10 Easy Grad Party Dessert Ideas

Use your upcoming grad party as an opportunity to get creative with these fun-to-make desserts. You’ll delight your guests and keep them coming back to the dessert table for more.

1. Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Dip oreos in chocolate (or vanilla, if you’d like) and dust with sprinkles. You could use school colors for the frosting or match the colors of the grad party. Make them in a few colors and present them in a bucket.

2. S’More Bar

Prepare a few jars, and fill each one with a s’mores ingredient: chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Melt a piece of chocolate to write S-M-O-R-E-S across six graham crackers, stringed together. Be sure to offer tongs nearby.

3. Cupcake Display

Create a multi-layered cupcake display featuring different types of cupcakes. Make sure the display matches the style and theme of your graduation party.

4. Candy Bar

Fill buckets with candy and get creative with the labels. A few ideas to consider: Smartie Pants, Nerds, Class Rings, Suckers, Book Worms, Thank You Kisses, Honor Rolls, and Reach For The Stars. 

5. Diploma Cookies

Wrap black ribbon around chocolate cookie straws and present them on a white platter.

6. Strawberry Shortcake Kabob

Skip meat kabobs and go for these dessert kabobs, instead. Alternate strawberries with chocolate-drizzled angel food cake on each skewer and place on a platter.

7. Build Your Own Fruit Pizza

Prepare sugar cookies, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream for guests to create their own fruit pizza. Sweet, creative, and delicious, this dessert will become a guest favorite!

8. Root Beer Float Bar

Fill a bucket with cans of root beer. Put chocolate sprinkles in a glass container and red cherries in another container. Place red-and-white-striped straws into a glass jar, and bring out a bucket of vanilla ice cream. Don’t forget the whipped cream!

9. Strawberry-Brownie-Marshmallow Kabobs

Another dessert kabob idea, prepare these in advance. Stick a skewer through a mini brownie and marshmallow. Cover each end with a strawberry and drizzle with chocolate.

10. Wine Glass Desserts

Fill a wine glass ¾ full with red or chocolate-covered candies, and top with a cupcake. For a more creative twist, top the cupcakes with a chocolate grad cap and tassel.

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