These Baby Shower Menu Ideas and Bridal Shower Menu Ideas will help you to plan an elegant event!
From finger sandwiches to show-stopping desserts, here are menu ideas that are easy but impressive. You can mix and match these snack, appetizer, salad, main, dessert, and cocktail recipes to create your own menu.
Baby Shower Menu Ideas and Bridal Shower Menu Ideas:
Snacks and Appetizers:
Homemade hummus tastes so much better, and this butter bean hummus is lighter in flavor than garbanzo bean hummus. To make it you just need to put the ingredients in a food processor and puree – so simple!
Gazpacho is healthy, light, and refreshing on a hot day. Plus it can be made in advance. You can pour it into small glasses and garnish with some croutons.
I think that filling sweet peppers with dip is the least messy and most elegant way to serve dip.
I love the light lemon tarragon dressing and the mandarin oranges in this salad.
Also called a Balkan Salad, this salad combines fresh tomatoes with cucumbers, red pepper, and feta and is lightly dressed olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Inspired by a Chicago restaurant, this is a salad that is a complete meal.
My sister insists on serving this at every party, and it is a perfect salad to serve at a party because it can be made a few hours in advance and the brussels sprouts won’t wilt. This salad also has apples, cheddar, and crispy prosciutto.
A pasta salad with an Italian twist with basil pesto, roasted tomatoes, and goat cheese.
Tea sandwiches are delicious, easy to make, and the perfect finger food to serve at a baby shower or bridal shower. I like to make a mix of egg salad, smoked salmon, and cucumber tea sandwiches that way there is something for everyone.
A classic BLT gets even better when you add mozzarella and avocado.
It seems like everyone loves avocado toast, and it is easy to set up a little avocado toast bar with different toppings.
This is one of my favorite things to serve at a party. I serve the chicken in a bowl and guests have the option to add it on top of a salad – like a Shopska Salad, or they can make a pita wrap. I love the idea of serving this at a bridal shower if the couple is planning to honeymoon in Greece.
This traditional British dessert is light as air and easy to make. Just layer crushed meringues with whipped cream, strawberries, and strawberry sauce.
These sugar cookie sandwiches filled with jam would be perfect for a baby shower!
This dessert trend is fun for parties. I love that you can customize cake pops by adding your favorite cake flavor and using your favorite color sprinkles. If you don’t want to make them yourself, many bakeries sell them.
Making a Crepe Cake can be a bit time consuming, but buying pre-made crepes at Whole Foods will save you time. This gorgeous dessert makes a lovely centerpiece for a celebration.
Just add frozen peaches, strawberries, and watermelon to a blender along with rosé and a splash of vodka to make these Rosé Slushies.
This cocktail is made with a light watermelon lemonade and is garnished with cucumbers. You can omit the vodka to serve it at a baby shower.
I love a cocktail that involves a little bubbly! This cocktail has a nice balance of sweet and bitter tastes and can be made with only 4 ingredients.