With a little imagination you can make your bridal shower food ideas unique and special!
You want to be sure that the food choices are budget friendly, easy to prepare, and will be enjoyed by your guests.
What food you serve, will depend upon the time of day of your shower.
If your guests are coming between 8 and 10 am, then you would serve them a breakfast. If they are coming between noon and 1 pm, then you would serve them a light lunch meal. If your guests are coming after work and you are serving more than drinks, then you will be feeding them dinner.
For any other times, snacks are fine.
If you are planning to serve more than cake and cookies, you will need to plan out your menu.
Your goal is to create a wonderful meal with a minimum of expense.
The easiest menu to plan will be one that goes with the theme of your shower.
For instance, if you are planning:
For the main course, serve grilled shrimp, Tilapia or salmon with fried rice and sweet potatoes.
For your dessert, have a pineapple upside down cake or a Hawaiian guava cake.
For the main course serve barbecue, smoked ham, or fried chicken with potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and baked beans.
Serve a white cake in the shape of a horseshoe for dessert.
For the shower cake serve a green shamrock cake.
If you are planning to serve a real meal, your menu choices should include:
If your shower is at a non-meal time or you want to keep the menu very simple, serve hors d'oeuvres.
Bridal Shower Food Ideas could include:
For ease, serve no more than five major dishes for a buffet.
Serve the bride and groom's favorite foods. You could even recreate the menu of the couple's first date.
Or think about serving dishes that let the guests personalize their own food, such as a taco bar or a potato bar.
Be sure to serve non-meat foods for your vegetarian guests.
Be creative! The bride will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
If you are on a really tight budget and you know the guests well, you can request your guests to bring a dish to be served at the shower.
Make sure that you tell each guest what you would like them to bring.
Although most wedding showers serve nonalcoholic beverages, you can add alcoholic drinks to your menu.
The best idea is to serve a punch that has alcohol in it. You not only save money but it makes it a lot easier to monitor the consumption rate of your guests.