Post # 1
Hey Bees, I am hoping you can help my Maid/Matron of Honor out. She is currently planning my bridal shower but does not know what kind of food to serve. She has never been to a shower and neither have I. The theme is elegant love. She is going to have a dessert table with cupcakes, cookies,and chocolate covered strawberries. But thats all shes got so far. LOL. She was originally thinking salad, spaghetti, and garlic bread but salad gets messy and I am serving italian at the wedding so she doesnt want to clash. Can you tell me some ideas of bridal shower food?
Post # 3
I’m doing a Paris-themed bridal shower for my friend, but we’re basically doing sandwiches on croissant rolls, yogurt and fruit in shot glasses (according to a bunch of Google searches, layered food in clear glasses are popular in France right now), and cupcakes. We’ll also have a bunch of cheese and crackers, since the bride loves cheese and it fits with the theme :).
Usually people go for finger food or food that you can eat while balancing a plate on your lap. Italian sounds a little too messy. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
you can order sandwich platters from the supermarket or deli and just arrange them on nice serving platters (instead of the ugly plastic it comes in). and if you have a good cook in the family ask them to make a few side dishes (for example: pasta salad, macaroni salad, or spinach/artichoke dip). i love the idea of a dessert table!
Post # 5
For my bridal shower we had little sandwiches, pasta salad, regular salad, corn casserole and biscuits.
Post # 7
Mine was a brunch – we had mimosas, coffee, make-your-own parfaits (with berries, cut fruit, yogurt, granola, nuts, honey, etc.), bagels with assorted cream cheeses, pastries, quiche, cheese platter, etc.
Post # 8
Also, as much as I love Italian, I agree with jo.lee that spaghetti sounds too cumbersome for a bridal shower. Unless you’re having a sit-down lunch (which I’ve never done at a bridal shower), people will be up mingling, balancing plates on laps, etc. So you need finger foods or foods that can be eaten with just a fork.
Post # 9
I think we are doing a bunch of salads–curried chicken salad, macaroni salad, a green salad or two… and lots of cupcakes of course 🙂
Post # 10
Finger food is great, especially since youre having a lot of heavy sweets 🙂
Roll ups/sandwiches, salads, maybe some fruit salad.