To celebrate the arrival of my daughter’s friend’s baby girl, I created a menu of Girl Baby Shower Food as the theme.
For some strange reason, I dream in food… and for parties and celebrations the weirdness is on a whole new level because I NAME the dang food.
So, below you’ll see links to the recipes I made and also the names that I gave to each dish to go along with the baby girl theme 🙂
Since no party is complete without some fun drinks, the first table was a Mom-Mosa Bar!
And here is all of the Girl Baby Shower Food Ideas, starting with “Bowtie” Pasta Salad
So I went with the bowtie shaped pasta salad, since baby girl’s wear bowtie headbands a lot.
The pasta salad itself was very simple with cooked pasta and lots of ranch dressing along with tomatoes, broccoli, shredded carrots, and shredded cheese.
I added kosher salt, pepper, some dry ranch seasoning, and Old Bay as well.
Pasta salad really absorbs the ranch dressing, so right before serving I would recommend adding more ranch dressing so it’s not dry.
The dips I made were “Winging it as a Parent” Chicken Wing Dip and “Ready to Pop” Jalapeno Popper Cranberry Dip
This is my simple recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Wing Dip!
A little spicy, full of flavor, and so easy to keep warm in the slow cooker.
Set out some Fritos Scoops and Tortilla chips for dipping.
And this Jalapeno Popper Cranberry Dip is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy!
The recipe link directions are for making it in a casserole dish, but just add all ingredients into the slow cooker and set it to low for about two hours stirring a few times.
For the shower, I set the two slow cookers next to each other with a giant bowl with the two types of chips.
And if you don’t want the cranberries, make this regular Jalapeno Popper Dip.
In buffet style pans with warmers I have Mini Crab Cakes, Hanky Panky, and Pigs in a Blanket all with fun names of course.
These Mini Crab Cakes “because sometimes your mini gets crabby” were quite a hit.
I followed my recipe for Blackstone Crab Cakes with Old Bay Aioli, but just made them smaller in size.
And if you don’t have a Blackstone griddle, simply make them in smaller batches in a skillet.
The buffet set I ordered from Amazon kept everything warm and I served the sauce on the side.
Hanky Panky brings a baby, am I right?!
These hanky panky appetizers I made by cooking some sausage in a skillet, breaking it apart as it cooked.
Then stir in some Velveeta cheese and cream cheese.
I could not find the traditional party rye bread, so I cut regular rye bread into fourths with the crust removed.
Then rolled them flat on a baking sheet and topped with the sausage mixture.
And baked in a 400 degree oven for about 8 minutes.
Regular pigs in a blanket are extra cute when you call them “swaddled”.
I wanted to have a kid friendly option and these were great.
Cut the hot dogs into thirds, and each crescent roll triangle in half.
Then roll them up and place on a baking sheet.
And into a 350 degree oven for about 14 to 15 minutes.
I set out both ketchup and mustard for dipping.
Two choices for “Bun in the Oven Sliders” for more Girl Baby Shower Food options
These are on King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls.
One tray had ham and swiss and also turkey and cheddar sliders with mayo on the side.
The last Girl Baby Shower Food is Candied Bacon!
And that’s with “sugar and spice and everything nice” because that’s what little girls are made of 😉
Or maybe even Air Fryer Twisted Candied Bacon!