Food to Have Delivered to Your Graduation Party That Isn't Pizza

By Brittany Loeffler on May 11, 2017

It’s a special time in your life: you’ve just received your degree and graduated from college. In order to celebrate this momentous time in your life, your family will most likely want to throw you a party. Life can be a little too busy to put together a full out party for your friends and family and sometimes you need a little help.

To cut down on the stress and preparation, we’ve come up with a variety of delicious foods that can be delivered to your graduation party that isn’t pizza. That way, you can enjoy your party without stressing about grocery shopping, cooking, and serving.

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Food Direct

Food Direct is an amazing website where you can order whatever kind of prepared food you want. Instead of ordering food from a restaurant or having a restaurant cater your party, you can choose which foods are on the menu. It can be a variety of different cuisines. Not to mention, Food Direct will deliver food from all over the country. So, if you would like some Maine lobster for your main course and authentic New York cheesecake for dessert, it can be arranged.

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Olive Garden

Talk about endless breadsticks and salad. Your guests will love you for bringing them buttery and doughy breadsticks along with soups, salads, and pastas. If you’re in the mood for Italian food, this is the best restaurant to cater your graduation party.

They will set up a pasta bar with different types of pasta and sauces for your guests to pick and choose which entrée they would like to try. They may even come up with something not offered on the original menu!

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Panera Bread

If your graduation party takes place during the day, sandwiches and soups are the perfect foods to serve your guests. With a variety of different sandwiches, soups, and pastries, Panera Bread won’t let you down. Who wouldn’t love being served warm and creamy macaroni and cheese in the comfort of their own home?

Your guests will love the artisan sandwiches. Panera will have your guests looking at their food as much more than just a sandwich, but a masterpiece.

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Mexican food

Everybody loves Mexican food, especially if it is catered from either Qdoba or Chipotle. They will offer you a “Make Your Own” burrito or taco bar, just like in the stores. This allows for each guest to personalize their meal at your graduation party. Nobody likes to show up to a party that is serving unappetizing food. You can’t go wrong with Mexican, whether it is tacos, burritos, chimichangas, or tamales. Your guests will be sure to go back for seconds.

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If your crowd is the type to go out for sushi or try new things, ordering a massive amount of sushi and sashimi rolls will excite your guests. You may even want to hire someone to make the sushi on site so your guests can admire the technique and skill put into making a sushi roll.

Of course, you will need to serve more than just sushi. Spring rolls, edamame, miso soup, and fried rice are some other dishes you can serve alongside your sushi and sashimi rolls.

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Famous Dave’s BBQ

If you decide to host your graduation party outside on a warm summer day, barbecue food may be the way to go. Pulled pork sandwiches and sweet baby back ribs will make your guests “ooh” and “ahh” as they wipe off their hands with wet napkins. Add some coleslaw and cornbread and you just served them a wonderful meal consisting of comfort food.

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Deli sandwiches

If the atmosphere of your graduation party is a little more casual and takes place during the day, ordering deli sandwiches from a local sandwich shop or grocery store may be the way to go. Make sure to order a variety of different meats and some vegetarian sandwiches. Serve with sides such as potato salad, macaroni salad, and coleslaw. This isn’t the most extensive menu, but it’s simple and everyone is sure to enjoy it.

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Well … Pizza

When talking about food delivery options, of course I have to mention the famous and most commonly ordered food: pizza. If you decide to just have a small group of friends over to celebrate your graduation and you don’t want to make a big deal about it, order a few pizzas with different types of toppings. If you’re feeling adventurous, have everyone ordered their own small pizza and then trade and share slices with one another.

By Brittany Loeffler

Uloop Writer
Brittany is a senior English major with a concentration in creative writing at Temple University. After growing up in a very rural part of Pennsylvania, she found her calling in the streets of the big city of Philadelphia. Aside from writing, she enjoys reading, movies, baking, and photography.

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