Finger foods to have at a baby shower

37 Crowd-Pleasing Baby Shower Food Ideas

Planning a baby shower is lots of fun, especially when it comes to brainstorming food ideas. Whether you’re looking for food ideas that match your chosen baby shower theme or you’re just looking for quick, easy, and flavorful options that everyone will love, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our 37 baby shower food ideas, including savories, sweets, and thirst-quenching drinks.

9 Tips and Ideas for Planning a Baby Shower Menu

When planning a baby shower, you can be as creative as you like with the food ideas, but it’s also important to consider some practical aspects.

As the host, you’ll have a lot to take care of, including decorating the venue, so it’s good to plan food that is quick to make and easy to serve and eat.

Here are some tips to help you think about the types of food to choose, how to serve it, and more:

Savory Baby Shower Food Ideas

Whether you plan on having only finger foods or an entire menu at the baby shower, here are some ideas for the savory food:

Baby Shower Dessert Table Food Ideas

Besides having a baby shower cake as a centerpiece, you may want to have a dessert table with an assortment of other sweet offerings. Here are some ideas for crowd-pleasing sweets and desserts:


Beyond serving the usual wine spritzer or sparkling wine at the baby shower, consider some alcohol-free drinks, like mocktails, punch, and homemade sodas:

The Bottom Line

You’ll no doubt have lots of fun planning and serving the food for the mom-to-be’s baby shower.

If you’ve decided to prepare most of the food, round up some of the mom-to-be’s friends and family to help. Make it easier on yourself by using some store-bought elements, too. You could also make some of what’s on offer but ask each guest to bring a small plate to share.

Set up food and dessert tables so that guests can serve themselves buffet style, and stick to foods that aren’t too messy to eat while standing up and mingling.

If you have a set theme, you can tie the food into the theme by using colored frosting, or by piping lettering onto foods like “Oh, Baby!” Cookie cutters are your friend! Cut everything from brownies to sandwiches into shapes that match the theme. You can also connect the food and drinks to the theme based on the colors you choose for the straws, napkins, and cupcake liners.

Having a chocolate fondue fountain or a soda bar can create an interactive element that guests will love.

Have fun with it! Your options are endless, and you might find you really get into it once you get started. And, always remember, no matter what food and drinks you serve, your guests — especially the guest of honor — will really appreciate your efforts and thoughtfulness.

While you’re here, check out our baby shower checklist to double-check that you’ve covered everything for the upcoming event.

65 Fun Baby Shower Finger Foods I Taste of Home

Whether you're expecting a boy or a girl, you can expect another thing for sure: your friends and family to adore these delicious baby shower finger foods.

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My guests peeled rubber getting to the table to munch on these puffs. The tender bites are made with hassle-free refrigerated crescent rolls and a flavorful chicken and cream-cheese filling. —Amber Kimmich, Powhatan, Virginia

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These bite-sized snacks are rich, buttery and full of flavor. You can serve them alone or with a dip.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

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Caramelizing onions, broiling peppers and whipping up a homemade aioli with fresh herbs adds dimensions of flavor you won’t find in a store-bought bruschetta. —Stephanie Kalina-Metzger, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

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This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for holidays, game days or special occasions. —Marilyn Edelman, Sabetha, Kansas

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This colorful appetizer is one of my potluck go-tos. My family loves it served either warm or cold. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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Prepare these easy, cheesy roll-ups several days in advance if desired. Serve with your choice of mild or hot salsa or picante sauce. —Barbara Keith, Faucett, Missouri

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My family is picky, but everyone loves these little bites. I make dozens of them at a time because they’re gone the second I turn my back. —Colleen MacDonald, Port Moody, British Columbia

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There's plenty of both crunch and cream in these party appetizers. Fresh chives help them really stand out. —Jean McKenzie, Vancouver, Washington

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For a fresh take on fried jalapeno poppers, we stuff chicken, cheeses and jalapenos inside puff pastry, then bake it. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan

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Trade in the usual veggie platter for these fun kabobs. In addition to preparing these for get-togethers, I often make these as snacks for my family. And because assembly is so easy, the kids often ask to help. —Christine Mitchell, Glendora, California

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These fancy-looking appetizers are ideal when entertaining large groups. The cute crunchy cups are stuffed with a cheesy pork sausage filling that kids of all ages enjoy. We keep a few in the freezer so we can easily reheat them for late-night snacking. —Mary Thomas North Lewisburg, Ohio

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As a starter or light snack, this bruschetta is a wonderful way to savor the season with just a bite of fresh peach amid a medley of lively flavors. —Nikiko Masumoto, Del Ray, California

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My husband enjoys this recipe so much that he even helps me roll up the roulades! You can change the filling any way you like—I have used feta instead of Parmesan, or sun-dried tomatoes in the place of the olives. —April McKinney, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature. Try adding a little leftover caponata to scrambled eggs for a savory breakfast. —Nancy Beckman, Helena, Montana

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Here's an impressive-looking dish that's a snap to prepare. Even when my cooking time is limited, I can still serve this delicious crescent wreath. The red pepper and green broccoli add a festive touch. —Marlene Denissen, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

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My children like these so much that they ask for them every day for lunch during the summer. Whenever I have leftover chicken or turkey breast, this is a delicious way to use it up. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

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I love incorporating new flavors into old classics, and these garlic deviled eggs were a big hit! The garlic can be roasted and the eggs can be hard-boiled up to three days in advance. The egg yolk filling can be made the night before. —Ellen Weaver, Denver, Colorado

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Asparagus makes lovely finger foods, especially wrapped in pastry and tasty filling. Easily assembled, it’s perfect for weeknight noshing or something a little fancier for entertaining. —Linda Hall, Evington, Virginia

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Guests will think you spent hours preparing these cute appetizers, but they’re really easy to assemble, using purchased puff pastry. And the tasty combination of Brie, caramelized onions and caraway is terrific. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

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My mother shared this fabulous recipe with me, and I have shared it with many friends. They are always requesting this tasty appetizer. The flavor explosion is something else. —Stephanie Perenyi, Littleton, Colorado

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I love banh mi sandwiches but wanted to make them a little easier to serve for a party. These skewers are a really fun twist! For easier prep on the day of the party, make the meatballs in advance and freeze them. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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I love this recipe because you can serve it warm or cold. I usually make these stuffed potatoes ahead and serve them chilled with a tzatziki sauce. —Dee Guelcher, Acworth, Georgia

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I created this deep fried mac and cheese recipe for my husband. He describes this recipe as unbelievably delicious because of the crispy deep-fried coating on the outside and the creamy richness on the inside. —Shirley Rickis, The Villages, Florida

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Three kinds of cheese and some curry powder make this cheese log a little more lively than most. Swipe it on your favorite cracker with a drizzle of honey for a sensational snack. —Ethel Johnson, North Saanich, British Columbia

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Pimiento cheese has long been a favorite in our family, so these bite-sized appetizers are a treat! I add Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce to give them a little kick. Caramelized onions create another layer of flavor. You can make the cheese and onions three to five days in advance; they store well. If you need to save time, you can use premade jalapeno pimiento cheese. —Caitlyn Bunch, Trenton, Georgia

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My whole family devours this herby cheese spread—even my son, the chef. Serve it with your favorite crackers. —Jane Vince, London, Ontario

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Filled with sausage, sweet pepper and cream cheese, these roll-ups are excellent for unexpected visitors, a cocktail party or a halftime snack. Besides being easy to make, they can be done way ahead and kept in the freezer. All you have to do is pop them into a hot oven! —Cindy Nerat, Menominee, Michigan

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I first made this for an open house three years ago and everybody liked it. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. Cheesecake is popular in these parts—it's fun to have it for an appetizer instead of dessert for a change. —Joanie Elbourn, Gardner, Massachusetts

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Korean wontons (called mandoo) are not hot and spicy like many of the traditional Korean dishes. Filled with inexpensive vegetables and beef, the fried dumplings are very easy to prepare and so tasty!. —Christy Lee, Horsham, Pennsylvania

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Cherry tomatoes may be small, but these are full of amazing flavor. Plus, they add color to any table. —Rev. David Bostedt, Zephyrhills, Florida

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Unless you plan to make two, don't count on leftovers. As an appetizer or side, this cheesy flatbread will be devoured in less time than it takes to bake. And that's not long! —Suzanne Zick, Maiden, North Carolina

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These small bites are well worth the time they take. Serve them as part of an antipasto platter or as a cheese course alongside your favorite wine. —Eleanor Grofvert, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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We love to entertain at home and the office. Ham and cheese rolled in tortillas make a quick and easy appetizer that's easy to transport. —Susan Zugehoer, Hebron, Kentucky

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Even if you don't like mushrooms, you will have to try them again with these pretty appetizers, which taste divine. For a main dish, double the filling and use large portobellos. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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My take on Italian street food, these fried tortellini are crunchy, gooey good. For the sauce, use the best quality tomatoes you can find. —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey

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I came across this recipe years ago. Everyone who tries these little toasts absolutely loves them. The pesto is easy to find in the grocery store, and it blends beautifully with the tangy, creamy goat cheese. —Jennifer Kunz, Troy, Michigan

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Here's a healthy and delicious addition to any buffet spread. Mushrooms and pearl onions seasoned with herbs, balsamic vinegar and red wine are terrific on their own or alongside a tenderloin roast. —Courtney Wilson, Fresno, California

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If you love sweet red, yellow and orange peppers, pair them with fresh mint for a cold kitchen appetizer. Marinate for up to one hour before assembling. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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I created this appetizer because I entertain a lot and wanted something simple but special. People like these empanadas so much! I always make extra. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California

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This is an easy tomato appetizer that all of my family and friends love. The garden-fresh ingredients capture summer and meld together for a delightful hors d’oeuvre recipe that goes well with many different main dishes. —Lisa Kane, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Fancy-looking and filling, these sensational appetizers are a lot easier to make than they look. With just a few ingredients and our easy directions, it'll be a snap! —Kaitlyn Benito, Everett, Washington

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I used this recipe when I was in a culinary-arts program and had to prepare an entire buffet by myself. It’s an impressive party appetizer yet goes together so easily. —Amy Gaisford, Salt Lake City, Utah

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This special appetizer always makes it to our neighborhood parties and is the first to disappear at the buffet table. It's attractive, delicious—and easy! —Laurie Casper, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

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For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut. —Leondre Hermann, Stuart, Florida

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These tasty little bites go over well with kids. They're also delicious with soups or as party appetizers. —Mrs. Marvin Buffington, Burlington, Iowa

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For a light bite, I created these pretty appetizers. I really like asparagus, so I’m always trying it in different things. This is a delicious twist on traditional bruschetta. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas

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This recipe is just like any other Asian wrap but with more flavor, a healthy twist and the convenience of a slow cooker. Instead of ordering Chinese, try making these yourself. —Melissa Hansen, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

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I needed a brand-new appetizer for a big party. I covered polenta with Gorgonzola and a tangy sauce. That’s how you spread holiday cheer. —Margee Berry, White Salmon, Washington

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It's believed the Greeks served cheesecake at the first Olympics, so why not rewrite history with a Greek cheesecake appetizer? Ingredients in this version "tame" the kalamata olives, so even if you shy away from kalamatas, you'll be glad you tried this one. For a milder flavor, use the more common black or green olives. —Theresa Kreyche, Tustin, California

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Roasted red peppers and ricotta cheese give these pastry puffs delicious flavor, while parsley and oregano add a little spark. —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts

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I made a healthier spin on my favorite celebrity chef’s recipe by subbing in vegetable broth for some of the oil and going easy on the cheese. To top crostini, use this recipe for a pastelike pesto. For use on pasta, add more broth for a saucelike consistency. —Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas

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I took a couple of my favorite recipes and combined them into these delicious hors d'oeuvres. The colorful and impressive snacks come together easily with refrigerated crescent roll dough, prepared pesto sauce and a jar of roasted red peppers. —Kathleen Farrell, Rochester, New York

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I call toasted ravioli a fan favorite because it disappears faster than I can make it. With just five ingredients, this is how you start the party. —Kathy Morgan, Temecula, California

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These finger sandwiches are filling enough to satisfy hearty appetites. I've served the fun little stacks at every event, including holiday gatherings, showers and tailgate parties. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

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This unique, flavorful salad and bread combo will get rave reviews—guaranteed. —Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

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It's hard to resist a crescent roll, bacon and cream cheese in one bite! Kids, friends, everyone will scarf these cream cheese pinwheels down. Now I bake a double batch whenever we have a get-together. —Krista Munson, Sharpsburg, Kentucky

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Simple ingredients—in fact you probably have most if not all in your kitchen— are used to create a fantastic, but different appetizer.—Meta West, Abilene, Kansas

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Basil mayonnaise is the secret to these tasty little sandwiches. Keep any extra mayo in the fridge to spread on other sandwiches, stir into egg salad or layer on pizza crust before topping it with other ingredients. —Lara Pennell, Mauldin, South Carolina

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You won't believe the compliments you'll receive when you greet guests with these warm appetizers. Every crispy bite offers the savory tastes of feta cheese, tomatoes, basil and garlic. They're terrific for holiday parties or most any gathering. —Stacey Rinehart, Eugene, Oregon

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You won't be able to eat just one of these mini quiches. Filled with savory sausage, Swiss cheese and a dash of cayenne, the mouthwatering morsels will disappear fast from the breakfast or buffet table. —Dawn Stitt, Hesperia, Michigan

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Brussels sprouts for a snack? Oh, yes. Combine these roasted goodies with cheese for the ultimate toast topper. —Athena Russell, Greenville, South Carolina

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I sandwich full-flavored meats, cheeses and veggies between layers of flaky crescent dough for this sensational treat. We like to have marinara sauce on hand for dipping. —Amy Bell, Arlington, Tennessee

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This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze takes this bruschetta recipe over the top. I like to use a Tuscan herb- or basil-infused olive oil for this. But, it's great with just plain olive oil, too. —Brittany Allyn, Mesa, Arizona

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These delicious corn croquettes are baked like muffins instead of fried. They can be served with butter, but my family prefers salsa as an accompaniment. —Karen Kuebler, Dallas, Texas

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Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the recipe. It's so easy to make and a great appetizer for any time of year. —Maggie McDermott, Central Square, New York

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Originally Published: August 15, 2019

Annamarie Higley

Annamarie Higley is an Associate Print Editor for Taste of Home magazine, as well as the brand's special issue publications. A midwestern transplant originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hiking, trivia-ing, and—you guessed it!—all things cooking and baking.

Children's Birthday - Menu of food and services

Every child loves his birthday Even if he doesn't know what it means. For a child, this means عيد الميلاد Gifts Friends, games, delicious food and, of course, a party. As a parent, this may seem like an important residence. Fabulous's birthday party is boring, but it's a joy if you plan it right. No birthday is complete without a huge healthy cake and lots of memories.

If you're looking to throw an unforgettable yet budget-friendly party, we've got some delicious dishes to add to your birthday menu. It's time to get out the computers, plan and meditate. your child's birthday Next. As for invitations, you can also go green and create digital invitations or e-invitations, thus teaching a useful lesson to your child. When it comes to parties, it's best to refrain from handing out chocolate or sweets.

Tips for organizing a child's birthday party

With careful planning and budget Smart, you can serve food that both adults and children will enjoy.

Here are some easy ways to plan a meal for a kid's birthday party at home.

1. Submit the spreadsheet

Perhaps two or three weeks before your birthday, make sure you plan everything down to the smallest detail. Set a schedule and times for cake making, party preferences, and any other items you might need.

2. Time is of the essence

Plan a birthday party at a time when all the children are active and eating well. It can be an afternoon party, meaning between 2 pm and 5 pm on weekends so you can finish before it's too late. Thus, your child should sleep on time.

3. Think Allergies

When compiling the list, be sure to ask all parents about any sensitivities or health problems their children may have. Plan your menu accordingly.

4. Think about healthy food

use a lot of vegetables وfruits For cooking and even main meals.

5. Dietary restrictions

Be sure to create a separate menu for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Children are smell eaters, so you need to be more creative with your menu.

6. Food is not dirty

In addition to cake, food such as snacks, sticks, donuts. Make sure there isn't a big mess to clean up after the party. Also choose products that do not stain.

7. Making a cake at home

These days it is much easier to bake a cake at home or make a homemade cake. Homemade cakes are, of course, very tasty, and they also add personality to the whole event.

Children's birthday food

It can be difficult to decide on the menu for your child's birthday party. But with these delicious, easy-to-make recipes, you'll be considered the best party planner in town. Make life easier for everyone by not providing cutlery, but instead by offering them foods that kids enjoy while they play.

They can be served with sandwiches with various fillings. If it's time for an afternoon party, you can even have a few salads and a main course. If you're throwing a big party for your little hero, it's a good idea to ask the caterer to make sure everything's ready and that you're not rushing to the kitchen. In addition, here are some drink and food options for your child's birthday party that you can choose from.

welcome drinks

As soon as guests arrive, you should offer them something pleasant and comfortable. Here are some options for welcome drinks:

  • Lemon juice
  • Mango juice
  • Any other fresh juice
  • Milk or beans
  • rose milk
  • Coconut water
  • hot chocolate
  • Squash bottle - in case your welcome drinks disappear


It's nice to start a child's birthday with finger food. Children always like these dishes. These are likely to be the most requested items at your child's birthday party, so make sure you have something to bring along. Here are a few options beginners can add to their list:

  • Potato Wedges
  • potatoes
  • Garlic bread
  • samosas
  • cheese sticks
  • pizza pie
  • corn pancakes
  • delicatessen sushi rolls
  • soybean pieces
  • Manchurian corn
  • Idli Fry Bread
  • Breadsticks
  • Potato croquettes
  • vegetable cutlets
  • Caramel apple pieces
  • vegetable skewers

Maine Plate

Whether the party is small or large, the main course is an essential part of the menu. Everyone will fully enjoy the next meal.

  • puri bhaji
  • Pizza
  • macaroni and cheese
  • Mini Masala Dosa
  • Pancakes
  • spaghetti
  • Chana Bhatura
  • Hakka vegetable noodles
  • fried rice


Salad may not be to everyone's taste on the menu, but adults will definitely appreciate it. If you have a full lunch, be sure to include salad and healthy food on the menu.

  • Corn and cheese salad
  • Cucumber and carrot salad
  • Mixed lettuce sprouts
  • Fruit salad


Although you may have a beautiful birthday cake, it's nice to be able to enjoy it. You can consider Indian dessert or ice cream. Here are some suggestions:

  • good vermicelli good
  • Samia Khair
  • fresh fruit cream
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Mung Dal Halwa
  • Brownie with ice cream

The best thing about birthday parties is the fun the kids have together. But the food is the important thing that makes the portion memorable. So, when planning your child's birthday party, include these foods and have fun.

dishes for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries

It's great to get together in the fresh air in the summer with sincere company! Especially if there is a pleasant reason for this - a long weekend, an anniversary, a wedding, an anniversary or any other family holiday. In such an atmosphere, you really want to relax and enjoy live communication. It remains to decide what to cook for a festive table in nature. You definitely cannot do without an abundance of appetizers, hot dishes and salads on the occasion of the long-awaited birthday, which will be noisily celebrated in the country. Take note of the bright and simple dishes from our selection if you plan to arrange a beautiful family celebration in nature in the near future.

Shrimp skewers

So, what appetizers to prepare for a friendly outdoor party, for example, on the occasion of a birthday? Shrimp skewers are a good option for a festive snack. The delicate taste of seafood is best emphasized by lemon juice in combination with garlic. Shrimp shells can be left. They will be beautifully reddened on fire and will crunch appetizingly. Remember to soak the wooden skewers in water beforehand, otherwise they may burn.


  • shrimp - 500 g
  • lemons — 1 pc.
  • garlic - 2-3 cloves
  • rosemary - 2 sprigs
  • olive oil - 3 tbsp. l.
  • salt - to taste


  1. Rinse the shrimps well and pat dry.
  2. Pass the garlic through a press.
  3. Squeeze juice from a lemon. Mix in olive oil and garlic.
  4. Mash the rosemary sprigs with your hands, add to the marinade.
  5. Pour the flavor mixture over the shrimp and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Thread seafood onto skewers, grill until golden brown.

Lavash envelopes with cheese and egg filling

Thin lavash is a versatile product that can always be used at a festive picnic. Let's make hot envelopes with gooey cheese filling. On the grill, they will cook instantly. If you make such an appetizer at home, dip pita envelopes in an egg and then fry in a frying pan.


  • thin lavash - 3 pcs.
  • chicken eggs — 3 pcs.
  • hard cheese - 150 g
  • cilantro - 1 bunch
  • green onion - 3-4 feathers
  • salt - to taste

Cooking method:

  1. Boil hard-boiled eggs, peel them.
  2. Grate cheese and eggs. Finely chop the cilantro and green onion.
  3. Mix the stuffing, salt. You can add some mayonnaise.
  4. Cut the lavash sheets into 3-4 parts, put the filling on each of them, fold it into an envelope.
  5. Brown on the wire rack for a minute on both sides. Serve immediately while the cheese is still hot.

Triangles with avocado, mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes

Do you want to surprise your friends and the hero of the occasion with something unusual? Prepare original Mediterranean-style sandwiches. Bet on an unusual combination of flavors. In this recipe, we combined velvety avocado, spicy sun-dried tomatoes and tender mozzarella.


  • brown bread - 6 slices
  • avocado - 2 pcs.
  • sun-dried tomatoes - 200 g
  • mozzarella balls - 200 g
  • garlic - 1 clove
  • lemon juice - 1 tbsp. l.
  • dill - 0.5 bunch
  • salt - to taste


  1. Remove the pits from the avocado, remove the peel and grate the flesh. Add salt, minced garlic and lemon juice to the avocado.
  2. Cut the square slices of bread diagonally.
  3. Brush bread triangles with grated avocado. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella balls.
  4. Garnish each sandwich with a sprig of dill.

Crostini with onion marmalade

If you are planning to celebrate a family holiday on a grand scale, the question immediately arises - what to cook for a large company in nature? Treat your friends to small Italian crostini sandwiches. The beauty is that they are prepared simply and with any filling. In our case, with spicy onion marmalade.

Ingredients for onion marmalade:

  • red onion - 1 kg
  • honey - 60 g
  • dessert wine - 100 ml
  • sugar - 50 g
  • balsamic vinegar - 2 tbsp. l.
  • vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. l.
  • sweet ground paprika - 2 tsp.
  • thyme - 2 sprigs
  • rosemary - 1 sprig
  • salt - to taste


  1. Cut the peeled onions into half rings. Fry in vegetable oil for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, honey and spices, wine and balsamic. Put a sprig of rosemary whole.
  3. Stir the onion evenly and simmer over low heat with the lid ajar.
  4. Whisking the onion mixture from time to time, evaporate all the liquid. Cool down.
  5. Pour the cooled onion marmalade into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Crostini ingredients:

  • baguettes - 1 pc.
  • onion marmalade - to taste
  • cream cheese - 150 g
  • thyme - to taste

Cooking method:

  1. Cut the baguette into slices and lightly dry on the grill or in the oven.
  2. Place 1 tbsp. l. onion marmalade.
  3. Top with some cream cheese and garnish with thyme.

Snack Plate

Birthday dishes for a country picnic don't have to be complicated. If you put an ordinary plate with cuts on the table, no one will mind, but we suggest decorating snacks in an original way. Among them may be fresh vegetables, homemade pickles, smoked meats, cheese, greens. Both the child and the adult will like this assortment. We offer our own version of a simple and tasty snack.


  • bread slices - 10 pcs.
  • sausage of your favorite variety - 200 g
  • hard cheese - 200 g
  • pitted olives - 300 g
  • sun-dried tomatoes - 300 g
  • parsley - bunch

Cooking method:

  1. Cut the sausage into thin circles, cheese into large cubes.
  2. Arrange olives and sun-dried tomatoes in beautiful bowls.
  3. Lightly toast the bread slices.
  4. Serve everything beautifully on a large wooden platter.
  5. You can put small skewers nearby so that guests can make their own canapés.

Bruschetta with tomatoes and olives

So that guests on vacation do not have time to get bored and hungry, offer them bruschettas. The combination of sweet tomatoes and spicy olives begs for crispy slices of white bread. A little fresh juicy greens - and the perfect summer picnic snack is ready.


  • loaf - 6 slices
  • tomatoes - 300 g
  • pitted olives - 80 g
  • olive oil - 1 tbsp. l.
  • basil - 2-3 sprigs
  • red onion - half head
  • garlic - 1 clove
  • salt - to taste
  • black pepper - to taste

Cooking method:

  1. Drizzle the loaf slices with olive oil and brown on the grill. Rub lightly with garlic.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into cubes, the olives into rings, chop the onion as finely as possible.
  3. Mix tomatoes, onions and olives, season with salt and pepper and season with oil.
  4. Spread filling on hot toasted bread, garnish with herbs and serve quickly.

Pork shish kebab

A holiday menu cannot be imagined without fried meat in all sorts of variations. And you definitely can’t do without the traditional pork skewers. Fresh chilled meat with a small layer of fat will suit you. It is advisable to take it out of the refrigerator in a marinated form an hour before cooking.


  • pork - 1 kg
  • onion - 3-4 pcs.
  • salt - to taste
  • black pepper - to taste

Cooking method:

  1. Rinse the pork, pat dry, cut into slices no more than 5 cm wide.
  2. Grate one onion, cut the rest into half rings.
  3. Sprinkle the pieces of meat with salt and pepper, add the onion, mix evenly, marinate 2-3 hours.
  4. Thread the meat tightly together on the skewers.
  5. Put the kebab on the grill with hot coals.
  6. As soon as the meat begins to drip juice, you can turn the skewers on the other side.
  7. On average, skewers are fried for 5-7 minutes on each side.

Grilled Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs are another great dish for a family picnic on a name day or birthday. Try to choose medium-sized ribs. They have the juiciest meat with a thin and even layer of fat. Watch the time and flip the ribs on the wire rack every 5 minutes. And so that they do not dry out, grease with sauce or marinade.


  • pork ribs - 1.5 kg
  • salt - 1 tsp.
  • black pepper - 1 tsp.
  • ground sweet paprika - 2 tsp
  • dried garlic - 2 tsp.
  • barbecue sauce - to taste


  1. Rinse the pork ribs and dry well, remove the films.
  2. Rub with spices and leave to marinate for 40-50 minutes.
  3. Arrange the ribs on the grill grate at a small distance from each other.
  4. Hold the ribs on one side for 5-7 minutes, then flip to the other side.
  5. While brushing over the BBQ sauce, continue grilling the ribs until caramelized.

Grilled chicken thighs

What kind of holiday in nature without chicken dishes? The main subtlety is to prevent the bird from drying out on the grill. The marinade will help to avoid this. It may include olive oil with herbs, honey with mustard, citrus juice with spices, soy sauce with hot spices. We propose to make a marinade based on kefir.


  • chicken thighs - 2 kg
  • onion - 2-3 pcs.
  • garlic - 5-6 cloves
  • kefir 2.5% - 1 l
  • cilantro - 1 bunch
  • salt - to taste
  • black pepper - to taste


  1. Wash and pat dry chicken thighs. Place in a deep glass container.
  2. Peel the onion and cut into half rings. Finely chop the cilantro.
  3. Pass the garlic through a press, mix with salt and pepper.
  4. Rub chicken thighs with the garlic mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro and onion.
  5. Pour in the kefir until it completely covers the chicken.
  6. Cover container with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Grill chicken thighs for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally.

Greek salad

In the heat, you want something light and refreshing, especially if you celebrate your birthday in the country. What to cook in this case? Classic Greek salad. You can take vegetables from your own garden, buy olives and feta on the way to a picnic. On the festive table, such a salad will look bright and appetizing. By the way, at home, the Greeks serve this salad in a common dish with one large piece of cheese on top of vegetables. Each guest can break off a piece of cheese with a fork or spoon. This symbolizes friendship and unity of the family during the meal.


  • 2 tomatoes
  • cucumbers — 2 pcs.
  • sweet pepper - 1 pc.
  • red onion - 1 pc.
  • feta cheese - 50 g
  • olives - 30 g
  • olive oil - 2 tbsp. l.
  • lemon juice - 1 tbsp. l.
  • salt - to taste
  • capers - 1 tbsp. l.


  1. Peel and cut the cucumber arbitrarily, tomatoes - into slices, pepper - into large slices.
  2. Chop the onion into thin half rings.
  3. Combine vegetables and olives in a salad bowl.
  4. Salt Greek salad, lemon juice and olive oil. Place a large piece of feta cheese on top and garnish with capers.

Crab salad

Who said that crab salad is only served on the New Year's table? By its very appearance, it creates a festive mood. So it would be quite appropriate to cook it, say, for a grandmother's anniversary in nature. Some housewives add sweet peppers, beans and even apples to the salad. We will remind everyone of the classic recipe.


  • crab sticks - 200 g
  • chicken eggs — 3 pcs.
  • canned corn - 150 g
  • fresh cucumbers — 1 pc.
  • round grain rice - 80 g
  • red onion — 1 pc.
  • Vinegar - 1 tsp
  • salt - to taste
  • mayonnaise - to taste

Cooking method:

  1. Boil rice in salted water, drain in a colander.
  2. Hard boil the eggs, remove the shells.
  3. Peel and finely chop the onion, soak in a weak vinegar solution for 10 minutes and then rinse.
  4. Dice crab sticks, cucumber and eggs.
  5. You can experiment with the feed. For example, put the ingredients in layers in a glass salad bowl, pour over with mayonnaise and garnish with herbs.
  6. Portion the salad in clear glasses or bowls.

Cobb salad

Don't forget vegetables in summer. For a spectacular serving, make a cobb salad. The main feature of the recipe is a lot of ingredients. Cut them into cubes of the same size and lay out in sectors.


  • tomatoes - 2 pcs.
  • onion - 1 pc.
  • green onions - 2-3 feathers
  • green salad - 3-4 leaves
  • chicken fillet - 100 g
  • bacon - 100 g
  • avocado - 1 pc.
  • blue cheese - 60 g
  • chicken eggs — 2 pcs.
  • vegetable oil - 1 tbsp. l.
  • salt - to taste
  • spices for poultry - to taste
  • lemons — 1 pc.

Cooking method:

  1. Cut the fillet into cubes, fry in oil, season with salt and spices.
  2. Brown the bacon in a pan, also cut into cubes.
  3. Hard-boil eggs, peel.
  4. Dice eggs, onions, avocados, tomatoes and cheese.
  5. Coarsely chop lettuce and green onion.
  6. Arrange the ingredients on a plate in triangular sections.

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