Need some easy ideas for your upcoming graduation celebration (or really any party for that matter)? I am sharing some Graduation Party Dessert Ideas that we will be snacking on for my daughter's graduation celebration.
It is graduation season and with graduations come graduation parties and graduation celebrations…they go hand in hand. And while I love throwing a good party, I'm also about keeping it simple on the day of.
We will be having a small graduation celebration, mostly family traveling from out of town and a few of Kate's friends. But we did feel like we needed to organize something to celebrate the grad and give the opportunity for friends and family to mingle and catch up.
We are having a local deli provide some basic savory food, but I figured I could handle putting together a small dessert bar. I did a little baking and a little shopping and am happy with the graduation party dessert ideas that feature her school colors of Carolina Blue and White.
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I'm still all about macarons, which can be colored for a festive touch. In this case, I used my go-to macaron recipe which I colored with Wilton's Cornflower Blue, Sky Blue and White in a 2:1:1 ratio to get close to the Carolina Blue color. I used a little less than 1/8 tsp of the Cornflower Blue to color the macarons and based the other two off of that. A simple, vanilla buttercream fills the blue shells, perfecting the blue/white combo. Macarons are something that can be made ahead and actually get better with a little age, as the filling melds with the shells.
If you'd rather purchase your macarons, I am sure you will be able to order them in colors that you need for your dessert bar from your local bakery
I found these plastic containers at Paper Mart which are perfect for guests to take some macarons home with them. These tubes come in a variety of diameters and lengths and are perfect for sending your guests home with wee party favors containing any number of treats.
And holy cow, if you are planning a party of any type, you really need to make a stop at Paper Mart, they seem everything you need for a party, gift giving or packaging.
Did you know you could dye sprinkles, jimmies, and decorative sugar?
Put your white sprinkles in a ziplock bag, add some gel food coloring and ‘massage' the food coloring into the sprinkles. Once you get the color you like, put them on a paper towel and let them dry. I also put mine in my Breville Smart Oven on the dehydrator setting, at the lowest temp, which helped to speed the drying process.
I popped some grocery store brand salted popcorn, tossed it with some melted white chocolate and then sprinkled my newly dyed blue sprinkles and jimmies over for this crazy addictive sweet/salty treat. I hate to call this a ‘recipe' because it is so incredibly simple, but nevertheless, here it is. For best results, toss this together quickly the day of.
Best eaten within 24 hours
Nutrition Information: Yield: 26 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 22mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 12g Protein: 1g
Best eaten within 24 hours
Finally blue and white M & Ms fill an apothecary jar on the dessert bar; guests can enjoy the treat at the party or put some in one of the plastic containers to take home.
Gluing the ribbon on the lids and applying the labels is a great, mindless, sit in front of the TV task!
This simple, yet colorful ‘petite' dessert bar is the perfect sweet ending to our Graduation Celebration.
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