Make Ahead Baby Shower Food Ideas

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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 foods ahead of time prior to the baby shower.

You can make the food the day before and place it in the fridge.

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.

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Wraps

Cantaloupe and prosciutto wraps are a filling, and satisfying appetizer you can serve in the summertime.

Slice the cantaloupe into thin pieces, and then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the cantaloupe.

Place them in the fridge until you’re ready to plate them.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar right before you put them out for your guests.

Make Ahead Baby Shower appetizer ideas

Watermelon Cups

Watermelon cups are circular appetizers filled with cucumbers and feta.

The cup portion of the watermelon is made by using a circular cookie cutter (I used a scone cutter since it has a handle on top – made it much easier!).

Cut the watermelon with the circular cookie cutter until you’ve made enough for your appetizer.

Next up, a melon baller is used to scoop the inside of the circle. A melon baller makes the inside a perfect circle, but if you don’t have one you can always use a spoon!

The watermelon cut from the center is diced into small pieces and placed in a bowl.

Cucumber cut into a similar sizing as the watermelon pieces and added to the bowl with the watermelon. Feta cheese is crumbed into the bowl to make the base of the filling.

A little red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper seasons the cucumber and watermelon. Mix them together and then spoon the filling back into the watermelon cups.

Top with a little more crumbled feta and it’s all finished.

Make Ahead Baby Shower Food ideas

Corn Deviled Eggs

Corn deviled eggs are a vibrantly colored corn appetizer that can be prepared ahead of time.

Corn deviled eggs are made by making boiled eggs, cutting them in half, and removing the cooked egg yolks into the small bowl.

The eggs yolks are mashed and combined with mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and feta cheese.

The egg mixture is piped back into the halved white of the egg.

Garnish with chopped up red onions, corn, chili powder, and fresh cilantro leaves.

Watermelon Skewers

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.

Make Ahead Baby Shower appetizer food

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.

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick 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. Place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Make Ahead Baby Shower appetizers

Cantaloupe Caprese

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 place them in the fridge until you’re ready to put them out for your guests.

Right before serving them, garnish them with a drizzle balsamic reduction.

Make Ahead Baby Shower cold appetizer food ideas

Pineapple and Watermelon Salsa

Pineapple and Watermelon salsa is a refreshing salsa you can serve with tortilla chips on a hot summer day for a delicious pineapple appetizer.

Pineapple salsa is filled with pieces of mango, red onions, and cilantro which makes it have a ton of vibrant colors.

You can make it the day before and place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it alongside some tortilla chips.

Make Ahead Baby Shower Foods

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Pesto bread appetizer is a cheese bread that you can pull apart, or cut and serve in sections.

Pesto bread appetizer is a twisted bread in the shape of a circle. It’s an appetizer that catches your eye because it looks quite unique, yet it’s easy to make.

Pesto bread made by creating a dough, and then filling it with fresh pesto and parmesan cheese.

After it’s done baking and cooling, place it in an airtight container, and you can serve it the next day.

Place your pesto bread appetizer with a serrated knife beside so it can be cut and served as needed.

Make Ahead Baby Shower food appetizers

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 places on 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.

Make Ahead cold Baby Shower Food

2 pm Bridal Shower Food Ideas

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Bridal showers are a time to come together with friends and family to celebrate the bride.

2 pm bridal showers are in the middle of the day, so you’ll want to stick with smaller portions like appetizers or a high tea theme.

For the dessert portion of the bridal shower you can serve dessert charcuterie, or have a chocolate fountain.

Croissants

Croissants by themselves are flakey and buttery pastry, making them a enticing bridal shower menu idea.

You can stuff croissants to make them into a ton of different croissant flavors.

You can fill croissants with your favorite filling including vanilla custard, matcha, chocolate, almond cream, pistachio cream, and raspberry compote.

High Tea

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
  • macarons
  • raspberry almond thumbprint cookies
  • lemon curd tarts
2pm Bridal Shower Food recipe Ideas

Baked Brie

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.

2pm Bridal Shower appetizer recipes

Deviled Eggs

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.

Cheese Ball

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!

2pm Bridal Shower appetizers

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.

2pm Bridal Shower appetizer Ideas

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
  • Biscotti
  • Chocolate covered almonds
  • Truffles
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Rice Krispy squares
  • Melted chocolate for dipping
  • Apple slices
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Lemon loaf
  • Banana bread
  • Caramel sauce
2pm Bridal Shower dessert Ideas

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.

2pm Bridal Shower dip Ideas

Cookies

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.

To decorate macarons, you can use an edible marker, or “paint” macarons using food coloring. Also, you can dip macarons in melted chocolate, and add a couple of sprinkles to them.

Chocolate Fountain

Chocolate fountains are exciting center piece to have at a bridal shower. It will mesmerize your guests and have them coming back for more!

You can create your own array of foods to dip in your chocolate fountain.

  • rice crispy squares
  • brownies
  • strawberries
  • watermelon
  • grapes
  • marshmallows
  • angel food cake
  • bananas
  • waffles
  • pretzels
2pm Bridal Shower Food Ideas

Winter Bridal Shower Food Ideas

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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!

Winter Bridal Shower Food Ideas

High Tea

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
  • macarons
  • raspberry almond thumbprint cookies
  • lemon curd tarts
Winter Bridal Shower high tea Food Ideas

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
  • Biscotti
  • Chocolate covered almonds
  • Truffles
  • Chocolate covered pretzels
  • Rice Krispy squares
  • Melted chocolate for dipping
  • Apple slices
  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Lemon loaf
  • Banana bread
  • Caramel sauce
Winter Bridal Shower Food Ideas

Baked Brie

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.

Winter Bridal Shower Food dip Ideas

Deviled Eggs

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.

Winter Bridal Shower Food bread Ideas

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.

Winter Bridal Shower Food dip Ideas

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!

Winter Bridal Shower cracker Ideas

Meat Balls

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

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.

Cheese Ball

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!

Winter Bridal Shower cold Food Ideas

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.

Winter Bridal Shower cold food Ideas

Cookies

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.

To decorate macarons, you can use an edible marker, or “paint” macarons using food coloring. Also, you can dip macarons in melted chocolate, and add a couple of sprinkles to them.

winter bridal shower macaron cookie ideas

High Tea Baby Shower Food Ideas

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Baby showers are an exciting time for families and friends to come together to celebrate the birth of a new baby.

High tea includes sandwiches, cookies, scones, bars, and sweets to indulge in.

You can pick and choose your own menu and food ideas that will suit your guests and give them a variety to choose from.

You can make themed baby shower cookies like sugar cookies and macarons to include in your high tea (see below).

High Tea Baby Shower Food menu ideas

Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches are small sandwiches that are cut into rectangles or circles to give them a unique shape.

You can also serve them in croissants or buns, or open faced on a baguette slice.

You can make different types of sandwiches for a high tea baby shower such as:

  • ham and cheese
  • cucumber and cream cheese
  • egg salad
  • chicken salad
  • tuna salad
  • strawberry, basil and cream cheese
  • cream cheese, smoked salmon, and capers
  • horseradish and roast beef
High Tea Baby Shower scone Ideas

Scones

Tea scones, clotted cream, and jam are one of the most classic treats served with high tea.

Tea scones are small, only about 1-2″. High tea scones can be savory or sweet.

  • scones with clotted cream and jam
  • cheese scones
  • vanilla scones
  • pumpkin scones
  • lavender scones
High Tea Baby Shower scone Ideas

Cookies

High tea cookies are small, with a hint of citrus, herb, spiced or buttery flavors.

High tea cookies are light, crumbly, and melt in your mouth when you eat them alongside your hot tea.

Typically high tea cookies are small enough just to have a taste.

You can make high tea baby shower cookies personalized by making sugar cookies with royal icing.

You can decorate sugar cookies or macarons with names, colors, words (Oh Baby!, Sweet Baby, Boy, Girl, Baby, Welcome Baby) and designs (rattle, soother, baby clothing, bottles, bibs, footprints) to make them have a baby shower theme.

  • macadamia nut white chocolate chip cookies
  • lemon shortbread
  • plain shortbread
  • lavender shortbread
  • earl grey shortbread
  • chai shortbread
  • cranberry orange almond shortbread
  • chocolate dipped shortbread
  • orange slice tea cookies
  • macarons
  • raspberry almond thumbprint cookies
  • sugar cookies
  • madeleines
  • oatmeal raisin cookies
  • peanut butter cookies
  • matcha cookies
High Tea Baby Shower cookie Ideas

Sweets

Sweets for high tea include loaves, tarts, cakes, and mini pastries.

You can make miniature versions of croissants, and Danishes, or you can cut cakes and loaves into small bite sized pieces for high tea.

  • lemon loaf
  • carrot cake
  • pumpkin loaf
  • brownies
  • butter tarts
  • raspberry tarts
  • strawberry tarts
  • lemon curd tarts
  • beignets
  • madeleines
  • raspberry jelly filled cookies
  • mini vanilla custard stuffed croissants
  • mini Danishes
  • mini croissants
  • mini pain au chocolat
  • gingersnaps
  • mini eclairs
  • peanut butter cups
  • cheesecake
  • chocolate cake
  • vanilla cake
  • chocolate covered strawberries
High Tea Baby Shower sweets

Bars

Bars are a layered dessert that are cut into rectangles. Bars should be cut quite small for high tea.

  • lemon bars
  • Nanaimo bars
  • rhubarb bars
High Tea Baby Shower Food Ideas

How to Serve High Tea

Serve your high tea on a 3 tier platter.

Your high tea sweets will go on the very top tier of the platter.

Scones and breads will go on the second tier.

Finally, tea time sandwiches will go on the bottom tier.

Serve your tea in an elegant tea pot with specialty tea cups if you have them. Typically tea cups will have a cup and saucer for the tea cup to sit on. Don’t forget to put out cream and sugar for your guests tea.

For your guests, have some fine china plates for them to eat off of.

If you don’t have any, try a small side plate to catch any crumbs for your guest.

You’ll want to select at least 3-4 different types of sweets for your high tea, and at least 2-3 types of sandwiches.

high tea baby shower cookie ideas

Winter Baby Shower Food Ideas

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Winter is the coldest, and coziest time of year. When preparing food for a winter baby shower, you’ll want to prepare warmer dishes.

You can serve appetizers such as spinach dip, meat balls, and baked brie to keep your guests warm and full!

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!

Winter Baby Shower recipe ideas

Meat Balls

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.

Baked Brie

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.

Winter Baby Shower appetizers

Deviled Eggs

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.

Winter Baby Shower appetizers

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.

Winter Baby Shower Food

Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches are small sandwiches that are usually served with high tea. They are cut into rectangles or circles to give them a unique shape.

You can make different types of sandwiches for a winter baby shower such as:

  • ham and cheese
  • cucumber and cream cheese
  • egg salad
  • chicken salad
  • tuna salad
  • strawberry, basil and cream cheese

Pinwheels

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.

Cheese Ball

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!

Winter Baby Shower Food Ideas

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.

Winter Baby Shower appetizer Ideas

7 Cantaloupe Appetizer Ideas

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Cantaloupe is a refreshing fruit you can use to make chef worthy appetizers that will impress your guests!

Cantaloupe can be made into toothpick appetizers, topped on baked brie, made into salsa, or dipped in yogurt.

See full video on how to make cantaloupe appetizers at the bottom of the page.

Cantaloupe Appetizer recipe ideas

Cantaloupe Caprese

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!

Cantaloupe Appetizer ideas

Cantaloupe Cups

Cantaloupe cups are a refreshing and juicy appetizer.

Make a round cut of cantaloupe by using a cookie cutter. Cut it in half to shape it nicely into a flat surface on each side.

Using a melon baller, scoop out the insides of the cantaloupe. Cut them up into small pieces.

Cut a slice of cucumber, and dice into small pieces. Mix cucumber and cut up cantaloupe in a small bowl.

Add crumbled feta cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Mix together and scoop back into the cantaloupe cup appetizer.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar when you’re ready to serve them.

Cantaloupe Appetizers

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Wraps

Cantaloupe and prosciutto wraps are a filling, and satisfying appetizer you can serve in the summertime.

Slice the cantaloupe into thin pieces, and then wrap a piece of prosciutto around the cantaloupe.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.

cantaloupe appetizers

Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Bites

Cantaloupe and prosciutto bites are a finger food cantaloupe appetizer.

You can make these tasty bites by cutting a piece of cantaloupe into a square ~1″.

Fold a piece of prosciutto and put it on top of the cantaloupe.

Add a few cut up strips of fresh basil leaves to the prosciutto.

Sprinkle a bit of pepper on top of the appetizer, and put a toothpick through it for easy serving.

finger food Cantaloupe Appetizers

Spicy Cantaloupe Salsa

Spicy cantaloupe salsa is a refreshing salsa you can serve at a summer BBQ with tortilla chips.

Cantaloupe salsa is by dicing up cantaloupe, red onions, and jalapeno and placing them in a medium sized bowl.

Pour over fresh lime juice and sprinkle a few chopped up cilantro leaves. Mix together and enjoy!

You can make spicy cantaloupe salsa ahead of time and then serve it when your guests arrive.

easy cantaloupe appetizers

Cantaloupe Baked Brie

Cantaloupe baked brie is a rich, hot appetizer.

You can make baked brie by placing a wheel of brie in a pie plate and then baking it in the oven for about 20 minutes until it’s melted through.

When it comes out of the oven, place diced cantaloupe on top.

Drizzle with honey, and then add a few pecans or walnuts on top.

Add a few sprigs of rosemary on top, and then serve with fresh slices of baguette, or crackers for dipping.

Cantaloupe Kabobs

Cantaloupe kabobs are made by cutting up cantaloupe into small pieces and placing them on a skewer.

Place a side of vanilla yogurt, or lime yogurt for dipping.

Serve with chopped up walnut, pecans, or toasted coconut to sprinkle on top of the yogurt.

13 Basil Appetizer Ideas

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Fresh basil leaves add a peppery flavoring to classic appetizers like roasted tomato bruschetta.

You can make a wide variety of savory appetizers with fresh basil leaves including crostini’s, flatbread, breadsticks, and finger food appetizers.

Try making one of these chef worthy appetizers for your next party!

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!

Basil Appetizers recipe ideas

Watermelon Bruschetta

Watermelon bruschetta has creamy undertones, mixed with refreshing watermelon and sweet balsamic reducion.

Watermelon bruschetta is made by whipping together feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Baguette slices are toasted and then a layer of the whipped ricotta and feta cheese is spread on top.

Watermelon is cubed into small pieces, and placed on top of the creamy layer.

Add a little freshly chopped chives, basil leaves, and ground pepper to the bruschetta.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and your watermelon bruschetta is ready to be served.

Basil Appetizer ideas

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is served warm, made on crispy garlic crostini’s.

The roasted tomatoes are tossed with fresh basil leaves, and then placed on top of the crostini’s that have been rubbed with garlic.

The bruschetta topped with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, and a drizzle balsamic vinegar.

Basil Appetizer crostini ideas

Lemon Basil Ricotta Crostini

Lemon basil ricotta crostini has a refreshing citrusy flavor to it.

Ricotta is mixed together with lemon zest, black pepper, and salt for a rich base to the crostini.

Freshly made crostini’s are baked in the oven, and layered with the ricotta mixture.

Add a couple of strips of fresh basil leaves to the tops of the crostini’s.

Drizzle olive oil on top and enjoy!

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta with roasted strawberries is a warm strawberry appetizer served with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Diced strawberries are roasted in the oven with balsamic vinegar and honey until the juices are released from the strawberries.

In the meantime, feta is whipped in a food processor along with Greek yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of whipped feta on top of a slice of crusty bread, and top with roasted strawberries.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick 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.

Basil toothpick Appetizer ideas

Prosciutto and Apple Crostini

Prosciutto and apple crostini is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is topped with balsamic reduction to give it a sweet finish.

Basil Appetizers with crostini's

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Basil flatbread Appetizers

Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta

Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.

Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.

Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.

Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!

Strawberry Bruschetta with Cream Cheese

Strawberry bruschetta with cream cheese is a sweet balsamic appetizer.

Cream cheese is mixed with vanilla extract and a bit of sugar.

A baguette is sliced into thin pieces, and toasted to create the bottom layer of the bruschetta.

To assemble the bruschetta, a thin layer of vanilla cream cheese is spread on the freshly toasted baguette slice.

The cream cheese will melt a little from the warmed bread.

Sliced strawberries are added on top of the cream cheese, with a couple strips of basil leaves.

Strawberry bruschetta is finished off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Pizza Focaccia Breadsticks

Pizza focaccia breadsticks are served with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Focaccia bread is made fresh, and then topped with olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic powder prior to baking.

The bread is baked in the oven until the edges are crispy and golden brown.

After it comes out of the oven, the focaccia bread is topped with shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.

The cheese is broiled until it’s a bubbling and brown.

Garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve the focaccia bread appetizer warm, right out of the oven.

Serve the focaccia appetizer with your favorite warmed up pizza sauce, and enjoy!

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian sausage dip is a hot, creamy sausage dip served with crackers or crostini’s.

Spicy Italian sausage is cooked and broken up into smaller pieces.

The sausage is mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese to create the base of the dip.

Sausage dip is spiced with red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Diced tomatoes and banana peppers are added to the dip, and then it can be placed in a heat proof dish.

The sausage dip is topped with more mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese has started to brown.

Garnish with strips of fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

9 Feta Appetizer Ideas

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Feta cheese is a sharp, salty cheese you can use as a base to create chef worthy appetizers that will impress your dinner party guests!

You can make bruschetta, toothpick watermelon bites, spinach dip, phyllo cups, and deviled eggs, using feta cheese as the key ingredient in these fancy appetizers.

Feta Appetizer recipe ideas

Watermelon Cups

Watermelon cups are circular appetizers filled with cucumbers and feta.

The cup portion of the watermelon is made by using a circular cookie cutter (I used a scone cutter since it has a handle on top – made it much easier!).

Cut the watermelon with the circular cookie cutter until you’ve made enough for your appetizer.

Next up, a melon baller is used to scoop the inside of the circle. A melon baller makes the inside a perfect circle, but if you don’t have one you can always use a spoon!

The watermelon cut from the center is diced into small pieces and placed in a bowl.

Cucumber cut into a similar sizing as the watermelon pieces and added to the bowl with the watermelon. Feta cheese is crumbed into the bowl to make the base of the filling.

A little red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper seasons the cucumber and watermelon. Mix them together and then spoon the filling back into the watermelon cups.

Top with a little more crumbled feta and it’s all finished.

Watermelon cups are the perfect addition to a summer BBQ.

Feta Appetizer recipe ideas

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta with roasted strawberries is a warm strawberry appetizer served with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Diced strawberries are roasted in the oven with balsamic vinegar and honey until the juices are released from the strawberries.

In the meantime, feta is whipped in a food processor along with Greek yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of whipped feta on top of a slice of crusty bread, and top with roasted strawberries.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Avocado Mousse

Avocado mousse is a creamy, filling mousse you can use on top of crostini’s or crackers for a delicious appetizer.

Avocado mousse is made by blending the flesh of a few avocados, diced serrano peppers, spices and whipping cream in a food processor.

Avocado mousse is flavored with garlic, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and sugar, making it the perfect base of a cracker for an appetizer.

Once the mousse has been pulsed together, it’s piped onto a crostini, and then a bit of crumbled feta is sprinkled on top of the mousse to finish it off.

Watermelon Bruschetta

Watermelon bruschetta has creamy undertones, mixed with refreshing watermelon and sweet balsamic reducion.

Watermelon bruschetta is made by whipping together feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Baguette slices are toasted and then a layer of the whipped ricotta and feta cheese is spread on top.

Watermelon is cubed into small pieces, and placed on top of the creamy layer.

Add a little freshly chopped chives, basil leaves, and ground pepper to the bruschetta.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and your watermelon bruschetta is ready to be served.

Feta Appetizer ideas

Whipped Feta and Strawberry Phyllo Cups

Whipped feta and strawberry phyllo cups

Feta is crumbled and placed in a food processor and blended until the pieces are quite small.

Cream cheese, honey, lemon zest are added to the food processor and blended until smooth.

The feta and cream cheese citrus mixture is piped into the phyllo cups as the base of the appetizer.

Diced strawberries are placed on top of the cream cheese mixture in the phyllo cup.

To garnish, add a sprig of mint, and a little drizzled balsamic reduction.

Roasted Cauliflower and Feta Dip

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip is a dip you can serve warm, or chilled.

Cauliflower florets are roasted in the oven with onion powder, garlic powder and olive oil until they are fork tender.

The cauliflower should be cooled for a bit, then you can puree it in a food processor.

Add crumbled feta, Greek yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice to the food processor and blend together to create a smooth dip.

Top the dip with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped up chives, and a few chili pepper flakes.

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip goes well with pita chips, crostini’s, carrots, or celery for dipping.

Corn Deviled Eggs

Corn deviled eggs are a vibrantly colored corn appetizer that can be prepared ahead of time.

Corn deviled eggs are made by making boiled eggs, cutting them in half, and removing the cooked egg yolks into the small bowl.

The eggs yolks are mashed and combined with mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and feta cheese.

The egg mixture is piped back into the halved white of the egg.

Garnish with chopped up red onions, corn, chili powder, and fresh cilantro leaves.

Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is a creamy, warm appetizer served with bread.

Spinach dip is made by adding cooked spinach, blended artichokes, spices, and mozzarella cheese all blended together.

Spinach dip is a vibrant green color, topped with even more cheese. Feta is crumbled on top to this thick, cheesy dip!

feta appetizer ideas with spinach

Watermelon Skewers

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.

You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top if desired.

Feta Appetizer recipes

7 Cold Prosciutto Appetizer Ideas

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Prosciutto is a versatile meat you can use as the base to create chef worthy savory appetizers.

You can use prosciutto paired with your favorite cheese to make crostini’s and fancy cracker appetizers.

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!

Cold Prosciutto Appetizer ideas

Prosciutto Havarti Appetizer

Prosciutto Havarti crostini is made by adding a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of a fresh slice of bread.

A layer of Havarti cheese is placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Arugula leaves are added on top of the Havarti.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the arugula, and drizzled with balsamic reduction.

Cold Prosciutto Appetizer recipes

Prosciutto and Apple Crostini

Prosciutto and apple crostini is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is topped with balsamic reduction to give it a sweet finish.

Cold Prosciutto Appetizers

Prosciutto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Prosciutto crostini with balsamic glaze is made by adding a slice of burrata cheese on top of a prepared crostini piece.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the cheese, and then balsamic glaze and honey are drizzled on top.

The crostini appetizer is garnished with a couple strips of fresh basil leaves.

Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

Prosciutto goat cheese crostini is made by spreading a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the prepared crostini.

Fig jam is layered on top of the goat cheese, adding a bit of sweetness to the crostini appetizer.

Take a slice of prosciutto and a basil leaf and put them together.

Then roll them up and place them on the crostini and serve!

The rolled prosciutto crostini appetizer makes them look professional and eye catching.

Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites

Prosciutto wrapped apple bites are a crunchy, fruit filled appetizer.

Honey crisp apples are sliced, and layered with a piece of white cheddar, and couple of sprigs of arugula.

Prosciutto is wrapped around the stack until it’s fully covered.

Garnish with a bit of of black pepper and enjoy!

Peach and Prosciutto Crostini

Peach and prosciutto crostini appetizer is made by first creating an herbed ricotta mixture.

Ricotta cheese is placed in a food processor until smooth. To make it extra rich, heavy cream is added to the ricotta cheese.

Fresh basil and parsley is added to the ricotta mixture for the first layer of the crostini appetizer.

Next, the prosciutto is crisped in a frying pan for a couple of minutes.

This will give the prosciutto a crunchy texture for the appetizer.

To assemble, add a layer of the ricotta mixture on the crostini.

Add a slice of peach on top of the ricotta cheese.

Place a few small pieces of the crisped prosciutto on top of the peaches.

Add a fresh basil leaf, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and olive oil to top off the crostini appetizer.

9 Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipe Ideas

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Fresh mozzarella is a creamy, rich cheese you can use to make specialty appetizers for your next party.

You can make finger appetizers like fruit caprese skewers, crostini’s or bruschetta.

You can also make easy handheld appetizers like flatbreads with pesto or prosciutto and peach flavors.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer ideas

Fresh Mozzarella and Watermelon Skewers

Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewers have a citrusy honey lime drizzle on them.

Watermelon is made into balls using a melon baller. Onto each skewer, a piece of watermelon, and a piece of fresh mozzarella is alternated until the entire skewer is full.

Fresh lime juice is mixed with lime zest, salt, and honey for the coating on the skewers.

Drizzle the sauce on top of the skewers, and serve immediately.

Pesto Flatbread

Pesto flatbread is made by using pesto as the pizza sauce.

Slices of mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes are arranged over the flatbread and then it’s baked in the oven.

After the flatbread comes out of the oven, more fresh pesto is spooned onto the flatbread. This gives the flatbread more of a burst of pesto flavor for this savory appetizer.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipes

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick 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.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipes

Peach Caprese Appetizer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer recipe ideas

Caprese Pesto Crostini

Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.

Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.

Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.

Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta

Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.

Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.

Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.

Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!

Prosciutto Peach Skewer

Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.

Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.