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16 Graduation-Party Appetizers That Have Graduated To The Next Level

When you throw a graduation party, you serve delicious apps. It's what you do. And when you want to save 15% or more on car insurance, you switch to GEICO. It's what you do.

1. Bacon-Wrapped Strawberry-Stuffed Jalapeños

Courtesy of Oh Sweet Basil /

Only the most elevated palate can truly appreciate a strawberry-stuffed jalapeño. Fortunately, you have graduated to this level.

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2. Peach and Ricotta Canapés

Courtesy of Lorimer Street Kitchen /

Canapé isn't just French for an antique sofa — it's also a mind-blowing appetizer. But you already knew that, you graduate, you.

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3. Walnut-Encrusted Sea Scallops

Courtesy of Nosh and Nourish /

These scallops encrusted themselves in walnuts in honor of your big graduation day. THIS IS HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS.

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4. Crab and Yuzu Guacamole of Cooking With Cocktail Rings /

You know that crab is delicious and that yuzu sounds too fancy NOT to be delicious're in good hands.

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5. Honey-Baked Camembert With Bacon and Rosemary

Courtesy of Wander Cooks / /

You stepped up your game by graduating, so this baked camembert had to step it up too. (Honey! Bacon! Rosemary! Brain explodes.)

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6. Blood Orange Honey Ginger–Glazed Pork Tacos

Courtesy of Heather Christo /

You don't need a degree to determine just how delicious these tacos are. But you have one anyway. ;)

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7. Matcha Hot-Cross Buns

Courtesy of Wandercooks /

These hot-cross buns aren't matcha do about nothing. That's a Shakespeare reference. #graduated

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8. Cheese and Tomato Tarts

Courtesy of Kitchen Sanctuary /

Pizza is for noobs. You've graduated to tarts now. Nbd.

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9. Polenta Bites With Ricotta and Shaved Asparagus

Courtesy of /

These delicate little amuse-bouches are light as feathers and will melt in your mouth. (Now that you've graduated you like to say things like amuse-bouches.)

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10. Muhammara (Red Pepper and Walnut Dip)

Courtesy of Simple Vegan Blog /

Forget hummus. You've graduated to muhammara. You're ready.

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11. Pumpkin Hummus With Spiced Lamb

Courtesy of Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez /

But if you do go for hummus, make it this pumpkin hummus topped with spiced lamb. You're living at a whole new level now.

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12. Cherry Nectarine Pies With Sage-Spelt Crust

Courtesy of Woodland Keep /

You're not sure what spelt is — you just know that these pies are amazing and that you totally nailed your graduation.

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13. Garlicky Duck Sausage Rolls

Courtesy of Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez /

Duck is something you eat now. Delicious, garlicky duck. (With your graduation cap on, of course.)

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14. Watermelon Salad With Sriracha Vinaigrette

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Watermelon was pretty straightforward, until you introduced sriracha to it. Classic graduate move.

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15. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites With Apricot-Pepper Dipping Sauce

Courtesy of Lovely Little Kitchen /

Wrapping things in bacon and dipping them in fruit is about as fancy as you can get. Welcome to the big leagues in life...and in apps.

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16. Birthday Cake Truffles

Courtesy of Sprinkles For Breakfast /

You never stop wanting birthday cake, but now it comes with truffles. And now you come with a diploma!

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