Baby shower food ideas

If you're going to have a baby shower there's no point doing it by halves and we think the most important party of any party is the food. From baby-themed cupcakes to quick and easy finger food, we've got the menu covered to make sure the day goes without a hitch.

Cake name blocks

Planning a baby shower? We've got loads of lovely food ideas to help celebrate. From baby-themed cupcakes to quick and easy finger food, indulge in these fun treats and eats before welcoming your new arrival.

If you're looking forward to welcoming your little one soon, we've got loads of lovely baby shower food ideas to help celebrate.

From cake name blocks to cake pops, baby cupcakes (opens in new tab) to biscuit treats, plus lots of tasty savoury dish ideas to keep everyone well fed.

Get ready to welcome your little one with friends and these delicious recipe ideas.

Looking for more baby shower inspiration? Have a read of some of the cute things you could write in a baby shower card (opens in new tab) and some ideas for baby shower gifts (opens in new tab).

Cake name blocks

Already know what you're calling your little one? These easy name blocks are ideal to pop on top of whatever you've been busy baking for your big day. If you haven't decided on a name yet you could do 'Happy baby shower' or something similar instead.

Get the recipe: Cake name blocks (opens in new tab)

Cake pops

Cake pops

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Cake pops are so versatile and can be made into a whole range of shapes or characters. Use this simple step-by-step guide to perfect the basic method and then decorate them any way you like - perhaps as baby faces?

Get the recipe: Classic cake pops (opens in new tab)

Baby cake decoration

Baby cake decoration

Celebrate the new arrival with these adorable baby cake decorations. You can use pink fondant for a girl or blue for a boy. If you're making a big cake this is an ideal, easy decoration idea that will make your cake reallt fit the theme of the party.

Get the recipe: Baby cake decoration (opens in new tab)

Baby girl cupcakes

Baby girl cupcakes

Having a little girl? These pretty cupcakes are a gorgeous addition to any baby shower. This recipe uses a classic sponge but you could make whatever flavour is the mum-to-be's favourite.

Get the recipe: Baby girl cupcakes (opens in new tab)

Baby boy cupcakes

Baby boy cupcakes

Is your little bundle of joy going to be a bouncing baby boy? Then these are the perfect sweet treats for your baby shower with their sweet little faces, bunting and bibs.

Get the recipe: Baby boy cupcakes (opens in new tab)

Cupcake cake pops

Cupcake cake pops

These pops are pretty as a picture and much easier to eat than a larger cake. With a cake crumb centre and candy shell, they're are sure to go down a storm. You could even turn eating them into a fun game - who can eat their pop the quickest... with no hands!

Get the recipe: Cupcake cake pops (opens in new tab)

New baby cupcakes

New baby cupcakes

Fresh and zesty, these lemon cupcakes are just the thing to celebrate the pitter patter of little feet with their adorable decoration. Presented on a cake stand, they can easily stand in the place of a big cake if you prefer cupcakes.

Get the recipe: new baby cupcakes (opens in new tab)

Pretty pastel macaroons

Pretty pastel macaroons

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Make your table look extra refined with these French classics in pretty pastel colours. Made from ground almonds and egg whites, these fancies are fragrant and delicious. Decorate with baby-themed decorations and designs.

Get the recipe: Pretty pastel macaroons (opens in new tab)

Mini meringue kisses

Mini meringue kisses

Perfect for posh nibbles, these mini meringue kisses make a scrumptious finger-food dessert. Simply fill with cream for an option that is quick and easy to assemble on the day, if you've made the shells ahead of time. Colour the meringues blue or pink if you know the sex of the baby.

Get the recipe: Mini meringue kisses (opens in new tab)

Mini Victoria sponges

Mini Victoria sponges

You didn't think we would let a party go by without including everyone's favourite cake did you? These mini ones are prettier than a big cake and mean you don't need to worry about plates and cutlery too.

Get the recipe: Mini Victoria sponges (opens in new tab)

Mini raspberry and frangipane tarts

Mini raspberry and frangipane tarts

Super sweet and full of flavour, these little tarts are bursting with sweetness and look great too. Dust with icing sugar for a delicate and understated finish.

Get the recipe: Mini raspberry and frangipane tarts (opens in new tab)

Party cakes

Party cakes

Super cute and easy to make, these French fancy style cakes are perfect for parties with their pretty pastel colours. Stack them up on a cake stand for an impressive centrepiece.

Get the recipe: Party cakes (opens in new tab)

Baby vest cookies

Baby vest cookies

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Get some baking done while you still have time, before your little one arrives, with these creative biscuits from our baking guru Victoria Threader. Colour them to fit in with your party theme and see them fly off the plate.

Get the recipe: Baby vest and feeding bottle cookies (opens in new tab)

Stacie Stewart's raspberry, rose and vanilla cake

Stacie Stewart's raspberry, rose and vanilla cake

You can't have a party without a big cake! This show stopping bake by Stacie Stewart makes the perfect centrepiece to any celebration with its impressive icing and fruit and nut topping. And it's pink - perfect for a girly-themed party!

Get the recipe: Stacie Stewart's raspberry, rose and vanilla cake (opens in new tab)

Tropical fruits with sesame coconut dip

Tropical fruits with sesame coconut dip

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This is a dip with a difference. You'll love this fresh and fruity party food option that gives everyone the chance to grab something healthy in amongst all the cakes!

Get the recipe: Tropical fruits with sesame coconut dip (opens in new tab)

Chilli potato cakes

Chilli potato cakes

And for savoury bites...

Simple to make and really tasty, these potato cakes are delicious dipped in the lime mayo and are perfectly sized finger food.

Get the recipe: Chilli potato cakes (opens in new tab)

Hummus

Hummus

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This classic dip is delicious to dunk crisps or bread into and is always a popular choice. Making your own is quick, easy and far tastier than the shop-bought versions.

Get the recipe: Hummus (opens in new tab)

Red pepper and Feta cheese dip

Red pepper and Feta cheese dip

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Big bowls of sharing food is perfect for a girly get together where you can all help yourself. This delicious Greek-style dip is delicious with crunchy crudities or toasted pitta bread.

Get the recipe: Red pepper and feta cheese dip (opens in new tab)

Steak on sticks

Steak on sticks

Give your baby shower guests a snack to get their teeth stuck into with these meaty canapés. Easy-to-cook, these pink steak pieces are a delicious treat that will give your party a touch of luxury.

Get the recipe: Steak on sticks (opens in new tab)

Sticky sausages and sweet chilli dip

Sticky sausages and sweet chilli dip

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Everyone likes sausages and this recipe makes them even tastier with a hoisin, honey and spring onion glaze which becomes sweet and sticky in the oven. Serve whole with a pile of napkins or in pieces on cocktail sticks.

Get the recipe: Sticky sausages and sweet chilli dip (opens in new tab)

Green curry chicken drumsticks

Green curry chicken drumsticks

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A little spice gives these tasty chicken drumsticks a moreish flavour that makes them a popular party treat. Don't forget the napkins as these can get messy!

Get the recipe: Green curry chicken drumsticks (opens in new tab)