Practical Baby Shower Ideas – 5 Popular Foods to Serve at a Baby Shower

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Food is the number one consideration when a baby shower is being planned. You need to scour your brains when thinking of baby shower ideas to find those 5 popular foods to serve at a baby shower that everyone will like. It's tough when you're dealing with food restrictions when you're planning the menu.

What woman doesn't like dessert? In fact, you could just serve a beverage and cake at the baby shower and you won't hear any complaints. Be creative with your choice of cake and you'll have a menu choice that will be talked about for a long time.

Why not experiment with cake flavors instead of cake decorations? Although they look sweet, it's really the taste which is important here. A dark chocolate-raspberry truffle cake would be a huge surprise as would an extreme coconut cake with coco cream filling and shavings of snow-white coconut all over it. Or go back to the classics and have an Angel Food Cake with a flavored glaze or a White Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting.

Everyone eats pasta! Diets or not, this is a food just about anybody craves. It's the best choice if you have to limit your menu to just one hot item. Perhaps the best option in this case would be a dish of baked ziti or that super cheesy favorite of lasagna.

It's just a single dish which everyone eats and is filling as well. Serving a meal like this is something very easy on the host, a fact that no one dislikes. Complement it with a light green salad for the best accompaniment.

What about a deli platter? With the wide variety of choices available on it, this is a one-dish meal that requires no cooking, minimal preparation, plus can feed everyone, despite their likes or dislikes. And people serve themselves with this type of meal!

It's simple: Set up the deli tray with preserved meats, preserved vegetables, fresh salad fixings, and cheese slices, choose a selection of breads to go with them, a complementary beverage, a simple dessert and the food is served!

A selection of soups would be a wonderful meal in itself. The soups can be cooked in advance, even up to a month before, and then reheated on the big day. Or if the day is hot, prepare a selection of cold soups and chilled salads instead. With just bread and cheese or a salad, it's an extremely filling meal. Just choose about three soups that are different in texture, main flavor, and color so they look good on the buffet table.

Last but not least is chili. It can be a pot of gastronomic dynamite or one filled with the healthiest dish possible. It's up to the hostess as to what type of chili would be served but it's still something that everyone enjoys. Why not have this bubbling away at the back of your next autumn-themed baby shower? With a large square of cheddar and corn bread, it's meal like no other.

Jamie Highland writes about baby showers and other parties. To check out some more baby shower ideas or some baby shower favors, visit My Baby Shower Favors. If you want more articles, visit our site and click on the Contact Us link.

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