Check out a collection of our favorite tips and recipes for hosting a graduation party or open house. And don't forget to order your graduation specialty buffet bar from our online catering guide. You'll find everything from brat and slider bars to a fully-loaded Chinese buffet.
Dip portions of fortune cookies into melted white or dark chocolate and coat with sprinkles. Tuck a personalized message for the grad into each cookie.
Cake Bar Add Ons
Round out the cake station with bite-sized desserts, such as cake pops, truffles, and cookies.
Serve Hy-Vee Macaroni & Cheese in cups with a selection of toppings to add, such as Sriracha, sliced green onions, Hy-Vee Hickory pulled pork, or smoked paprika.
To make these adorable diploma cookies, tie fruit roll-up strips around Pirouette rolled wafer cookies.
Skip the duty of full-time ice cream scooper by setting up a DIY float bar with jars of pre-scooped ice cream and bottles of soda. Display in an ice-filled bucket for up to an hour, checking periodically to see what needs to be replenished. Add bunting and a fun paper sign for a little something extra.
One of our favorite ways to party is to set our a selection of different flavored popcorn, along with toppings and seasonings.
Grad Hat Chocolates
Make graduation caps by placing chocolate squares on top of upside-down peanut butter cups, using melted chocolate as glue. Then top with a mini M&M and strips of fruit roll-ups to make the tassels. Display on skewers in a container filled with chocolates.
Hanging Chip Cones
Pack chips into rolled cones made from scrapbook paper and hang them on a line with clothes pins. This is a really fun way to display chips over the food station and free up space on the table.