A baby shower menu can range from simple snacks to a full sit-down meal. Most showers serve somewhere between those two. I’ve put together some menus that range from quick and easy to elegant and sophisticated. And they are menus that you don’t have to hire a caterer for; if you can cook for a family, you can cook well enough for the baby shower you are throwing. So let’s go over some basics of what and what not to serve.What to Serve on Your Baby Shower MenuThe typical baby shower menu consists of finger sandwiches, veggie and fruit trays with dips, and chips with dips, and of course the baby shower cake, all served buffet style.
But your shower doesn’t have to fall into that mold. Sit-down brunches, tea parties, and barbeques are all wonderful options. So of course, the type of shower you throw will determine the type of food that you serve.
If you decide not to have a sit down affair, you should remember not to serve food that needs to be cut with a knife.
As far as beverages, a punch bowl is easy and beautiful. Coffee and tea might also be offered. Iced tea and flavored iced teas would be refreshing in summer. The main thing to remember is to not serve anything that the guest of honor can’t consume, such as alcohol. Sparkling fruit drinks would be special without the alcohol. And of course you could also offer sodas if that fits into your menu plan. www.grandhomedesign.com/interior-home-improvement/corner-shower/ will help you in choosing the best menu yourself.
And of course, for dessert — the baby shower cake! If you want, a few more tasty sweets and nuts would fill out the menu quite nicely thank you!What NOT to Serve on Your Baby Shower Menu
For the sake of the mommy-to-be and the wee one, there are a few things you should keep in mind when planning the menu. The mommy and baby are fragile now and there’s a few things that mommy can’t eat until after the birth.
Don’t serve sushi. The mommy can’t eat raw fish just yet as it’s dangerous to the baby. Also, try to stay away from shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tile fish and tuna as they have high mercury levels.
No uncooked meats and uncooked eggs.
Be sure to check with the mom-to-be to see if she has any food allergies. She may be more sensitive to them during pregnancy.
Some pregnant women have food aversions throughout the pregnancy. Ask her if there is any food that she doesn’t want served.