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What food should we have for a baby shower?

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Updated June 25, 2014

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Question: What food should we have for a baby shower?
Answer: Most baby showers offer some type of food. You will usually come up with a menu based on a couple of factors including:

  • Time of the baby shower
  • Length of the baby shower
  • Location of the baby shower
  • Baby shower budget

    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
    • drinks
    • punch
    • mini sandwiches or hot hors d'œuvres
    • cake or dessert

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