When it comes to graduation time and planning your grad party, food is at the top ‘o the list!!! Basically the reason everyone comes to your grad party, besides for you of course. With that said graduation party food matters and we’re here to give you some tasty and easy graduation party food ideas!
Graduation Party Food Ideas
Still today one of my favorite things I had at a grad party that was six years ago was a taco salad in a chip bag!! Think of all your favorite things when you’re eating a taco or burrito and just fill them in a chip bag. OMG so good! A must-try. My family also did that same graduation party food idea for my brother’s graduation party, it was a hit! The easier but tasty you can make it, the better.
Another amazing idea that will just have everyone talking about your party is fondue! Whether it be fruit or crackers or other sweets, this is a perfect dessert idea. My family loves our chocolate fondue fountain and we cut up tons of fruit and display it around the fondue, Ugh it’s so good. If you haven’t tried it now you know you need to!!
And if you’re looking for more graduation party food ideas you’ll want to see our post on our walking taco bar and food bar ideas for parties!
Graduation Food Ideas
Included in this post is a variety of graduation party food ideas to have you party-ready and serve up the easiest and best food! No one can celebrate on an empty stomach or maybe you just want to eat your way around the party. Here are 15 of some of the yummiest food ideas for yours or a friend’s graduation party!
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A fun and easy dessert solution for your graduation party food! Anyone loves a good fondue moment and making some smores!
Hawaiian sandwich buns
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This is a favorite! Hula your way over to the table, you can’t really go wrong with cute little Hawaiian buns, am I right or am I right? We had these at my brother’s graduation and omg they were amazing. The perfect little sweet bun!
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This is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen and is perfect for any grad party! Diploma cookies, I mean is there anything more fitting?! Find some ribbon to tie around each diploma cookie for the full grad look!
Graduation candy signs
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Something funny and catchy to display your grad party food! These cute candy signs are just the touch and will have the candy gone in no time. Even if it’s just for display, these signs are everything!
Veggie finger food
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Finger goods are literally the best for graduation party food ideas. And what better way to enjoy veggies than in a little cup?
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Sooo this is my new favorite party idea and is actually so perfect for any grad party!! Everybody loves charcuterie and needs more in their life, and how adorable is a charcuterie cone??! Stylish, festive, easy!
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Basic but essential! A common grad party food idea is a cheese platter, or two or three.. because cheese just makes for the perfect combo with just about everything and is easy to snack on. I think that’s a given.
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It’s nacho cup!!! It’s mine and I’m not sharing. How tasty and cute do these look?? What a perfect food idea to snack your way around the grad party with, or just dip and go! Get it 😉
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Hi, I will have a slice of everything because this pizza bar just looks TOO GOOD. Trying to make your grad party food simple but something that everyone will enjoy? Pizza always wins!
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I love this idea for chips and dip! Here’s a fun way to dip into all the chip toppings but make it festive! This would be fun for a themed grad party as well or if you’re looking for an excuse to use big margarita glasses (something I would do).
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How about those cupcake cap toppers?? They are just the cutest. I don’t know what’s more fitting and necessary at a grad party than cupcakes with grad cap toppers. You don’t need to get wild and crazy at your grad party with food, just serving cute and simple graduation food party ideas like a dessert bar is a winner.
Inflatable fruit/veggie buffet
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Is it just me or does all of this food look even better just by being in an inflatable cooler? This is a perfect way to keep all your grad party food cold and looking great on display! What a great graduation party food idea for an outside party that’ll help keep all of that cold food cold safe.
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This is one of those graduation party food ideas that you don’t stop eating and keep going back for more. Cheesy meatballs on a stick might just be one of the easiest foods to make and you will devour! Going with finger foods is always a fantastic idea at a party.
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Treat yourself!! A wall of donuts? Yes please. This is such a fun and easy graduation party food idea. It’s too easy to over treat yo-self! Why not make your entire grad party theme around donuts while you’re at it?
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Fruit salad-yummy yummy! Even if you’re not a fan of broccoli (like me) this looks delicious! It’s nice to have a variety of food ideas at your graduation party and going with a variety of healthy salads make terrific graduation party food.
More Food for a Graduation Party
Pulled Pork Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls
Easily one of the tastiest grad party food ideas! Easily to make and something everyone will enjoy. They're sweet and filling. Highly recommend!!
Mini Caprese Skewers
These make a great appetizer and snack for grad party food! The most. The most satisfying snack to eat and healthy! If you're looking for a way to sneak veggies in at the food table and something everyone will like, make these!
Fruit Kabobs with Cream Cheese Dip
Oh heaven! You're thinking it and will be saying it. Platters of fruit is always a must at grad parties but fruit KABOBS? So good! Have a side of cream cheese dip on the side for the absolute best combo.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
Just when you thought sliders couldn't get better... I give you ham and cheese sliders. The BEST. They're quick, super easy to make and taste so good on little buns. You can't go wrong with these amazing little sandwiches.
Wedge Salad for a Crowd!
Wanting a fun salad option other than a bowl of salad? The wedge salad for a crowd will do! Everyone will be wondering what these are and want to try them. Healthy food can be fun at a graduation party!
If you love charcuterie, you will love these charcuterie cups! This is an easy and cute way for everyone to have their own serving and snack on. Have a little variety of everything on a stick and fill the cup! Great for grad party food!
Veggies & Dip in a Cup
This takes me back to when I was younger and would have a side of carrots or celery and ranch on the side of meals. I will say veggies and dip in a cup makes the snack much more appealing! If it's cute, I want to try it.
Party Pinwheel Appetizers
One of the coolest graduation food ideas! These are delicious and make the perfect snack, it's a whole lotta yum rolled up! These are great to have for some substance. So yummy!
7-Layer Dip Party Cups
It's the nacho layered dip cup at the party for me. Guac, sour cream, salsa and olives layered in a cup with a chip topping, my kind of snack! Chips and dip always make for great grad party food.
Shirley Temple Party Punch
A perfect party punch for a high school grad party, Shirley Temple punch! No booze included, just pure punch. It's yummy, fruity and is a great alternative to just juice. This will be a party hit for sure!
Big Batch Cocktails: 6 Summer Party Size Drinks
The ultimate party cocktail- big batch cocktails. This is great for serving to adults or for a college grad party of 21+. A punch cocktail is the move when it comes to a graduation party and goes well with all the snacks!
Glazed Kielbasa Bites
If you haven't tried these, you need them at your grad party. The combo of these glazed kielbasa bites is amazing. If you like pineapple and sausage you will appreciate these!
Strawberry and Donut Kabobs
Wanting something sweet and an easy dessert to put together? Try these strawberry and donut kabobs. What a great combo right? This will cure your sweet tooth and not leave you feeling like you visited the candy table too many times.
Layered Salad (Layered Overnight Salad)
I can confirm that this is a great salad dish! It's different than most salad dishes and has all the right layers. It's delicious and won't be missed at the food table. Topped with bacon and cheese, it's amazing!
We love a good burgetizer. What we call and burger appetizer without the bun! With a sauce dripping over and all the mini burger toppings, this is the best graduation food!
Velveeta Queso - (Cowboy Queso!)
How yummy does this look Having a pot of Velveeta queso at the grad party is absolutely perfect for dipping! Keep chips nearby and you may never leave the table. The best filling snack and an easy appetizer to make!
Epic Chips and Dips Board
It doesn't get more epic than an epic chips and dip board. We're talking la the sauces you can think of and all the kinds of chips! It's chips and dip central. Who can stay away from that?
Easy Taco Recipe Dinner Board
For all taco lovers, here is an easy taco recipe dinner board! Tacos is always a favorite for the graduation food menu. Create a board of shell tacos with extra toppings in the middle for the ultimate taco station!
A sweet and quick dessert idea if you don't want to make a big dessert or want an addition fun snack at the table. Deviled strawberries are a mood. But careful it's easy to eat too many!
Now we're talking. A charcuterie board but it's dessert time! All dessert finger food that you can think of from cookies to donuts, chocolate, Oreos, and anything else. One of the most fun and tasty grad food items to assemble!
More Graduation Party Ideas
- College Graduation Party Ideas
- The Best Grad Party Ideas
- Funny Graduation Cap Ideas
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