Baby Shower Party: 10 yummy recipes perfect for the occasion

Easy food put together for an awesome baby shower party

By Harold Penn
Baby Shower Party: 10 yummy recipes perfect for the occasion

One of the best moments in a woman’s life is when she transforms from a woman to a mother. This is because the long-awaited baby has finally arrived and that is why many mothers always celebrate the delivery of their baby in a party commonly known as the baby shower.

Baby shower allows the world to celebrate with you and give you gifts of different uses. However, most women find it difficult to select the best yummy recipes that will make all salivate during the party. This guide will provide tips on the best 10 yummy recipes perfect for your baby shower party and how to organize the party in a unique and successful way.

10 food recipes for an awesome baby shower

As most of your invited guests will bring gifts for you and your newborn, it is expected that you do the same by serving them with food that will place an everlasting taste on their taste buds. However, the type of food that you serve depends on the type of shower party you are hosting; sit down baby shower requires plated meals while stand up baby shower requires finger food.

Here is a list of food that will wow your guest during your baby shower:

1. Easy, Sweet and Tangy Meatballs

With just three ingredients, you can make your guest salivate with tangy meat balls. These three ingredients are the mystery behind the deliciousness of these meatballs,so get yourself:

  • a large pack of frozen meatballs
  • 1:16-oz jar grape jelly or 1:12-oz jar of chilli sauce

As these meatballs are marinated and pre-cooked. All you need to do is to follow the instruction to cook these frozen meatballs. This is a quick and fuss-free way to prepare a simple finger food dish while coping with a newborn. 

2. Ham and Cheese Rollups

Here is another easy food you should think of: Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups, as it tends to be one of the crowd favorites. This dish is a meal that is suited for every occasion and is definitely a plus for your baby's party.

We have researched and found this easy but delicious recipe to follow: 

Ham and Cheese Roll-ups Recipe | Taste of Home

Baking everyone’s favorite cookies

Cookies are a must-have n your baby (usually boy) shower. However, you should know that the type of cookies you select should rhyme with the theme of your baby shower and satisfy everyone’s taste. In addition, it depends on whether your newborn is a boy or a girl.

Here is a list of some of the cookies you should consider making for your guest.

3. Vanilla Button Cookies

Here is one of the most loved cookies recipe we have found.

Get a cute cookie mold to create the button look on the cookie and add icing to match the gender theme of the baby shower!

Desserts | Chocolate and Vanilla Button Cookies Recipe | Recipe4Living

4. Rose Sugar Cookies

For your newborn baby girl, look no further than these rose sugar cookies in lovely pastel colors. The magical cookies add a colorful background to the dishes for your baby shower, besides there several ways you could go about preparing these cookies and you can also choose to be creative along the way by adding your favorite spices to it make stand out from the array of dishes you have for your baby shower.

Easy Cupcakes Recipes

Other important recipes that will make your baby shower yummy are cup cakes. They are as important as the theme itself most especially if they are prepared well and tasty.

Here is a list of few of them:

5. Vanilla Cupcakes

These fluffy cupcakes are versatile. With a simple vanilla cupcake base, you can decorate and add in your favourite frosting. 

This recipe we recommend comes together with a video so that it is easy to follow the steps.

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

6. Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

Everyone loves chocolate and a chocolate cupcake should be the next best offering in your baby shower! With this easy to make cupcake recipe, you can create a yummy and rich chocolate cupcake for your guest!

Simple Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Vegan Options

Baby shower is always good to go with cookies, cake etc. What about veggies? Maybe all or some of your guests are vegetarians. You might not even know who you are inviting; vegetarians or non-vegetarians. You should have an option for them.

Here is a list to consider:

7. Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad is one of the many recipes to have for your baby shower to offer a light refreshing appetizer for veggie lovers and also for your vegetarian friends. Do remember to state clearly that this is a vegan option and if possible, list down the ingredients so your guest knows what they are consuming. This will be good to cater to the different form of vegetarian.

Watermelon and Spinach Salad Recipe | Taste of Home

8. Pesto Pasta

You can never go wrong with Pesto Pasta recipe, it is a deliciously contagious delicacy to have in your baby shower. Prepare toppings at the side so that guest can mix and match. Toppings can be roasted bell pepper strips, tomato, mushrooms and corn to add into the pasta. 

Creamy Pesto Pasta Recipe

Brunch Time Small bites

Brunch is a time for anything and everything. It can be a little of breakfast, it can be a little of lunch, it can even be a little of just snacks. If your baby shower time is around brunch, get creative with a few ideas here: 

9. Donut hole tower

An eye-catching way to display for your guest, plus you can easily buy and stack them up. To keep the tower intact, you make need some paper towels to hole the donuts through the donut holes!

Valentine's Day Sweets: Creating a Donut Hole Tower

10. Fried Chicken with Waffles

A savory bite-size snack this time, this is a favorite for both adults and children - Fried Chicken with Waffles. Add a layer of mustard and simply eat it plainly will be finger licking good!

Fried Chicken and Waffles with maple butter syrup

Tips to be a successful baby shower party

As it is usually celebrated once in a baby’s lifetime, why not make it a successful and memorable one? Follow the following tips and your baby shower will be the talk of the town:

1.Getting the Right Guests

It is up to you to decide who will attend your baby shower. Just ensure that you invite people very close to you, so that everyone will truly share in your joy, rather than being obliged to attend.

2. Make It Fun

A boring baby shower is the worst party you could ever attend; games are dorky etc. Here are some funs you should consider

1. Propose the best keepsake award: Get your guest to come out with creative ways to create a keepsake for the baby shower. It can be getting a signature from everyone on a photoframe book to doing everyone doing silly dance and playing it live during the event!.

Play Games: Keep everyone entertained some games to socialise and have fun. It can be simple universal games like Uno to playing a customised crossword puzzle that is baby related!

3.Make Everything Coherent

To make it a successful one, you should maintain a coherent spirit; serve food, cupcakes or cookies that flow with the theme of your baby shower. Also, make it gender-wise; make baby shower for a boy or a girl (depending on who your new born is).

4. Choose Simple But Beautiful Colors

First impression matters a lot. Attract your guests will beautiful and simple colors in order to make your baby shower a successful one. Pastel colors are the favorite palette range to go to, colors such as baby blue, baby pink, tiffany blue, mint, lavender are the popular colors to work with.


Making your baby shower a successful one actually depends on a spectrum of factors, some of which have been discussed above. However, you should know that to make it more yummy and successful, you should consult with professional in baby showering in order to guide you through. In fact, some of your guests can give you a helping hand so that you are not overwhelmed with activities. Never make it a do-it-yourself job. Meanwhile, congratulate on your newborn and enjoy a wonderful baby shower!