Shower Appetizers and Finger Foods
Below are some easy ideas and recipes for your baby shower
appetizers and finger foods.
If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare your foods, or you just
don’t enjoy being in the kitchen, check out these “no cooking required”
baby shower appetizers. With these food ideas, all you have to do is
buy the ingredients and arrange them on a plate!
Take a round or rectangular serving tray and put a small to
medium sized bowl in the middle. Fill the bowl with a dip (salsa, salsa
con queso, nacho cheese, or spinach and artichoke), and surround the
bowl with tortilla chips.
Neatly arrange a row of cheese on a tray, followed by a row of
crackers. You can arrange them in a circle or side by side. Garnish the
tray with a vegetable, such as the leafy section of a green onion.
*Tip – offer a variety of cheeses.
Use a variety of fruits, such as apples, oranges, grapes, kiwi,
pineapple and cantaloupe. Leave the grapes whole, and slice the other
fruits. Arrange them neatly in rows or circles on a serving tray. As an
option, serve fruit dip with this appetizer.
Buy some baby carrots, raw broccoli, celery, cucumber, cherry
tomatoes, and veggie dip. Slice the cucumbers, and arrange all the
veggies on a tray. Serve with a bowl of veggie dip in the middle.
Buy a large bag of cooked and frozen shrimp and a bottle of
cocktail sauce. Place the shrimp in a cold bowl of water and let thaw
for about 3-4 hours.
Once shrimp is thawed, drain and pat dry. Arrange them on a serving
tray, with a bowl of cocktail sauce in the middle.
These baby shower appetizers
require a little more work, but they’re still easy to prepare:
Note: The following recipes for baby
shower appetizers will feed approximately 10-12 people.
-2 large bags of frozen meatballs
-1 bag of whole carrots
-1 large bottle of spaghetti sauce
Start with the carrots. Cut off the root and tip, then shred the
carrots until the outer skin is removed.
Slice the carrots about ¼ inch thick, then cut the slices in half.
Steam the carrots in a large saucepan for about 10 – 15 minutes.
Add frozen meatballs to the pot.
Once the meatballs are fully cooked, drain both the meatballs and
carrots in a strainer.
Once all the water is removed, place back in the pot with spaghetti
Cook until sauce starts to boil.
Pour the meatballs and carrots in a bowl and serve warm.
-2 dozen eggs
-1 cup mayonnaise
-1 teaspoon mustard
-1/4 cup relish
Boil eggs thoroughly and then place in an ice bath.
the eggs have cooled, peel and cut them in half. To cut an egg, stand
it up with the narrow end pointing up. Cut the egg down the middle from
top to bottom. Do not cut from side to side.
Spoon out the yolk and place in a mixing bowl.
Place the cut eggs on a plate.
Once all the yolk is in a bowl, use a potato masher to crumble them.
Add the mayo, mustard and relish. Mix with a spoon until all the
ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Add a dash or 2 of seasoned salt and pepper, and mix about 15 more
Spoon the mix back into the egg. Fill the hole with the mix, and
spread a little more across the rest of the egg, and place on a serving
Sprinkle paprika on the eggs.
-Cocktail wieners (The Hillshire Farm ones are great)
-1 package of crescent rolls
Roll the crescent rolls out flat and cut into fours.
Take one wiener and place on one edge of the crescent roll.
Wrap the roll around the wieners.
Place on baking dish and bake at 350 degrees about 12 minutes, or until
the crescent rolls are golden brown.
Melt about 2 tablespoons of margarine, and use it to lightly brush the
Serve warm. As an option, offer Dijon mustard as a dip.
-1 bag of frozen wing dings
-1 bottle of hot sauce
-2 tablespoons margarine
-Sliced celery sticks
-Blue cheese dressing
-Canola oil (vegetable oil is fine, but canola has a lot less saturated
Thaw wing dings in cold water or in a microwave.
Rinse each wing, pat dry and place in a large mixing bowl.
Season the wings with the seasoned and celery salts, garlic powder, and
Use your hands to work the seasonings through the meat.
Fry the wings in canola oil until golden brown, and then place in a
While the wings are frying, pour hot sauce and margarine in a small
Heat the sauce until it starts boiling.
Add a little pepper to the sauce, mix and remove from heat.
Take a baking dish and coat the bottom with the sauce mix.
Place the wing dings in the dish, and use the rest of the sauce to
cover the meat.
Make sure all the meat is covered with the sauce.
Bake the wings @ 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Place wings in a shallow serving bowl and garnish with the celery.
Serve the wings warm with blue cheese dressing at room temperature.
-Lean ground beef (Lean beef will produce less grease)
-Taco or Mexican shredded cheese blend
Cook ground beef and onions in a pan, and then drain. Make sure the
beef is thoroughly cooked.
Pour tortilla onto a baking dish.
Cover with beef and onion, and then with shredded chesse.
Bake @ 350 for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove from oven and place nachos on a tray.
Cover nachos with tomatoes and sour cream.
tips for your baby shower appetizers:
*Your guests will appreciate something to munch on as soon as
festivities begin. So serve your baby shower appetizers close to the
beginning of the party. You do not have to wait until right before the
main course will be served.
*Consider serving your baby shower appetizers on 2 or 3
trays. If you have a large room, you can place the trays in various
places in the room. This will eliminate having to move around too much
to reach the food.
*Be mindful of appetizers that should be served either chilled
or warm. For your chilled appetizers, re-place them in the fridge if
they have been sitting out for a while. And for the warm appetizers,
re-heat them if need be.
*Keep your baby shower appetizers out even after your guests
are done eating, just in case they want to have a little snack after