Best Drive-Thru Baby Shower Food Ideas

10 Best Drive-Thru Baby Shower Food Ideas

Last Updated on April 21, 2024 by Kimberlee Johnson

In light of the challenges posed by the pandemic, drive-thru baby showers have become a favored alternative to conventional in-person celebrations. Setting up customary baby shower gatherings has increasingly become an issue.

On the bright side, this new way of celebrating a baby shower gave a new interpretation of how expectant mothers can celebrate the new blessings in their lives. Check out our favorite drive-thru baby shower food ideas below. 

Top 10 Exciting Food Ideas For A Drive-Thru Baby Shower

Top 10 Exciting Food Ideas For A Drive-Thru Baby Shower

1. Seven-Layer Dip Chips

Seven-layer dip chips are a great baby shower food for those who love dips. It is also a popular appetizer at baby showers because it is easy to make. You can customize them with favorite flavors such as classic party foods like salsa, guacamole [1], or pico de gallo [2]. And when it comes to serving, it can be packed per cup, which is ideal for a drive-thru baby shower party.

2. Personalized Cookie Bags

Personalized Cookie Bags

Personalized cookie bags are the perfect way to get your guests in the right mood for a baby shower. A cookie-cutter is used to cut out cookies like a stork, teddy bear, etc. The cookies are then decorated with frosting and finished with a food pen to write names on them.

The final step is wrapping each cookie in plastic wrap and tying it with ribbon or twine (or both!).

Read: Baby Shower Decoration Ideas For Baby Boys

3. Mason Jar Cheesecakes

Mason Jar Cheesecakes are a simple way to make an impressive dessert without spending hours in the kitchen or breaking the bank buying expensive ingredients.

The jars themselves act as containers for each serving of dessert, making them extremely portable. Mason Jar Cheesecakes are perfect for parties where everyone has different tastes—and if you’re looking for something delicious and unique.

4. Shrimp Cocktail Cups

Shrimp Cocktail Cups

A shrimp cocktail cup is a visual appetizer to serve in a drive-thru baby shower because it’s easy to make and can be made ahead of time. The shrimp cocktail cups are made by stuffing jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce, then topping them with a skewer of fruit. They can be served with toothpicks for an easy grab-and-go option or on individual plates for a more sophisticated look.

5. Lunch Box Goodies

Serving a lunch box goodies is perfect for any event like a drive-thru baby shower because it has a little bit of everything. They’re a fun alternative to sandwiches and salads and can be easily packed into little containers for easy transport. It is also worth noting that a variety of finger foods will keep guests happy and full throughout the drive-thru baby shower party.

6. Portable Cheeseboard

Portable Cheeseboard

The Portable Cheeseboard is a crowd-pleaser. It’s easy to assemble and can be served when chilled. The best part? It looks adorable.

To make one, cut the cheese into small squares and add crackers and grapes for an added touch of color. If you like, you can add berries to make them colorful and flavorful when eaten. Place them on a tub or container to serve to your guests.

7. Popcorn Bags On-The-Go

There’s no denying that popcorn is a staple snack for many because it is easy to make. It can also be excellent finger food in a drive-thru baby shower because it’s an inexpensive yet tasty option that guests will love. To make it a unique food to serve in a drive-thru baby shower, you can put it in a designed popcorn bag for guests to enjoy when you serve them.

8. Waffle Cone Fresh Fruits

Waffle Cone Fresh Fruits

Waffle cone fresh fruits are a combination of fruits coned in a waffle. It may sound not very easy to make, but it is easy to prepare and a good choice for a drive-thru baby shower party.

You can make waffle cones ahead of time and fill them with fresh fruit and other toppings. The waffle cones can also come in different flavors to taste good aside from the fruits you’ll be putting in them.

9. Skewers Ala-Antipasto

Antipasto skewers are a fun way to serve a variety of foods. The skewer can be used as finger food or as the main course. It’s up to you!

The foods typically served on an antipasto skewer usually include cheese, meatballs and sausage, olives, capers and artichoke hearts [3], and pickled vegetables such as peppers or mushrooms.

Antipasto skewers can be served as a main course or an appetizer at your drive-thru baby shower.

10. Cakes In A Mug

Cakes In A Mug

Mug cakes are a delicious, easy way to celebrate a new baby. They are perfect for your drive-thru baby shower because they are easy to make, relatively inexpensive, portable, and fun! You can also enjoy them at any time during your celebration.

They’re an especially great choice if you’re hosting a baby shower, especially if you’re trying to keep things on the healthier side. They’re also easy to serve at your baby shower.

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What’s A Drive-Thru Baby Shower?

A drive-thru baby shower is a unique event for any expecting mother to celebrate the baby shower while social distancing. It is different from a traditional baby shower party but fun!

The guests in the drive-thru baby showers stay in their cars while listening to music and chatting with friends and family members. Foods are severed from their cars to maintain social distancing. But why is it called a baby shower?


Can you offer any type of food to a drive-thru baby shower?

Yes, you can offer a variety of foods to a drive-thru baby shower. Depending on what time of the day the baby shower will happen, you can offer food according to how it fits. But, finger foods are commonly served because they are easier to prepare.

What is the easiest to prepare drive-thru baby shower food idea?

The easiest food to prepare from the abovementioned ideas is the popcorn bag on-the-go because popcorn is easily bought in the grocery stores. You can make this food to be served creatively by customizing the popcorn bags, like writing a thank you note for the guests.

Beep, Beep! Here Come Your Goodies!

To sum it up, drive-thru baby showers are a great idea for the mom-to-be who wants a party without the huge hassles. Also, it can be more fun than the traditional in-person baby showers because, when done right, the preparation and post-party clean-up would be easier.

There are plenty of choices for food for drive-thru baby showers, such as the food ideas from our list above. You can prepare them in individual servings without spending a lot. Just use your creativity to pack the food that the guests will enjoy. 


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