Planning a graduation party this year? I’ve got you covered for recipes! Here are some of my favorite gluten free + vegan so that everyone can enjoy the party!
No matter if you are planning a small gathering of your close friends and family or a large party to celebrate, these easy to make recipes are perfect for your party! Here are some of the best appetizers and snacks, side dishes, entrees, and desserts to help you plan the best graduation party ever.
Appetizers + Snacks
There is something so fun about appetizers at parties. Maybe it’s just because I love bite sized snacks? These are great because there are options for everyone, gluten free, vegan, and other food allergies are all included.
3 ingredients for a delicious and vegan friendly dip!
Gluten Free Mozzarella sticks
These are always a crowd pleaser and a must have appetizer for any party! Make them a few days before the party so that the morning of, you just have to pop them in the oven and serve after a few minutes of baking.
Gluten Free Cheese bread
This herbed gluten free focaccia inspired bread is such a delicious appetizer! Spiced with herbs, you can make it dairy free by omitting the cheese on top. Or, add more cheese if you like!
No party is complete without this appetizer! I make a huge batch of this for my family gatherings and it is always one of the first things to be eaten.
While not a traditional appetizer, I think seeing a big bowl of this on the table at a party is such a fun treat, especially with tiny chocolates!
Such a classic appetizer, this one gets a twist with the addition of avocados! Making them almost like a guacamole egg, this is a unique appetizer that guests will love.
Strawberry lemon ginger fizz
A fun and sparkling drink that is alcohol free! Add ice cream scoops to it for a dessert or keep it simple and refreshing for those hot outdoor parties.
They may be called side dishes but these recipes are nothing less than center stage worthy! From baked beans to summer salads, these recipes are always requested at parties and I know they'll be a winner for you.
Brown sugar baked beans that can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker. No matter which way you make them, they are sure to be enjoyed! Can be made vegetarian or with bacon depending on what you need. These are so good with any and all summer BBQs.
Summer Street Corn
Inspired by Mexican street corn, this easy to mix up summer street corn salad is one of my favorite go-tos for summer parties! Filled with fresh summer veggies and a perfect cool dressing, your guests will love this.
Cucumber Feta Salad
If refreshing salads are what you are after, look no further than this cucumber feta salad! All the cool and refreshing veggies of summer in a lemon vinaigrette that is the perfect compliment to any summer meal.
Greek Pasta Salad
A delicious and easy Greek pasta salad! It requires almost no cooking and comes together so quickly. It’s a classic at a potluck for a reason.
Lemon Pasta Salad
Gluten free and vegan lemon pasta salad is a winner! This salad is quick to make with only boiling the noodles, chopping the veggies, and mixing up a delicious and refreshing lemon dressing.
A main meal dish that can feed a crowd! Here are ideas for a large or small gathering, all of them delicious!
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
I love having small sandwiches that people can enjoy while mingling at parties. This chicken salad sandwich uses fennel in place of celery to give it a unique twist!
Gluten Free Pizza
Who doesn’t love pizza at a party? This gluten free pizza is a perfect meal for smaller gatherings where everyone can pick their toppings.
Black Bean Burgers
Burgers and summer parties are a perfect pairing. These black bean burgers are gluten free and vegan, and made with only a few kitchen pantry staples. Make them as spicy as you like!
Having a big dessert table or just a few things set out for a smaller gathering, no matter what kind of party you are hosting, everyone will love these summer time desserts.
Chocolate Chip cookies
A classic! These chocolate chip cookies are perfect for kids and adults to snack on or enjoy for dessert.
The best of a peach cobbler in a fun cupcake! Cool and creamy cream cheese frosting on top of a cupcake filled with peaches. It is the perfect summer dessert.
When I think of summer I think of s’mores. These are sure to be a hit at your graduation party, especially if you have a backyard fire!
Gluten Free Chocolate Sheet Cake
When you need to feed a crowd at your graduation party, this cake is one of my go-to recipes! It tastes just like a classic bakery style cake, but in a gluten free variety. Plus, it makes delicious cupcakes.
Chocolate cake pops
For a fun twist, why not take some cake and turn it into easy chocolate cake pops! This recipe is a lot easier to make than you may think. Make them the day before and chill them overnight so your guests can have a cool treat.
Gluten Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Is there anything better than ice cream? How about a gluten free cookie dough ice cream!? So easy to make and filled with tiny gluten free cookie dough balls, everyone will love this to celebrate.
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