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What are some tips for creating a bridal shower food menu?

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When creating a bridal shower menu, one option is to choose a wide variety of dishes that are tied together by a common theme. For instance, serve tropical fruits or roasted pork for a Hawaiian-themed menu, or serve finger foods, including finger sandwiches, for a tea party theme. Offer guests with allergies one or two allergen-free dishes, and offer one or two vegan or vegetarian dishes. To easily create a diverse menu, serve platters of appetizers.

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Serve appetizers with dips, such as pita bread chips with hummus or vegetables with blue cheese dip. Punch is often served at special events. Sangria is a traditional punch that is inexpensive and easy to make. Consider the guest's preferences, especially the bride's preferences, when deciding what types of food and beverages to serve.

When serving a meal-style menu, include appetizers, a main course and dessert. Consider serving a vegetarian option, such as tofu, as an alternative to chicken, steak or fish. Serve a variety of side dishes to accompany the main course.

Cake, cookies or fruit are some options for dessert. To easily serve a large number of guests, have all or part of the event catered. Alternately, purchase ready-to-serve foods, such as vegetable platters and cake, to save time. Serve a few homemade dishes along with the premade items to complete the menu.

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