Rustic- Girlie Baby Shower Charcuterie Style!

While planning a baby shower for a mother to be, we asked, “What is your style and what do you like to eat?  

Her reply was, “Rustic but girlie… and I love quiche and Mediterranean.

“We decided a Mediterranean charcuterie grazing table would be our baby shower theme. 

Baby shower charcuterie board

Setting up a charcuterie grazing table 

Carrie’s faux marble island was the base for wood slice serving platters and vintage china serving bowls of various sizes. This created a rustic and girlie!

Layering the pieces at different levels allows your eye to travel the display rather than just sitting flat on the table top.

We added greenery in teapots and glass containers and also around the wood slices.

Our favorite rose gold mercury votive holders from Hobby Lobby added some candle sparkle!

Make the grazing table food visually appealing

The beauty of this style of setting up food for display is the colors and textures.

We art teachers appreciate colors, shapes and texture from the Elements of Art!

Spreading out the textures of crackers and breads mixed in with the colorful veggies helps to make the overall appearance look fancier than a meat, cheese and veggie tray!

You can find a charcuterie board on a wooden board setting flat on the table. We like to do that style too, but for this baby shower we wanted to create levels to allow the eye to travel up and down the entire table scape. 

Menu Ideas to create a charcuterie grazing table for a baby shower

The menu is what we call a happy plate with meats, cheeses, crackers,  fruits and veggies full of flavor along with condiments.

Meats

Prosciutto Salami 

Thinly sliced roast beef and turkey

 

Sandwiches/ Bites

This can be finger sandwiches such as cucumber, pimento cheese or simple ham and cheese!

Mini quiche

 

Cheeses

Smoked gouda 

Apricot cheese

White and sharp cheddar 

Homemade cheese spread or cheese ball

Goat cheese with blueberries

 

Crackers

Sesame crackers and party variety crackers

Tuscan cheese crackers

Annie’s bunny crackers

 

Breads

Crusty bread

Olive loaf

Sourdough

Bread sticks

 

Veggies

Caprese salad

Snap peas

Carrots

Cucumbers 

Garden grape tomatoes

Caprese kabobs

Green and black olives

Sweet and Dill Pickles

 

Fruit

Fruit salad

Grapes

Dates

Cherries

Blackberries

Apples

 

Nuts: Salted, roasted mixed

Cashews

Walnuts

Brazil Nuts

Almonds

 

Dips and Condiments

Hummus

Mayonnaise

Spicy brown mustard

Pesto 

Honey

Desserts for a baby shower

The desserts were our easy one bowl cake recipe but this time we blobbed and marbled a white cake with a strawberry cake for a pink and white marble effect inside.

So moist and yummy we topped it with a buttercream mixed with some strawberry preserves for a slight “naked cake” effect.

Total truth and transparency here…. the cake was wop-sided!

That translates to uneven… slightly sunk in and leaning to one side.

So we covered it with roses and greenery! Hide the ugly! Get creative with the unplanned! 

Bible verses for baby shower

Guests signed and wrote encouraging words on the back of these Bible verse ABC cards that came with a mini easel.

The mom to be wanted Psalm 121:1-2, so we painted and lettered a canvas for a “forget not the Lord” reminder.

 

 

 

Resources can be found at Hobby Lobby! *affiliate link

 

If you cannot paint a Bible verse sign, Hobby Lobby has a great selection to add God’s Word to your event!

          

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*Photos by: Chelsea Ray Photography

 

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