Baby Shower Ideas
I am hosting an autumn-themed gender-neutral baby shower for a friend (we're revealing the gender at the party). Can the food52 community help me come up with some great ideas for fun baby shower finger foods?
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by IPK. They are a snap to put together, and are very very popular with the crowd. You can make the dough in advance and store as a log, then defrost and slice on party day. Also using puff pastry, these little items are whimsical little things and you can use all sorts of fillings. https://food52.com/recipes/15280-binocular-bites-roasted-tomato-blue-cheese-and-dried-fig-manchego-cheese
The same cheese/herb concept translates really well into biscuits too...especially for little biscuit sliders! You could bake crackers or a savory shortbread rounds and top them with all sorts of ingredients like roasted mushrooms, tapenade, smoked salmon, caprese, etc. Puff pastry also makes a good medium for finger foods.
- Antipasta skewers (which can, incidentally, double as Bloody Mary garnishes)
- Hummus (tossing in some chipotle in adobo sauce will make it a lovely orange hue) and crudites
- Mini quiche (And heck no, I don't make them myself! I do opt for pre-made convenience on these babies.)
- Sweet potato chips (particularly autumnal, don't 'cha think?)
whole garbanzos, plain cooked or roasted
zaatar in shakers
some red pepper - sweet paprika, or Aleppo, or cayenne flakes
pignoli, raw or roasted
shaker of cumin or sumac
fresh herbs - mint, dill, parsley
black brined olives.
if you want to make this a main dish for a meat-eating crowd, add strips of roasted chicken or skewers of lamb
for drinks - beer, arak, wine
My sister recently through a shower for my cousin and did a waffle bar. It was a huge success, although that was a bit more labor-intensive. You would have to recruit several waffle irons from family and friends, prepare various toppings (sweet and savory!) as well as the batter (regular, cornbread (YUM), multigrain...) It was a lot of fun, but again, it took time.
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