These easy-to-prepare recipes keep your graduation party menu simple, delicious and affordable. Enjoy a selection of graduation party foods including salads, side dishes, casseroles and grilled food recipes!
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What Kind Of Food Do You Serve At A Graduation Party?
Given that most graduation parties are in early summer and are attended by friends and family, the party setting is usually casual. That means you can serve a variety of salads, side dishes, casseroles, slow cooker and grilled recipes. Most of these foods can be prepared a few days ahead and cooked the day of the party.
What Do You Serve At A Graduation Open House?
Most graduation parties are done in an open house style. It’s a casual format that allows friends and family to stop in and visit and celebrate with the grad. Guests usually come and go throughout the party time frame.
Serve a variety of finger foods and a self-serve menu including some of these suggestions.
- Coolers with canned sodas, flavored seltzers and small bottled waters. Additional beverages in drink dispensers including iced teas, lemonades and juice.
- Supervised adult beverages if applicable.
- Finger food appetizers and dips.
- A variety of salads.
- Slow cooker side dishes.
- Grilled foods like burgers, hot dogs and chicken.
- A spiral-cut ham also is a good option.
All foods should be served buffet style so guests can help themselves.
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Along with these grad party appetizers below you will find the perfect foods to serve on the grad party buffet!
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GRADUATION PARTY DRINK RECIPES
These non-alcoholic drink recipes are great to make by the pitcher or place in a drink dispenser for guests to serve themselves!
GRADUATION PARTY SIDE DISHES
These easy side dish recipes are perfect to make ahead and serve for your graduation party celebration! Make one or two days ahead of time and they are ready to go on grad party day!
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