/////REAL PARTIES: Contemporary Urban Baby Shower {Part 2 – Menu & Sweets}

REAL PARTIES: Contemporary Urban Baby Shower {Part 2 – Menu & Sweets}

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In continuing with Part 1 {Drinks & Decor} of the Contemporary Urban Baby Shower designed by Melissa Paul of Evantine Design, here’s Part 2, which covers the gorgeous appetizers and decadent Sweet Sugar Bar

The attention to presentation is fantastic here – from lobster mac-n-cheese served in asian soup spoons to grilled cheese triangles displayed atop tomato-soup skewers and secured with bamboo cocktail picks.

modern urban baby shower food menu

modern urban baby shower food menu

Another great presentation element: the use of of a single tropical bloom to accent each Hors D’Oeuvres plate.

Read on for all the menu details, as told by Melissa

modern urban baby shower food menu

Stephen Starr Events (NY, FL, PA) provided the savory foods, including the mommy-to-be’s biggest cravings, such as:

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres:

  • Thai Chicken Skewers w/Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • Cheesesteak Egg Rolls w/Spicy Ketchup
  • Home Baked “Pigs in a Blanket” w/Spicy Mustard
  • Mini Soup & Sandwiches (Petite Tomato Soup Shooters w/Grilled Four Cheese Triangles)
  • Mini Oven Roasted Pulled Pork
  • Aged Provolone and Garlic Broccoli Rabe on Fresh Italian Rolls
  • Lobster Mac n’ Cheese served in Asian spoons
  • Crispy Calamari Salad

modern urban baby shower food menu

modern urban baby shower food menu

Slider Station
Kobe Beef Sliders grilled-to-order on brioche bread and served with a variety of toppings, including ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, mayo, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, micro romaine lettuces, tomato, and caramelized onions.

modern urban baby shower food menu

Mashed “Toe” Bar
Mashed potatoes whipped and mashed to order with chive red bliss smashed potatoes (with skin on), classic butter Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and truffled Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with an assortment of toppings like assorted finely chopped fresh herbs, grated imported cheeses, double smoked applewood bacon, Lardons Sour Cream and lavender butter.

Big Time Waffle Station
Freshly Baked Waffles pressed to order and offered with Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, Cinnamon Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Butterscotch Bananas, Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, Toasted Walnuts, etc.

Guests were invited to sample one of the many mini desserts or take them home for later.

modern urban baby shower desserts

modern urban baby shower desserts

Tall white vases filled with Bells of Ireland flanked the display.

modern urban baby shower desserts

The Sugar Bar Treats Included:

  • Smore’s Ice Cream Cones
  • Key Lime Cheesecake Lollipops
  • Dim Sum Donuts with Ginger Cream Cheese
  • Tangerine Slushies
  • Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
  • Orange Creamsicle Mini Cupcakes
  • Lucky Duck Cookies
  • Kettle Korn
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Bars
  • Assorted Candy

modern urban baby shower desserts

modern urban baby shower desserts

modern urban baby shower desserts

modern urban baby shower desserts

modern urban baby shower desserts

Click here to view the entire Sugar Bar at a larger size.

By |2017-01-26T12:49:13+00:00April 27th, 2010|Baby Boy, Baby Showers|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Courtney April 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Oh my gosh! Love every detail! From the long tall cupcake toppers to the smore cones!

  2. Shay April 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    so many treats!..very nice.

  3. Fernanda April 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Does anyone have the recipe for the mini s’mores cones??? They look goooooooood :)
    Great post!

  4. Sandra April 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Wow everything looks amazing!!!

  5. Lorie April 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Gorgeous! And the s’mores cones! Brilliant!

  6. Sandy April 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    There are so many cute ideas in this I’m overwhelmed! Too cute! My fav are the s’more cones and the lobster mac n cheese in spoons!

  7. Caroline @ youngDCliving April 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Yummm!!! Everything looks so good!

  8. Scott Barnes April 28, 2010 at 6:51 am

    We had a blast catering this event and hosting it at our Washington Square event space! Thanks for showcasing us on your site :)

    Scott Barnes
    Stephen STARR Events
    [email protected]

  9. Jen April 28, 2010 at 7:07 am

    The mini grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters are so much fun! What a neat event!

  10. Heather April 28, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Wow! Grilled cheese & tomato soup is my comfort meal of choice. I will definitely need to attempt an at-home recreation of that appetizer stunner. Thanks!

  11. Elle Sees April 28, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I’m one of those that takes in and absorbs all the details, so for you party planners, your hard work will never go unnoticed with me!!

  12. Nienke April 28, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Yay – I’m so glad there’s another post on this baby shower!

    I love how the happy colour scheme of green and orange was used to create such a sophisticated event.

  13. Judith April 28, 2010 at 7:53 am

    OMG this is gorgeous! i love the colors and the Bells of Ireland WOW!! …I want them!

  14. Delilah H. April 28, 2010 at 9:29 am

    OMG I LOVE this!! Especially the little grilled cheese and tomato soup h’orderves!

  15. Melissa Paul April 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the incredible posts on the shower we did for our ultra COOL clients! can’t wait to see the third post on the Beauty Bar favors!

  16. Prams April 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    It is not only important how do you cook the food but it is more important how you serve it. The decoration style looks simply amazing. I can’t just resist myself.

  17. The Fairy April 29, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Looks so amazing … I am so hungry now! Very urban chic!

  18. Libbie April 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I am so in love with every perfect detail!!! I wish I weren’t so tired or I think I could be on here for awhile :) Very cool!!! I will be back soon!

  19. Kelsey Taylor Evenets May 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Those grilled cheese and tomato soup shots are my favorite for sure!

  20. Ashley May 8, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Hi, does anyone know where I can get diplays like the one holding the mini smore cones? I have an event coming up that has passed hors d’oeuvres in small cones.

    Thank you for your help.


  21. Tanya May 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I just want to eat this entire menu. Looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good!

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  24. Priyangani Pradeepika July 10, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    wow everything looks amazing

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