Graduation Party Guide

When it’s time to celebrate the end of high school or college, there’s no better way to say “Congratulations!” than with family, friends, and delicious food, drinks and desserts from Giant Eagle®!
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Make your graduation gift shopping easy.

Host your grad party at home
What better place to celebrate this important milestone than a graduation party at home. You can plan the menu around your grad’s favorite foods and décor around special memories, accomplishments and future plans.

Remember, simple is better
Plan to serve five to seven foods with snacks and desserts. Too many times, hosts become overwhelmed with large menus and too much food. Be sure to ask your guest of honor for favorite foods that they want to serve, even if it’s pizza and wings.

Ask for help
Hosting a large event can be stressful! Don’t hesitate to accept assistance. Ask your family and friends to help with preparations or to bring a great party dish from our Graduation Party Treats Guide. Consider catering or prepared foods — you'll find the delicious party foods and snacks
such as:

Main courses

  • Giant Eagle® mini sandwich tray or Giant Eagle® sandwich ring (All-American, Italian or New York)
  • King crab legs and lobster tails
  • 100-piece fried or roasted chicken

The most popular drink at summer grad parties is bottled water! Stock up ahead of your party when cases are on sale at Giant Eagle®. Keep a basket with single-serving powdered drink mixes nearby for guests who want to add flavor. Include a variety or other drinks:

  • Giant Eagle assorted sodas
  • Giant Eagle assorted flavored seltzers
  • Iced tea, fruit punch and lemonade

Décor and more
We can help with your decorations too! Visit our Floral Department to order special arrangements and graduation balloons to create a beautiful and festive party atmosphere. Complete the look with decorative disposable plates, cups and silverware that make clean up a breeze!

Prefer to celebrate at a restaurant?
Perhaps your guest list is small, you prefer a weekend brunch graduation get together, or you’re overwhelmed at the prospect of hosting a party at home. Then a local restaurant may be the perfect place for your celebration. Save when you earn fuelperks!® by purchasing gift cards from Giant Eagle before your party.


Tasty Desserts

Great gifts for grads
Make your graduation gift shopping easy when you reward your graduate with these gift ideas:

  • Gift cards to your grad’s favorite stores and restaurants are sure to be appreciated. Visit our greeting cards section for a card that expresses your sentiments perfectly.
  • Use your pictures to create a personal gift of memories at the Giant Eagle Photo Department.

More entertaining ideas
For more recipes, browse our party celebration guides: