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Graduation season is here and it is time to party! Whether you are hosting a party for your students, your own kids, a family member, or a friend, make graduation and end-of-year parties healthy with these party treats.

Delicious and Healthy Ideas

A Fruity Graduate

Source: A Thrifty Mom 


  • Individual fruit or applesauce cups (go for the unsweetened version)
  • 4×4 inch card stock squares (1 per cup)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Sharpie (optional)
  • Bakers twine, thin strips of paper or ribbon


  1. Turn the unopened fruit or applesauce cups upside down.
  2. Glue the card stock square on top of the fruit or applesauce cup (as pictured below).
  3. Glue the twine, paper or ribbon on top of the card stock to look like a tassel.
  4. Glue googly eyes on the outside of the cup.
  5. Using the googly eyes as a guide, draw a face – Make it silly, happy, however you are feeling about graduation.
  6. When you’re ready, turn over your “graduate”, open and enjoy!

Turkey Diploma and Fruity Graduation Cap


  • Sliced turkey, or meat of choice
  • Kiwi, peeled
  • Graham crackers
  • Fruit rope, for tassel
  • Ribbon


  1. Roll up your meat and tie it with a ribbon.
  2. Place the kiwi on a plate and top it with a half of a graham cracker (in the shape of a square).
  3. Place the fruit rope on top of the graham cracker, hanging off like a tassel.

Fruit & Yogurt Bar


  • Clear plastic cups (at least 10 ounces)
  • Variety of fruit choices (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
  • Low-fat yogurt (either plain or variety flavors)
  • Low-fat granola or other low sugar cereal
  • Bowls for toppings
  • Spoons for the toppings
  • Spoons for the guests
  • Labels
  • Permanent marker


  1. Based on the age of the students, decide if students are old enough to make their own yogurt parfait or if adults are needed to scoop ingredients for them.
  2. Choose the type of yogurt and scoop it into the students’ cup. We recommend having at least 2 flavors to choose from.
  3. Choose which toppings you want and spoon as much of each topping on top of the yogurt. It’s nice to alternate granola/cereal and fruit, but it’s up to you.