Five Great Snacks for Your Graduation Party
- Host a Tropical Valentine's Day Party
- Throw an Around the World Party!
- Throw a Kids' Victorian Tea Party!
- Throw a Peanut Butter and Jelly Party!
- Give Great Goody Bags!
- Host a Stress-Free Tasting Party
If there’s one thing teenagers want at a party in addition to good music, it’s a lot of snack food. Skip the chips and dip and try these fun and festive graduation party snacks instead. They will add a memorable touch to the party and fill up the kids with fun and healthy food.
1. Edible Diplomas
Everyone graduates in good taste after trying these delectable diplomas. Wrapped up in true diploma form, these sandwich–like snacks are perfect for your graduation party. They are made to look like diplomas, but pack a big punch in taste. Unlike the real thing, you can take as many of these you like!
What You Need:
- Flat bread such as tortilla or lavash flat bread
- Sliced meat – any variety is fine (turkey, ham, etc.)
- Lettuce (try spinach or something leafy so it is easy to roll up)
- Mustard and/or mayo
- Scallions (the longer the better)
What You Do:
- Place your desired meat and cheese combo in the center of the flatbread.
- You may want to vary the kinds you offer – some with mayo, some with mustard, etc.
- Roll the flat bread so it resembles a tightly wound diploma.
- Wash and dry the scallions. Using one, wrap it around the bread and tie gently yet firmly to hold the roll in place.
- Stack them on a platter and Voila! You have graduated and can now eat your diploma.
2. Hats Off! Grad Cap Cupcakes
The hallmark of graduation day is when those caps go flying into the air and it’s official. Your child has graduated. Re-create those famous caps in an adorable snack version with these easy to make cupcakes. Not only do they taste delicious, but they will have everyone admiring their recognizable and fitting form.
What You Need:
- Cupcake mix
- Cupcake papers
- Graham crackers
- Fruit rollups
What You Do:
- Bake the cupcakes according the package instructions. For healthier versions, try banana bread muffins or zucchini muffins instead of cakes. They’ll work just as well.
- After the cupcakes or muffins have cooled, keep them in the papers, but take a knife and slice off the top of the muffin or cupcake if it rose above the paper. When you turn these upside down, you want them to be as flat as possible on the platter.
- Turn them upside down and place on a work surface. They might still be a bit wobbly; that’s ok.
- Place a dollop of frosting on the top of the paper. This will be the glue that holds the mortarboard in place.
- Break the graham crackers into square sized crackers.
- Place a good amount of white frosting on the top.
- Carefully place the unfrosted part of the graham cracker on the dollop of frosting on the muffin. It should look like a cap!
- For the tassle, unroll a fruit roll-up and cut it (scissors work well) into a two inch square. Roll it up tightly to resemble a string, and then fray the bottom by cutting little strips at the end. Another way to create an edible tassle is to use tiny licorice strips, untwisted and cut into a two inch strips.