Tips for the Perfect Baby Shower

Tips for the perfect baby shower that will leave the mother-to-be feeling extremely special.  There are so many creative ways to make a baby shower special that Food Inc. of Santa Barbara pulled together a list of games, crafts, decorations and food ideas. 

Tips for the perfect baby shower


Baby showers are about laughing, sharing and having fun before life gets a little crazier.  This list of games from Beau Coup will definitely have everyone laughing and smiling.    

Along with traditional games, set up a diaper raffle.  List the grand prize on the invites with an explanation of how the game is played; each diaper pack earns a guest one raffle ticket.  Now one person will go home with a special prize and the parents will have a nursery stocked with diapers.  


Having the guests create something that will ultimately be both useful and sentimental works two ways.  One, the guests get to design something special for the baby and secondly, the parents-to-be get something memorable to help decorate the nursery or a keepsake that they will forever cherish.  Here are some ideas from the Craft Factory.


A party theme, although not necessary, can bring a greater sense of celebration to the event.  Creativity and thoughtful touches will make the party special.  With or without a theme, avoid pastels.  Décor should be bright.  Flowers are notably appropriate for a celebration of birth.  


A baby shower is the perfect time to get festive with food. It certainly doesn’t require a heavy meal, so tantalizing finger foods and lavish cakes and treats are the best options.  Catering menus can change seasonally, but below are some ideas that will have the guests coming back for seconds and thirds:

Stuffed Wheels of Brie
Stuffed with Sundried Tomato & Herb Pesto.
Accompanied by French Bread, Carr’s Crackers and Flatbreads Cheese Display.
A Selection of Imported and Domestic Cheeses, Garnished with Fresh Fruit, Carr’s Crackers and Flatbreads.
Charcuterie Display.
Assorted Smoked Meats and Sausages, Cheeses, Cornichons, Coarse and Dijon Mustard.

 Served with Bread Rounds and Assorted Crackers.
Savory Pick Up Sticks. Brazilian Style Chocolate Truffles – covered in chocolate sprinkles.
Italian Rice Pudding Bites – coconut, white chocolate dust, cannoli cup.
Almond Joy Bits – coconut, toasted almonds, chocolate drizzle.
Miniature Caramel Cream Cone – rainbow sprinkles.
Hazelnut Chocolate Bread Pudding – pear coulis.

Hosting a baby shower is all about the mom-to-be, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to go all in on food with Food Inc of Santa Barbara.  If you have questions about our catered events please call today (805) 325-1986.