Baby showers are an exciting time for families and friends to come together to celebrate the birth of a new baby.
Baby showers can be stressful and chaotic to plan and prepare.
You can make these cold finger foods ahead of time prior to the baby shower.
When you’re ready to plate them, you can put the finishing touches on them in a couple of minutes right before your guests arrive.
BLT Egg Sliders
BLT egg sliders are adorable cold finger food appetizers that look like miniature burgers.
BLT egg sliders are made by cooking hard boiled eggs and then cutting them in half to create the “buns”.
The bottom half of the “buns” need to have a little bit of the bottom of the egg cut off so it can sit flat on a serving plate.
Add a little salt, pepper, and your favorite sauce (ketchup, mustard, mayo, hot sauce, horseradish) to the bottom half of the egg.
Assemble the egg sliders by placing a strip of freshly cooked bacon, a slice of tomato to fit right inside the slider, and a piece of lettuce.
Top the slider with the other half of the egg to make the sliders complete.
Garnish the egg sliders by adding a little more pepper and sesame seeds.
Place a toothpick through the egg slider to make sure it stays together.
You can make these ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.
Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Celery
Bacon cheddar celery is a creamy, spicy stuffed celery appetizer.
To make the filling, softened cream cheese is whipped with a hand mixer.
Crispy bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese, chives, hot sauce, parsley, salt, and pepper are added to the cream cheese, and whipped together with the hand mixer.
Celery sticks are cut into 2-3 pieces for an appetizer serving size.
To assemble the appetizer, spoon the filling into the celery sticks.
Garnish with a few chives, and bacon bits on top.
Cantaloupe caprese is an easy appetizer that packs a ton of flavor!!
Cut cantaloupe into cubes or rounds, and stack a similar piece of mozzarella cheese on top.
Sprinkle with a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves, and enjoy!
Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil
Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity cold finger food appetizer.
Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.
Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.
To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.
A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.
Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.
Watermelon skewers are simple to make, but have a ton of flavor!
The mint and watermelon mixed together with the tart feta cheese makes these watermelon skewers irresistible!
To make this simple watermelon appetizer, cut watermelon and feta into similar sized cubes or rectangles.
Stack them on top of one another, and then add a large mint leaf on top.
Place a toothpick through the stack, and garnish with a bit of pepper. Place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.
You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top right before you’re ready to serve them.
Pistachio Grape Cheese Appetizer
Pistachio grape cheese appetizer is served with a toothpick piercing the grapes and cheese. It makes for easy serving and eating with minimal mess.
Each of the grapes are covered in a savory cream cheese (Boursin) layer until they are fully encased.. You could make your own herbed cream cheese if you like.
The cream cheese grape is pierced with a toothpick, and then rolled in chopped pistachios.
You can make the grape appetizer ahead of time, and place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
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.
Easy cheese ball with cream cheese is a savory cold finger food 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. You could also put it in the fridge overnight if you wanted to make this appetizer ahead of time.
Serve your cheese ball by slicing off a bit of it and put it onto a cracker to enjoy!
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Roasted garlic hummus is a homemade chickpea appetizer with hints of garlic, and spicy flavors.
Roasted garlic hummus is made by roasting garlic in the oven.
You can make the roasted garlic by cutting off the top part of garlic to expose the cloves, and then drizzle olive oil on the cloves. Cover the garlic with tin foil, and place in a heat proof dish. This way, the oil drippings will end up in the dish, instead of in your oven.
When the roasted garlic is finished cooking, and has cooled down, squish out the roasted garlic cloves.
To make the roasted garlic hummus, chickpeas, tahini, roasted garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil and water are added to a food processor. The mixture is blended until smooth, and then placed in a serving dish.
You can garnish the hummus with parsley leaves, olive oil, and chili powder.
Serve roasted garlic hummus with pita chips, pita bread, celery sticks, or carrot sticks.