You have a baby shower coming up, and you want some exciting food ideas. Don’t worry一Duvall catering has you covered. Below, you’ll find traditional and modern baby shower food ideas from our catering experts that will satisfy every mom-to-be. Plus, we offer additional advice based on the time of your baby shower and how to find the best baby shower caterer in Charleston.
No matter the style of your baby shower or the types of food you serve, there are a few baby shower food planning tips to follow to host a perfect event.
If you are just beginning to plan, here are ideas for appetizers, desserts, finger foods, and drinks that are sure to delight your guests.
Appetizers are the heart of just about every event. A healthy variety of fun and delectable appetizers will keep your guests happy and talking. Everyone loves to talk while sharing a meal, and a baby shower full of mingling is a successful gathering. Here are some tantalizing appetizers your guests will enjoy.
Baby showers are a celebration of life, and there’s no better way to enjoy life than with a bit of sweetness. It’s a safe bet that more than one of your guests has a sweet tooth, so you’ll undoubtedly want some desserts to go with your food. Here are some devilish desserts for you and your guests to sink your teeth into.
Finger foods are an excellent choice for mingling. You don’t need to rely on silverware to have a quick bite, so guests can mix and mingle with each other. If you want a fun, vibrant atmosphere at your baby shower, you will want some exciting and interesting finger foods. Here are several that will be sure to please.
Every baby shower worth remembering needs a healthy abundance of drinks to keep guests hydrated and refreshed. That goes double for baby showers that you expect to be replete with mingling. And, it’s always fun to have a signature cocktail for your event! Here are a number of drink ideas to keep your shower stocked up.
As it happens, two o’clock is one of the most common times for baby showers. That presents a challenge. What do you prepare for a group of guests who have probably already had lunch? In this case, you’re going to want something light and snacky.
A good early afternoon baby shower might include:
Many people tend to get tired in the early afternoon, especially post-lunch. So, avoid super filling and greasy foods at this party. Instead, keep things light!
If the baby shower you’re throwing is set for lunchtime, you’re in luck. You have an opportunity to get a little more excited with your food variety, and because you’re starting at mealtime, you can go a little heavier with the food. We’re talking about a lunch buffet!
A self-serve luncheon baby shower might include:
Buffets are a great option when you have a group of friends and family with different tastes. They’re an affordable way to please everyone!
If your baby shower is closer toward the morning, say around 10 a.m., it’s time to think of breakfast with a side of lunch:
You can go with these classics or get creative with fun ideas like fried chicken and waffles or brunch burgers. There are so many artful and tasty food combinations to make for a half-breakfast, half-lunch meal!
Pink is the color of the day. If the mother-to-be is expecting a girl, there’s a good chance you’ll be putting up pink decorations everywhere. Why not get pink food, too? Here are a few ideas:
It can be a little more challenging to find obviously boy-themed foods since there aren’t many edible blue options. However, when you can’t go blue, you can go savory. Prepare some:
Whether you’re planning a baby shower for yourself or someone else, planning the food alone can be a big task. In addition to the planning, you have to do the cooking, presentation, serving, and clean up too.
Another option is to hire a baby shower caterer. But which baby shower caterer do you pick? Here are some qualities to look for when selecting a dependable baby shower caterer.
The right catering service needs to provide truly outstanding food for the service to be worth the expense.
A caterer also needs to be able to adapt to the needs of each of your guests. Duvall, for example, can make a custom menu based on your desired preferences. If certain guests have dietary restrictions, a worthy caterer will be able to change the plan accordingly (and sometimes even at the last moment.).
Not all catering services are created equal. If you order drop-off catering, you’re still responsible for the food presentation, service, and clean-up. With a full-service baby shower caterer like Duvall, everything is taken care of for you. In addition to food, Duvall can also handle décor and drinks, allowing you time to focus on activity planning and enjoying the party.
The best and most reliable factor to consider when choosing a catering service is experience. An experienced caterer will know exactly what they need to bring to the table to meet and exceed expectations. If you want a professional catering service to ensure your baby shower succeeds, choose Duvall Catering & Events. Duvall’s history in Charleston dates to the late 70s, every year filled with impeccable service tailor-made to make the best of every event.
Duvall Catering & Events knows Charleston inside and out and can bring your baby shower the best this city offers. If you want the best in professional baby shower catering service, you can depend on Duvall’s decades of experience to deliver on your event. Call us or contact us with details about your event, and we can make your vision come to life.