Graduation Party Food Ideas

Congrats Grads!


These graduation party food ideas honor all our special grads.  College, high school or kindergarten! Feed them well!  Whether it's a virtual connection, a small outdoor gathering or a joyous one-on-one with the scholar..CELEBRATE!

Graduation Party Food Ideas

Go to the head of the class with these tempting graduation party food ideas. You'll ace the day with these no fuss menus.  No need to study recipe books, everything is included right here.  

Lunch Time Menu for 25

Enjoy this simple luncheon menu for a larger graduation crowd

Basic Dip for Fifty
Ingredients can be cut in half to serve 25.  
Serve with potato, pita or bagel chips. 

Serve with crisp crackers and cheese cubes

Sweet and Sassy Shrimp Kabobs

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Apple Chutney
Purchase 4-6 lbs of pork to serve 25.  Roughly triple ingredients for chutney to serve 25

Guacamole for a Crowd

BBQ Bacon and Turkey Sandwiches
Prepare at least 1-2 sandwiches per person

Spring Brunch Menu

Enjoy the fresh flavors of spring with this classy graduation brunch menu

Basil and Tomato Frittata with Cream Cheese
Or Purchased Quiche  

Baked Ham with Apple Raisin Sauce

Homemade or Purchased Biscuits

Serve with Apple Raisin Sauce or Honey

Green Beans Italiano

Fresh Strawberry Dessert

Nautical Studies

Here's an over the top graduation menu for that special someone featuring delicious seafood stars.  You can always serve just one type of seafood and add burgers, steak or chicken.

  • In general, plan for about 8-15 crabs per person.  Be sure to get a head count of crab eaters in order not to over purchase
  • bushel of large crabs contains 6-8 dozen depending on size.  Check with your seafood purveyor before purchase.  
  • Availability, sizes and prices vary depending on your location. 

Shrimp with Salsa Verde

Seasoned Steamed Crabs

Lobster Tails
Serve with melted butter

Garlic Toast

Orange, Grape and Almond Salad

Family Friendly Graduation Menu for 50

The graduation menu is reminiscent of a traditional holiday meal.  The fried chicken recipe will serve 2 pieces of chicken per person.  Double the recipe to serve 4 pieces per person (better too much than not enough)

Hot Artichoke Dip
Serve with pita chips

Seasoned Oven Fried Chicken for 50

Shrimp Stuffing

Fresh Green Beans for 50

Mixed Greens with Toasted Pecans, Cranberries and Blue Cheese

Purchase 6 or 7 9-inch Lemon Pies

Purchased Graduation Cake

First Year Student 

 Flavored Seltzers, Fruit Teas, Sodas,

Spicy Shrimp Crostini

Hot Pizza Subs

Taco Salad Bar
Adjust for size of crowd

Colorful Pasta Salad

Easy Going Student

Very simple graduation party food. 

Stuffed Eggs
Serve with olives, radish slices, pickled vegetables

Tomatoes, Black Olives, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil 

Herb Marinated Cheese

Appetizer Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce
Serve with tortilla chips and sour cream

Asian Pasta Salad with Chicken

Straight A Student

Here is a straight to the point graduation party menu

Sweet and Spicy Carrot Soup

Fiery Chicken Tenders 

Easy Pasta with Tomatoes and Cheese

Simple  Green Salad


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