Graduation Party Ideas

A milestone like graduation calls for a special party to mark the occasion, and your Vitamix blender can help you turn out some special party foods to match. Whether you are planning a buffet for an open house, an outdoor barbecue, or a sit-down family dinner, we have recipes to help you celebrate.

Quick and easy apps are a great way to keep guests comfortable while you pull together the finishing touches on the entrées. Tip: Appoint someone to return to the house ahead of the crowd to place apps out on a serving table. If possible, have a separate buffet table for appetizers so you can assemble the entrée table without being in the way of hungry guests.

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue
Monterrey Jack, Parmesan, and feta cheeses blend with wine in the Vitamix, then chopped spinach and artichoke hearts join the party. Dip with fresh or grilled vegetables and bread cubes.

Pineapple Salsa
A tangy, fruity salsa that can also serve as a topping for grilled meats.

Poppy Seed Dressing
Classic and creamy, with the fresh taste that is missing from bottled dressings. Serve with mixed greens or as a dip with fruit and veggie platters.

For an extra-large crowd, sandwich platters with different meats and cheeses are a cinch. Your Vitamix machine even helps you prepare homemade condiments. If you’d prefer hot dishes, try a pasta bar with an assortment of sauces that are easy to keep warm in crock pots or chafers.

Poppy Seed Braid
Simply omit the sweet poppy seed filling to turn this attractive loaf into a sub sandwich platter.

Offer guests homemade condiments, including this garlic mayonnaise.

Fresh Tomato Sauce
The Vitamix chops and purees fresh tomatoes and herbs into a classic Italian sauce.

Low Fat Alfredo Sauce
A creamy, three-cheese blend with garlic and white pepper.

Kale Pesto
A budget-friendly blend of kale and spinach create this vibrant pesto and a delicious serving of leafy greens.

If you’d like to avoid the typical store-bought cake, try one of these unexpected options.

Fresh Ginger Pound Cake
Ginger and lemon mingle in this rich, spicy loaf cake. Fresh raspberries make a lovely garnish.

Chocolate Espresso Fondue
Chocolate, espresso, and heavy cream - what’s not to like? Dip pretzels, cubes of cake, or pieces of fruit.