Whether it’s high school, college, or celebrating the next step for your sweet little preschooler, graduation is an exciting time for all! Celebrate your grad with a party to honor their success.
Here are a few tips to make any graduation celebration unforgettable:
Freshen up the décor with the use of fresh berries! Create a colorful fruit bowl with vibrant strawberries, lemons, oranges, and green grapes.
Fill glass vases or mason jars with plump blueberries and add a bouquet of bright flowers.
Make a berry punch for guests to enjoy. Just mix your favorite fruit juice with lemon-lime soda and fresh strawberries, raspberries and blackberries for a beautiful and refreshing berry beverage.
One of the best parts of a graduation party, or any party for that matter, is the array of delicious food! When it’s time to celebrate the special graduate in your life, try one of these crowd-pleasing recipes:
Gluten-Free Blackberry and Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Cupcakes are the perfect grab-and-go sweet treat to serve at graduation parties, and this gluten-free goody is sure to fly fast! With moisture from the sweet California Giant blackberries and zesty lemon, Gluten Free Blackberry and Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes have a soft, tender crumb that’s bursting with flavor. Squeeze fresh blackberries to give basic cream cheese frosting a beautiful and natural pop of pink.
Pro tip: Deepen or lighten the shade by adding more or less blackberry juice!
Sweet Spring Charcuterie Board
If you’re wondering where all the guests are, they’re likely hovering around this stunning Sweet Spring Charcuterie Board. Juicy berries bring a sweet pop of freshness amongst an array of salty meats and cheeses on a classic charcuterie board. Begin with big chunks of your favorite cheeses and larger fruits and veggies. Fill gaps on the board with bowls of nuts and crackers and nestle more berries into empty spaces.
Berry and Watermelon Poolside Skewers
With the welcomed warm and sunny weather, take the graduation party outside and celebrate poolside. Refresh your guests with cold drinks and a beautiful berry snack. With skewers of fresh strawberries, blackberries, and watermelon topped with crumbles of goat cheese or feta, our Berry and Watermelon Poolside Skewers are another irresistible sweet and savory combo.
Pro tip: These berry skewers can also be served in drinks! Simply cut the skewers into thirds, layer with one of each ingredient, and use as garnish in a mojito or fresh-squeezed lemonade.
When you’re busy decorating, taking pictures, and eating sweet berry snacks, don’t forget to enjoy the moment! We know one thing for sure: it goes by fast!