Dessert, one of most essential things to any graduation party and just life. You want fun dessert options at your party and maybe even leftovers, right? Check out these 30+ BEST graduation dessert ideas for a tasty time at your celebration.
I’m just trying to get through my plate so I can have some dessert… because at every graduation party DESSERT MATTERS. The nice thing about graduation desserts and putting together a graduation dessert table is that no matter what you serve, everyone will love it. You don’t even have to love dessert to appreciate the treat table at the party.
So how do we go about making this super yummy dessert table possible?? Allow the 30+ grad party dessert ideas in this post to guide you!
It’s the dessert table at any graduation party for me. I have a huge sweet tooth so I pay a lot of attention to what dessert someone has at their party. For my high school graduation party, we had a chocolate fondue fountain and it was a party favorite! Some of the best dessert ideas are truly the easiest. It’s as easy as turning on a machine and dipping just about everything in chocolate! For other dessert options, I’m sure we had cookies and ice cream on the side because a variety is good.
It’s easy to get carried away with all the desserts you can have at your party but sometimes just picking a few main dishes is the way to go. Whether that be a cake, cookies, brownies, donuts, pastries, smores, or candy, you got options! You’d think dessert would be an easy decision when it comes to a graduation party, but it’s really not when everyone looks forward to the sweets and treats!
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When it comes to picking and serving the dessert at the graduation party, it’s nice to have options and something for everyone. Here are some yummy, easy and super simple dessert ideas that your friends and family will love! Anything from getting creative with candy to baking a dessert, there are numerous fun ideas!
Funfetti Graduation Cupcakes
This is a fun DIY dessert idea if you want to do something with cupcakes, it’s a cupcake parfait! With a mixture of candy in the bottom and a cupcake placed on top in a glass, this levels up your dessert game!
Grad Cap Cupcakes
Another cute dessert idea with cupcakes, is making your own grad cap topper! These are perfect for a grad party and are the cherry on top to the cupcake. We love a cute dessert topper.
Do you love resees? How about on a stick? Here is a super easy and quick dessert idea for your graduation party and everyone will enjoy. Why are things so much more appealing on a stick?
Graduation Cake Pops
A favorite dessert for any grad party, cake pops!! These are easy to make, are so yummy and look really cool. Make a bunch of these and add a fun grad cap topper!
Fruit Bowl (Serve w/ fruit dip)
If you’re looking for a dessert idea on the healthier side, this watermelon basket is a must! Have your fruit with a tasty fruit dip. This is perfect for a grad party during the summer or if your outside and want something cool to eat.
The grad party can’t be official without a diploma and diploma cake. If you’re a cake fan this is a great dessert idea that’s simple but is so fitting to the party. A fun way to celebrate, with a delicious filling and something everyone will want to try.
Graduation Hat Cake
Any good grad party needs cookies! Make some easy sugar cookies and decorate them for graduation. Whether it be a side with ice cream or to eat on its own, sugar cookies are the best!!
Ferrero Rocho Candy Caps
If you want a nice option of chocolate at your party Ferrero Rocher chocolates are a go to, especially with grad caps! These are so tasty and will be gone before you know it. It’s great to have options like this for those that want to grab something to nibble on!
Diploma Cookies (using store bought wafer cookies)
One of the best graduation dessert ideas, diploma cookies! These are store bought wafer cookies, but they can be made as well. These are SO cute, especially tied with ribbon to give the full diploma look!
Why eat candy out of your hand when you could eat out of a glass with a fun cap? Graduation is the best time to get creative with dessert and add decor to everything. So yes, it is socially okay to carry your glass around that’s full of candy.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries but make them your school colors! With a dessert as simple as this, you can have fun with decorating and making them look cool! Chocolate strawberries is always a good idea and a great party addition.
Graduation is getting better by the diploma dessert options. Have yourself a jar of smarties candies with a note wrapped around like a mini diploma. If you need an extra dish of candy or want to add something to the dessert table, this is a great idea!
These are delicious! Have a platter of these at your grad party and you’re set. Make sure to add a cute ribbon around each with your school colors so they look like diplomas. Everyone will be asking about these!
An absolute must if you love donuts, a donut wall! This is a fun, engaging dessert idea for guests to pick a donut and looks so cool to have at the party. Include a variety of flavors and designs so that there will be a donut for everyone!
Graduation Dessert Table Ideas
When it comes to the graduation dessert table, everyone’s eyes are going to light up no matter what you have there! It’s dessert. To inspire your decision, here are 15 clever, easy, and fun ideas that will wow your friends and family. Everyone has different tastes in dessert so there is a variety here!
Graduation sweets display
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Sweet and simple makes for a great graduation dessert table! A cute sign that can correlate with dessert is the perfect addition.
Themed grad dessert table
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This is the cutest dessert table display! Adding decor around the desserts and including a variety of desserts looks awesome.
Chocolate fondue station
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A chocolate fondue fountain is a hit for a graduation dessert table idea! Don’t think about it, just do it. Almost everything goes with chocolate and is the perfect party treat for everyone!
One smart cookie dessert table
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Who wants a cookie bar for graduation?!! This is the cutest arrangement of cookies, you can make a whole station of it! Cookies are honestly one of the easiest graduation desserts you can do, so this is the perfect grad dessert table idea!
Cupcake candy parfait
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I mean does it get any cuter when it comes to dessert?? Cupcakes and candy in a glass is the new parfait. This is a fun idea if you want to get creative with a cupcake display but want to do something easy!
Sweets and sweet sayings
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Add something humorous to the graduation party! It doesn’t even have to be a real dessert, it can be a display of candy and still look amazing. Come up with some funny sayings that relate to your favorite candy and you have a sweet success of a dessert bar!
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DONUT worry, your graduation dessert table can be as easy as a ton of donuts!!! Any cute donut display like this is a great dessert idea and will get a lot of attention. Donuts are also an easy dessert to grab and go!
Gold and sparkle dessert table
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How’s a sweet treat with some glitter??? A fun graduation dessert table idea for her! You can’t go wrong with a big ol’ cake and some side sweets for graduation time.
School colors dessert table
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The assortment of grad cookies with the cake and green and gold everywhere is a polishing look! Incorporating school colors or a theme into the dessert table helps to bring out the different kinds of dessert you can have. Get creative with it!
Grad dessert numbers
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This is an awesome graduation dessert table idea if you want a variety of little desserts and something everyone can enjoy! It’s simple yet super cute!
Smores dessert table
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Whether it be a smores pop or making your own smore, everyone loves a good smore and a reason to have more! If you want to do something different than a typical cake and dessert bar, a smores table is a perfect graduation dessert idea!
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Want to make your dessert area look really cool but require minimal effort?? A tower of cupcakes, topped with a grad hat will do that! Something easy that everyone can eat and chances are you won’t run short of dessert!! This is also a great graduation dessert idea if you need to fill space.
Pearls and flowers dessert table
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If you’re going for more of a fancy, elegant look and want to spice up the desserts and decor, this could be the grad dessert table idea for you! This gorgeous display would catch anyone’s eye and the dessert honestly looks too pretty to eat. It’s a fun idea!!
Aesthetic pastry and dessert table
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I am getting all the aesthetic vibes and adorable looks with this dessert table! OMG so cute. A little decor can really go a long way with dessert and including a variety of desserts people will enjoy is best! You can even include baggies on the side if they want to take home dessert because there will probably be a lot left!
Finger food sweets dessert table
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Do you know what’s the best? Finger food dessert you grab a handful of and come back to. Or how about pretzel sticks covered in chocolate?? Yum! It can be the simplest little dishes of candy that you call dessert. I love the glasses of candy topped with caps! You can make anything look even better at the dessert table.
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