30 Awesome Graduation Party Desserts

It’s an exciting time in life to celebrate our child’s graduation! Celebrate with these creative 30 Graduation Party Desserts – the perfect graduation party food!

Also, check out this Ultimate Graduation Party Guide: Everything you need for more helpful information to planning a great grad party!

Graduation comes with so many mixed emotions…happy to see them accomplish so much and move on to the next chapter in their life and sad to see them leave home.

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That said, I feel like the graduation celebration is for the graduate, but also a celebration for the parents. I was lucky; my daughter allowed me to plan her graduation party including details like the DIY Daisy Cake!

Do You Need A Cake At A Graduation Party?

While a graduation cake is a traditional graduation party dessert, it is not a must-have dessert. Consider doing cupcakes or mini cupcakes in school colors along with other types of desserts creating a graduation party dessert table.

I love the idea of using cupcakes as a simple easy to eat dessert option, and there are so many fun ways to display them like with a cupcake tower.  

How Many Cupcakes Do I Need For 100 People?

At least one per person but to be safe have an extra 20% more for those guests who might like to eat more than one.

How Many Mini Desserts Per Person?

A good rule of thumb for small or mini desserts is 3-4 per person.

What Are Some Good Desserts For A Graduation Party?

When it comes to serving desserts at a graduation party, there are plenty of delicious options to consider. Here are some dessert ideas that could be a hit at a graduation celebration:

  1. Graduation Sheet Cake
  2. Diploma Cookies
  3. Graduation Cap Cupcakes
  4. Chocolate Dipped Graduation Pretzels
  5. Graduation Marshmallow Pops
  6. Grad Cap Pops
  7. Graduation Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  8. Diploma Cake
  9. Grad Cap Cupcakes
  10. Peanut Butter Cup Graduation Caps

You might also like these Outdoor Graduation Party ideas for the ultimate creative graduation party or tips on How Much Money to Give for a Graduation Gift!

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Graduation Dessert Supplies:

Here is a list of food items you may need to create the unique graduation party desserts.

Graduation Party Desserts

Candy Dipped Marshmallow Diploma Pops

Candy-Dipped Marshmallow Diploma Pops  |  Wilton

It’s time to celebrate our little graduates as well! Make your child feel special and celebrate with these Preschool And Elementary Graduation Desserts!  Don’t forget to make sure you hang plenty of decorations like fun graduation hat decorations or even cool graduation banners so your youngsters feel like it is their special day!

Make your child feel special and celebrate with these Preschool And Elementary Graduation Desserts | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Cute Graduation Cake Ideas!

Preschool Graduation Cake

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Graduation School Book Cupcakes

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Preschool Graduation Cake

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School Graduation Cupcakes With Apple

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Preschool Graduation Cupcakes

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School Graduation Cake

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Ultimate Graduation Party Guide: Everything you need!

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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  3. Yum! So many creative graduation party desserts! The cap-shaped cookies and diploma cakes are adorable and delicious touches.

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