Fall themed baby shower food
Little Pumpkin Baby Shower - Pass Me Some Tasty
Here's everything you need for a sweet Fall-themed 'little pumpkin' baby shower! This post is filled with fun ideas for fall-themed party food, baby shower game ideas, and decor inspiration to celebrate the arrival of the newest little pumpkin in your life!
I'm going to be an Aunt again!!!
It's been almost 6 years since there's been a new baby in the family so we're all a little excited over here. Excited because babies are obviously exciting and awesome. And excited because as an Aunt I get to enjoy all the baby cuddles and cuteness BUT without the sleepless nights and diapers. My sister and brother-in-law get to enjoy that part (LOL). Don't worry sis you'll do great and the brain fog from sleep deprivation combined with the emotional rollercoaster from postnatal hormones eventually dissipates. Many have gone before you and survived (some barely).
Did I mention you won't get much sleep in the beginning?
While my sister and brother-in-law still have their wits about them a baby shower was definitely in order. My sister looooves Halloween so it was only suitable that we throw a sweet Autumn/Halloween/Pumpkin themed baby shower. I don't recommend spooky baby showers. Spooking the mama-to-be could bring on early labor and change the whole dynamic of the party. Keep it sweet.
Naturally we turned to Pinterest for the Pinterest party perfect inspo and themes. Duh. Who else gets sucked into the black hole of Pinterest perfect backyards, Pinterest perfect vacation destinations, the Pinterest perfect wardrobe, Pinterest perfect hairstyles (which I will never have), and food? Don't forget the food. That's where I hang out a lot. You can find me here (waves and smiles).
So with a little help from many fellow bloggers and online creatives who are not only creative geniuses but have some serious skillz when it comes to decorating, creating themed food, and crafting baby shower games that can appease a co-ed guest list, the shower was fun and honored my sister and bro-in-law and their little pumpkin on the way.7 Tasty Snack Ideas for a Fall-Themed Baby Shower
Whether you are hosting a baby shower, a friendly (not spooky) Halloween party or just a fun fall-time gathering where you don't necessarily want to feed the party-goers a full 5-course meal but want to satisfy your guests' snack cravings with some crazy tasty food here are my recommendations and what I served during the party. Check it out!Cheese & Pretzel Broomsticks
Ummm...so HOW cute are these little broomsticks?! A pretzel stick, some string cheese, and a chive to tie it off. So basic but so genious and fun to eat. You can find the directions over at the blog One Little Project At A Time here.Pumpkin-themed deviled eggs
Deviled eggs made to look like little pumpkins are obviously perfect for a fall-themed party. Find the deets from The Food Blog here. Note: I subbed Cholula for the Sriracha just to turn down the heat a little.Jack O'Lantern Veggie Plate
Parties usually have some kind of veggie tray so why not turn it into a jack o'lantern?! Thanks to Raising Jack with Celiac for the simple and genius idea! I also served the veggies with a side of this creamy Herb and Buttermilk Ranch Dip.The BEST Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cupcakes
Tis the season for pumpkin and these pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from Erin over at Texanerin Baking are AMAZING! Erin calls them THE BEST Pumpkin Cupcakes and I can't argue with her on that! They were definitely the hit of the baby shower and people were shocked when they found out they were gluten free because they are just so SO delicious. Erin tops her cupcakes off with chopped pecans but I sprinkled a dash of cinnamon on top of mine just in case we had anyone with nut allergies attending. I also tripled the recipe for our large group.Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Apple Dip
Here's an easy riff on the classic caramel-covered apple. Slice up your apples and serve with cream cheese topped with salted caramel. It's ridiculously easy, a super tasty combo, and a lot more manageable to eat than a whole caramel-covered apple. You can find my recipe for salted caramel located in the recipe card for these Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Parfaits (which are also amazing btw). 🙂Smoked Salmon Dip
You can't have a party without chips and dip! Serve an assortment of chips and crackers with this Smoked Salmon Dip with Dill & Capers. The dip is a huge crowd pleaser so be sure to double the recipe if you have a big guest list.Apple Cider Punch
Lastly, let's talk party punch. I'm not usually a big fan of punch but this Apple Cider Punch from Better Homes & Gardens was a winner. It's a simple combo of 6 cups apple cider, 2 cups orange juice, ½ cup lemon juice, and 1 (750 milliliters) bottle of sparkling white grape juice. We had several children attending our party but if you are hosting an all adult party switching out the sparkling grape juice with some chilled champagne would be amazing too!Fall-Themed Baby Shower Games
Alright, let's talk baby shower games and activities. This is definitely not an area I specialize in so we handed this off to one of my sister's close friends who knocked it out of the park with some awesome resources she found on Etsy and Amazon.
SweetBabyShower shop on Etsy creates printable custom party kits and shower games which not only provide some fun entertainment but are also creatively themed to match the style of your party.
Here are the games we played:
- Baby Bingo
- Baby Name Race
- Mommy or Daddy?
- Don't Say Baby
A table was also set up for a baby headband making station. Each guest picked from a variety of ribbons, bows, and flowers along with elastic bands to create a sweet little custom headband for my niece. It was SO easy to set-up since all of the components for the headbands were included. The only thing you need to have on hand is a hot glue gun and a table to lay everything out.
Link for Baby Headband KitLittle Pumpkin Baby Shower Decor
Then finish off your party decor with an assortment of painted pumpkins. My sister painted mini pumpkins in an assortment of pinks, gold, and silver while also scattering some naturally orange and white mini pumpkins throughout. Here are the instructions for the painted pumpkins from Oh Happy Day (which btw is an incredibly cute website for party planning and DIY inspo). Be sure to also add some pumpkins at your front door as a sweet way to welcome guests as they arrive along with this super cute "Hey There Pumpkin" doormat.
A pennant bunting with the words "Welcome Little Pumpkin" (see picture near the top of this post) was hung across our fireplace mantle. I wasn't able to track down the exact bunting that we used for this but these burlap flags would be just as cute with white lettering painted on them. And this fall-themed felt ball garland would also be super cute to decorate with!
Lastly, if you are on the hunt for a "Sweet Baby" rustic wood sign like the one pictured below, your local Craft Warehouse has all of the supplies to create this quick DIY project. If DIY is not your thing, Morgan over at PaintMePeachy on Etsy, could create a custom rustic wood sign for you as well!
And that's it! I hope you found some valuable fall-themed baby shower and party ideas from this post! As for myself, I'm counting down the days until I meet my sweet little baby niece. Eek!Did you use one of these ideas for your party?!
If you used one of the ideas from this post for your party, I’d love to hear about it! Leave me a comment below and tell me about it! And don’t forget to snap a photo and tag @passmesometasty on Instagram so I can see!
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10 Fall Baby Shower Food Ideas
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Are you preparing for a Fall baby shower? Every baby shower has food, whether it’s finger foods or a full-on buffet. Fall is actually a really easy time to come up with Fall baby shower food ideas that you can make yourself at home. There are plenty of EASY recipes you can make that focus around your baby shower theme too.
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Fall Baby Shower Food Supplies:
- Apples, caramel
- Pumpkins (mini)
- Orange, red, yellow, and green food coloring
- Cupcake liners
- Meat of choice (see recipes below to decide)
1. Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
This twist on traditional deviled eggs is adorable! You can use food coloring to change the color of the egg filling and then just use a fork to gently add the “pumpkin lines” to each egg.
2. Mini Pumpkin Pies
This is the season for all things pumpkins but also for Thanksgiving. Fall screams pumpkin pie, and you can make these cute mini pumpkin pies for your baby shower! easy finger food for people to just grab and eat.
3. Caramel Apple Bar
This is a fun way to have everyone get involved and create their own food. Caramel Apple Bars are a DIY snack that is super easy and quick to setup
4. Muffins on Board
Muffins are a super easy food to have at your Fall baby shower, it’s perfect as finger food and budget-friendly! You can adapt to food allergies and only have select varieties.
5. Cheeseball and Crackers
People go bonkers for cheeseballs! They NEVER last long and are incredibly easy and quick to make. You can get fancy and mold it into a shape to match your baby shower theme or just keep it round and ready to go. Just add crackers and it’s ready to snack on.
6. Mini Cheesecakes
Cheesecake isn’t something you see often at baby showers because they are considered costly BUT you can do it on a budget! Create the tiny mini cheesecakes in a flash in any flavor you’d like! You can also pre-make these and freeze them too!
No, we aren’t talking about the wind toy, these pinwheels are edible! You can mix and make any combination of ingredients to create your own but these will fly off the table, so be prepared! You need only 7 ingredients to make these buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheels but once you know how to make them you can create whatever you’d like!
8.Muddy Buddie Mix
Muddy Buddie Mixes are an easy and cheap snack idea for your Fall baby shower! You can cater the colors to your theme or gender to tie it all in. Plus serving muddy buddie mixes is so creative because you can use cupcake liners!
9. Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are another quick and easy food idea for your baby shower. You just need Lil Smokies and either biscuits or crescent rolls (crescent rolls are easier). One package will make about 40 so adapt to your party to make enough.
10. Mini Meatballs
If you’re looking for warm food ideas for your baby shower, these mini meatballs are ideal! If you have the ability to use a slow cooker/crockpot, you can keep these mini meatballs warms and your guests can snack the whole time and just grab and go.
Sandwiches are a great way to have some variety without having too much food. You can have different flavors and everybody loves sandwiches, so this is a good choice for portion control as well!
Apple Cider is a great drink idea for the fall. You can make this easy by boiling water, adding apple cider mix and then serve it warm or cold!
Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato chips will be a good idea for the fall baby shower because they are perfect to eat and require no prep. All you need is sweet potatoes and oil (medium heat) and cook until they’re done! You can add seasonings or just keep them plain with salt.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a great way to serve warm drinks during the Fall. It’s basically a hot cup of pumpkin and makes for a tasty treat!
Baked potatoes are a great way to serve food without having too much waste. Season the potatoes and bake them for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees. You can also add toppings afterwards like butter, sour cream, cheese, etc!
Pumpkin Soup is a great fall dish that’s easy to make and it’s warm! You can serve this in bread bowl or regular bowls.
Apple salads are a good way to have some variety for your baby shower. Plus, they go very well with lunch/dinner! It will be a light meal option and it’s super easy to make.
Apple Pie is a classic fall dish you can always serve. Bake up some apple pies the day before and then just warm them up in your oven when guests show up!
Just like Apple Pie, Pumpkin Cupcakes are another good dessert idea for Fall baby showers. You can also do this ahead of time, so it’s a great treat. It doesn’t take long to make and you can be creative with the colors and ingredients!
Make your baby shower menu the best with food ideas that are sure to please! Check out these creative recipes for fall babies. A Cute dessert table, yummy finger foods and plenty of apples are just a few ways you can celebrate this special time in one’s life. Let us know what other autumn themed food and dishes you have planned so we can share them on our blog too!
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What to cook for a child for dinner from 1 to 7 years old: recipes
Proven dinner recipes for children from 1 to 7 years old with step by step photos, calories and cooking time. Stews, meatballs, zrazy, casseroles, vegetable dishes, stewed and baked, steamed.
Steamed meatballs cooked according to this recipe are not only very tasty, but also healthy.
Turkey is one of the most dietary and hypoallergenic types of meat, especially if you steam it instead of frying.
Soup with meatballs, cooked in a slow cooker, will surely appeal to children especially.
These adorable chicken hedgehogs made with minced meat and steamed rice immediately attract attention with their interesting appearance.
Many housewives have long bought a miracle of technology - a slow cooker. Therefore, I offer you a modern way of cooking traditional Ukrainian borscht.
Crackers or bread are often added to classic cutlets. I wanted to make a dietary version of cutlets, but in such a way that the taste was as close as possible to the classic one.
Very tender meatballs with just two ingredients - chicken and broccoli. To make the cutlets as useful as possible, I do not fry them, but bake them in the oven.
Very tasty and healthy fish soup with rice, celery and vegetables I cook with salmon.
Creamy soup with green peas and cauliflower can be made with fresh vegetables or use your own freezer stock.
If your children are not very fond of cutlets, and even more so zucchini, prepare chopped turkey cutlets for them.
A very light, dietary dinner made from simple and healthy products that will definitely not add extra pounds to you on the eve of the summer season.
This tender and juicy dish can be prepared for both children and the whole family.
Gratin is a great option for a full dinner, featuring healthy cauliflower and tender turkey, all topped off with a creamy sauce and cheese.
"What would you cook so that everyone at home would eat it?" I often ask myself this question.
Liver soufflé with carrots - and the child is happy to eat? After all, the healthy is usually considered not the most delicious .. But I will prove that the liver soufflé is an amazing exception!
Fish baked in an omelette like in a kindergarten - a dish that is absolutely predictable in taste.
If you adhere to proper nutrition, then cook chicken meatballs with vegetables and treat yourself to delicious, healthy and dietary food.
I would never have thought that rabbit meatballs like in kindergarten can be so tender and juicy!
Boiled pasta baked with eggs, as in kindergarten, is suitable not only for a children's table, but can also be an interesting side dish for people on a diet (suitable for diets No. 3, No. 4c, diets No. 6, 7, 8, 10 , 11 and 15).
Fish patties with vegetables baked like in kindergarten - quite an interesting dish.
Delicious, hearty and healthy chopped chicken fillet with scrambled eggs and vegetables, cooked like in a kindergarten, the whole family will like it.
Fish dishes must be present on the menu of both children and adults.
If you want to treat your family with Stroganoff cookies cooked in the same way as in kindergarten, then you will need to follow the technology of creating this dish, because it is prepared without frying.
Rabbit cutlets will perfectly diversify the children's menu. Rabbit meat is usually well received even by those children who do not like beef or poultry.
Fish is introduced into the diet of children quite early. It is prepared in different ways, including in the form of cutlets.
Kindergarten meals are very often on my home menu.
Pleased the family with another dish according to kindergarten recipes - beef patties like in kindergarten.
Another recipe for kindergarten food. It's simple: a minimum of ingredients, the result pleased everyone.
Kindergarten recipes are different from our daily meals. Here you will not find any special aromas and bright tastes.
Kneli - a dish very similar in composition to meatballs - the same round shape, the same rice in the composition and just as tasty, so let's make and try!
Zrazy are not simple meatballs, these are meatballs with a surprise - another way to attract the child's attention and, I hope, the desire to try it out.
Another variant of a meat dish that diversifies the menu of your little child.
For some reason, it always seemed to me that it took me half a day to make dumplings.
Today we will have a gastronomic journey on a kindergarten scale.
And today there will be rice for dinner again! But not simple, the one with a cutlet or fish meatballs.
Pancakes from the liver - one of the options for the "right" dinner for preschoolers.
Your preschooler loves potatoes and doesn't refuse meat?! So, this kindergarten recipe will definitely please him.
The game is a game, but lunch is on schedule. Today, the "Menu of the Week" will teach you how to cook hedgehogs with stewed cabbage.
Sauteed Liver - Juicy and airy, similar to a whipped soufflé recipe. And despite the specific smell of offal, it occupies a leading position in the kindergarten menu.
Today we have kindergarten-like gravy with boiled potatoes and those same pickle slices on the menu.
Fish meatballs are almost the favorite food of preschool children. Children with an enviable appetite gobble up soft, very juicy and fragrant "balls" and, as a rule, ask for supplements.
Kindergarten cabbage rolls are a vivid example of how a change in the places of gastronomic components can ultimately change the culinary "sum".
Autumn dishes in restaurants
Autumn is the most generous season. Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, berries - such an abundance of fruits is present only at this time of the year. Autumn seems to be whispering: never mind that a harsh winter is ahead, I will decorate your life with my bright gifts. Who can remain indifferent to orange pumpkins, amber pears, scarlet mountain ash, golden chanterelles, purple eggplants and bright peppers? And what exquisite and unique dishes can be prepared from them!
A real fragrant mulled wine is able to raise the saddest mood to an unprecedented height and warm the soul with its warmth.
Autumn gifts: preparing red dishes
Gold, red, orange are the main autumn colors. They cheer up and improve appetite.
Chanterelles. These bright mushrooms will add an extraordinary taste to any dish.
- Chanterelle, zucchini and avocado salad will give you a light aroma of the forest and enjoy a cocktail of different flavors.
- Pasta carbonara with chanterelles will please the eye with a cheerful color and give a feeling of satiety.
- Cheese soup with mushrooms will become your favorite dish. It is easy and quick to prepare, your guests will appreciate it and will definitely ask for more.
- Pizza with chanterelles and porcini mushrooms will overshadow all other types of this product.
Pumpkin. Here she is, a real autumn queen. Cream soup, desserts, salads, pies, cereals, cocktails ... And everywhere she is a beauty.
- Pumpkin pie with ice cream will be an extraordinary dessert.
- Meat pie stuffed with pumpkin puree: tasty, satisfying, unusual.
- Cappuccino pumpkin soup with fried scallops will stun you with its unsurpassed taste.
- Cream soup with cream and pumpkin seeds will cheer you up with its bright color and aroma. Seeds can be replaced with salmon caviar or pine nuts. In any combination, this soup will be the highlight of the feast.
- Salads from various autumn vegetables with pumpkin offer any combination of them, it all depends on your taste and imagination.
Bell pepper. You won't surprise anyone with stuffed peppers, but you can surprise with stuffing:
- mushrooms, rice and Korean carrots;
- feta, cheese, olives;
- minced meat with pine nuts;
- chicken, mushrooms, cheese;
- eggplant and millet;
- almonds, raisins, herbs, cheese.
You can continue indefinitely. The dish will always be new and unusual, it is only necessary to change any ingredient.
Pear. Try a pear in wine, add it to vegetable and sweet salads, bake pies, cottage cheese casseroles with it, bake fruits with honey and cheese. In any dish, the pear will be in place and will give the finest unique flavor to the food.
The main requirement for them is to warm the body and soul. Mulled wine is number one on the list of autumn-winter drinks and has left all competitors far behind, but there are also many delicious teas, fruit drinks, compotes.
Try a hot compote of apples, pears and plums, to which finely chopped melon should be added a few minutes before the end of the boil. Your guests will never guess about all the components of the drink.
Tea with sea buckthorn or honey-cranberry juice will not only pamper you with taste, but also boost your immune system. With constant use, you will not need vaccinations against winter flu epidemics.
The following cocktail can be served on the festive table: cut apples, add a spoonful of raisins, zest of one lemon and boil it all for 15 minutes. Let it brew until it cools completely, then squeeze the juice of one lemon and orange into the broth, add honey to taste. Decorate with citrus slices.
If you add sea buckthorn jam, a spoonful of cognac, honey and a slice of lemon to freshly brewed tea, you get a delicious sea buckthorn punch that will warm you in any weather.
Mulled wine can be made not only from traditional red wine. Try this drink: for a bottle of white wine, take 1 lemon and 5 tangerines, 4 cinnamon sticks, a little cloves, 2 tablespoons of honey. Simmer on fire for about 20 minutes.
If your guests are hungry and they don’t have enough drinks, whip up a beautiful dish of asparagus and other autumn vegetables, which is done quickly and turns out to be hearty and very tasty: fry mushrooms with onions, sweet peppers, asparagus, boil spaghetti, put them on plates, put fried vegetables on top, garnish with fresh tomato.
For a delicious and tender dessert, make pumpkin cake. Guests will not immediately guess what this golden airy splendor consists of. Here is a simple recipe:
- take 250 grams of pumpkin, flour, sugar and vegetable oil, 4 eggs, vanilla, cinnamon;
- three pumpkins on a grater, beat the eggs with sugar, gradually adding vegetable oil;
- add flour and spices, mix until smooth;
- bake for about 45 minutes.
While the cake is baking and cooling, prepare the fondant. For her, we heat 100 grams of orange or lemon juice, 50 grams of sugar and 50 grams of butter and pour some more juice with a teaspoon of starch into it.