With any party, themes can be important. For showers surrounding weddings and babies, there is a history of creativity and food related creativity. A baby shower is a great means of becoming creative and having fun. Though the key importance of the showers are the gifts that a new mother will receive, the party itself is also important. In looking at the party planning it's important to look at the guest list. What is the age group and what is the demographic of those who plan to attend.
For example if there is a large group of younger party guests then the type of games you may plan for will be altered. For any party, entertainment is key and next to that comes the food. Look at what is available in your area; look at what your guests may like. It's important to note the amount of vegetarians or people with severe food allergies that may attend because being conscious of that is your duty as a party planner. Also thinking about anyone who may be on a specific diet or have certain dietary restrictions with regards to spice or dairy. It's difficult to please everyone but if you have a variety available that keeps everyone's needs in mind, you will find the majority of your guests to be happy.
Look at the potential for a themed party and this will assist with the food choices you make. Some parties in the past that I've seen examples of have become incredibly creative with pacifier shaped foods and diaper shaped cakes. Whatever you choose is based on the taste level of all those who will be in attendance. Along with food and entertainment look at the decorations as this will give the overall feel for the party. It's important to keep in mind also if you are aware, the sex of the baby as this can heavily affect how you decorate. Whatever your final decisions the most important aspect of any party is the amount of fun the guests have. A perfect atmosphere with the right mix of people along with some yummy appetizers and drinks will bring a sense of joy to your party experience. Make your guests and your guest of honour your priority and you simply cannot go wrong.