Baby Shower Lunch Ideas (with DIY Grazing Table)

Be inspired with these baby shower lunch ideas that incorporate a lovely DIY grazing table.

Baby shower lunch ideas on a grazing table for a girl baby shower event by Party Haus of South Florida.

Host a memorable baby shower lunch with the understated charm of a perfectly curated grazing table.

Your celebration can be a distinctive and tasteful gathering with some planning, thoughtful arrangements, and delicious choices.

Party Haus Event Styling designed and produced today’s featured baby shower, and they would love to prepare every last detail for you!

Get more information on hiring them for party and event planning here.

If you are more of a DIY type, be inspired by their creative ideas below.

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Why I Love This Party

This baby shower lunch includes the loveliest color palette and the sweetest details!

The peach and sage-colored grazing table is the party’s focal point. It offers a delightful food spread that surely satisfies every liking and adds elegance and sophistication to the celebration.

The visual theme is carried effortlessly through to the drink station, the buffet table, and the various activities, making it an unforgettable occasion for all.

For more color palette inspiration, see flower themed table decor and soft spring table decor.

Menu Ideas

Here are some ideas for planning the menu for your shower or event.

Choose food items and decorations that align with the baby shower’s theme and color palette. Incorporate themed decor and colors to create a cohesive and visually appealing table.

Invest in quality ingredients to create an attractive and tasteful experience for you and your guests.

Aim for a mix of sweet, savory, crunchy, and creamy elements to ensure a balance of flavors and textures. Include various ways to offer your guests a diverse and satisfying culinary experience.

Consider purchasing a variety of fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, cured meats, bread, and crackers.

You could also add in some individual charcuterie cups, this colorful green salad, or a couscous pesto salad.

Below is today’s baby shower menu.

If you want to keep it simple, include all the fixings for one kind of sandwich, salad, or bagel. For example, go with sub sandwiches or a Cobb salad. Choose a traditional bagel or mix it up with ham, turkey, or a steak egg and cheese bagel.

Add a touch of sweet treats with fresh fruit and pastries, and complement the spread with dips and condiments. Punctuate the table with a pretty cake or special dessert.

Include fresh or faux small flower vases, a large floral arrangement, or greenery to finish the look.

Alternative ideas include a Keto pound cake, a Chantilly cake with raspberry mousse, or decorated sugar cookies.

Condiments

They’ve included an array of condiments to please every palate.

Mayonnaise and velvety cream cheese for a rich base. Pickles and olives add crunch and a tangy kick, while Greek yogurt and sour cream provide contrast, perfect for dipping fresh veggies. It is completed with the zesty flair of salsa and a savory dip. Drizzles of olive oil for a finishing touch!

Add additional flavor boosts with homemade guacamole or fresh pesto sauce.

Delicious Drinks

The Mom-Osa Bar provides refreshing, fun, and flavorful drink options for the mom-to-be and guests.

First, pour in some bubbly, then choose a juice add-in. There is peach purée, cran-apple, or classic orange juice.

Lastly, add some fruit, with blackberries, strawberries, or tropical pineapple, all adding a delightful complement to the drink. These vibrant and fruity options at the Mom-Osa Bar create a cheerful gathering corner.

Add a signature shower drink such as a strawberry gin smash, a lemon drop martini, or a refreshing limoncello processo spritz.

FAQs

What is the difference between charcuterie and grazing?

Charcuterie typically includes a curated assortment of meats, cheeses, accompanying condiments, and pickled items arranged on a board or platter. On the other hand, grazing is a broader concept with many options extending beyond meats and cheeses to include a more expansive variety of snacks like fruits, nuts, crackers, dips, and casual nibbles.

What kind of food do you serve at a baby shower?

A variety of finger foods that cater to a range of preferences is always well received at a baby shower. Consider serving bite-sized sandwiches, Italian pasta salad, fruit kabobs, meat balls, or mini quiches. Include veggies and dips for a healthy option, and remember the sweet tooth with treats such as cupcakes, cake pops, or cookies. Ensure non-alcoholic options such as mocktails, punches, apple cider, or herbal afternoon tea.

What should be included on a grazing table?

Opt for a variety of textures and flavors. Include artisanal cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruits, nuts, and an assortment of crackers to create a visually appealing and delightful spread.

How much food should I prepare for a baby shower grazing table?

Estimate around 4-6 items per guest, 12-16 oz food per adult, and 6-8 oz per child for a baby shower grazing board. Consider the duration of the event and whether it’s replacing a full meal or serving it as a snack. Adjust quantities accordingly.

Can I prepare a grazing table in advance?

You can prepare many items like cheese, charcuterie, and certain fruits ahead of time when getting a grazing board ready for an event. Layout items that can be at room temperature in advance. Assemble the grazing table closer to the event to maintain freshness, but plan and prep as much as you can in advance.

Expert Tips

Here are a few professional party pointers from the pros!

Styling

Apply the chosen theme to the food, dishes, flowers, and table accessories for a visually cohesive and appealing grazing table. When choosing food and decorations, pay attention to color coordination. Harmonizing colors enhances the overall beauty of the table and increases its visual appeal.

Elevate your presentation by utilizing varied heights and decorative platters. Incorporate wooden boards, slate, or marble surfaces to add sophistication to your setup.

Food Table Selections

Adding homemade items or special family favorite recipes to the grazing table creates a warm and personalized atmosphere for any celebration.

Create an interactive experience by including DIY elements. For example, a make-your-own bruschetta station, waffle bar, taco bar, or customizable mini sandwiches add a fun and engaging aspect to the baby shower lunch.

Incorporate a variety of textures to stimulate the senses. From creamy cheeses to crunchy nuts, offering a diverse range of textures enhances the overall enjoyment of the grazing table.

For baby shower guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies, include gluten-free crackers, dairy-free cheese alternatives, and vegetarian or vegan options. Label each item on the grazing table, noting any allergens or dietary information. Signs help guests make informed choices and ensure an enjoyable dining experience.

Complement the grazing table with a signature drink that aligns with the baby shower theme. This adds an extra layer of sophistication and ties the overall culinary experience together.

Preparation

Pre-cut and prepare as many items as possible in advance. Choose easy baby shower food ideas to make things simpler. Use store-bought options like dips, crackers, and pre-sliced cheese, or add a super easy appetizer to save time. Arrange the table just before the event, the day of the baby shower.

Plan your grazing table layout strategically. Consider the flow of the event space and position the table where it’s easily accessible for guests.

Whether planning a beachfront wedding or an outdoor Oktoberfest party, we can all agree that detailed planning is important.

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Today’s baby shower inspiration is brought to you by Party Haus Event Styling and the talented own/party stylist Angie Vorse.

If you live in Florida, call Angie Vorse to style your next baby shower or special occasion!

I hope you’ve been inspired to spoil your guest of honor and your guest list with lots of fun and delicious food. Happy baby shower party planning.

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xo,
Cindy

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