A bridal shower party doesn’t have to only take place at night with a wild theme. A brunch is a good option for a bridal shower because it includes all of the classiest things: breakfast food, champagne, and good company! Choosing to do brunch can be a fantastic way for everyone to get together and celebrate the bride to be, without having a severe hangover the morning after. The following article will have some fun bridal shower brunch food ideas for you and your guests to enjoy!
Bridal Shower Food Ideas: Brunch
1. Donut Cake
A cake is essential for any bridal shower, but using donuts is a fun way to shift the dessert food to brunch food! Acquire an assortment of donut flavors and switch flavors to each layer. Organize the most donuts on the bottom layer in a circle and pile on top, using fewer donuts with each layer. Add a fun bow or card on top!
2. Fruit Parfaits
Creating your own fruit parfaits are perfect for guests to grab and mingle with. Set up a table with mason jars and a large bowl of yogurt with a serving spoon. Next set up bowls of granola, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, honey, and cinnamon. Guests can create to their liking and have an easy snack to carry around with them.
3. Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are all the rage right now, so who wouldn’t love a brunch styled one? Start with pancakes, waffles, and french toast around the board in sections. Next add in fruit, bacon, jam, syrup, and butter in between the bread items. You can also squeeze in some mini muffins or cinnamon rolls!
4. Mini Pancakes
In order to keep everyone moving around and mingling, it’s important to have multiple grab-and-go options. Mini pancakes are the perfect option! You can stab them with skewers and glue pom-poms to the top to make them more fun. Get small disposable containers to put syrup in and voila!
5. Donut Rings
Powdered sugar donuts will never not be delicious. Spice up the bland looking donut by taping a ring cutout to a toothpick and stabbing it at the top. Now you have donut rings!
6. Mini Quiches
Quiche is delicious, filling, and a perfect brunch staple! Make this classic breakfast dish a little more fun by making mini quiche bites. Simply use a muffin tin for your crust and fill with desired fillings and eggs. The perfect grab and go snack!
7. Chicken Salad Croissants
Brunch doesn’t have to all be breakfast food! Incorporate some lunch food in for those who don’t like breakfast with chicken salad croissants. You could also have some chicken salad in lettuce wraps for those with gluten sensitivities.
8. Tea Bag Cookies
These cookies had a fun twist to your basic dessert. Make cookies in the shape of tea bags and poke a hole through the top of the cookie. Next, dip one half into melted chocolate. Let cool in the freezer and serve when the chocolate is hard. The last step is to tie a string through the hole with a personalized tag saying the bride to be’s name! Can be served with tea or coffee.
9. Smoothie Bar
For those wanting something lighter, a smoothie bar is a perfect option. Set out bowls of fruit in front of a blender. Have a choice of kinds of milk available as well. You can also have the option to “spike” the smoothies, giving you a daiquiri!
10. Waffle Bar
A waffle bar is perfect for making fresh waffles and not having them sit out all day. Make a large batch of waffle mix and set in a cooler next to the waffle iron. Line up your favorite waffle toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate chips, syrup, powdered sugar, or strawberries and enjoy!
11. Sherbert Punch
A classy adult beverage for everyone to enjoy is sherbert punch. This is a combination of a drink and a dessert which is perfect for brunch! Make your favorite punch with champagne or alcohol of your choice, then toss in a few scoops of sherbet ice cream. Yum!
12. Omelets Station
Omelets are super easy to make yet so tasty! Eggs are also fairly inexpensive and can be bought in large quantities, so can feed a large group of guests. Pre-whisk lots of eggs into a vase or jug, and place near a hot plate with multiple small pans. Guests can pour the egg mixture in the pan and add various chopped up veggies, bacon, ham, cheese, or other toppings of your choice! Leave small portions of salsa, sour cream, or ketchup near the station as well.
13. French Toast Bites
French Toast isn’t something most people consume every day, so what a fun and brunchy food for your bridal shower! You can make a large batch of french toast, then cut up into strips or bite-size pieces. Top with a toothpick with a cute sticker wrapped around the top for an eye-appealing and tasty treat! You could also get small plastic cups and fill halfway with syrup, then stick a french toast strip to be sticking out of the top.
14. Mini Avocado Toasts
Avocado toast has been all of the rage for the past few years now, so what’s trendier than avocado toast itself? Miniature versions! Get your favorite kind of bread and cut it into small circular pieces. Next, toast the pieces in a pan with a little bit of olive oil. While the bread is toasting, mash up a big bowl of avocados and cover each piece of bread with it. Add Everything But the Bagel Seasoning and some goat cheese and you have a perfect trendy snack!
15. Mini Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
Bite-size foods are essential for a social bridal party, but still means your guests need to be full and satisfied when they leave! What better than preparing miniature chicken and waffle sandwiches. Simply make a large portion of waffles and cut each one into fourths. Grab your favorite fried chicken and make a sandwich with 2 of the waffles. You can hold together with a toothpick and serve with syrup! This is a unique twist of just your basic sandwich.
16. Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
These are the perfect simple option for guests who are on the pickier side. Grab a small circular cookie cutter and cut white bread, ham, and cheese into circular pieces. Assemble your sandwich, add mustard or mayo of your choice, and voila! You can also create a vegetarian option by making cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches with the same bread.
17. Greek Cucumber Cups
This bite-size Greek delish is guaranteed to make your guests’ mouths water! Cut cucumbers into 3″ pieces and using a spoon, create a well-shaped hole in each cucumber. In a bowl, combine olives, tomatoes, dill, garlic, lemon juice, feta, oregano, olive oil and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Then, use a spoon to fill the cucumbers with the salad mixture and garnish with more dill.
18. Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta
This is the perfect sweet brunch snack for your guests! First, preheat your oven to 400°. Put baguette slices on medium tray and drizzle them with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Bake until baguettes are toasted (~10 min). In a bowl, mix pepper, ricotta with salt, and 2 tsps of oil. Spread the ricotta mixture on each toast generously, then top with cut strawberries. Garnish your bruschettas with basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve and enjoy!
19. Melon Prosciutto Skewers
These classy skewers are an easy app all your guests will enjoy! Cut 1 cantaloupe in half, then scoop and discard seeds. Using a baller, scoop out 24 little balls. For the skewers, layer the cantaloupe balls, mozzarella, basil, prosciutto, and a second ball of cantaloupe until you’ve made 12 skewers. Drizzle them with balsamic glaze and enjoy!
20. Almond-Bacon Cheese Crostini
Switch things up a bit with this baked crostini recipe! Place baguette slices on an ungrased bazing sheep and bake at 400° until lightly brown (~8-9 min). In a bowl, combine 2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese, mayo, onion, salt, and almonds. Spread mixture over bread. Bake until cheese is melted (~7-8 min). Sprinkle with more almonds if necessary and serve hot.
Bridal Shower Food Ideas: Cupcakes
Bridal Shower Cupcake Flavors
If you are looking for a cupcake recipe, here are some to inspire you. You can change the ingredients depending on the season or your taste.
21. Chai Latte Cupcakes
Is the bridal shower in the fall? Are you a fan of chai latte? Here you go – the recipe for you! Chai latte cupcakes are perfect for anyone. With their hint of cinnamon and cardamom, they are just so fragrant. If you want, you can even make the icing chai latte flavored! For those you don’t want the icing to be chai-flavored, how about vanilla frosting? Honestly, anything works.
22. Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet is perfect for bridal showers. Not only are they tasty, but they are also beautiful. The red color emulates the heart making everyone happy. For the icing, cream cheese works best, but if you’re vegan, don’t worry! Vanilla or chocolate are great options too. You can add berries or heart-shaped chocolates on top of the icing for them to look even more adorable.
23. Espresso Cupcakes
Did you know that coffee actually is a great ingredient for cupcakes? It can remind you of tiramisu, but in the shape of cupcakes and some more coffee flavor. This pairs great with mascarpone cheese frosting, but cream cheese works just as good. How about adding some espresso bean chocolate on top of the cupcake to make them look prettier?
24. Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes
What is easier than chocolate cupcakes but is just as tasty as fancy cupcakes? You got it right – chocolate hazelnut cupcakes! You can use your favorite chocolate – milk, dark, or even white. Add some hazelnut; the nutty flavor will enhance the taste of the chocolate. Be creative with the frosting. You can make the same chocolate hazelnut frosting or to make them look fancy, how about chocolate meringue?
25. Fiesta-theme Cupcakes
If the bridal shower theme is Fiesta, how about some orange cupcakes? Vanilla cupcakes with bright orange dressing goes well with this theme. Even if the theme isn’t Fiesta, if the bridal shower is in the fall, this goes well because orange is a fall color.
26. Vegan Cupcakes
Are you vegan or do you have vegan friends? Don’t worry – vegan cupcakes are surprisingly easy to make and delicious! You can use vegan milk such as almond milk or oat milk and use vegan butter or oil. Play around with the extracts and you will easily have a variety of flavors to choose from.
27. Zucchini Raspberry Cupcakes
Who says cupcakes can’t be healthy? Add grated zucchini to your cupcakes for some extra nutrition. You will be surprised that they don’t even taste like zucchini. Isn’t that perfect – healthy and delicious?
28. Champagne Cupcakes
Add some champagne into the cupcakes or the frosting and there you go – champagne cupcakes. Just be careful not to eat too much or else you might not remember anything from that night.
29. In-the-Middle Baby Cupcakes
Surprise your friends with this creative idea. There are two options. First, don’t put any icing on top of the cupcake. Instead, put the icing inside. Surprise! Second, ice the cupcake just as you normally would, but place another surprise inside the cupcake such as a cookie or fresh berries. That burst of sweetness will make your cupcakes the queen of the night.
Bridal Shower Cupcake Decorations
Let’s explore some decoration options that will go well with any type of cupcake. If you already have a great cupcake recipe, just play with the decorations – no need to change the whole cupcake!
30. Mini Macarons
Make your favorite cupcake – vanilla, red velvet, chocolate – and add a mini macaron on top of it. They are so cute and take the cupcake to the next level. Match the color with the cupcake for an extra aesthetic look.
If you want to upgrade the decoration, how about roses? You can make the icing look like rose petals by simply using a slanted piping tip to draw the petals one by one. It may take some effort and time, but you won’t regret it when you see the result.
Hearts are always a good option to stick with. There are several options. You can make the icing itself look like a heart or place a heart candle or cake topper on top of the cupcake. You can even use heart-shaped chocolate or cut strawberries into heart shapes. Be creative!
33. Touch of Gold
Desserts with a small piece of gold decoration on top make them look gorgeous. You can use edible gold leaves or edible pieces of gold. Just remember to order edible ones so that no one has a stomachache!
34. Delicate Pearls
Just like gold pieces, pearls make the cupcakes elegant. Edible pearls come in different colors so choose the best one for your cupcakes. Those pearls will make your cupcakes look vintage and store-bought.
35. Fun Tiers
If you have a go-to cupcake recipe and frosting idea, keep them. You can add cool tiers instead! Pretty candles, different letters, or even customized tiers of great memories and your guests will be swarming over your cupcakes to get the best one!
36. Chocolate and Vanilla
Like black and white are a great color combination, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are gorgeous when put together. Just want one cupcake taste? Then just swap the boring dressing to a different one! For example, you can make a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting or vice versa. Be creative and make your own color and flavor combination.
37. Real Flowers
How about adding real flowers on top of the cupcakes? Choose a pretty edible flower and top them on the cupcakes. They will make the cupcakes seem like they were brought from the garden! If you are afraid to use real flowers, you can make the frosting look like flowers or make flower meringues.
38. Swirl Frostings
For an elegant cupcake, make the frosting two colors! A mixture of baby pink and sky blue are perfect. It’s quite simple to make these swirl frostings. You just have to separate the frosting in half, add different food coloring to both, put them in the piping bag, and you’re all set!
39. Cupcake Bouquet
Make your favorite cupcakes and transform them into a bouquet – cupcake bouquet. They smell really good and they are also a great decoration idea. Save them for later because if you place them in between flowers in a vase, no one will even know they are cupcakes!
Bridal Shower Food Ideas: Other Desserts
Desserts are an absolute essential for your bridal shower. It is a time where all of your guests are willing to let loose just a bit more than usual because it is a celebration of course! So make sure that you treat them well and provide the most savory and delicious dessert options that are available in the entire world. Check out the list of bridal shower dessert ideas and feast your eyes on some of the all-time best bridal shower dessert taste bud pleasers.
Bridal Shower Dessert Ideas for Winter
40. Heart Pies On A Stick
Bake mini pies into heart shapes with your favorite filling and you have a dessert perfect for the occasion. Don’t forget the stick for easy and mess free eating.
41. Dark Chocolate Pudding Shooters
Stick some delicious, but a little less thick than normal, dark chocolate pudding into shot glasses and add whip cream to the top and there you have your shooter. Add booze to spice it up or keep it kid friendly!
42. Moscow Mule Raspberry Cake
Another incredible unique dessert, this literally tastes like the cocktail it is named after. The cake is some of the moistest in the cake baking game. Something about how this cake is made makes it taste a great kind of different.
43. Mocha Fondue
This is the classic chocolate fountain approach but substitute your classic milk chocolate for an award winning mocha chocolate that will have heads turning. For dipping look anywhere from mini marshmallows to pretzels to fruits of your choice.
44. Assorted Mini Donuts
Another dessert best served on a stick! Do I smell a theme here? Take your favorite store bought or home baked donuts and get an assortment and let guests go crazy with all the options.
45. Lemon Blueberry Drop Scones
These fruity scones are perfect for a winter bridal shower! In a bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tsps baking powder, 1 tsp grated lemon zest, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt. In another bowl, combine yogurt, eggs, and butter. Stir into the dry ingredients until moist, then fold in the blueberries. Bake at 400° for ~15-18 min until lightly browned.
Bridal Shower Dessert Ideas for Spring
46. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bites
White chocolate, vanilla custard, fresh raspberries finished off by an oreo crust? This dessert is a can’t miss from when you first taste the raspberry topping all the way down to when you crunch that oreo crust. Easy first choice.
47. Strawberry and Champagne Cake Balls
These aesthetically pleasing desserts are a light balance to most chocolate barrages. Strawberry cake dipped in vanilla icing and strawberries dipped right after.
48. Key Lime Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups
A lot going on here for a blissful taste. Key lime cheesecake filling inside of a sugar cookie base crust, topped with fresh berries and you have a million flavors in your mouth instantly.
49. Lemon Layer Cake
This combination of moist citrus cake and thick cream cheese icing will be the best cake at any party it is created at. A summer time favorite and another good chocolate contrast.
50. Berry Cream Cookie Snaps
This unique dessert has light and fluffy cookies enclosing berry cream icing. The name comes from the snap of the cookie on the initial bite that sinks into the berry cream.
Bridal Shower Dessert Ideas for Summer
51. Banana Split Mini Bites
A bit of a satirical twist to the traditional banana split, there is no ice cream on this dessert! Instead, you take cut up bananas then dip them in melted chocolate, finished with sprinkles and whipped cream on top. Make sure to put them into the fridge until ready to serve and you’ll hardly forget about the missing ice cream.
52. Crowned Cake
You guessed it, there is literally a crown on top of this cake for the bride herself. This design can be done with a monochromatic color of all pink or gold, or done with a gold crown on time fit for a queen.
53. Gelato Cups
Finally, ICECREAM! These are served in a bigger sized shot glass of sorts. Pick any number of flavors or just a few and serve these small desserts that are just perfect for a quick snack.
54. Boozy Popsicles
This dessert is a must have for the adults at the party. These are made with good booze, some fruit mix and your freezer. Not a lot of talk about boozy desserts on our list, but they are a phenomenal option for any party.
55. Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert
This is a parfait style treat for your bridal shower. Put graham crackers crushed up at the bottom of the dish, top it with cream cheese icing and top it off with sweet cherry filling. A bite from top to bottom snagging all three flavors is incredible.
Bridal Shower Dessert Ideas for Fall
56. Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes
Buttercream frosting by itself is considered one of the best dessert toppings out there, then infuse that frosting with blackberries and place it on top of a cloud of a lemon cake and you have a winner.
57. Chocolate Molded Rice Crispy Treats
Rice crispy treats are always loved by any audience, but add a twist by making them heart shaped and finishing one side with a white chocolate mold and those will be one of the first food items gone.
58. Mini Double Chocolate Berry Cakes
For this treat you take chocolate cake and mix it with chocolate ganache and the berries of your choice and you have a chocolate lovers dream. Easy to make and super tasty.
59. Blue Velvet Cake
Another Aesthetically pleasing option for your bridal shower. This is white cake with white icing, but the cake is deep blue in order to contrast the champagne colored icing.
60. Cookie Wedding Cakes
Everyone loves cookies, they are one of the safest desserts out there. For this dish, take that cookie and dress it up as a wedding cake. Match your wedding cake or take any other possibility you’ve always wanted to see.
A bridal shower brunch is a very relaxing idea in general. Hopefully, this list of bridal shower brunch food ideas helps inspire you on what to serve at your bridal shower. These delicious food ideas will get your guests talking and should make your party the talk of the town.
Contributors: Grace Kwon, Nick Wissel, Callie Brown
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