Easy Graduation Party Idea

by Cathy on May 20, 2012 · 2 comments

in Food,Ideas

I’m not sure how it is where you live but in my hometown, high school graduation can be a bit over the top. This past month has been an endless stream of awards banquets, senior picture photo sessions (Can you say “expensive”?) events, ceremonies … and then we have the graduation parties. I, however, am not an over-the-top gal. I’m all about family, friends, warm memories. I’m not out to impress anyone. This girl just wants to have fun. So for my daughter’s graduation party last weekend, we did our own thing and it WAS fun.

We hosted a dessert and champagne/sparkling cider open-house at our home with two other families. It was much simpler than providing a whole meal, was very casual, and filled with great conversations and laughter. I saw people who were dear to me but didn’t know each other before the night engaged in lengthy conversations. A lot of people came but it was very relaxed. Best of all, my daughter was blessed. So if you haven’t planned your child’s graduation party yet, go easy on yourself. And did our guests have fun? All I know is that most of them spent the entire evening at our house.

Here is a look at our table decor and links to some of some of the dessert recipes. (I’m guessing on some of the recipes since the other families also baked.) My daughter added some fun touches, such as the mason jars tied with ribbon that held the silverware and the chocolate-dipped pretzel rods. She is both girly and artsy so the pink with black/white color scheme suited her perfectly.

Cake Pops
Lemon Bars (a mix)
Oreo Truffles
Cookie Dough Dip with Graham Crackers
Chocolate Cupcakes (a mix) with Buttercream Frosting
Easy Pretzel Buttons
Plus Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries and Pretzel Rods

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Shannon McCarthy May 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Looking for a delicious dessert to serve at an upcoming graduation?
For this momentous occasion, try something different…something that will entice everyone’s taste buds and be sure to put a smiles on everyone’s faces…a homemade New York Style Crumb Cake!

Crumb Cake Creations is the country’s foremost specialty baker of homemade New York Style Crumb Cakes. We create a very wide variety of addictive crumb cakes in small batches from scratch using only the finest ingredients. We are able to ship cakes throughout the entire USA, and offer FREE delivery to those customers who reside in Bergen County, NJ! Visit us online at http://www.crumbcakecreations.com and build your cake today.

Cathy June 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Shannon,
I’m glad you enjoyed the dessert recipes. They are all good but I gotta say: the cake pops are my favorite!

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