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30+ Must Make Graduation Party Food Ideas

Planning a graduation party can be overwhelming from the decorations to the food. Having done this before I thought I would share these 30+ Graduation Party Food Ideas to make it easy on you! When I plan any kind of party, I usually start with the theme, decorations then the food. Most likely you will choose your theme based on the graduate’s school colors. There are plenty of colorful grad party decorations to make the celebration festive. Personally, I like the party pinwheels. They make a fun backdrop for the dessert table or photo booth.  You can see some of these creative ideas and inspiration with these creative graduation themes here!

Find great appetizers, drinks, side dishes and entrees for all your party needs!

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30 Plus Graduation Party Food Ideas. Find everything you need to host the ultimate graduation party!

GRADUATION PARTY APPETIZERS

Here are some of my favorite graduation party appetizer ideas! The grad party appetizers are undeniably delicious.

PARTY TIP: Pick a few appetizers to serve that can be made the day before and kept in the refrigerator like the Mexican Corn Dip or Rainbow Salsa. They are easy to set out immediately when guests arrive. Second, choose a crockpot appetizer like the Thia Meatballs which can be prepped the day before and placed in the crockpot to cook a few hours before party time.

Then choose a graduation party appetizer that can be prepped ahead of time but put in the oven after guests arrive to serve hot.

Other great no-fuss options are veggie trays, fruit trays and snack foods.

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Cuban Sliders Appetizers | Home.Made.Interest

Thai Meatball Mania Appetizer | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

 Thai Meatball Mania Appetizer  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites

Reuben Roll Ups Appetizer Sandwiches | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Reuben Roll-Ups  |  Spend With Pennies

Parmesan Goat Cheese with Basil Oil | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Parmesan Goat Cheese with Basil Oil |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

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Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Fresh Rainbow Salsa

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Mexican Corn Dip

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Nacho Bar | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Nacho Bar  |  The Gunny Sack

Cheesy Spinach Crescents | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Cheesy Spinach Crescents  |  Klienworth & Co.

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GRADUATION PARTY DRINKS

It’s always nice to have a few special “signature” drinks at a party. For a high school graduation party, you would have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks for the kids. Choose one of these below plus offer, water, soda, lemonade or iced tea.

Non-Alcoholic Fruit Sangria Drink | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Non-Alcoholic Fruit Sangria Drink  |  The Idea Room

Watermelon Peach Spritzer | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Non-Alcoholic Watermelon Peach Spritzer   |  What’s Cooking, Love?

Non-Alcoholic Mojito | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Non-Alcoholic Mojito  |  Live Like You Are Rich

GRADUATION COCKTAILS

I like to serve a signature cocktail at all my parties. Below are some of my favorites. Since most graduation parties are in the late spring to summer, these graduation cocktails are light and refreshing!

Don’t forget to have a variety of beer and wine on hand plus non-alcoholic beverages as well.

Summers best cocktail - Blueberry Vodka Lemonade | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

 This Blueberry Vodka Lemonade I actually made for the adults at my daughter’s graduation party – so good! Garnish with a skewer of blueberries!

Pomegranate Sea Breeze | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Pomegranate Sea Breeze | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Mexican Strawberry Tequila Mojito | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM | How to make a mojito | Best mojito recipe| Mojito Cocktail Recipe | Mojito Recipe | Tequila Cocktails | Mojito Ingredients | Easy Tequila Drinks #mojito #cincodemayo #tequila #cocktail

Mexican Strawberry Tequila Mojito

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SALAD PARTY IDEAS

BLT Pasta Salad | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

BLT Pasta Salad  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Mexican Pasta Salad

Mexican Pasta Salad  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Greek Tortellini Salad | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Greek Tortellini Salad  |  Spend with Pennies

Strawberry Broccoli Salad | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Strawberry Broccoli Salad  |  CarlsBad Cravings

Tomato and Cucumber Feta Salad | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Tomato and Cucumber Feta Salad |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Caprese Salad Recipe | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Caprese Salad Recipe  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Classic Taco Salad Recipe | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Classic Taco Salad Recipe  | Kenarry Ideas for the Home

Homemade creamy coleslaw recipe | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Homemade Creamy Coleslaw  |  Tastes of Lizzy T

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HOT SIDE DISHES

Colby Jack Cheese and Bacon Mashed Potato Casserole | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Colby Jack Cheese and Bacon Mashed Potato Casserole

A closeup bit of cheesy scalloped potatoes on a fork with the casserole dish in the background.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Round corn casserole with Jiffy baked with a single serving dished on a plate. Perfect for weeknight meals or a holiday side dish.

Jiffy Corn Casserole 

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Side Dish | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Bacon Brussels Sprouts Side Dish  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Baked Beans | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Baked Beans  |  OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

ENTREES

Easy Baked Ziti Casserole Recipe | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Easy Baked Ziti Casserole Recipe  |  Tastes of Lizzy T

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe  |  Tidy Mom

Baked Fried Chicken | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Baked Fried Chicken  |  Dinner at the Zoo

Beefy Nacho Casserole | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Beefy Nacho Casserole  |  The Wanderlust Kitchen

Chicken Fettuccine Casserole | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Chicken Fettuccine Casserole  |  Somewhat Simple

Slow Cooker Ham with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Slow Cooker Ham with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze  |  No. 2 Pencil

Homemade Dijon Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs with Maple Dijon Dipping Sauce | 30 Graduation Party Food Ideas | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Homemade Dijon Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs with Maple-Dijon Dipping Sauce  |  Will Cook for Smiles

 

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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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