Appetizer Ideas for Baby Shower

Here, you will come across some delicious appetizer ideas for baby shower that will leave your guests happy and full of satisfaction.
AptParenting Staff
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018
A baby shower is a great way of welcoming a new guest in your family. When you are planning to host such a party for your best friend or any of your relatives, then you need to take care that the planning is foolproof. This party includes favors, gifts, food, decoration, and lots of other elements.
Now, when it comes to the menu, you need some very creative delicacies to serve your guests. On that note, check out some appetizer ideas for baby shower.
List of Ideas
Appetizers make for some of the great food items to be included in a baby shower menu, and they give a perfect start to the party. Since they are the first food items that the guest will eat, one should make sure that the recipes are very impressive with respect to taste and presentation.
The selection largely depends on the number of guests, theme (if any), preparation of the food by yourself or hiring a caterer, etc. If you are planning the party on a short notice, then you require easy recipes that require less time for planning and preparation. Here are some options that can be used.
Fruits and Vegetable Dips
Fruits Dips
Fruit dips are very easy to prepare. All you need to do is select large variety of fruits, and cut and arrange them in an attractive manner. You can use apples, pineapples, strawberries, grapes, oranges, cantaloupe, etc., to prepare your fruit dip.
You can cut and serve them separately, mix them together, or serve them in the form of fruit platter. Vegetables also make good options. There are plenty of vegetables that can be used to prepare finger foods.
Vegetable Dips
You can go for broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, etc. Use fresh cream and cheese to prepare the dips. Slice the vegetables in creative manner and serve them by pricking toothpicks along with tasty dips.
Cakes and Cookies
Cakes and cookies
If you want to serve some sweet desserts, then you can serve delicious cookies and cupcakes to your guests. There is no limit to the flavors and designs when it comes to cupcakes and cookies. Chocolate, vanilla, cheesecake, etc., are some of the favorite flavors.
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Mold the cupcakes into cute shapes and give an icing that will go well with the theme. Cookies can be baked in customized forms to form shapes of cradle, any toy, baby clothes, diapers, milk bottles, etc.
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Customized cookies can impress your guests. You can get these customized cookies from the bakers' or prepare them by yourself by putting special efforts.
Chips and Sandwiches
Chips and Sandwiches
Other than cookies and fruit dips, you can also prepare sandwiches and chip dips. Sandwiches can be prepared with a wide variety of different combination. Cucumber sandwiches are some of the most addictive ones, loved by guests.
Plate Of Sandwiches
Make sure you serve them in small sizes in an exquisite manner. You can serve the sandwiches in different forms that include toasted, seasoned, or a simple buttered form.
Cheese Dip with Nacho Tortilla
Sandwiches are paired well with chip dips. Simple salted potato chips or tortilla chips can be served along with some tasty cheese dip, salsa, sour cream, etc.
Meat balls
There are plenty of appetizer ideas for such festive occasions. Meat balls, baby shrimp, cheese and crackers, etc., are some more options. The dishes should be simple, without any complications in serving and preparation.