Hooray for the graduation season! Graduation is a momentous milestone, which means that a celebration is in order before you (or your loved ones) head out to conquer the world. To help you celebrate in style, we’ve compiled a list of some simple, fun, and creative graduation treats, from appetizers to dessert.

Savory Foods

1. Pizza Rolls by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Homemade pizza rolls are a great way to enjoy your favorite pizza flavors in easy-to-make, easy-to-eat, bite-sized pieces. Plus, all that saucy, cheesy, pepperoni goodness rolled up together makes these absolutely irresistible. For the versatile yet reinvented recipe of pizza rolls, all you’ll need are some refrigerated pizza crust tubes, Italian seasoning, shredded mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni!

2. Bang Bang Shrimp by Damn Delicious

Bang bang shrimp is one of the easiest and most flavorful shrimp recipes to prepare. This appetizer is sure to earn you rave reviews. I mean, how could anyone resist succulent, crisp shrimp bites drizzled with a sweet chili garlic sauce? Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe include shrimp, buttermilk, corn starch, mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, green onions, and basic commodities such as salt and pepper. 

3. Soft Pretzels by Sally’s Baking Addiction

While the thought of soft pretzels might leave you reminiscing over your teen years at the mall or park, once you make them at home, you’ll never go back to the store-bought ones! Moreover, pretzels are perfect for your party – they are soft and chewy in the middle, golden brown on the outside, and can guarantee the iconic pretzel flavor. What you’ll need to make this recipe? Basic ingredients such as warm water, salt, sugar, butter, yeast, egg, all-purpose flour, and baking soda.  

4. Classic Crab Cakes by Taste of Home

A classic crab cake recipe is exactly what you need to satisfy your party’s crab craving! The best part? You only need seven ingredients to allow the simple flavors of the crab to shine through – crab meat, panko breadcrumbs, old bay seasoning, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and vegetable oil

5. Grilled Vegetable Kabobs by The Mediterranean Dish

If you are looking for a BBQ-style finger food inspired by bold Mediterranean flavors, marinated grilled vegetable kabobs are perfect. The options for what veggies to skewer and grill are plenty. However, some of the all-time favorites for kabobs are bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes. Marinating the veggies a few minutes or hours before grilling is a wonderful way to boost flavor. Some Mediterranean favorites for the marinade include extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, fresh parsley, and dried oregano

6. Buffalo Wings by Recipe Tin Eats

These game-day favorites are worthy attendees of your graduation party! These wings are traditionally deep-fried, crispy on the inside, tender on the outside, and 100% irresistible. The flavor? Simply yum! Serve with celery and ranch or blue cheese

Looking for more savory snack ideas for the grad party? Check out our post, 12 Simple Food Ideas for Your Graduation Celebration.

Sweet Foods

1. Graduation Cupcakes by Alyssas_Cakes_N_Bakes

Ditch the big cake that requires slicing and serving and opt for some grad-themed cupcakes instead. Decorate your cupcakes with a graduation cap made out of a Reese’s peanut butter cup and a square from a chocolate bar. You can also add frosting and sprinkles with the school’s colors!

2. Strawberry Brownie Skewers by One Little Project

Skewers are an easy, portable, and convenient food loved by all, and these simple strawberry brownie skewers have it all! All you need are mini store-bought brownies, fresh strawberries, marshmallows, and semisweet chocolate chips for the drizzle.

3. Cinnamon Rolls by Ambitious Kitchen

Here’s a big, fluffy, soft, delicious, and vanilla-glazed dessert idea for your party – cinnamon rolls. For warm and gooey cinnamon rolls, you’ll need active dry yeast, milk, sugar, butter, salt, eggs, and flour. For the filling and icing, you’ll need brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, salt, and vanilla extract

4. 10-Minute Ice Cream Pie by Gimme Some Oven

This 10-minute ice cream pie is quintessential for any party during the summer. To make an ice cream pie that no one would be able to turn down, you’ll need graham cracker crust, ice cream, and toppings of your choice. The ingredients for graham cracker crust include crushed graham crackers, butter or margarine, and sugar. 

Which of these delectable delights are you excited to try at your graduation party? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to check out the Flipp app to find the most affordable ingredients at your local grocery stores.

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