During baby showers, family members and friends gather to celebrate the arrival of a new life; they bring gifts to prepare the expecting woman for motherhood and provide her with advice on how to care for her family. Although the celebration is not focused on the guests, treat them to a platter of appetizers during the festivities. Make appetizers for the baby shower that are quick, simple and delicious.
Prepare the food table
Set up a food table that is convenient for your guests. Place the plates at the beginning of the table. Arrange the food platters in a straight line; since you are serving appetizers, the platters can be arranged in any order. Place the silverware and napkins at the end; roll the silverware in the napkins so your guests don’t have too many things to carry. Set up the drink table in a separate area.
Treat your guests with a platter of tortilla rolls filled with cream cheese, ham, olives, and chili peppers. Cut the rolls into small bite-sized pieces and stick tooth picks in them for easy handling.
Cater to your guests’ sweet cravings by preparing a fruit dip. Mix whipped cream, marshmallow creme, cream cheese, and strawberry yogurt to create this delicious dip. Surround the dip bowl with fresh strawberries, grapes, melon balls, cherries and pineapples. Provide a box of toothpicks so guests can use them to spear their fruit of choice and keep their fingers out of the dip.
The seafood lovers amongst your guests will enjoy a traditional shrimp cocktail dish. Prepare the cocktail with tomato juice, shrimp pieces, celery, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, sugar, and salt, and freeze it over night. Pour the mixture into a bowl and place it in a plate filled with shrimp, arranged with tails within easy reach.
Chicken fruit salad sandwiches
Your guests will enjoy the sweet and tangy flavor of chicken fruit salad sandwiches. Mix together cooked chicken cubes, orange juice, vinegar, salt, cooked rice, grapes, celery, pineapple, mandarin oranges, almonds, and mayonnaise. Serve the mixture on crispy croissant rolls.
Don’t forget dessert; prepare a platter of miniature cheesecakes. Mix cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and vanilla wafers in a bowl. Bake the mixture in separate cupcake liners and top them with pie fillings.