Class parties for kids of any
age --- from grade school to college --- must be fun with a capital "F".
This starts with eye-catching invitations, colorful party décor and fun food.
The Gardenia Bread Institute shares these easy party tips for the grad in your
the food fuss-free. Select dishes that aren't heavy with sauces and that can
be cut and still enjoyed in bite sizes. Remember that you'll probably be
using paper plates (instead of grandmother's good china) so the food
shouldn't soak through. You may run out of table space so the menu should be
easy to handle when eating standing up, cocktail-party style.
the mood with the right decoration, balloons and bunting in the school
colors or drawings of the school mascot will put guests in a party mood. You
can hang 18"-lengths of gift ribbons, tacked from the ceiling, over the
buffet table to add a festive and original touch.
are a must. Set up a large illustration board which every guest can sign and
leave a souvenir note during the graduation party. Don't forget to prepare
the camera and have plenty of film on hand.
quick pica-pica by slicing Gardenia Raisin Loaf into finger-length slices or
triangles. The plump California raisins and natural sweetness in each slice
make this an instant treat that needs no extra fillings or dips.
of hotdog coils or your favorite recipe are also easy to serve.
a quick dessert, you can
also make "sweet tooth barbeques": Thread cubes of Gardenia Coffee
Macaroon Loaf and alternate with marshmallows, banana or pineapple slices
for a colorful spread. All Gardenia specialty bread come extra thick so you
can skewer them easily.
for exciting shapes. Use a cookie cutter on Gardenia Chocolate Chip Loaf to
make stars, circles, heart shapes and other unique designs. You can even cut
out "Class 2005" and form them out of any of Gardenias line of
on giveaways to remember the occasion. Loot bags filled with toys or
knick-knacks, school tee shirts, or oven personalized thank you cards for
all the guests ensure that it will be an occasion well cherished.