Shower Recipes

Pretty petit fours, festive party punch, and hand-held delicacies, perfect for baby or wedding showers.

Staff Picks

Lemon Butter Tarts

Rating: 4 stars 25
I love butter tarts, and can never get enough. This is one that I make now and then to be a little different.
By Carol

Asparagus Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars 16
Something different and yummy! A friend served these finger sandwiches at a baby shower. I couldn't believe they were so easy! Can be made ahead of time, just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Enjoy!

Bridal Shower Cake

Rating: 4 stars 10
For those of you contemplating making a friend or family member a bridal shower cake, here is a good white cake recipe.
By Carol

Sherbet Shower Surprise

Rating: 4.5 stars 54
This pineapple sherbet punch is always great for bridal and baby showers. You just can't get enough! You may use different flavors such as lemon lime, orange, strawberry, or even a combo. You can substitute the soda for a pitcher of powdered drink mix and 2 liters of ginger ale.
By Dee Dee Perez

Strawberry Romaine Salad I

Rating: 5 stars 317
For my wedding shower everyone brought a few recipes and this is one of my favorites. It is refreshing and pretty. This salad also travels well, just save the dressing and use it just before serving.

Petits Fours

Rating: 3.5 stars 14
This is a sponge cake that it is perfect for making petits fours. Dense yellow cake that can stand up to the process of being cut into small pieces, and iced individually. Decorate each little cake with a whole nut, some candied fruit, tiny candies, sprinkles or coconut.

Orange Dream Punch

Rating: 5 stars 97
This is the easiest punch recipe ever. It was a big hit at my sister's bridal shower.

Party Mimosa

Rating: 5 stars 126
A wonderful change from the everyday orange juice and champagne mimosa!

Southern Pimento Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 993
This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes.

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 11182
These are the best rolled sugar cookies – easy to cut out and perfect for decorating.

Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 627
Scallops sauteed in butter and garlic will melt in your mouth. Lemon juice gives it a nice kick.

Caramel Apple Eclair Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
This delicious no-bake dessert combines apples, vanilla pudding and cinnamon graham crackers topped off with a caramel icing. It's best to refrigerate it for 24 hours to let the dessert have time to form a cake-like consistency.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baby Blue Punch
Rating: Unrated 300
"It was a hit! If guests could have licked the punch bowl, they would have. Great recipe!" – Culinary Genius
Pretty Party Food Tips
Find ideas for finger foods, make-ahead bites, and adorable desserts.
Homemade Clotted Cream
Rating: 5 stars 73

Sweet, nutty cream cooked slowly in the oven, great on warm biscuits.