Graduation from school, college or university is an exciting event for everyone concerned, which is why parties are usually held to celebrate the event. However, it cannot be classified as a graduation party unless there is plenty of delicious food to go around. Below are some party food ideas that are sure to please everyone who will be attending.
Although many graduation parties used to be somewhat formal affairs, the trend is now leaning towards more casual get-togethers instead. As a result, snack options can be items such as devilled eggs, pita chips with artichoke or avocado dip, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a variety of hors d’oeuvres. Cocktail snacks such as hotdog pieces, pineapple pieces, cheese blocks, colored cocktail onions and pickle pieces can be served on sticks as well. Mini cupcakes are usually a big hit when served as appetizers as well.
Main Meal Options
The main meal options will depend largely on the time of day that the party is being held. For example, a weekend brunch or afternoon BBQ option will be far more casual affairs than a traditional sit down party. A brunch can see guests being served with breakfast options such as sausages, bacon and eggs with French toast on the side, and a few different sandwiches can be provided as well. If a BBQ event is preferred, hamburgers or hot dogs can be served with an array of fresh salads and potato chips. Alternatively, a buffet table can be set up with options such as sushi, pizza slices or pasta dishes.
In most cases, desserts for graduation parties need not be overly elaborate. However, it is recommended that a graduation cake be provided, which can be cut into enough pieces for everyone. The graduate should be the one to decide on the type of cake being served, and options here can include chocolate, vanilla, fruit cake with marzipan or fondant topping, red velvet or even black forest cake - the possibilities are endless. Other quick and easy dessert options can include ice cream with chocolate or caramel sauce, s’mores or even fruit salad and cream.
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