23 Creative Graduation Party Desserts


February 21, 2023


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If you’re looking for graduation party dessert ideas, you found them here! Graduation parties are such an exciting time, and planning a graduation celebration is not complete without an all star dessert line up!

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Throwing a grad party is no small feat, but as graduation season approaches you might be diving in to the planning. The first thing I always think about when planning a party is what food to serve everyone.

Whether your graduate is ending their high school career, walking across the stage as college graduates, or simply moving on from preschool to the elementary school life, we have the perfect graduation dessert ideas to help you celebrate!

Why You’ll Love these Graduation Party Dessert Ideas

  • Throwing a graduation party is a fun idea, until you think about creating and serving mountains of food to hungry guests! The nice thing about these ideas is that they are simple and easy to throw together in a pinch.
  • All of these desserts are easy to serve to a crowd and fit perfectly on a graduation dessert table!
  • Most of these graduation dessert ideas can be customized with the graduate’s school colors, making them a part of the party decor. Yay for less decorating, and more eating!

So whether you are looking for diploma cookies, chocolate graduation caps, or your baking skills extend to setting out fresh fruit, we have the best graduation dessert ideas that you can dream up for your special events!

Ingredients to Have on Hand for These Delicious Graduation Desserts

  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate Squares
  • Ice Cream
  • Betty Crocker Cake or Cookie mix

Supplies Needed

  • Cupcake Topper
  • Cute Sign for Dessert Table
  • Cupcake Wrappers
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Plastic Wine Glasses for serving

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What to Serve with Your Graduation Party Desserts

Wondering what you should serve as the main meal at your graduation party? Here are a few simple ideas that feed a crowd!


When searching for easy dessert recipes to serve at your graduation party, we know they need to be delicious and crowd pleasing! Whether you are looking for chocolate cake, graduation cookies, funfetti graduation cupcakes, we hope you found exactly what you’re looking for here.

What are your favorite decadent desserts that have been successfully served at your grad parties? Let me know in the comments below if you tried any of these!

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