4 Great Graduation Party Menus

From a pre-graduation family dinner to after-party snacks, we’ve got you covered

With graduation season finally here, your mind is likely busy with coordinating the extended family or finding just the right gift for your new graduate that you haven’t started planning a home-cooked meal to celebrate the momentous day. Don’t worry — we’ve got your back.

To give you a hand, we’ve put together a variety of menus for all your graduation weekend needs. Kick off Friday night with a small dinner at home with the graduate and immediate family. Post-commencement, invite friends and extended family back home for a relaxing celebratory brunch — complete with cold bubbly cocktails and mocktails for all (don’t forget the cake). Is your new high school graduate bringing friends over for a late-night after party? Be sure to prepare a variety of snack-friendly foods that will keep their appetites satiated (and you resting peacefully in bed). And we haven't forgotten the recent college graduates out there! Once your family leaves, use this menu to host one last barbecue with friends before heading on your separate ways.


Pre-Graduation Family Dinner Menu

Post-Commencement Brunch Menu

A Late-Night Graduation Party Snack Menu

Post-Graduation BBQ Party Menu

This post was originally published on May 24, 2011.