Fun Baby Shower Recipes - Pointers for Choosing Food and Sample Recipes to Use

Do you need some tips and ideas for fun baby shower recipes?

Baby showers are such fun to plan, but many people become a little intimidated by planning a menu.

If you are not having your baby shower catered, you do not have to be overwhelmed by your baby shower menu. With the internet being so popular, you can even watch videos showing you how to make many dishes.

The perfect menu for a baby shower should be simple, inexpensive, easy to prepare, but still appetizing. Choosing fun baby shower recipes doesn't have to be too difficult, and this article will get you started on creating the perfect menu for your upcoming baby shower.

Tips and Things to Remember

  • When it comes to choosing fun baby shower recipes, keep it simple and streamlined. Pick a number and stick with it. If you are having a luncheon, perhaps three dishes will be enough. Keep it under five no matter the time of day you are holding your shower. Appetizer, soup or salad, main course, and dessert will appeal to even the most posh baby shower held over the dinner hours.

  • Make enough for your guests, not for an army. It is really easy to get carried away in your preparation. Remember that most people can eat 1 sandwich (sometimes even a half per person is enough, depending on what you serve with it), a small salad, and perhaps a dessert.

  • When preparing fun baby shower recipes, curb the temptation to give too many choices. If you are having a sit down meal, offering a selection of 2 choices for a main course on your RSVP card will streamline your preparation time and reduce leftovers.

  • Always ask on your RSVP about certain food allergies, or vegetarian choices. This saves embarrassment at the actual baby shower and lets the guests know you are looking after them.

  • Try streamlining even more by choosing dishes that can be prepared in advance. This allows you to spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen. Preparing casseroles the day before and allowing for heating time during the day of the shower will save you lots of time.

  • If you have a budget for your fun baby shower recipes, stick to it! It is easy to want lobster, but if your budget is for tuna, create fancy little tuna fish wraps or finger sandwiches. Adding a tiny sprig of parsley and a sprinkle of paprika will make that tuna look like it is gourmet food.

    Vegetable and Spinach Dips

    Vegetable and spinach dips are very popular at baby showers. Here are 2 simple yet fun baby shower recipes for these trendy dishes:

    Vegetable Dip

  • 1 quart real mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream
  • 1 package Knorr's dry vegetable soup mix

    Mix all the ingredients together and chill for at least 1 hour. Serve with a veggie platter.

    Spinach Dip

  • 2 cups of real mayonnaise
  • 1 (10 oz.) package of frozen spinach, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

    Mix all the ingredients, chill overnight, and serve inside a hollowed out sourdough loaf. Cut the inside of the loaf into chunks for dipping into the dip. Yummy!

    Chicken Salad

    This is an excellent chicken salad recipe which can double up as an entree.

    The ingredients for the salad include several pieces of chicken breast (about 3 to 4), 2 packs of Ramen noodles (not cooked and with chicken flavor), a small cabbage, about 2 to 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds, plus about 6 oz of slivered almonds. You also need olive oil.

    The ingredients for the salad dressing include 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, 3 tablespoons of sugar, half a cup of white vinegar, half a cup of vegetable oil, and the two packets of chicken flavor seasoning from the Ramen noodle packs.

    First off, boil the pieces of chicken in water which is salted. Slice the cabbage into thin pieces. With them still in their packets, break the noodles into small pieces, then add them to the cabbage. Brown the sesame seeds as well as the almonds in olive oil. Thereafter, add the almonds, sesame seeds plus the cubed chicken to the cabbage.

    Mix the ingredients of the salad dressing together. Thereafter, pour the dressing over the salad, and then toss.

    There you have it, a fun baby shower recipe for chicken salad.


    You now have a few ideas for fun baby shower recipes that can work for either an afternoon or evening baby shower. You can adapt many salads to work this way, as well as some entrees like chicken enchiladas, or quiche.

    Brunch baby showers are easily adapted with fruit salads and crepes or coffee cakes, or if you are looking for something with a little more substance, try an old fashioned bacon and potato pie. Whatever you decide, have fun doing it and make sure you have enough time so that you can enjoy the baby shower.

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