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! For more help visit our GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE!

When I plan any kind of party, I usually start with a 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.  

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  1. Select recipes that can be made a day or two ahead of the party and can be popped in the oven or served right from the fridge.
  2. It is also a great idea to have some of the main dish foods prepared by a caterer. So much easier on you!
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Here are some of my favorite graduation appetizers! 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.


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.

P.S. Looking for grad gift ideas? Check out The Best Graduation Gifts To Give.

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Below you will find tons of additional graduation party ideas. From recipes to decorations…be sure to check them all out!

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Susan B

Susan B

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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