This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info.
Bridal shower is all about fun. Fun is incomplete without food and drinks right?
When thinking of what to serve at the bridal shower, the theme (if you decide to have a theme) and time of the bridal shower will determine the food and drink ideas. The theme can help inspire your food options and be incorporated into your serving presentation. The time of the party will help you decide whether it is a brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Brunch and lunch bridal showers are perfect for serving a breakfast and lunch menu. Themes like tea party, garden party work well with this type of menu. Evening bridal showers tend to be more formal and require a more extensive menu (dinner, dessert, drinks).
Whatever theme or time you decide on, here are some simple and creative bridal shower food and drink ideas to choose from that will help you plan a great party.
A smoothie bar is a great option for a lunchtime bridal shower. You can spice it up by allowing people add their favorite alcohol.
Waffles are the perfect food for a bridal shower brunch. Enhance the waffles with fruit, nuts, or syrup.
A sangria bar is the perfect bridal shower drink bar to have at the bridal shower. No one can say no to a sangria punch from the wine lover to the fruit drink lover. Using a dispenser let guests fill their glasses with some spirit-infused fruit, add some wine, and finish with a splash of soda
The Bloody Mary is not only a well-known ultimate hangover cure this spicy vodka drink is also a perfect bridal shower brunch cocktail. What more you can mix it up and add toppings just to get the right drink for you, the bride and guests.
Who doesn’t like pizza? Pizza is perfect for a bridal shower brunch or lunch.
Pasta salad are fairly easy to prepare and the fact that there are so many recipes is a plus. Cold pasta salads are absolutely our favorite, just remember to make meatballs or grilled meat available too.
Throwing a rustic bridal shower? A popcorn bar is a great snack idea. Just get some popcorn boxes for people to serve themselves with.
Potato salad is a great side dish to serve at the shower. You can make your own variation either creamy with a lot of mayonnaise or sweet and spicy with a lot of herbs.
These are perfect as either side dishes or desserts. You can also extract their juice and serve it in liquid form.
Cupcakes are a common feature of bridal shower dessert tables. Bake cupcakes using colors that work with the bridal shower. To make them more special you can bake them in different shapes, just grab a handful of cupcake molds.
Chocolate Coated Strawberries
Strawberries plus chocolate is just so yummy. This is just the perfect treat to add to the bridal shower food.
Cookies are great bridal shower desserts. You can decide to go with some store bought cookies or bake some yourself.
Looking for a food bar idea that is easy to setup? Then a yogurt bar is the answer. It is very easy to setup and requires just a few ingredients. Even if you have guests that are vegan they would love this bridal shower yogurt bar. Just get a few flavors of yogurt, varieties of fruits, nuts, some jars and spoons.
Tea sandwiches are quick and easy to prepare so this makes it bridal shower menu favorite. Spice them up by adding different fillings and cutting them into cute shapes like heart, cones.
Peach Prosecco Punch
Mini quiches are the perfect bridal shower appetizers. They are healthy, vegetarian and gluten free and the best part is you can make different combinations and flavors.
Throwing a vintage themed shower? Throw in a sherbet punch.
Deviled eggs are party favorite.
We love meatballs because they are easy to prepare and can be used for just about anything. They can be used as appetizers, dippers and the ever popular spaghetti and meatballs.
No fiesta themed bridal shower is complete without a taco bar. Even if you are not throwing a fiesta bridal shower tacos are a winner anytime, any day. Have both soft and hard tortilla shells available for guests and large bowls for those that might want a taco salad.
Falafel are great for serving with a dips and spreads and they are always a hit with guests, vegans and vegetarians inclusive. This food is sure to work with other bridal shower ideas.
Fried chickens are easy to make and always a favorite at parties.
Pitas and Hummus
Pitas and hummus is a great alternative to chips and guac. They are easy to make and are very health too. Surprise people at the bridal shower with this easy food.
Mac and Cheese
This is everyone’s favorite and it is super easy and quick to make.
Donuts are perfect bridal shower dessert and you can easily make them at home. All you need is flour, yeast, sugar, butter, milk, salt, donut cutter, oil for frying.
French Onion Dip
French onion dip is the perfect wedding shower dip. This is the perfect dip to serve with bread, crackers, potato chips or corn chips.
Watermelon and Feta
This watermelon and feta are delicious and perfect for summer showers. They are inexpensive and easy to make.
Sushi is a great vegetarian food. You can order this or decide to make sushi at home.
Feel free to alter any of the food and drink ideas to fit your theme and most especially your taste and have a fun bridal shower.