DIY Baby Shower Menu

Something must be in the air because there are baby showers happening left and right!! 4 of my very best friends are all preggers so today we’re talking about how to put together the perfect Baby Shower Menu.

Avocado Toast 5 Ways from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Baby showers are a chance to gather up your nearest and dearest and celebrate the mama to be before she well, becomes a mom! I’ve cooked for a number of baby showers before back in my private chef days and guess what… it doesn’t have to be complicated!!

Summer Appetizer Board from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

There’s a lot that goes into the day and all the games/presents/drinks/pictures etc… but if you’re like me… food is one of the most important! When cooking for a group of 25+, I like to keep things mostly simple. I try not to make myself crazy and I 100% support taking a helping hand from your local bakery when it comes to a few things. Here’s my menu for a baby shower! You can customize it depending on what season you’re in or get jazzy with different toppings and treats!

Broccolini Fontina Quiche from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@Whatsgabycookin)

MENU:

  • Quiches and/or Frittatas – something egg based to give everyone some sustenance.
  • Granola Bar – I mean, does it get easier than layering some yogurt, fruit and granola in a cute little jar? I think not! I make my own coconut chocolate granola on the regular and then just layered it with my favorite vanilla yogurt brand, some fruit and a drizzle of agave nectar on top.
  • Croissants – let’s be real. Buy them from your fav local bakery! I’ve made them before in pastry school and unless that’s the ONLY thing on your to-do list, no one has time.
  • Fresh Fruit – grab some fresh fruit from the farmers market and go to town!
  • All Kinds of Avocado Toast – yesssss! mandatory for any gathering in my opinion! Here are 5 fun ways you can jazz up avocado toast and keep things gorgeous for the shower! If you want, you can even mix up the avocado portion of these recipes a day ahead of time and drizzle some lemon juice on top and then press some plastic wrap onto the exposed part before refrigerating it overnight.
  • Cookies – make the dough ahead of time and bake it off the morning of the shower or the night before.
  • Scones – these make an appearance at almost every shower I cook for! They can be made a day ahead of time which makes the day of waaaay easier!
  • Strawberry Basil Lemonade – one of my favorite drinks EVER! I make it every chance I get – and if you’re wanting a boozy option, throw in some gin or vodka for all the non-pregnant ladies at the shower!
  • Spa water – another super easy one – just take a few of your favorite kinds of fruit, chop them up and throw it all in a pitcher.
  • Mimosa Bar – grab a few bottles of prosecco and then put out some fun juices to mix and match. A few bowls of fresh fruit make it extra cute!

That’s it!! Keep it simple but beautiful and everyone will be well fed and thrilled!

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6 comments

  1. Monika

    So Beautiful and such great ideas! This would be a great success at any baby shower!

  2. Sandy

    Absolutely lovely. That lucky Mommy! I’m sure everyone was stuffed before it was over.

  3. Monika

    This all looks beautiful, delicious, and pretty simple. Thanks for making it an approachable party to plan!