9 Graduation Party Packages and Ideas from Hy-Vee

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9 Graduation Party Packages and Ideas from Hy-Vee

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March 10 2020


The stress of school is over and so is worrying about the grad party. We're here to help with the food, cake, and all the details for celebrating your grad and customizing your special event. 

Also, check out 8 Recipes & Ideas for a Graduation Open House.

  1. Cap & Gown Package

    For a weekend lunch event with about 20 guests, the Cap & Gown Package is just the right amount of food. It includes 36 assorted cocktail sandwiches, a small vegetable tray, a 5-pound side salad of your choice (potato salad, pasta salad, broccoli salad, etc.), and one-fourth of a graduation sheet cake. 

  2. Top of the Class Package

    For an afternoon or evening feast that feeds about 20 guests, the Top of the Class Package includes 24 mini croissant sandwiches, 3 pounds of Swedish meatballs, 36 chicken strips with dip, 18 melon kabobs, and one-fourth of a graduation sheet cake. 

  3. Valedictorian Package

    You don't have to be an overachiever to appreciate a good party buffet. The Valedictorian Package is just right for about 40 hungry guests. It includes 8 pounds each of Hy-Vee Hickory House BBQ pulled pork and BBQ Turkey, 5 dozen bakery buns, 10 pounds of egg potato salad, 10 pounds of BBQ baked beans, 10 pounds of rainbow rotini pasta salad, and one-half of a graduation sheet cake.  

  4. Custom Mix & Match Brunch

    We offer a variety of pastry trays, donut towers, fruit trays, and just about anything else you can think of. Just talk to your Hy-Vee catering manager about building your ideal brunch menu. With 2 to 4 weeks notice, we'll even provide in-home catering services to come set up the spread or prepare food on site. 

  5. #HyChi

    Give your grad the gift they've been craving, along with a few good fortunes. Check out our HyChi Party Buffet that includes two entrées per person, fried rice, steamed rice, egg rolls, crab rangoons and fortune cookies.

  6. The Sushi Bar

    Did you know Hy-Vee is one of the only retailers guaranteeing 100% sustainably-sourced sushi. If you've got a sushi-loving grad, check out our Nori Sushi Bar that includes 10 pieces per person. 

  7. Can We Interest You in a Taco Bar, Pasta Bar, or BBQ Bar?

    Keep things simple and casual, but still really delicious, with our selection of different Party Buffets

  8. Custom Cakes

    We're happy to personalize your sheet cake with the name of your grad and the year, but we can also do way more. Bring your ideas to your local Hy-Vee baker and see for yourself. Pictured above: The Letterman Jacket Cake, as seen in the April 2019 issue of Seasons magazine.

  9. Party Favors

    What will your cookies say? Ask your Hy-Vee baker to customize frosted sugar cookies, or buy plain cookies and get crafty with some royal icing. 

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