Bridal showers are a time to come together with friends and family to celebrate the bride.
Winter bridal showers are typically indoors, and you can serve a variety of hot and cold foods to keep your guests satisfied!
Winter bridal shower ideas include high tea, dessert charcuterie, baked brie, themed cookies, spinach dip and more!
High tea is served with small sandwiches and sweets on a 3 tier platter.
Tea sandwiches are cut into rectangles or circles to give them a unique shape. You can serve them on croissants, buns, or slices of baguette.
You can make different types of sandwiches for a winter bridal shower such as:
- ham and cheese
- cucumber and cream cheese
- egg salad
- chicken salad
- tuna salad
- strawberry, basil and cream cheese
- horseradish and roast beef
Sweets for high tea:
- scones with clotted cream and jam
- sugar cookies
- chocolate dipped shortbread
- orange slice tea cookies
- raspberry almond thumbprint cookies
- lemon curd tarts
Dessert Charcuterie Board
Dessert charcuterie boards are a little different than your average charcuterie board. They’re filled with only dessert foods!!
You can make your own dessert charcuterie board by making 3-4 desserts and perhaps a dipping sauce to go along with it.
- Chocolate kiss cookies
- Chocolate covered almonds
- Chocolate covered pretzels
- Rice Krispy squares
- Melted chocolate for dipping
- Apple slices
- Chocolate covered strawberries
- Lemon loaf
- Banana bread
- Caramel sauce
Baked brie is made by baking a wheel of brie in the oven with a variety of toppings.
You can add the toppings prior to baking, or after, depending on the flavoring you’re wanting for your appetizer. Baked brie is served with sliced baguette pieces for dipping, crackers, or celery and carrot sticks.
Deviled eggs look eye catching and are quite filling as an appetizer.
They are made by cooking eggs, and the cutting them in half.
The center portion of the egg is mixed with mayo, diced dill pickles, mustard, pepper and paprika.
The filling is piped back into the white portion of the egg, and garnished with a bit more paprika.
Focaccia Bread with Oil and Balsamic
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on a plate. It should be a decent size, depending on how many people you’ll be serving for.
Pour balsamic reduction over the olive oil in a zig zag design.
Focaccia bread can be cut into strips, and then in half for a decent serving size.
Dip the bread in the mixture of olive oil and balsamic for a savory bread appetizer.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip is a creamy, hot dip you can serve with baguette slices, or crackers.
Garlic is cooked in olive oil in a frying pan until it releases its aromas.
Spinach is added to the pan and wilts as it cooks. Once it’s done cooking, remove it from it from the heat source.
Cream cheese is mixed together with sour cream, mayo, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and a little hot sauce.
Cooked spinach is added to the cream cheese mixture along with chopped up artichoke hearts.
Spinach and artichoke dip is placed in a baking dish and baked in the oven for about 20 minutes.
The dip is finished baking when the cheese begins to brown and bubble.
Prosciutto and Brie on Artisan Crackers
Prosciutto and brie on artisan crackers is a crispy appetizer with a sweetened finish to it.
Artisan crackers are arranged on a plate, and topped with a slice of brie cheese on each of them.
Basil leaves are placed on top of the brie, along with strips of prosciutto that are placed in a folded shape.
A couple sprigs of arugula are placed on top of the prosciutto to complete the base of the appetizer.
Drizzle a bit of honey and balsamic reduction all over the artisan crackers and enjoy!
Meat balls are a bite sized appetizer that are packed full of savory flavor and sweet sauce.
Sweet and Tangy Asian meat balls are covered in teriyaki sauce for a sweet and savory flavor.
Garnish the meat balls with fresh parsley and sesame seeds.
You can place a toothpick into each meat ball so it isn’t sticky on your fingers.
Pinwheels are made by using a tortilla, and spreading the filling over the tortilla in a thin layer.
The pinwheel is made by rolling up the tortilla, and then slicing it into 1/2-3/4″ rounds.
Make your own easy cheese ball with cream cheese for a delicious savory appetizer.
The cheese ball is made by simply using a hand mixer to whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add a couple of herbs, spices and cheddar cheese to create the base of the cheese ball.
The next part is very messy!!
Shape the cream cheese into a ball shape, and roll into a plate of chopped up walnuts.
Chill for half an hour to make it firm up again.
Serve your cheese ball by slicing off a bit of it and put it onto a cracker to enjoy!
Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Wraps
Cantaloupe and prosciutto wraps are juicy and savory.
Slice cantaloupe into thin pieces, and then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the cantaloupe.
Drizzle balsamic reduction over the cantaloupe and prosciutto wraps to garnish.
You can decorate sugar cookies or macarons with names (Mr/Mrs Last Name), words (Mrs, Mr, Love, Wife, Wifey, Husband, Hubby) and designs (ring, hearts, infinity symbol) to make them have a bridal shower theme.
To decorate sugar cookies, you’ll want to use royal icing. It will harden up so the cookies can be stacked and stored with ease until the bridal shower.