Graduation party fun — what works

   May 15, 2012 7:55 am    1

 

I’m not into cooking, but I had to share this because I will make these graduation caps, and there are dozens of recipes out there. This yummy one from Bakerella sounds easy — they put the cups on lollipop sticks and use Ghirardelli as the hat tops. Mmm.

Another recipe from Taste of Home uses thin mints as the cap tops. And Taste of Home has recipes for similar caps … with brownies, cupcakes and more.

Graduation party ideas abound. Check here for some themes. We’ve had our share of graduation parties for teens and young adults. Here’s what we have learned. Kids love to eat, but they want to be able to eat and talk without making a mess. Just keep it simple:

Girls will eat salad. With every party we’ve had it’s the one thing we ran out of first.

Cookies disappear faster than cake. Those cakes with pictures of your grad’s face and school on them are cute, but cookies are easier to grab and go. We never had leftover cookies.

Subs sliced into small sections will disappear. Gone … with the salad.

Hot dogs and hamburgers beat roast beef sandwiches, chicken and meatballs.

One final word of advice: Do not serve alcohol to your graduate and friends. (Unless it’s college graduation of 21-year-olds.) Ever. They are underage, and it puts them and you at risk. If they leave your house, you are responsible for serving them. This is not a wedding reception. It’s a graduation party. If you serve alcohol to adults, then make sure that YOU are serving only the adults.

Pam Parker is an award-winning writer and editor for Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

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One Response to “Graduation party fun — what works”

  1. A family members graduation is a very emotional and special time for a family. Plan the best graduation party event ever. Make sure you have a plan.

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