onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Cooked bacon
  • Diced cooked ham
  • Cooked and chopped seafood

Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 375° F. Cut the pastry into evenly sized squares and place in muffin tins. Bake these for 15 minutes.

Whisk together the eggs and cream until light and fluffy. Add the salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper and combine well before stirring in the cheese.

Pour the mixture into the pastry in the muffin tins and add any optional extras that you have chosen. Bake in the oven until the egg has set, which usually takes between 15 to 25 minutes. Leave for five minutes and serve while warm.

Watermelon Bassinet

Yes, you read that right. It’s a bassinet made from watermelon and it’s absolutely delightful.

You’ll need:

  • 1 Watermelon
  • 1 large grapefruit or orange
  • Mixed fruit – as colorful as possible
  • Kiwifruit

Carve the watermelon into a bassinet shape – you may need to look for a tutorial on the internet to show you how. Cut the leftover watermelon and the other fruit you chose into bite-size pieces and mix together.

Peel a large grapefruit or orange and cut in half. Add the fruit to the fruit mixture you’ve already prepared. Place the rind in the basket and add berries for the eyes, a raspberry or strawberry for the nose and mouth. Slice the kiwifruit to make the wheels.

Newborn Babies Devilled Eggs

These cute and delicious newborn babies do require some work, but the results are worth it!

You’ll need:

  • Eggs – 6 hard-boiled
  • Mayonnaise – 1/3 cup
  • Dijon mustard – 1 tablespoon
  • White wine vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  • Minced onion – 1 tablespoon
  • Tabasco sauce – ¼ teaspoon
  • Baby carrots – 2 sliced crosswise into ¼ inch rounds
  • Sweet midget pickles – sliced thinly crosswise
  • Toothpicks – 12
  • Vienna sausages – 6 canned
  • Black olives – 4
  • Chocolate sprinkles – 4

Cut the hardboiled eggs into two lengthwise pieces. Make sure that one half is slightly larger than the other and remove the yolks from each. On the larger piece of an egg cut out a little more space to make the carriage. Cut the smaller piece of egg in half crosswise.

Skewer a carrot slice onto a toothpick and then add a pickle slice. The pickle should be on the outside edge of the carrot.  Put the other end of the toothpick into the part of the egg where the wheels should be. Secure the end with another carrot and pickle slice. Repeat and add another toothpick as the other carriage wheels.

Mix the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, vinegar, onion, mustard, Tabasco sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Scoop into the egg carriages. Gently press the other egg piece into the deviled egg filling to form a dome shape as the end of the carriage. This might be a bit fiddly, so squeeze the ends of the egg together gently to attach.

Cut the sausages into ¼ inch thick crosswise pieces, and trim to fit into the dome of the carriage. A place to chocolate sprinkles into position for the eyes and add a curved sliver of black olive for the mouth. Place carefully under the dome of the carriage.

Pancake Pops

This is another great recipe that will please both the adults and the kids.

You’ll need:

  • Plain flour – ½ cup
  • White sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt – ¼ teaspoon
  • Plain Greek yogurt – ½ cup
  • Melted butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Egg – 1 lightly beaten
  • Milk – 1-2 tablespoons
  • Paperboard pop sticks – 30
  • Maple syrup

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the yogurt, butter, egg and mix while adding a little milk at a time. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens to a batter.

Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Drop teaspoons of the batter into the pan and lay the sticks into each pancake. Make sure the sticks only go to the center point of each pancake.

Smooth the mixture over each stick. Cook for a minute or two and then turn over and cook the other side. Serve with the maple syrup, either warm or cold.

How We Chose Our Ratings

As with any other occasion or event, it’s the little details that make it special. Nowadays, we often know the gender of the baby long before birth. This helps when choosing gifts, games, and yes, even the food.

However, if you don’t know the gender of the baby, there are still many baby-related finger foods you can serve to Mom and her guests. We rated the food ideas on our list by how easy they are to make, how much preparation was needed, and their novelty value.

Inspiration for Baby Shower Food Ideas

If you’re preparing food for a baby shower you’re going to need blue and pink food coloring, however, you don’t have to limit your selection to just those two colors. Lemon is a good color for babies regardless of their gender and there are plenty of other pastel colors that can be neutral.

Your best options for baby shower foods are going to be those that are finger-sized and can balance neatly on a small plate. Your guests will be talking while they’re eating so you don’t want any heavy food that will make them feel sleepy or lethargic.

Whichever food ideas you eventually decide to use, remember to have fun!


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