what types of food should i make for my baby shower?!

Question: What types of food should i make for my baby shower?
im throwing myself a baby shower next month when i find out whether im having a boy or a girl does anyone have any neat recipie ideas for baby showers? a few things about me allergic to shelfish and iodized salt i want to make everything because its wierd cause im kind of picky i wont eat any precessed meats and stuff.....and the guys are having a footbal party while the girls have the baby shower so actually any ideas for either party will be great


For your baby shower:
Sandwich bar - have a tray of sliced cheeses and cold cuts and rolls so everyone can make their own sandwiches.
Fruit salad.
Macaroni or potato salad.
Veggie platter.
Iced tea or lemonade.

For the guys:
Hot wings.
Chips and dip.
BBQ'd ribs.
Hot dogs.

Yay lots of fun to be had, and congratulations on the baby!

Get some puff pastry, and make little bite sized appetizers. You can make any number of fillings, just like raviolis...pumpkin with sausage, spinach and cheese, mushroom puree, sun dried tomato and basil, cheese, even dessert stuff like apple and cinnamon, etc.

You could do baked chicken, wings or drums, simply roast them off in the oven, seasoned with garlic and herb. When they come out, split the amount, and toss half in wing sauce and serve with blue cheese and celery...which makes them very casual for your husband's group. The other half, serve plain, with a twice baked potato or a potato salad or whatever.

You can also do big batch of spaghetti, maybe small batches of various sauces. Or you could do a crock pot full of chili with a pan of baked potatoes and various loaded potato toppings. Or you could do a make your own taco bar.

Big cake and ice cream for everyone, just make it for the baby shower, but enough for all the guys and girls...or you can get a simple cake, decorated nicely but no theme...and everyone have some.

Other stuff that is easy for parties...various artisinal breads/cheeses/ham, etc. You can also do pitas and dips, and fruit bowl with simple whole fruits...apples, oranges, bananas, or a simple salad bar.

Whatever recipes you use, just make sure you can do most foods ahead of time. The guys will want a never ending supply of food and drinks. Let your husband help with planning what he would like to have. You ladies probably would want something a little lighter and not so much since you will be opening baby presents. I read the answers and they were great. Since you are a little "picky" (I am, too) I would let the guys make their own sandwiches and have plenty of chips and dip. Set it up where they will be. Use paper products for the easy clean up for them. But, for you and your lady friends, I would use my good dishes. And use the foods you like. A good homemade lasagna with the usual salad and bread . As for deserts, you could make cakes ahead of time. Cake and ice cream. Everybody's favorites. Congrats on the baby. God bless.

All the ideas sound super. You can have a lot of food to feed both parties. I don't mean to be a wet blanket but it not appropriate for you to throw you own baby shower. Perhaps your best friend could host the shower with another girlfriend. It's not even appropriate for family members to host the shower.
Congrats of the upcoming bundle of love!


I like making these crescent roll "wreaths" or "braids" when I have a gathering like a shower...here's one recipe, but there are a ton of variations you can fill inside these things...both the guys and the girls will like this dish.


Good luck.

Fruit salad in a watermelon bowl for a side dish :)
Take a look at this website and see if they have any recipes you may like: http://www.creative-baby-shower-ideas.co…

this is a cute site:


coconut cream is perfect for your skin .

keesh is really yummy

Theses are the go-to recipes I always use for get togethers. I am in college and don't ever have money so these are cheap and easy. And relatively healthy and super yummy. They are spin offs appetizers from my old catering job.

Cucumber Rounds:

Mix some herbs (I usually use fresh basil, dried oregano, sometimes thyme...whatever you have or like) and a little bit of garlic with an 8 oz package of softened cream cheese.

Peel a cucumber so every other line is peeled off (it will look striped). Slice the cucumber in about 3/4 in slices and scoop out a little bit of the pulpy part. Scoop a little bit of the cream cheese mixture in each of the rounds and throw them in the refrigerator until your party. You could garnish them with a little piece of tomato or radish or yellow pepper if you want to or have time.

Tortilla Chips and Guacamole, Salsa, and Corn Salsa.

Buy a jar of salsa (I am just a sucker for Tostido's Mild salsa...but you could get something fun like Newman's own pineapple salsa)

Make a guacamole: 4 avocados or so, small onion, tomato, half a lime's juice or more to taste, salt, pepper, little bit of spice. Mix together, add the tomato last. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before your party.

Corn and Black Bean Salsa:

Throw 3 ears of corn in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes, rotating once halfway through. Let cool.
Dice a small onion, a green or red or yellow pepper (one of each if you want. I like), part of a chile pepper, and a couple of tomatoes. Take the kernels off the ears with a knife. Mix all ingredients together. Add a can of black beans.

Add about a tablespoon of red wine vinegar, lime or lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper. Alter to taste. Let sit in the refrigerator for a while before serving.

Also, take a look at the appetizers on smittenkitchen.com She has a great food blog with yummy recipes. and a cute baby!

Congratulations on your little one. Have fun cooking!

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