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How to Throw the Best Grad Party

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It’s that time of year again. After years of attending classes, studying, and occasionally pulling all-nighters, the great milestone of graduation is finally here. Whether it’s a graduation from high school, college, or any other educational program, it is important to honor this achievement in the right way. It’s not just time to graduate, it’s also time to celebrate!

We’ve got the perfect tips on how to throw the best graduation party:


The first thing you need to figure out is where to throw the graduation party.  We all love outdoor celebrations in the summertime, but it can be a tricky time of year to plan an outdoor event in Wisconsin. Some days are glorious, with warm sunshine and gentle breezes, perfect for spending time out in the fresh air. And then there are those days when the rain just won’t quit and the wind threatens to blow away everything that isn’t bolted down.

If you plan on having your graduation party outside, hopefully you get one of those perfect, sunny days and your party goes off without a hitch. But just to be safe, make sure you have a backup plan for everything including seating, decorations, and, of course, the food. Rather than planning on grilling out only to find out you are stuck indoors, plan a menu that can be served either outdoors or indoors. Lucky for you, something like one of QDOBA Catering’s hot taco, nacho, and burrito bowl bars work equally well set up on a picnic table in the park, your kitchen counter, or any other venue you can think of - and you can even get the food delivered right to you! It also comes with an easy to use catering kit and sets up in a snap. 

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The key to any successful graduation celebration is the perfect spread. The food needs to please both the guests and the graduate (it is their party after all). QDOBA Catering’s hot taco, nacho, and burrito bowl bars offer the perfect variety of fresh, delicious Mexican food that can be customized to satisfy both adventurous foodies and picky eaters.

Qdoba Mexican Eats Catering Wisconsin Graduation Party

Guests can build their own meals with their favorite ingredients using our easy catering options.  Vegetarians and meat lovers alike will find a variety of tasty and healthy options to create their perfect meal. Got any dietary restrictions or picky eaters? QDOBA Catering is happy to accommodate any food allergies and special requests.

All of the flavors you enjoy at QDOBA Mexican Eats are available to include in a QDOBA Catering order. Adobo-marinated chicken and steak? Check. Your choice of rice and beans? Check. All the salsa, queso, and hand-smashed guacamole you could every want? Check. And just in time for graduation party season, Queso Diablo has returned! Kick your fiesta up a notch with this spicy, smoky queso - a fan favorite back for a limited time only.


Trying to keep things healthy? Make sure to include lettuce in your order so your guests can make salads and add some fajita veggies for an additional vegetarian option. And don't forget healthy avocados in our guacamole - we've partnered with Avocados from Mexico and are giving away some exciting prizes!

The friendly and knowledgeable catering specialists at QDOBA are happy to customize the perfect taco, nacho, and burrito bowl bar for your group. Just call them up at 888-228-3794 and they will walk you through all of your different options and help you create the perfect spread for your party. You can also take a look at our full catering menu.


Now that you’ve got the location and food taken care of, now it’s time to have some fun. The graduate has been working hard towards this goal for a long time – and so have their families. Graduation parties should be fun and relaxing. The last thing they need is additional stress. That’s why QDOBA Catering makes everything so easy. Setting up is a snap and each order comes with everything you’ll need - including napkins, utensils, and warming stands to keep everything fresh. You can also add desserts and beverages to make things even simpler.

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Since you won’t have the food to worry about, you can focus on having fun. Get some decorations, put out your favorite yard games, craft the perfect playlist, and don’t forget to display plenty of embarrassing pictures of the graduate – from diapers to braces to bad haircuts – so guests will be reminded of the beautiful journey that led to this amazing achievement. Finally, it’s time to relax and celebrate – you’ve earned it!


Thanks to Sweet Phi for the beautiful photos! Make sure to read all about her experience throwing an amazing Cinco de Mayo party.

Don’t believe catering your event can be that easy? We have proof! Watch QDOBA Catering in action at real events.

Leave us a comment about how you like to celebrate big achievements like graduations!