A heck of a lot more than sugar and spice and everything nice goes into catering a summer baby shower! It can be a ton of work to find and make recipes that are easy to eat while mingling and moving around that are cute and tasty (and the mama-to-be doesn’t have an aversion to!).

Lucky for you we’ve got the perfect collection of baby and summer-inspired recipes featuring an adorable array of tiny cookies, cakes, appetizers, and even punch to celebrate the bundle of joy … and mom and dad too!

1. Almond Petites Fours

What better way to welcome a sweet, wee baby than with these dainty almond petites fours, topped with stunning gum paste cherry blossoms. These tiny cherry-preserve and vanilla-infused cakes serve as a taste bud tantalizer just as the name suggests (petites fours translate to “small oven”).

http://www.marthastewart.com/312747/spring-shower-almond-petits-fours?czone=entertaining%2Fbaby-showers-cnt%2Fparty-and-gift-ideas&gallery=969050&slide=312747¢er=276963 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MARTHA STEWART

2. Flower Power Cupcakes Recipe

A pocket full of roses—these sweet things are pretty in purple, yellow, pink…or any color really! They are topped with icing shaped like a rose straight from a chef’s garden (aka: kitchen). Save yourself some money and make the cupcakes yourself instead of shelling out for some from a local bakery.

https://preppykitchen.com/rose-cupcakes-2/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PREPPY KITCHEN

3. Classic Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

When you can’t decide between pink duckies, baby shoes, and old-fashioned pram-shaped cookies for an impending baby shower—why not make them all? Offer mom-to-be and her expectant guests classic baby shower cookies in all of the traditional designs, including classics like cute onesies and precious baby carriages in pastel pinks and greens. These also make great take-home thank you gifts for the guests if you individually wrap them in clear cello bags!

http://ahelicoptermom.com/baby-shower-cookies-iced-and-decorated PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A HELICOPTER MOM

4. S’More Pops

Who doesn’t love some marshmallows coated in chocolate?! The momma-to-be will be pleased with this sweet treat and everyone will be reaching for seconds.

http://cieradesign.com/2014/12/01/diy-marshmallow-smore-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CIERA DESIGN

5. Sherbet Church Punch

For the sweetest baby yet to grace this earth, we suggest serving up the greatest drink ever invented! The sherbet church punch was dubbed just that by churchgoers and baby and wedding shower attendees who’ve sampled a glass of this fruit and pineapple-based punch. Simply add 7-Up soda; fresh raspberries, pineapple, and strawberry slices; and 10 generous scoops of rainbow sherbet. It’s the tastiest (non-alcoholic) punch you’ve ever sipped!

http://thechicsite.com/2014/07/25/sherbet-church-punch/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CHIC SITE

6. Baby Cookie Bites

Cute as a button! These adorably dainty baby bites are a HUGE hit on the baby shower circuit! Guests will never suspect they’re conceived from a simple sugar cookie recipe and topped with precious pink royal icing. They look like they’re a ton of work, but you’d be surprised at how easy they are to make!

http://www.munchkinmunchies.com/search?updated-max=2011-06-23T15:26:00-07:00&max-results=7 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MUNCHKIN MUNCHIES

7. Fried Pickles

Satisfy one of the guest’s of honors most ridiculous cravings with these Southern-fried pickles. These mini crispy dills are deep-fried delectable and served up in a tiny bowl along with a mini scoop of ranch ice cream for a hilarious take on the “pickles and ice cream” pregnancy joke.

http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/08/18/fried-pickles-for-josies-virtual-baby-shower/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ANNIE’S EATS

8. Blueberry Cake

This lovely cake is filled with fresh blueberries which can also be made with strawberries or raspberries. Coated in a simple glaze, this fruity light cake is sure to be a hit with mama and the rest of the guests!

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/blueberry-cake-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GIMMEE SOME OVEN

9. Super Simple Mini Cinnamon Bun Pops

Cinnamon buns are perhaps one of the most beloved baked goods of all time. Serve them warm and gooey and they’re sure to disappear! But while they’re great for brunch or coffee/tea time, they can be quite messy making them less than ideal for events, despite how delicious they are!

To make them event friendly we created these cinnamon bun pops that can be eaten handheld mess-free. Plus, they’re inexpensive and easy to make, despite looking like you spent the entire afternoon in the kitchen!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/super-simple-mini-cinnamon-bun-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

10. Best Ever Simple Nut-Free Granola

Brunch baby showers are increasing in popularity and they’re a great opportunity to be creative with your menu! We love this nut-free granola that you can serve with a variety of dairy or non-dairy milks or yogurts. Alternatively, make it ahead of time and package it in little mason jars as a cute (and useful!) thank you gifts for everyone!

https://www.forkly.com/recipes/best-ever-simple-nut-free-granola/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon loves to cook and bake but has also never said "no" to a takeout burrito (see, she's just like you!). Despite slowly running out of room in her cabinets, she continues to expand her collections of cookbooks and kitchen gadgets and is deeply jealous of people who can just "whip something up" without a recipe. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her camping and hiking with her husband and rescue dog, Waffles.

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