Best Graduation Party Food Ideas

Break out the slow cookers and fire up the grill

You've watched your firstborn walk across the stage to receive that hard-earned diploma, and now it's time to celebrate. If you're planning to throw a graduation party at home, you're going to need easy and tasty recipes that will satisfy your crowd.

Whether you're planning for a small group or feeding 100 hungry teenagers, here are the appetizers, sides, mains, desserts and drink recipes to throw a bash to remember.

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Charred Tomato Salsa

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

The Ultimate Hot Dog

Carnitas Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa

Beef Burger Patties

Fresh Coleslaw

Watermelon Lemonade

Gator Bite Rum Punch

Creamsicle®-Inspired Icebox Cake

Corn Bread Ice Cream Sandwiches

White Chocolate-Watermelon Pops