Baby showers are about celebrating a new arrival into the world. And, like any good party, they’re also about ooh-ing and aah-ing over food. Guests need a free hand to pat the mommy-to-be’s belly, so finger foods are a must. Click through our slideshow for 15 creative and party-friendly recipes perfectly suited to a bump day.

Baked Avocado Salsa

If the idea doesn't intrigue you, the colors definitely will. The muted green of the avocado against the bright red of salsa beneath a golden layer of toasted breadcrumbs looks like a work of culinary art for the palates of your partygoers. Serve Mele Cotte's recipe with a wedge of lemon for those who love an extra kick!

What is your favorite party food? Let us know in the Comments!

— Stacy Liu