Graduation Party Guide!


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Graduation Party Guide!

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Here you'll find inspiring ideas for hosting a graduation party they'll always remember. Our catering, bakery, and floral specialists do it all—no matter the budget; no matter the timeline.

  • Open House

    Tips and recipes for hosting a graduation open house.

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  • Party Menus & Ideas

    It's time for everyone to graduate from ordinary food.

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  • The Countdown

    A helpful timeline and checklist for planning the party.

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Big Dogs on Campus

Our specialty catering buffets include everything from brat bars to sushi platters and all that's in-between.

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Morning(ish) Parties

Hosting a graduation brunch offers a whole new menu of catering options. Plus, you can order fresh-fried donuts in school colors.

Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Iced, iced coffee! Set up a be-your-own barista station so guests can make their own signature fraps.
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Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Did you know you can hire a Hy-Vee Chef to prepare food on-site at your party? Call your local Hy-Vee for details and availability.
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Brunch Menus

  • Continental

    Choose from an assortment of goodies.

  • Hometown Favorite

    A savory selection of hot breakfast items.

  • Pick Six

    Build your own custom breakfast buffet.

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Sweet Success

New beginnings deserve sweet endings. Here are just a few of the ways we cheers to dessert.

Set up shop with all your favorite candies to share with guests. Bonus points for coming up with clever signs for each candy. Pro tips: Find great deals on candy in the bulk bins or recruit a friend to make a few homemade treats.

Our award-winning cake decorators know a thing or two about custom designs. Check out some of their work and stop by your Hy-Vee Bakery to talk about your dream graduation cake.

So many cupcake options! Check out our gourmet cupcake flavors and specialty pull-apart cakes. And remember, you can place custom graduation orders at your local Hy-Vee Bakery.

Wouldn't it be great if all the walls in your house or venue were donut walls? We can make that happen. Contact your Hy-Vee Bakery to order.

Belly up to the dessert bar! Choose from an assortment of Hy-Vee dessert trays to deck out your sweet buffet. Or try a few homemade desserts to build your own buffet.

g-RAD Decor

Your Hy-Vee floral team has dozens of ideas for decking out your party. Ask about balloon garland, grad cap toppers, and whatever else you find on Pinterest.

black and gold balloon garland over table
Talk to your Hy-Vee floral department about custom balloon garland in your school colors.
Graduation cap topper with fresh roses.
Make your graduation cap as extraordinary as you are! Your Hy-Vee florist is ready to help.
Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Use large mason jars or flower vases to keep those school memories alive. Just have your friends & family jot down that memorable time when ... Or take a collection of everyone's best advice for the future.
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