Diplomas, tassels, and caps and gowns are iconic symbols of commencement festivities. Why not use these motifs to decorate your graduation party food? Whether you know someone who is graduating from pre-school, middle school, high school, or college, here are 10 graduation themed party recipes that will look great on any graduation party table.
First up are these adorable graduation caps from Taste of Home. You’ll need some miniature peanut butter cups and thin mint cookies to make this recipe.
Jennifer from I Save A2Z went one step further. She put the graduation caps on lollipop sticks. I bet they’d “top off” your graduation party.
Glorious Treats shows you how to make graduation caps out of fondant. You could color the fondant to match school colors.
If you’re celebrating a little guy’s graduation, here’s a quick and easy snack that you could take to school. In my area, parents can’t take homemade treats to classrooms anymore. A Thrifty Mom takes care of that problem by simply decorating fruit cups.
How do you like these graduation cap favors made with Rolos from Made To Be A Momma? I love how she used the foil candy wrappers from Rolos to make the button on top of the cap!
The Party Pinching blog has a good idea for graduation favors, too. These Smarties are wrapped with paper to look like diplomas. You could put whatever text you wanted on the paper.
Jen from TaterTots & Jello simply wrapped string licorice around Pirouette wafers to make these sweet diplomas. How fast and simple is that?
I like the flexibility of these diploma sandwiches from Taste of Home. You can use bread or tortillas to roll up any number of sandwich fillings. Can you tell what the diplomas are tied up with? Chives!
This blog post from Catch My Party is titled “Super Easy Graduation Diploma Treats” for a reason. These diplomas made with HoHos wrapped with pull-n-peel licorice strings are SUPER EASY.
No summer party is complete without a fruit salad, and this watermelon basket couldn’t be cuter. I love the graduation cap on a cantaloupe head. This recipe from Old Fashioned Living could be used for lots of occasions. Just change out the hat!
Whether you’re hosting or just attending a graduation party, any of these graduation themed party recipes would be a welcome addition. If you need ideas for decorating a graduation buffet table, check out Bright Ideas’s recent blog post called Graduation Party Napkins for some fun napkin folding ideas.