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.

Crispy Vegetable Fritters

Have you been craving something deep-fried and deliciously caloric? Try this fabulous alternative from Collecting Memories that will give you and partygoers a satisfying crunch with less of the guilt.

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

— Stacy Liu