Another important thing to consider is how the mother-to-be feels. For example, you wouldn't want to serve alcohol at a baby shower because the mother-to-be can't drink. You would want to serve food items that she loves. So if punch is a favorite for her, be sure to add it to the menu.
If you avoid meal times (breakfast, lunch and dinner), food can be a light, snack affair with cake. As you get closer to meal times, more food would be expected. Two o'clock in the afternoon is a fairly common time for baby showers. At this time of day, a menu might include:
- fruit salad
- vegetable tray with dip
- mini sandwiches or hot hors d'œuvres
- cake or dessert