Planning a bridal shower requires a lot of moving pieces, and one of the biggest is deciding what to serve your guests to snack on while they walk around and talk to the bride about her big day. If you’re catering your own bridal shower or for a friend or family member, deciding on the menu and checking that off the list of things to do removes a huge burden. If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to deciding on menu items, keep it simple.
Finger foods don’t have to be complicated, and it’s entirely possible to cover a table in a variety of different appetizers that look like they took all day in the kitchen, but actually came together in no time at all. From stuffed mushroom cups and bruschetta to salad cups and baked brie, feeding your bridal shower guests no longer has to be considered a stressful task. No matter the season, use our guide to 15 great recipes for bridal showers for recipe inspiration to fill your shower snack table with a spread so impressive, it may just outshine the bride.
Candied Walnut Bruschetta
Ideal for a fall bridal shower, these make for the perfect handheld bridal shower finger food that will undoubtedly impress all your guests.
45 minutes 319 calories Easy
Roasted Carrot Hummus
This healthy hummus is creamy and sweet, and makes for a great party appetizer paired with veggies or whole grain pita chips.
45 minutes 115 calories Easy
Caesar Salad Wonton Cups
Serving a salad at a bridal shower is always a nice healthy treat, but if you’re hoping to keep the snacks strictly handheld, these salad cups are the perfect compromise.
30 minutes 117 calories Easy
Chili and Rosemary Roasted Nuts
Roasted nuts are a simple treat to put on the snack table for your shower guests that doesn’t require a whole lot of prep. These chili and rosemary nuts are ready in less than 20 minutes and are far more impressive than your average bowl of mixed nuts.
17 minutes 158 calories Easy
Mushroom Crostini with Blue Cheese and Thyme
A flavorful crostini is always welcome at a bridal shower, and these are no exception. Topped with meaty mushrooms and an herby, cheesy spread, these two-bite snacks are bound to be a hit.
17 minutes 317 calories Easy
French Onion Toasts
French onion soup isn’t exactly the easiest thing to serve at a bridal shower, but that doesn’t mean you cant get all the flavors of this luscious soup on a toast. For the deepest possible flavor, let the onions slowly caramelize for 45 minutes, and don’t try to rush it.
1h 10m 270 calories Easy
Raspberry Baked Brie
A baked brie always sounds like a nice appetizer to have at a party, but it can sometimes get lost in a sea of other finger foods. This brie doesn’t just taste great, the raspberry baked in it gives it a beautiful look to make it the centerpiece of your snack table.
40 minutes 207 calories Easy
Smoked Cheese & Onion Straws
These cheesy, flavorful straws are impressive enough to serve at even the fanciest of bridal showers, but only require three ingredients and less than 30 minutes to put together.
22 minutes 195 calories Easy
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Hearty and packed with melty cheese and salty bacon, these mushroom cups are low calorie and require just seven ingredients.
25 minutes 220 calories Easy
Garlic-Stuffed Olives in a Blanket
A twist on pigs in a blanket for your vegetarian guests, these little bites are absolute flavor bombs.
25 minutes 110 calories Easy
Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds
For a healthy twist on the classic bruschetta, sweet potatoes act as the base for these loaded bites with cheese, green onions, and sour cream.
35 minutes 129 calories Easy
Spring Herb Cream Cheese Appetizer Cups
Not only are these crispy cups loaded with delicious, creamy herbed cheese and fresh veggies, they’ll be a beautiful sight on your bridal shower appetizer table.
10 minutes 211 calories Easy
Crab and Cheddar Baked Wonton Purses
Crab elevates a dish no matter what it is, including bite sized wonton purses. These baked bites are creamy, cheesy, and loaded with fresh crab flavor for an impressive finger food.
27 minutes 300 calories Easy
Cranberry Cream Cheese Cups
Cream cheese and cranberry relish are a match made in heaven in these bite size appetizer cups that your shower guests will be snacking on all party long.
30 minutes 240 calories Easy
Pear Prosciutto Appetizer
If you need a last-minute appetizer for your bridal shower, this sweet and salty treat is the perfect snack to whip up. Ready in 10 minutes, they require just seven ingredients and will look beautiful on a charcuterie board.
10 minutes 127 calories Easy