How to Choose the Best Bridal Shower Catering Menu


A bridal shower is such a special day for the bride-to-be! It’s a day where her closest friends and family members can come together and shower her with love, gifts, and attention. Of course, no event is complete without food. That being said, it can be really overwhelming to sort through so many catering ideas, menus, and companies, especially when there are so many other tasks to complete for this special day. If you are looking for some guidance for bridal shower catering, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few tips we suggest for how to choose the best bridal shower catering menu. 

Consider the Bridal Shower Theme

The very first thing you’ll want to do when choosing the catering menu for a bridal shower is consider the theme. Is this event gong to be more formal or relaxed? Will there be a specific theme or color palate in place for the wedding shower? Are there tables and chairs for a sit-down dining experience or are you encouraging guests to walk around and mingle with each other? Once you’ve decided on these key details, you’ll be able to craft a bridal shower menu that compliments the surrounding style. Lee n’ Eddies can even help you take this to the next level by designing a custom menu that fits perfectly into your theme. 

Include the Bride’s Favorite Foods

The bridal shower is a great place to show the bride how much you care for her. One of the best ways to do this is by including her favorite foods in the bridal shower catering menu. Food can be a great way to communicate with others that you love them and prioritize their happiness. It may seem like a small gesture, but including the bride’s favorite foods in the menu is actually a great way to send a powerful message to the guest of honor. Not only will she get to enjoy a delicious meal, but she’ll also feel special and understood. You can also turn this into a fun shower game where guests must guess which foods on the menu are the bride’s favorites!

Offer a Buffet Table at the Bridal Shower

It can be difficult to cater to everyone’s needs at a larger event (no pun intended). Everyone has different tastes, and some guests may even have dietary restrictions! All these factors make it nearly impossible to create a catering menu that everyone will enjoy. That’s why we recommend offering a buffet table at bridal shower events. This gives every person the option to pick and choose the items they want and to skip anything else. A buffet table is also a great place for guests to mix and mingle with each other as they build a plate! It’s really the best solution for a bridal shower event. If you’re looking for a more trendy approach to the buffet, then we recommend setting up food stations around the room. 

Create a Special Bridal Shower Beverage Menu

When it comes to building the perfect bridal shower menu, a special beverages list cannot be ignored. There are a few different ways you can go about creating the beverage menu for a bridal shower depending on the preferences of the bride and the guests. We can provide special beverages like: 

  • Sherbert Punch
  • Creamsicle Punch
  • Sparkling Punch
  • Fruit-Infused Water
  • Floats
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Hot Tea
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee

These beverages can be set up as stations around the venue to encourage mingling among guests.

Don’t Forget the Bridal Shower Desserts!

No party is ever complete without dessert, and a bridal shower is no exception! Be sure to include a dessert menu featuring delicious pastries, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and more for every guest to enjoy! Right now, a dessert table is very popular at many wedding events. Customize your own dessert table to include some of the bride’s favorites as well as some other beloved options. You could also include one large cake as a “centerpiece” and then surround it with smaller dessert selections. Have fun with this part of the menu and make it your own!

We hope that this guide has helped you create the best bridal shower catering menu possible! Of course, we are more than happy to provide our professional guidance if you are still unsure of what to serve at this special event. Please feel free to reach out to us with your questions or request a quote via our online contact form. We can’t wait to serve you soon!

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Dan Veles

Dan Veles is the heart and soul behind Lee n' Eddies, steering the beloved catering company for over four decades. As the owner and operator, Dan has dedicated himself to serving the Chicago area and its surroundings, consistently delivering great food and service at unbeatable prices. Under his leadership, Lee n' Eddies has become synonymous with quality catering, offering a wide range of delicious options that cater to every taste and occasion.

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