GRADUATION: local grocery store talks party trends and stress-free planning

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Graduation is right around the corner and that means the party planning is underway, which can become stressful quickly. However, Hy-Vee in Manhattan can get you all taken care of stress-free. 

Margot Hutchison is the catering manager at Manhattan’s Hy-Vee and she said their team can walk you through exactly what you need and what to do to make it a successful, care-free party that’s all about your graduate.

“Just give us a call and ask to speak to a catering manager and if you’re not sure where to start, our ‘select a tray’ is a really hot item right now,” Hutchison said.

Hy-Vee has four different sizes of trays to match your party size exactly right.

There are shrimp trays to select from, along with fruit trays, cocktail sandwiches, assorted meat and cheeses, veggie trays, a seven layer dip and of course a graduation cake.

If you’re looking for more than finger food to cater your party with, Hy-Vee also suggests ordering a taco bar or a traditional two entrée selection. Although, with the dozens of graduation parties that could be in a day, Hutchison says finger foods are the way to go because it’s quick and easy.  

Let’s talk dessert! 

There’s a quarter sheet cake all the way up to a full sheet cake. The full sheet cake can serve us to 96 people. Hutchison said they can put any image, any drawing or writing on the cake as well.

Prices range depending on what you select, but there are a few deals you can get right here.

Using the code HYVEEGRAD2019: 

  • Spend $100 or more you can get 5% off
  • Spend $200 or more you can get 15% off
  • This offer is good until May 10

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