Family time at the beach is one of the best summertime traditions. The upcoming baby is going to have a blast splashing in the water and making castles in the sand. Why not celebrate this picture-worthy summer with a beach baby shower? Decoration ideas abound with beach pales and shovels, seashells, and tropical fruits.
As you get ready for the shower, don’t forget about beach baby shower snacks. You can incorporate the best things about the beach into the design of your salty and sweet treats. Read on for some of our favorite ideas.
1. Deviled Egg Boats
Deviled eggs are a popular party food, and it’s an easy hack to turn them into a beach-inspired treat. Just cut up bell peppers into little triangles and stick one into the top of every deviled egg to turn them into little sailboats. Cute!
2. Octopus Hummus
Another easy bell pepper snack hack is to turn regular hummus into octopus hummus. That adorable octopus trying to climb out of the hummus is made out of a bell pepper, with an upturned pepper for the body and pepper spears for the eight legs. Though it works with any dip, hummus has the added bonus of looking like beach sand.
3. Crabby Croissants
Another easy beach transformation is these crab croissants. Just stick some eyes on toothpicks into croissants and they look just like crabs. Do this with plain croissants or croissant sandwiches.
4. Goldfish Pretzel Sticks
A little bit of the sweet and salty, these pretzel sticks scream “beach” with the turquoise dip and goldfishes. They’re dipped in candy melts and the goldfish stuck on while the the sweet coating is still melted. This is a good handheld treat that guests can munch on while they mingle.
5. Sand Dollar Cookies
Turn plain shortbread cookies into sand dollars by adding almond silvers on the top before baking. Serve them on a bed of light brown sugar to make it look like they’re washed up on the beach.
6. Mermaid Bark
If you really want to make an impression on guests, make this fancy, Instagram-worthy mermaid bark. With a mixture of colored candy melts, sprinkles and edible gold glitter, you’re creating something both yummy and beautiful.
7. “Fish Bait” Candy Station
Of course, guests love a good candy station. Make yours beach-themed by picking candy in the shapes of different sea creatures. Leave favor boxes or bags so guests can take some home as a party favor at the end of the day.