Recipes and Cooking Ideas for Homemakers and Amateur Cooks

Food Ideas for a Baby Shower

Posted on June 10, 2008
Filed Under For special occassions

I just ran across some pictures of a baby shower that I was at recently. So, I’ll post pictures of the food in case anyone needs any ideas if you’re planning one. As I go to more baby showers, I’ll be sure to take pictures of the food and post them. I’d love to post some other pictures too, like of the washline game we played, but I guess I’ll just stick to the food. :)


This baby carriage was so cute. Someone did a good job on it! baby-shower3.jpg

The girl in the white dress is the new mother-to-be… lookin’ good for 8 months pg! We also had chips and dip, which you can’t really see on any of the pictures.



This shower was from a couple years ago. We had a baby boom at church and one of them was a first-time mom.
baby-shower5.jpg That fruit pizza was great!

baby-shower7.jpg The ice cream wasn’t out yet on this picture. We also had hot chocolate made with melted candy bars. It was SO good. I need to get that recipe from my friend who made it.


And I’m also adding a couple pictures of the baby shower that my friends did for me just before Lexi was born 5 1/2 years ago. I don’t have digital pictures of it, I just scanned a page of Lexi’s baby album, so the quality isn’t as good.


Notice there’s another watermelon baby carriage. That must be THE thing!

What other foods have you seen at or made for baby showers?


9 Responses to “Food Ideas for a Baby Shower”

  1. Jo on June 10th, 2008 2:04 pm

    We’re having a baby shower for my SIL in July…that baby carriage is a cute idea. Thanks! I’ll be checking back here for other tips.

  2. Monica on June 10th, 2008 2:58 pm

    I just helped with a baby shower at church and we did the “Little Yellow Duckie” theme. We had brushetta, a hot dip, blue and yellow finger jello cut with a duckie cookie cutter, cheese cut into ducks with crackers, mixed fruit with rainbow sherbet, and blue hawaiian punch/7Up with a few yellow duckies floating in it!! Also a yellow duck foil balloon with blue balloons around it (balloon bouquet). We had a lot of fun decorating for it and a lot of compliments, too!!

  3. Monica on June 10th, 2008 2:59 pm

    Forgot to say that the baby carriage is so cute!! I’ll have to remember that for later!!

  4. Kay on June 10th, 2008 3:11 pm

    Monica, that sounds so cute! If I’m ever in charge of a baby shower, that would be a good theme to go with. I love the idea of the ducks floating in the punch. :) And little ducks are easy to find! They’re everywhere!!!

  5. Lois on June 10th, 2008 5:11 pm

    An idea I used for a shower was “Diapers”, and was a hit. We took a square napkin and folded it to look like a diaper, keeping the corners together with a small safety pin. Then filled them with nuts/mints. Oh, we put 2 cho.covered raisin in the bottom, and found a lot of them in the trash later!!+) We had that rubber ducky theme, by accident at this shower too. And it was so cute… But a different twist to the punch was vanilla ice cream on the punch, to look like bubbles. I had a watermellon carriage at my shower too… must be the thing to have.

  6. Mary on June 10th, 2008 6:16 pm

    The watermelon carriage is adorable! Shouldn’t be too hard to make either.

    Diaper cakes are all the rage now too. If you can fold or roll diapers and tie a bow around them that makes a layer. Then just add baby stuff for decorations.

  7. Rene on June 10th, 2008 8:31 pm

    Too cute! I’ve seen watermelon baskets but what a neat idea to make a carriage instead.

  8. fran’s kitchen on June 10th, 2008 9:35 pm

    Wow, I never went to all that work when I helped with baby showers. Ours were boring compared to this. The only food I can ever remember at a baby shower is “chicken salad”. Exciting, huh?

    I hope you get the recipe for that hot chocolate. Sounds wonderful!!

  9. Jo on June 12th, 2008 8:25 pm

    Another idea for the duck theme…my cousin did this for her SIL’s shower…they made little soaps for favors, clear glycerin w/ a tiny ducky inside. Then they attached a card that said, “Thanks for ‘showering’ with us!” Love the pun! :-)