14 Tasty And Interesting Finger Foods Ideas For Baby Shower

Finger Foods Ideas For Baby Shower

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Planning a baby shower can be both fun and stressful. Fun because you will be planning games and activities to make the event exciting. Stressful because you want the baby shower you throw to be a perfect, never-to-forget experience. You have to take care of everything, from the decoration to the food. Big or small budget, finger food for baby shower is an important item in your food menu. If you have been stressing over the choice of finger food or appetizers, then stop worrying right now and read on as MomJunction brings you an elaborate list of finger food ideas that will suit your needs and pocket.

Simple And Easy Baby Shower Appetizers Finger Foods Recipes

Let’s start with some simple finger foods for baby shower. These are especially for those hosts who are pressed for time or are simply not that into cooking.

1. Onion Dip

Onion Dip Finger Food for Baby Shower Party

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A good dip can make any food item tasty. Here is the onion dip recipe to make healthy food option delicious.

You will need:

  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 150gms light mayonnaise
  • 1/8 carton reduced-fat sour cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 6-8 cups of raw vegetables such as carrot, zucchini, and cauliflower for making the dip

How to:

  1. Thinly slice the onions and then cut them in half.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium to low heat.
  3. In a pan, separately, add onions and thyme and cover the pan and stir occasionally for around 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove the cover and cook for another five minutes.
  5. Allow to cool before serving.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 30min
Servings: 1 cup
Nutritional value: Calories – 32kcal, fat – 3gms, cholesterol – 5mg, carbohydrates – 2gm

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2. Crazy Cheesy Quesadilla

Crazy Cheesy Quesadilla Mouth Watering Finger Food Recipe For Baby Shower

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Treat your guests to some cheesy affair with this crunchy cheesy quesadilla.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 4 large tortillas
  • 1 anjou pear
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese (any other Swiss cheese will do)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

How to:

  1. Spread honey mustard over one side of two of the tortillas.
  2. Thinly slice the pear, shred the cheese, and add them over the two tortillas. Cover the two tortillas with the other two tortillas. This would give you two quesadillas.
  3. In a pan, melt the butter, add the quesadilla, and cook until golden brown on both sides. Repeat the same with the other quesadilla.
  4. Cut the two quesadillas into 16 pieces and serve.

Preparation time: 5min
Cooking time: 10min
Servings: 16 pieces
Nutritional value: Calories – 137Kcal, fat – 7gm, calcium – 205mg, iron – 1mg

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Cute Finger Foods For Baby Shower

Baby showers are held to celebrate the arrival of a little one and awww and ahhh inducing cute finger foods are always a hit with women. Here are recipes for some cutesy finger foods.

3. Bunny Bites

Bunny Bites Finger Food Recipe During Baby Shower

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This starter is not only cute in presentation but is also healthy and can be made in no time.

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon cream (in case you do not have cream then use milk)
  • Pepper
  • 1 English muffin, split and lightly toasted
  • Peas, thin slices of carrot, 1 black olive (pitted and halved), a few fresh chives and scallion
  • Worcestershire sauce as per taste (or to taste)

How to:

  1. Preheat the broiler to a high temperature.
  2. In a bowl, mix cheese, egg yolk, cream, and Worcestershire sauce until they blend well. You can add some pepper to taste.
  3. Spread the cheese mixture on the sides around the edges of the toasted muffin.
  4. Now, place the cheese-topped muffin halves about three inches away from direct heat and broil for around four minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  5. To make the muffin look like a bunny, place the peas to look like eyes, strips of carrot for ears, half an olive for a nose, chives as whiskers, and scallion as teeth.
  6. Your little bunny is ready.

Preparation time: 5min
Cooking time: 4min
Servings: 1 portion

If you want to make a highlight of a party, throw in some talent. Make foods which are absolutely creative. And how? We’ll tell you that!

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Creative Finger Food For Baby Shower

Want to show off your creativity on the platter? Here are some cool appetizer recipes that are fun to make and eat.

4. Tea Sandwiches

Finger Food Recipe Tea Sandwiches for Baby Shower

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Tea sandwiches are delicious and simple to make. Try these sandwiches for not just your baby shower but any other party and see how your guests will praise you for your amazing culinary skills.

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 12 (1/2-inch-thick) pumpernickel, wheat, or white bread slices
  • 3 tablespoons diced green onions

How to:

  1. In a shallow pan, bake coconut and almonds at 350ºC, stirring occasionally, for five to ten minutes or until fully baked.
  2. In a bowl, whisk cream cheese, orange marmalade, curry powder, pepper, and salt. Add this mixture to the chicken and stir.
  3. Next, trim the bread crusts and spread the chicken mixture on the bread. Divide each slice into three strips. Sprinkle some coconut, almonds, and green onions over and serve warm.

Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 10min
Servings: 24 portions
Nutritional value: Calories

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5. Cheese Bombs

How to Do Cheese Bombs Finger Food Recipe on Baby Shower Party

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The specialty of this starter is that is just too yummy. It looks like chocolate balls but is a little cheese bomb that will explode in your mouth giving you a taste of ultimate cheese delight.

You will need:

  • 120 gm cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-oz.) pack crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 teaspoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Apple and pear slices
  • Grapes

How to:

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, onion, sauce, and pepper together until it forms a thick consistent paste.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a container, cover tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Next, roll the cheese mixture into small balls. Then roll the balls in a bacon.
  4. Serve with grapes and slices of apple and pear.

Preparation time: 30min
Cooking time: 90min
Servings: 6 mini balls

Yes, sometimes the budget can be shoe-string. But why fear when MomJunction is here! We have a way around everything.

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Budget Friendly Finger Food For Baby Shower

If you are tight on budget but want to have some tasty appetizers then how about some simple budget friendly finger foods that are delicious yet easy on your pocket.

6. Eggy Delight

You will need:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • Paprika (optional)

How to:

  1. Peel the boiled eggs and cut them into two pieces lengthwise. Separate the yolks from the whites.
  2. In a bowl, mash the yolks and mix it with mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, and mustard.
  3. Now, add the yolk mixture to the egg white. Store in a covered container and serve cold.

Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 60min
Servings: 12 pieces
Nutritional value: Calories – 55Kcal, fat – 5g, cholesterol – 103mg

7. Baked Brie And Roasted Garlic

Recipe of Baked Brie And Roasted Garlic Finger Food

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This is something extremely simple, spicy, and interesting. This garlic dish will have your guests asking for more.

You will need:

  • 4 garlic (at least 2 1/2 inches in diameter)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 (4 oz.) wheels brie, toasted baguette slices

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºC.
  2. Peel off the top layers of the garlic leaving just one last skin on it.
  3. Place the garlic in a small baking dish. Sprinkle oil and salt and cover with foil.
  4. Bake the garlic for around 90 minutes or until it is tender.
  5. Preheat the broiler. Score large X on top of each wheel of cheese.
  6. Place each piece in a small baking dish. Broil the cheese for about seven minutes or until it turns brown and bubbly.
  7. Serve with garlic and toasted baguette slices.

Cooking time: 1 hr 10min
Servings: 8 portions

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8. Pita Chips With Creamy Dip

Pita Chips With Creamy Dip Finger Food

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Now this one is easy, healthy, and totally inexpensive.

You will need:

For pita chips:

  • 1 12-oz. package pita bread
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the dip:

  • 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

How to:

For Pita Chips:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºFahrenheit.
  2. Slice every pita in half, then divide each half into three wedges.
  3. Transfer the pita to a bowl, sprinkle with oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Then, separate pita chips between two baking sheets. Bake the pita chips by rotating pans midway while cooking. Cook for around 12 minutes or till it turns brown and crisp.
  5. Allow it to cool before serving.

For the dip:

  1. In a bowl, mix yogurt, dill, olive oil, lemon zest, clove garlic, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate the mixture and serve chilled with pita chips.

Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 12min
Servings: 10 servings

Savoury Finger Food Recipes For Baby Shower

If your only criteria for an appetizer is good taste, then you can check out the following mouth-watering recipes that not only taste good but also look good.

9. Fishy Fingers

Tasty Fishy Fingers Food

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You will need:

  • ½ pound skinless flounder or sole fillets
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 ½ cup rice krispies
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons canola oil, for frying
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper, to season

For the dip

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek-style yogurt
  • A pinch of salt, to season (optional)

How to:

  1. Slice the fish into small pieces, the size of your little finger. Store the pieces in a container and place it in a refrigerator.
  2. Whiz rice krispies, parmesan, and paprika in a food processor till they are finely ground. Take this mixture in a plate and add salt, pepper, and sesame seeds to it.
  3. In a bowl, beat an egg and add salt as per taste.
  4. On a plate, spread some flour and roll the fish pieces in it, dip it in the beaten egg, and roll in the krispies mixture again. Repeat the same with all the fish pieces.
  5. In a frying pan, heat oil and add the fish pieces to it. Cook till both sides turn golden brown.
  6. To make the dip, all you have to do is mix the above-mentioned dip ingredients in a bowl and serve cold.
  7. Serve the fish stick hot with a dip.

Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 4min
Servings: 6 to 8 portions

10. Vegetable Crispy

Finger Food Recipe Vegetable Crispy for Baby Shower

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This simple starter will have your guests licking their fingers because it is that tasty. Moreover, the balsamic sauce adds to the amazing taste of the vegetable crispies.

You will need:

For vegetable crispy:

  • Oil, for frying
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2 small potatoes, shredded
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 60g flour

For Spicy Balsamic Sauce:

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper

How to:

For vegetable crispy:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Make small balls of the mixture and flatten them slightly.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the flattened balls to the pan and fry until they turn golden brown on both sides.

For spicy balsamic sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients and cook on low heat until the quantity is reduced by half. Strain the mixture to separate the garlic.
  2. Allow it to cool before serving it with vegetable crispies.

Preparation time: 30min
Cooking time: 20min
Nutritional value: Calories

Baby Shower Finger Food Ideas For A Girl

If the mother is pregnant with a baby girl, then you can organize the baby shower with a theme specially for girls. You can select appetizers that the mother liked she was a little girl or items that are popular amongst little lovely girls.

11. Pinky Pops

This sweet treat is especially for those who are expecting a baby girl. Moreover, if you have little guests accompanying their mothers to your party, then this pop tarts will make them happy.

You will need:

For the tart:

  • A cup of diced cherries
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 packet readymade pie crusts
  • Ice cream sticks

For the glaze:

  • 1 small cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºC.
  2. In a saucepan, heat cherries, sugar, cornstarch, and almond extract on medium flame until the mixture thickens. Once it is of thick consistency, allow the mixture to cool.
  3. Flatten the pie crusts and cut them into small equal rectangles.
  4. Place ice cream sticks on the ends of the cut rectangles and add some cooled cherry filling in the centre. Now cover the rectangle with another slice of rectangle and press the edges to seal the mixture within.
  5. Transfer the popsicles to a baking sheet and heat them in the oven for around ten minutes or till the edges turn brown.
  6. Separately, mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a bowl to make the glaze. You can add food color of your choice.
  7. Sprinkle the pop tarts with colored sugar and let the glaze harden before serving.

Preparation time: 1hr
Cooking time: 30min
Servings: Varies with the size of rectangles cut

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12. Strawberry Kebabs

Strawberry Kebabs Recipe

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Have you ever imagined having a strawberry barbecue? Well, here you do not really have to heat the strawberry but only serve it the way you would serve kebabs. Confused? Don’t be. Follow the recipe below and be ready to amaze your guests with your creative treat.

You will need:

Biscuit rounds:

  • 1 can of biscuits
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • 20 large strawberries (Slice each strawberry into two pieces)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ jar marshmallow fluff
  • 3 tbsp sugar

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºC.
  2. Sprinkle some flour on a clean flat surface and roll a biscuit into a five-inch circle. Slice seven, one-and-a-half inch circles and place them on a cookie sheet. Spray the sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, whisk egg white and water. Brush this mixture on the biscuits and sprinkle some sugar over it.
  4. Put the biscuits in the preheated oven for around ten minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  5. Cut the top and the end of each strawberry. Then slice each strawberry into two halves.
  6. For the cream, in a bowl whisk heavy cream and sugar and beat until you see peaks forming. You can then add half a jar of marshmallow fluff to the mixture.
  7. Once the biscuits are baked, allow them to cool before you start stacking them with the strawberries.
  8. For stacking, you will have to cut skewers to small sizes. First place the biscuit followed by strawberry and cream. Add another combination in the same order and finish it with another biscuit to the top.
  9. Simple to make and easy to eat, isn’t it?

Preparation time: 90min
Cooking time: 15min
Servings: 20 servings

Now think about what the boys might like? Ready?

Baby Shower Finger Food Ideas For A Boy

Mommies expecting a baby boy can have a baby shower with some interesting starters that are popular with men.

13. Mini Pizzas

Finger Food Mini Pizzas Recipes for Baby Shower

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You must be knowing how much men love gorging on pizzas. So, surprise your guests with appetizers that look like pizzas.

You will need:

  • 3-4 whole wheat wraps
  • 1 can pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon basil/oregano mix or Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (any other cheese will also do)
  • 48 Mini turkey pepperonis (or 12 whole turkey pepperonis each cut into four even pieces) (instead of pepperoni you can add any topping of your choice)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºC. Spray some non-stick cooking spray on the muffin tin.
  2. Spread the tortillas over a clean flat surface and cut out three to four medium circles from each wrap. You can use the sharp end of a can or tin to cut into small circles.
  3. In a bowl, mix pizza sauce, parmesan cheese, and spices.
  4. Now, place the cut circles into the muffin tin. Add a tablespoon of the sauce mixture followed by grated mozzarella cheese onto the wrap.
  5. Next, add four small size pepperonis on top of each wrap making it look like a pizza.
  6. Now place the muffin tin in the preheated oven for around 12-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Wait for the mini pizzas to cool before removing them from the tin.
  8. Serve warm.

Preparation time: 40min
Cooking time: 20min
Servings: 12 pieces
Nutritional value: Calories – 66, fat – 1.5g, carbohydrate – 7g, protein – 6g

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14. Tomato Skewers

Tomato Skewers Recipes

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If a mother expecting a baby girl can get strawberry skewers then a mother expecting a baby boy can have her own special tomato skewers, which are easy to make and super-delicious to eat.

You will need:

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 10 to 14 fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, cut into thirds
  • 32 (4-inch) wooden skewers
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. In a skewer, thread half a tomato, a small piece of cheese, followed by another half of the tomato. Keep the skewers in a shallow dish.
  2. In a bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle this mixture over the skewers along with basil and add salt and pepper as per taste.

Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 5min
Servings: 8 pieces

You can try out as many recipes as you want and make the baby shower a memorable event. After all, it will be a day when the mother gets to enjoy for welcoming her little one.

Hope you have a fun-filled and yummy baby shower. If you try any of the above recipes, then do come back and let us know if it was a hit with your guests. Do share your creative finger food ideas with our readers in the comment section below.

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