If you are planning a baby shower for yourself or a friend, it can sometimes seem like too big of a task. However, it doesn't need to be a big, stressful production. If you are planning on offering snacks for your guests to munch on, there are a lot of great options to choose from. It is important to think about who will be attending the shower and to make sure you have options for those who are watching what they eat as well as people who have a sweet tooth.
A popular snack at baby showers is a vegetable platter. Serve cut vegetables with a few tasty veggie dips and you will please guests who are health conscious as well as those who just aren't in the mood for something sweet or fatty. It's always a good idea to have a healthy option available.
Mini cupcakes are sure to please most members of the crowd. Because they are small, they are easy for guests to eat, and most won't feel guilty by taking one. Cupcakes also leave room for versatility and creativity because you can decorate them however you choose. Sometimes party stores will have baby-themed candies that you can use to decorate with.
Fruit and Dip
Fruit will satisfy those with a sweet tooth as well as those looking for healthier options. Offer a variety of cut fruits such as strawberries, pineapple, grapes, melon, etc. and serve them with fruit dips. If you have a fondue pot or chocolate fountain, provide toothpicks so your guests can have chocolate dipped fruit. Yogurt and caramel are also good fruit dips.
Sugar cookies are great for baby showers because they can be decorated to match your theme. Find baby-themed cookie cutters such as rattles, bottles, ducks and carriages. Once the cookies are baked, you can enlist the help of friends to decorate with you. Use pastel-colored frosting and sprinkles to garnish with.
Finger foods are ideal for baby showers because guests can grab them easily and it leaves you open to a number of options. You can choose things like mini-quiches, sausages, mini-pizzas, egg rolls or chicken wings. Finger foods are also a practical option because they can usually be purchased in large amounts and often require no more than heating and serving.