Celebrate that special graduate in your life by throwing a bash as grand as their accomplishments. What type of food should you serve at a graduation party? We’ve got plenty of ideas for tantalizing appetizers, main courses and desserts that are perfect for special occasions such as this one.
For the lovers of Italian food we’ve got a fun twist on caprese salad and mouthwatering meatballs in tomato sauce. If you crave Mexican dishes then you’ll have to whip up our recipes for guacamole and chicken flautas.
Another recipe that should be on your list: mini sushi burgers with smoked salmon. It’s a creative dish that is as beautiful as it is delicious.
What about desserts? There is also plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth – from key lime pie and peach cobbler to black forest cake and maple bacon cupcakes. Your graduation party will be a blast with these tasty food ideas!
Graduation Party Appetizers
Caprese Salad Skewers
The best part of this stunning appetizer is that you can make it ahead of time, wrap it in plastic and store it in the fridge until it’s party time.
Mini Rice Sushi Burgers
Is your grad a sushi fan? Then prepare these special mini sushi burgers with smoked salmon. A fun treat that will be appreciated by many.
No-Cook Spinach Dip
This is the easiest spinach dip recipe yet: just toss all the ingredients into the food processor and pulse until creamy.
Hot Crab Dip
The best way to keep this creamy crab dip hot is to put it in a slow cooker set to ‘warm’ during your soiree. Keep crackers or toast points nearby so guests can help themselves.
Give your celebration a Southern feel by serving Texas caviar with a side of tortilla chips. This hearty bean dip is a big crowd pleaser.
Any grad party isn’t complete without a side of homemade guacamole. You’ll love this recipe.
Graduation Party Main Courses
These chicken taquitos are incredible satisfying and crunchy. Serve them with plenty of salsa, guacamole and sour cream.
Gorgonzola and Pear Crepes
If your grad is a cheese lover they’ll devour these elegant crepes stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, caramelized pears, walnuts and radicchio.
Grilled Chicken Wings
Grilling these chicken wings adds a nice smokiness to the dish. A mango-rosemary dip takes it over the top. Get the recipe now!
Gluten-Free Stuffed Peppers
If you’d like to include a gluten-free option at the graduation party then these quinoa-stuffed peppers are a grand choice. They are easy to make and look spectacular!
Italian Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
These herb-infused Italian meatballs are great served alongside pasta or as an appetizer. Get the recipe here.
Graduation Party Desserts
Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Looking for a fun hand-held dessert? You’ll love these homemade ice cream sandwiches made with shortbread cookies and blueberry ice cream.
Quick Peach Cobbler
This is an easy peach cobbler recipe that would be perfect served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream.
Key Lime Pie
A summer graduation party needs deliciously cool desserts like this key lime pie. Learn how to make it.
Black Forest Cake
For the chocolics at your graduation party will fall head over heels for this black forest cake, a decadent blend of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries.
Maple Bacon Cupcakes
These luscious maple-brown sugar cupcakes are slathered with maple buttercream and topped with crispy bacon. A wonderful sweet and salty treat!