Whether planning a bridal shower or a baby shower, these 37 shower recipes will help you serve dreamy, elegant, crave-worthy finger foods to celebrate! Choose from appetizers, sandwiches, salads, dips, drinks, desserts, even chilled soups to plan a complete party menu truly worthy of your big event.
It’s always such a special honor to host a beautiful shower for a sweet friend or family member. There’s nothing more exciting than walking through life together, celebrating important events and sharing excitement for their next big step!
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What Foods Do You Serve at a Shower?
And what kind of celebration would it be without just the right kind of party food? Whether you’re planning a brunch, luncheon or early afternoon event, all good shower food should be easy for your guests to hold and eat while mingling and enjoying the party.
Drinks and punches should be made in batches and simple to serve (or even self serve), so that no one has to man a punch bowl or mix drinks the whole time.
In short, party food should circulate the room as easily and beautifully as you and your guests do! And each shower recipe on this list was carefully curated just for that. Even chilled soups are portable when served in elegant shooter cups.
Table of Contents
- What Foods Do You Serve at a Shower?
- Finger Foods/ Appetizers
- Chilled Soups
- My Shower Must-Haves
Finger Foods/ Appetizers
My Shower Must-Haves
Hosting a shower is such a joyful occasion and having the right serving pieces makes it so much easier! Here are a few of my go-to platters, drink dispensers and serving dishes with which I love to set a shower or party buffet. You can also visit the Southern Discourse Amazon Store for more shower hosting goodies!
- Wooden Base Cake Stand
- Shooter Cups for Soups, Dips & Desserts
- Salad Servers
- Silver Beaded Serving Platter
- Glass Drink Dispenser
- Tiered Serving Tray