The Best Foods for Baby and Bridal Showers

By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern



Stumped on what to make for your friend or family member’s baby or bridal shower? Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered! Check out the best dishes for showers below.


Main Course



These are the easiest dish to make, serve, and eat. I only have good things to say about sandwiches served at showers.

Artichoke Chicken Salad

Cucumber Avacado and Dill Havarti Sandwiches

Italian Sandwich Roll-ups

Chicken Salad with Grapes (this salad on croissants is always a hit)


Lettuce Wraps

Big Party Chicken Salad with Medjool Dates

Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Soup in Bread Bowls

You can buy bread bowls at WinCo, making meal prep super easy. Make a soup on the stove and put it in a crockpot to keep it warm while serving.

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe-5 ingredients

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Oyster Stew

Potato Cheese Soup

Sweet Potato Chowder



Tortellini & Vegetable Salad

Farmer’s Salad

Greek Salad


Side Dishes



Brunch Yogurt Parfait Bar


Fruit Salad

Yummy Fruit Salad


Dips for Chips, Pita Bread, or Veggie Cups

The classic dip made of ranch seasoning and sour cream is addicting and always a crowd pleaser. Here’s some other dips from our recipe database that are sure to please.

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Artichoke Dip

Easy Hummus (Better Than Store-Bought)




Lavender Lemonade

Non Alcoholic Apple Cider Mimosa

(This is also good with grapefruit juice instead of orange juice)

Raspberry Lemonade

Watermelon Margarita Mocktails




Heart Tarts

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Easy Key Lime Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups


With Alcohol:

Strawberries & Champagne Cake Balls

Sangria Cupcakes




  • Don’t provide those tiny little plates. If you have a lot of options for food, it’s best to just provide normal sized paper or plastic plates. Your guests will be glad you did! This is also very smart to do if you don’t want to have a lot of leftovers after the shower.


  • Make sure you have plenty of seating. You don’t want anyone to have to be standing up because their isn’t room.


  • Provide tables if you can. Most people don’t love eating with their plate in their hand or on their lap.


  • If you have a trash can hidden behind a cabinet, pull it out and put it in an obvious place so your guests don’t have to guess where it is.


Find more delicious recipes on Fill Your Plate’s recipe database!

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