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Bridal Bathe Meals Menu: A fundamental breakdown of must-have dishes and treats

For many of you maid of honor out there, throwing your bestie’s bridal shower will be the first time you have a big party feeding all of the guests. We know that such an endeavor can seem daunting. That’s why we’ve put together this detailed list of easy-to-create, easy-to-use points of contact.

We’ve even broken it down into clear categories, and as an added bonus, we’ve added some of our favorite bridal shower recipes!

Starters / starters

The easiest way to feed a large group, who most likely have different tastes, is to serve a variety of delicious finger foods. Throw in some delicious dips and you have a smorgasbord!

Check out the classics like the fruit and vegetable platters, devilish eggs, and spinach and artichoke dip. Elevate the presentation by putting your kabob-style fruit together, or give your dips a twist by serving them in bite-sized cups.

If you’re looking for something unique, check out these super simple ideas:

Caprese salad skewers

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Mac and Cheese Bites

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Salads / side dishes

Adding a mix of salads and side dishes to the menu is a great way to keep the meal light, not to mention how easy it is to make large portions. Add to the pro column that they can be prepared the night before to save you time on shower day!

Keep it simple by serving a tossed house or Caesar salad as well as a combination of pasta, potatoes, and macaroni salads as a side dish. Take it to the next level by setting up a salad bar with a variety of toppings and dressings for guests to choose from.

Instead of a classic Italian-style pasta salad, you can also serve elevated versions like these:

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

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Creamy cucumber noodle salad

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Sandwiches / sliders

For the main course, we recommend sticking to dishes that can be hand-held and eaten in two or three bites. Remember, this is a light lunch, not a full dinner party, so no over-the-top appetizers are required.

When it comes to sandwiches, you can’t go wrong with a classic deli meat combo (turkey, ham, and roast beef are always favorites) or a simple style of salad (chicken, tuna, or egg are good choices). Upgrade from the traditional bread or bun method of sandwiching by making mini wraps or pinwheels.

To really wow the guests, offer one of these delicious options:

New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwich

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Filled French bread

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Desserts / sweets:

Last but not least are the sweets! Finish your bangin ‘bridal shower menu with a selection of delicious treats that look as good as they taste.

Handheld desserts like cookies and cupcakes make distribution and cleaning easier, and allow you to take the extra step in presenting them. Display your cupcakes in the form of a wedding dress or decorate your cookies with the future bride’s future surname.

Take your dessert game to the next level by introducing these delicious ideas:

Champagne cupcakes

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Mini oreo cheesecake cupcakes

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One last and very important thing to remember– It is not your responsibility as the maid of honor to buy and prepare the entire menu.

MODERN MOH TIP: Delegate a meal or two to your fellow bridesmaids, as well as the mothers of the bride and groom or other close relatives who want to help. Also, don’t do the servings too often; you’d rather run out of something than have lots of leftovers.

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