Easy Baby Shower Lunch Menu Ideas (Non Stressful)

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Fun and Easy Baby Shower Lunch Menu Ideas That Will Take The Stress Out Of Your Party!

post update 8th October 2023

Organizing a Baby Shower and need some Delicious and Easy baby shower lunch menu ideas? Wondering what to serve?

Whether you are organizing a baby shower on a budget or you have an unlimited budget there are plenty of great ideas so I am sure you will find some that suit you.

If you are having a sit-down baby shower then you will need to serve full on plated meals and this might be best for a catering company or you might have very talented family and friends who want to do this for you.

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Putting on a lunch Baby shower is a great idea as you will see you can do all different sorts of foods. Menu for baby shower lunch can be what you choose. I love the idea of writing it all down first to get it correct.

That is a choice you need to make or if you want something a little less stressful then the trend at the moment seems to be more about having finger foods at a baby shower so I have made this post more about that then a sit down lunch.

The great thing about finger food is it can be made in advance, is a cheaper option and that is always great if you are doing a Baby Shower on a budget.

Finger foods I feel are a little more conversational as you usually stand around in groups and chat and you can move around to other guests as you please, whereas when you are seated like at a dinner party you are sat next to the same person and if you have a big group you will not be able to chat with the person down the other end of the table.

Appetizers or finger foods can be made well in advance so less stress on the day and then just heat if need be and serve, so the pressure is off.

I also notice that many friends will take platters around as they like to meet and mingle with guests or you could just have a grazing table that people can just go to when they are hungry or thirsty.

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Baby shower finger food ideas budget ideas that will not blow the budget but can look and taste amazing. You really can have a wonderful baby shower which is on a budget but is till awesome.

Choosing the right food to serve at a baby shower is crucial in creating a fun and memorable event for everyone. The food options should be appropriate for a midday gathering, and it’s essential to take into account any dietary restrictions or allergies of the guests.

Make Ahead Food For Baby Shower

I love the idea of making food a head of time as I don’t want to be rushed on the day and stressed out. If you  have most of the ingredients made in advanced then just takes a little time for you (or some wonderful friends) can easily be put together. Here are some make ahead appetizer ideas:

Make ahead mini egg muffins

Mini Egg Muffins Recipe


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
  • 1/4 cup of diced green onions
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: diced ham, crumbled bacon, chopped spinach, or diced bell peppers


  • Muffin tin
  • Cooking spray or muffin liners
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Oven


  1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Muffin Tin:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line it with muffin liners to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix the Eggs:
    • Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl.
    • Add the milk and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Add the Fillings:
    • Stir in the shredded cheese, diced green onions, and chopped parsley into the egg mixture.
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • If using any optional ingredients like ham, bacon, spinach, or bell peppers, fold them into the mixture now.
  4. Fill the Muffin Tin:
    • Spoon the egg mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake:
    • Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are firm to the touch and the eggs are cooked through.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Remove the muffin tin from the oven and let the egg muffins cool for a few minutes before removing them from the tin.
    • Serve warm, garnished with extra green onions or parsley if desired.


  • Mini egg muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and reheated in the microwave.

Enjoy your homemade mini egg muffins as a delicious and easy meal!

easy to make finger food

Budget-Friendly Baby Shower Food

Baby showers are joyous and memorable occasions for welcoming a new bundle of joy, but they can quickly get expensive if not properly planned. Luckily, it’s possible to throw an incredible baby shower without breaking your budget. One of the most important parts of any baby shower is choosing the right food – and fortunately, making budget-friendly choices does not mean sacrificing taste or presentation.

Serving simple yet delicious items such as mini sandwiches, fruit salad, veggie trays with dip, cheese platters, and potato snacks will satisfy guests while keeping costs down – and top it all off with a cute tiered cake! With careful planning and balling on a budget, you can make this special day as perfect as its precious guest of honor.

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Baby Shower Food Ideas on Pinterest

Pinterest is my go to place when organizing anything in my life lol. I am a real visual person so I love images more than words. You can find just about anything on Pinterest so you can head on over there and checkout some gorgeous baby shower food Ideas.

Elegant Baby Shower Brunch Ideas

Maybe a brunch is what you want for your baby shower. Such a great idea, brunch is you don’t know is a combination or Breakfast and Lunch and is usually held mid morning. I have notice that a lot of cafes these days will have brunch all day not sure what is up with that, maybe because they are very popular meals.

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Make your own cake pops

Cake pops are incredibly easy to make, making them the perfect addition to any baby shower celebration. With just a few basic steps, you can transform a simple cake mix into adorable, bite-sized treats on sticks. All it takes is crumbling a baked cake, mixing it with frosting, shaping into balls, and coating them in melted chocolate or candy melts.

You can let your creativity shine by decorating them to match the baby shower theme. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the kitchen, these sweet and charming cake pops are a delightful way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a little one.

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How to plan a baby shower on a small budget: If this is something you are keen to do but not sure where to start then why not check out my posts on: Budget Friendly Baby Shower Present Ideas and DIY Baby Shower Decorations on a budget. You can also checkout my Baby Shower Printables games which are really cheap and they print out just gorgeous and you will have such a great laugh and fun times.

Baby Shower Luncheon Menu

If you’re hosting a baby shower soon, assembling a suitable luncheon menu is key for making the event a success. With a little bit of creativity, you can come up with a thoughtful selection of food that is both tasty and memorable.

A good base for the menu may include some finger sandwiches and tea sandwiches, seasonal fruits and cheese platters, light salads with mixed greens or kale and a variety of freshly baked pastries. You can also consider adding some heartier items such as quiches or frittatas if your guests might be hungrier than usual. For extra flair, selecting dishes in shades reminiscent of your color palette will create an effect that impresses your guests.

Here’s a sample baby shower luncheon menu that you can consider:


  • Crudites platter with ranch dip
  • Cheese and fruit platter with crackers
  • Mini quiches (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options)

Main course:

  • Grilled chicken salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a vinaigrette dressing
  • Vegetarian lasagna with a side of garlic bread
  • Mini sandwiches (turkey, ham, and veggie options) with a side of sweet potato fries



  • Non-alcoholic punch (made with fruit juice and sparkling water)
  • Lemonade
  • Iced tea

Note: Be sure to take into consideration any dietary restrictions or allergies of the guests when choosing the menu.

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