More Than 45 Bridal Shower Menu Ideas (2024)

We’ve got more than 45 of the Best Bridal Shower Menu Ideas to make the bride’s party a hit!

You’ll find plenty of tasty recipes for any diet type too, including gluten-free, keto, paleo, clean eating, as well as a few traditional.

Bridal showers have been something special, personal, and unique among our group of friends. Games are fun but kept to a minimum so there’s plenty of time to express our love for a family, their history, and their future. See more of the story below the recipes.

Once the gifts are opened, rehearsal bouquet is fluffed and the tissues are put away, of course, we get around to the food. It is a celebration, after all.

You’ll love this roundup of ideas for appetizers, main dishes, simple salads, desserts, and specialty drinks to serve any time of day!

What kind of food do you serve for a bridal shower buffet?

For informal buffets, serve foods that are easy to portion and balance on a plate, like appetizers, dips, finger foods, cupcakes, and punch.

What kind of food do you serve at a bridal shower brunch?

For a brunch, serve quiche, petite sandwiches, simple salads, fruit, artisan cheese, seasoned nuts, muffins, scones, tarts, cakes, and specialty drinks.

What kind of food do you serve at a bridal shower afternoon tea?

For a sit-down tea, serve petite sandwiches, simple salads or fruit, tarts, scones, cakes, tea, and specialty drinks.

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Fruit, Cheese, and Nuts

Serving fruit, cheese, and nuts on the bridal shower buffet provides variety and munchies for guests more prone to grazing.

Charcuterie Board Recipe

A step by step guide to building an excellent charcuterie board.

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Pear & Goat Cheese Appetizer

Fresh pear and creamy goat cheese bring a tangy-sweet balance of flavor when garnished with honey and balsamic for a simple, elegant appetizer.

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Ricotta & Goat Cheese Flatbread with Pomegranate & Fig Balsamic

Fresh cheese and juicy pomegranate accented with rosemary and fig creates an easy and festive holiday appetizer.

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Sweetly Spiced Crispy Pecans

Soaked with salt and finished with a light coating of coconut palm sugar and cinnamon in a dehydrator create delicious, healthy nuts for snacking.

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Rosemary-White Pepper Almonds and Five Spice Walnuts.

Using this method for roasting nuts you can make a wide range of flavor combinations: cumin and coriander, smoked paprika and chipotle, honey, and orange… Whatever you like.

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Goat Cheese & Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese, garlic and basil. An easy low carb appetizer recipe that will please at any get-together.

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Healthy Candy Apple Wedges {Paleo}

Apple + super dark, antioxidant-rich chocolate + toasted walnuts = perfect sweet treat.

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Dips and Small Bites

Appetizers and finger foods are the backbone of a great buffet—easy to nibble and nosh while still balancing a plate and socializing.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Bites

All the flavors of Caprese salad – tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella – wrapped in prosciutto.

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Herbed Goat Cheese

Savory herbed cheese stuffed inside sweet dates and wrapped with bacon for a uniquely sweet, savory, smoky appetizer.

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Shrimp and Prosciutto with Smoky Honey Mustard Sauce

Prosciutto-wrapped shrimp seared in a skillet or broiled until crisp and served with smoky honey mustard sauce.

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Hot Artichoke Dip with Roasted Garlic and Crispy Bacon

Creamy, tangy, smoky flavors make this artichoke dip a party favorite.

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Jalapeno & Gouda Crab Dip

A satisfying hot dip with tender, sweet crab, creamy Gouda, and jalapeno peppers.

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Quiche, Petite Sandwiches, and Finger Foods

Quiche and petite sandwiches are standard mains for a bridal brunch or afternoon tea.

Butternut Squash Quiche with Italian Sausage and Sage (Crustless)

A crustless quiche swirled with roasted butternut, apples, Italian sausage, fresh sage and goat cheese.

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Ham Spinach and Gruyére Quiche

A super-easy quiche to pull together for any brunch-y occasion!

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Curry Chicken Salad Boats

Curry chicken salad served on romaine lettuce boats for an easy, delicious appetizer recipe.

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Mediterranean Chicken Pinwheels

Mediterranean Chicken Pinwheels only need a few ingredients including leftover rotisserie chicken to make this easy lunch or appetizer recipe.

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Cranberry-Avocado Turkey Salad

This Cranberry Avocado Turkey Salad is the kind of healthy leftover turkey recipe you’ll have in mind as soon as the last fork goes down.

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Spicy Mexican Taco Bites

Spicy Taco bites made with roasted Chicken, Bell peppers and loaded with Delicious toppings.

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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches ~ 3 Spreads & 3 Ways

Choose from three flavorfully-delicious spreads and three ways of assembly to build a beautiful array of elegant Cucumber Tea Sandwiches for your next get-together. They will not disappoint!

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24 Delicious Tea Sandwiches Perfect for Tea Parties

Bite-sized finger sandwiches perfect for tea parties.

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Simple Salads

Salads champion the lighter side of party foods and the addition of seasonal fruit keeps it appropriate for brunch or buffet.

Spinach-Strawberry Salad

A fresh Spinach Strawberry Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts is one of the easiest ways to invite the spring season inside.

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Galia Melon Salad

Sweet melon and salty cheese top a bed of salad greens with a garnish of crisp prosciutto and toasted pine nuts.

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Citrus Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts and Orange-Dijon Dressing

A bright, beautiful salad featuring ruby grapefruit and Cara Cara oranges tossed with kale, sliced fennel, pomegranate, and candied walnuts.

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Muffins, Scones, and Cakes

This mix of bakery goods can be customized to match your themed shower with cupcake cups, frosting, paper flags, doilies, and the like.

Orange Ginger Tea Cake: Gluten & Grain Free

Bits of crystallized ginger are the highlight in almost every bite against a backdrop of fragrant orange and hints of cardamom.

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Pumpkin Spice Tea Cake with Maple Candied Walnuts [Gluten, Grain, & Dairy-Free]

Amazingly moist, gluten-free tea cake with pumpkin pie spices and candied walnut topping.

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Carrot and Beet Cupcakes [Gluten Free]

Beets, pineapple, and applesauce creates a healthier gluten-free cupcake everyone loves without the guilt.

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Blueberry-Carrot Cake Muffins [Grain-Free & Gluten-Free]

A healthy new twist on carrot cake in a grain-free breakfast muffin; naturally gluten-free.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes [Gluten-Free]

Tender, citrus infused cakes with flecks of poppy seeds, popular for showers, parties, or as a treat with afternoon tea.

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Cranberry Orange Muffins with Collagen [Low-Carb] [Dairy-Free]

A fusion of orange and lemon with pops of cranberry in a collagen-rich, health grab-n-go breakfast muffin.

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Sprouted Wheat Banana Walnut Muffins

Healthy muffins made with sprouted whole grain and less sugar than traditional muffins with loads of banana flavor.

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Triple Ginger & Coconut Scones [Gluten-Free]

Tender gluten-free scones with bits of candied ginger and shaved coconut.

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Orange Cranberry Scones [Gluten-Free]

A sweet orange biscuit with plump dried cranberries, perfect for a gluten-free breakfast or brunch treat.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

It’s a spin on strawberry shortcake, but the cake is, well, cake—not the biscuit-like disc in the classic strawberry shortcake recipe.

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Cookies, Tarts, and Sweet Bites

Cookies, tarts, and small bite desserts offer relief from committing to a whole slice of cake. Truffles are a perfect two-bite treat everyone loves!

Cream Cheese Fruit Tart with Almond Crust Recipe [GF]

Luscious cream cheese filling spread over an almond crust, topped with fresh fruit and a tangy citrus glaze.

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Lazy Mary’s Lemon Tart [Gluten-Free]

People who taste this smooth, fragrant tart won’t believe that it contains a whole lemon, rind and all.

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Easy Fresh Berry Crumble with Orange Cream

Fresh berries under a gluten-free crumble topped with orange cream.

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Ghirardelli Brownie Cookies

Chewy chocolate cookies with soft centers and crisp edges made with Ghirardelli brownie mix.

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Cheesecake Strawberries with Chocolate Accents

Juicy, ripe strawberries dressed in cheesecake, graham cracker and chocolate create a memorable party dessert.

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Chocolate love: Surprise Me With A Kiss

Nestled inside these little butter-nut balls is a kiss.

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Double Chocolate Truffles

Silky smooth chocolate truffles for a decadent bite-size Valentine’s Day dessert.

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Date Chocolate Fudge Truffles with Sea Salt

Date-sweetened chocolate truffles finished with a light sprinkle of sea salt for a taste of deep chocolate-fudge flavor.

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Drinks and Easy Sips

Specialty coffees with a morning bridal brunch or a spritz for afternoon gatherings, these easy drinks will keep everyone refreshed!

Cold Brewed Iced Mocha Latte

This Iced Mocha Latte is a perfect morning drink. It’s smooth, bold, and chocolatey. Deliciously refreshing iced coffee made with cold brewed coffee.

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Dairy-Free Condensed Milk

Easy Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Dairy-Free Condensed Milk. This Paleo Vietnamese Iced Coffee can be made Whole30 and better than Starbucks!

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Dalgona Coffee 3 Ways: Coffee, Chocolate, & Matcha

Dalgona coffee is the newest viral trend. Velvety smooth whipped coffee layered over the milk of your choice.

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Apple Iced Tea

Apple Iced Tea is a refreshing beverage infusing iced tea with apple soda.

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Virgin Mojito

Virgin Mojito is a Non Alcoholic take on the classic Mojito Drink. It’s a refreshing co*cktail and perfect to be served for parties.

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Limoncello Spritz [Italian Prosecco co*cktail]

Limoncello Spritz is a classic bittersweet Italian co*cktail made with limoncello, Prosecco and soda water that will transport you to the Amalfi coast.

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4-Ingredient Orange Julius co*cktail (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Give your Orange Julius a grown-up boozy twist! A quick and easy 4-Ingredient Orange Julius co*cktail recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, and makes for a perfect frozen, creamy, and fruit treat! A sippable Creamsicle for adults only!

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Raspberry Mojito co*cktail

Looking for a light, refreshing co*cktail that’s perfect for summer sipping? This raspberry mojito co*cktail totally fits the bill! Loads of raspberry flavor, with hints of mint and lime.

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Irresistible Summer Champagne co*cktail

This Summer Champagne co*cktail is the stuff memories are made of! With a blend of berries and a touch of honey, this recipe is sure to become a favorite!

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Hosting Bridal Showers & The Privilege of Friendship

When close friend’s kids are old enough to get married, it feels a lot like when your own kid’s birthday candles exceed two hands and then both hands and feet, you wonder where the years went.

It is themilestones of life—showers, weddings, births, graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries which remind us of the importance of friends who have been there, helping us get to the milestones we celebrate.

It is a priceless privilege to be called, friend.

A bridal shower is a chance to rejoice over new life and journey.

We havewatched these kiddos grow up, prayed through their illnesses, heartbreaks, and dreams—many times praying for their future spouse as well.

One bridal shower I will never forget was for a dear friend’s daughter whose fiancé was from overseas. As emotional as it was for the mother of the bride towatch her baby become a bride, when the groom’s mother shared a few words through her interpreter (son), every heart in the room understood.

She bypassed any language barrier with hertearful embrace of a new daughterand the release of her son to be a husband.

It was the tenderest moment, extraordinary to behold. We felt like we were witnessing a flower open or a wild animal being born, something you can’t plan or rehearse.

It’s a beautiful thing to see a yielded heartready to let their baby goand willing to love the spouse their son or daughter has chosen as their own child.

What a precious gift to each of them! This is theprivilege of friendship, sharing such intimate treasured occasions.

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