Remarkably Delectable Menu Ideas for a Graduation Party

Menu Ideas for a Graduation Party
Planning a graduation party for your child or for yourself? You'll need to consider non-fussy, inexpensive menu that will make your graduation party memorable for years to come.
PartyJoys Staff
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2018
A graduation is a momentous occasion, both for young adults and their parents too. So what better way to celebrate this landmark by throwing a party. It is a big event, so you need to decide about the guest list, theme, and obviously the food.
You need not bring out your expensive wine and cheese for such a party, as it is more of a casual get-together of family and friends. Remember that the food should be what the grads like.
Graduation Party Menu on a Budget
Throwing a party is always an exciting prospect. But you need not break into a bank for throwing such a party. Here is a menu idea that goes easy on your budget, but will still ensure an amazing grad party.
Drinks
Graduation Party Menu on a Budget - Drinks
~ Limeade
~ Beer/Root Beer
~ Watermelon Margarita
Appetizers
Graduation Party Menu on a Budget - Appetizers
~ Cantaloupe and English Cucumber Salad
~ Peel and Eat Hot Pepper Shrimp
~ Crab Cakes
~ Fried Asian Dumplings
~ Herb-stuffed Deviled Eggs
Main Course/Entrée
Graduation Party Menu on a Budget -Main Course/Entree
~ Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings
~ Grilled Pita with Tomatoes, Olive, and Feta Cheese
~ Pulled Pork or Chicken Sandwiches
~ Mini Beef or Portobello Burgers
Dessert
Graduation Party Menu on a Budget - Dessert
~ Berries with Buttermilk and Honey
~ Frozen Chocolate Bananas on Sticks
~ Coconut Crusted Marshmallows
Impromptu Graduation Party Menu
Last minute party preparations often leave you confused and when it comes to deciding the menu list it is always a hassle. What to cook, in what quantity, which cuisine? You also have to jot down options according to the likes of invitees. Some of them are given here for you.
Drinks
Impromptu Graduation Party Menu - Drinks
~ Watermelon Punch
~ Cranberry Sparklers
~ Mango and Pineapple Rum Cocktail
Appetizers
Impromptu Graduation Party Menu - Appetizers
~ Piquillo Pepper and Cheese Toasts
~ Pigs in a Blanket
~ Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
~ Chili-Glazed Sticky Ribs
~ Cucumber Mint and Watermelon Tsatsiki Salad
Main Course/Entrée
Impromptu Graduation Party Menu - Main Course/Entree
~ Hawaiian Grilled Chicken
~ Mini Triple Cheese Pizza
~ Oriental Shrimp Kabobs
~ Grilled Flank Steak
~ Chili
Dessert
Impromptu Graduation Party Menu - Dessert
~ Fresh Fruits and Vanilla Wafers
~ Sauteed Peaches with Shortbread Cookies and Ice Cream
~ No-bake Cheesecake
Vegetarian Menu
If you have vegetarian guests coming over, then here is an all-vegetarian menu, which is not only easy to put together, but healthy as well.
Drinks
Vegetarian Menu for a Graduation Party - Drinks
~ Beer
~ Watermelon and Basil Margarita
~ Pomegranate Soda
~ Limeade
Appetizers
Vegetarian Menu for a Graduation Party - Appetizers
~ Watermelon and Ricotta Skewers
~ Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
~ Deep-fried Parmesan Cheese Puffs
~ Potato and Olive Salad
Main Course/Entrée
Vegetarian Menu for a Graduation Party - Main Course/Entree
~ Pasta with Ricotta and Tarragon
~ Grilled Vegetables with Artichoke and Mint Dip
~ Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
~ Vegetarian Club Sandwich
Dessert
Vegetarian Menu for a Graduation Party - Dessert
~ Rocky Road Brownies
~ Berries and Cream Tartlets
~ Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla-scented Ice Cream
Cheese fondue
These are just a few ideas that you can look into. However, you can also use these as your base idea and tweak your menu around as per your liking or needs. You can have a DIY taco or pizza station or even fondue.
Just remember to plan the party keeping in mind the type of guests you are inviting. If the food is arranged by a caterer, make sure you meet him to discuss the menu items and the budget well before the scheduled party.