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Need ideas for food for a Baby Shower. Will be having a baby shower for my sist…

Need ideas for food for a Baby Shower. Will be having a baby shower for my sister beginning of October so trying to think of things to have at it that are also cost friendly. Will be around 20ish people.
Thinking of doing sandwiches with breads, lunch meats, cheese and condiments. They can make as they please.
Will have chips. drinks and a cake.
What else are some good ideas? The place we will be renting it at has fridges for us to use to put food in it.

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43 thoughts on “Need ideas for food for a Baby Shower. Will be having a baby shower for my sist…”

  1. I eyeball this cheese ball but I think I can get it close for you. Can of dried beef minced. I use purple onion for color but any will do finely diced. 2 tbsp diced or minced garlic. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce. 8 oz cream cheese softened. 1/2 tsp parsley mostly for color. Mix well and chill. I serve with club and ritz crackers. About $6 per cheese ball. Maybe 3 would be enough with everything else.

  2. Kimberly Wiley Acre

    We did my daughter’s baby shower in late Oct. She wanted finger foods or O’durves. so we did the grape jelly and chilli sauce litte sausages and meat balls,Buffalo chicken pinwheels,chicken bacon ranch pinwheels, Italian pinwheels,Buffalo bacon ranch cheeseball,cheesecake, cheese ball, mixed berry cups, chocolate mixed nuts cups,variety of crackers and pretzels,peanut butter ball shaped like hedge hog with Graham crackers,chocolate covered pretzels.
    Her theme was woodland creatures.
    So we had cute little names for each item like wild berries, logs,white berch logs, animal droppings for the chocolate covered nuts, etc etc.

  3. Cindy Bartolotta

    This is a good recipe. Experiment with the dressing. You can cut the lettuce bigger to morph into a salad from a dip. Italian Hoagie Dip

    1/4 pound sliced pepperoni chopped into small pieces
    1/4 pound deli turkey breast chopped into small pieces
    1/4 pound deli Genoa salami chopped into small pieces
    1/4 pound deli ham chopped into small pieces
    1/4 pound deli provolone cheese chopped into small pieces
    1 small red onion or green onions (white and green parts), finely diced
    1/2 head iceberg lettuce shredded and chopped
    1/2 cup mild banana peppers finely chopped (optional)
    1 tomato seeded and chopped
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/2 cup vinegar
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    ½ to 1 teaspoon dried oregano, start with the smallest amt and taste. You can always add more.
    ½ to 1 teaspoon dried basil, start with the smallest amt and taste. You can always add more.
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
    In a large bowl, combine the deli meats and cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and banana peppers.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, vinegar, olive oil, oregano, basil and pepper flakes.
    Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the meat mixture and stir to combine.
    Serve with sliced baguette, pita chips or crackers.

  4. Kay Klein Klatt

    A nice pasta salad to go with the sandwiches or some baked beans made with bacon pieces.

  5. Billie Jo Frederick

    Well back in the olden days we didn’t serve a meal. Just nuts and mints and punch. Does everyone want a meal now?

  6. Sylvie Latimer

    -Cold meat platter with assorted rolls and condiments. Or finger sandwiches egg, salmon and ham

    – fruit platter
    – veggies n dip platter
    – cheese n cracker platter
    – pickle tray

    – desert tray or a shower cake

    – coffee tea water punch

  7. Carolyn Latterner Plewa

    Mini croissant chicken salad and ham salad sand/sliders, broccoli salad, fruit bowl with dip

  8. It’s cheaper to do coney dogs, cheese,onions, fruit salad with fresh fruit or veggies tray with dip. Maybe ice tea or fruit punch

  9. It might be more cost effective to get loafs of french bread . Usually a fruit tray. However, that can be pricey now. Just do a watermelon. Even if you have to buy 2 it will still be cheaper.

  10. Laura Ann Joyner

    I’m doing A Baby Q shower next month. Hot dogs, hamburgers with fixins, chips & drinks, serving cupcakes

  11. I would make a taco salad get recipe of Google. VERY different and also filling with your sandwiches. Also a veggie tray and fruit tray with the veggies and fruit that are in season and or on sale ( you don’t have to put all different varieties on the trays only what you choose).

  12. Baked potato bar. I did a soup bar once with several kinds of soups, bread, crackers etc. taco bar

  13. Samantha D'Andrea

    A grazing table would be fun. Different meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, dips, breads and crackers.

  14. I wouldn’t do sandwiches just because cost wise it will be alot more than you think due to prices rising. If you go with that idea I would make sure you also have egg salad and chicken salad and tuna salad. Cheaper sandwich options that will help the lunch meat and cheese go farther. Also pair with pasta salads, potatoes salads, Mac and cheese.

    If everyone likes BBQ you could do pulled chicken or pork and do sandwiches that way, also sloppy joes but that may be too kids party for you. It would pair nicely with the sides as well, baked beans would be good. Just need a crockpot or two to keep it warm.

  15. I have done one with salads tuna egg chicken all salads diff breads or rolls a by toss salad chips and a punch depending on your budget a fruit salad all ways a hit

  16. Pregnant women can’t have cold meat. Sloppy joes or something similar is a better option for the mom to be

  17. Donna Byrd Evans

    Do you have a theme? Go to Pinterest and you will find tons of cool themed food ideas. I wouldn’t focus on a meal as much as snacks or appetizers.

  18. Lynne Schultheis

    We just did an 11:00 brunch. I used 4 waffle makers to make Belgium waffles for 16 guests. We had fresh berries and bananas, whipped cream, choc chips and different syrups. You can add bacon or sausage for those who prefer savory. Juice and coffee, tea or hot chocolate were offered and a cookie platter.

  19. Cathy Meppelder

    Philli cream cheese with red cherry just in it after whipped. Towel dried cherries place a row across and roll. Banana whole peeled of course. Bread rolled again with peanut butter. Place banana on it and roll. Make up a can of tuna then place towel dried gherkins across and roll up. Cheese whiz and walnut pcs. As well. Or egg salad cut in triangles with crust off. Take crust off all bread. Hope this helps.

  20. Rhiannon Huskin

    I had a friend have a big quiche selection at her shower. Her husband made them. It was a hit.

  21. My go-to’s for gatherings are:
    -crockpot meatballs (bbq, sweet n sour, or bbq and grape jelly)
    -cheese dip with chips (hamburger seasoned with taco seasoning, salsa, cheese sauce)
    -lil smokies (crockpot with bbq sauce or wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven and then throw them in a crockpot to keep them warm)
    -meat, cheese, and cracker platter
    -salads (pasta salad, suddenly salad, potato salad, macaroni salad)
    -bacon cheddar ranch pinwheels (ranch seasoning, cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon pieces. wrapped in a tortilla and then sliced after they are chilled in the fridge for at least an hour)
    -Ham and pickle roll ups (ham slices, cream cheese spread, whole pickles)
    -fiesta corn dip (canned corn, sour cream, Mayo, diced green chilis, taco seasoning)
    -buy the veggies and make a veggie tray with fiesta ranch dip (fiesta ranch packet, sour cream, Mayo)
    -fruit tray

  22. KathyKat Kellie

    Deviled eggs. I make mine w diced green bell peppers and fresh crumbled bacon w mayo and a bit of lemon juice. There are never any left! Lol.
    7 layer overnight green salad
    7 layer Mexican salad.
    Potato salad
    Fruit salad or veggie tray
    Chilled tri colored pasta salad

  23. Going to one today. We are having BBQ chicken sandwiches, pasta,potato and macaroni salads chips, relish tray and cupcakes

  24. Finger sandwiches with homemade pimento cheese and chicken salad, veggie tray with dip, fruit tray, a couple of dips with an assortment of crackers and/or Scoops, cupcakes.

  25. Get some little smokies. Put them on crockpot. Add bbq sauce and heat up. They are a hit and so good

  26. Croissant dough 6 sliced Swiss cheese deli ham, garlic butter roll out dough layer cheese and ham (I used 1 lb) roll and cut into pin wheels place in cake pan brush with butter sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning bake 30 min covered with foil
    brush again bake uncovered 5-10 min 365-400l

  27. Melissa Lawson

    I like the chili bar idea, easy and filling , put it in a crock pot and have a ton of topping options , you can also do nacho cheese in another and guests will have a nacho or chili cheese nacho option as well . Yum

  28. Samantha Mason Tipton

    We have found that a taco or nacho bar is easy and a hit with everyone. We usually do a beef and chicken, rice, beans, and whatever toppings.

  29. My mom will make chicken salad, people can make themselves tostadas or sandwiches, and macaroni salad. My baby shower is in Nov. a friend is going to cook Peruvian beans and Mexican rice.

  30. I just hosted a shower a few months ago. I used a mini muffin tin and did Mac and cheese bites. I store bought mini quiche. I did a veggie tray. Mini naan bread pizza and fancy sandwiches (which I make myself). Plus there was cupcakes and other desserts. It’s good to do a mixture of homemade and store bought items to lessen the load. Here are some pics. It was for about 20 people as well.

  31. Kimberly Taylor

    My go to baby shower menu:
    Sandwiches-I buy sandwiches from local sandwich place and they cut them into smaller pieces but I could also see doing small sandwiches on Hawaiian roles.
    Pasta-usually pasta con broccoli or mostaccholi
    Fruit tray
    Veggie tray

  32. From personal experience, please ask the mom to be before solidifying the menu. My shower had sandwiches (pregnant woman can’t eat cold meat), turkey pinwheels (double no with cold meat and soft cheese), pickles (pregnancy made me hate them), and chips and nuts which is all I could eat.

  33. Andrea Figura-Ritter

    You could do a large baked ziti with salad . Veggie/ fruit tray . Bbqs with homemade Mac n cheese or chips . Lunch meat tray with chips . Do you have a wise by you? They have party pizzas for $12 they are huge . They have cheap hoggie trays too. Walmart caters too and is cheap . My sisters shower is in October too and she is still covid sensitive so she requested all food be prepackaged individually.

  34. Cindy Gildenzoph

    Sometimes the toppings and condiments cost more than the sandwiches. I would do a bakery bread selection and make chicken salad w/grapes and sliced almonds, tuna salad w/pickles and onion, a non-runny egg salad, ham salad, imitation crab salad w/ wine vinegrette….some or all…could have lettuce and tomato slices if you want. Cheese wouldn’t be necessary. Salt n pepper..
    no condiments needed
    In season fruit on skewers…makes it go a long way…veggies(in season) w/ dip. Chips, pretzels. I would also get mini cupcakes that can all be pushed together, frosted and decorated. Could choose a variety of flavors…and little portions with no cutting.

  35. I’m doing a brunch themed shower for my daughter in late September. “Welcome Little Pumpkin” is the theme. I’ll have coffee/tea/cocoa bar, mimosa bar, water/infused water for drinks. Food items will be pastries, mini-pancakes, sausage links, fruit skewers, mini (frozen) quiches, charcuterie, Spinach dip, yogurt parfait bar etc. It feels inexpensive to me, and I’m feeding 70 people.

  36. Theresa Hankins

    I got a lot of compliments on this for food at baby showers. A variety of bagels from the store quartered with a variety flavored cream cheese. a fruit tray and a veggie tray with fruit dip and veggie dip and a meat /cheese tray with crackers!!

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