Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Invite guests to a graduation party in style with Minted’s selection of party invitations, announcements, decor and more, plus this Raspberry Fruit Dip!

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Planning a graduation party is fun, especially when you have a creative girl helping you! This year, with the help of Minted, we’re planning a dessert party for Abby’s graduation celebration, so I get to share all the details. But we’ll first start off with graduation announcements!

Graduation Announcements.

A few weeks ago, we ordered a combo package of Abby’s graduation announcements plus thank you cards from Minted. I love how Minted makes ordering easy, with their combo packs, which is going to make writing all those thank you notes much easier for Abby. One lesson I’ve taught my kids: The importance of thanking others for generosity shown to them. The return address is already on the envelope, one step that makes it easier.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Abby chose 2 photos from her friend, Olivia Leigh Photography’s, for a beautiful, simple card, and then a separate photo for the thank you notes.

Shop Minted.

Minted offers unique graduation announcements, photo graduation announcements, and graduation party invitations. They are created exclusively for Minted by their community of independent designers, fully customizable and beautifully printed on luxurious signature paper, 100% recycled matte stationery paper or gorgeous pearlescent paper.

Plus … they do beautiful work with photo art!

Family photo art.

Paul and I turned two of our favorite prints into photo art for our family wall.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip
Minted makes it easy, because they have designs ready to use, you just insert the photos, and then you can personalize each one by choosing colors, frames, and even text!

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Dorm room art.

High School gradation comes once in a lifetime, so with Abby moving up to Seattle, she’ll be decorating her walls with some of her favorite photography!

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

She took 4 photos and framed them in a natural premium wood. Photos come in multiple sizes, framed or unframed, and start at $20.

Personalized friend gifts.

She also got creative with her gift giving, taking special memories shared with some of her girlfriends, turning them into chic photo gifts.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

You can also add photos and personalize journals, such as the adventurer notebook. Another sweet gift to give!

Home art.

I spruced up our dining area with 2 new pieces of art—in the space we chose to host the party.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Which also, by the way, I’ve created a “graduation door” which we’re filling up with all the grads announcements! Take a peek … (This is my $10 yard sale bargain.)

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

How do you choose fine art with so many selections? For me, I chose a color scheme that worked well for my home—blues and yellows—placing 2 vertical photos side by side: Stack of Apples, by artist Nicole Eckenrode (Seattle, WA), and Sun Drop, by artist Holly Royval (Denver, CO).

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

If you aren’t familiar with Minted, they bring in artists from all over the world with “a flare” for exceptional designs!

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Get the party started!

Setting up for the party, we decided on a dessert theme, with yellow as our highlight color. My girl was a big helper!

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Yellow tassel garland from Prospect Goods.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Ball Purple canning jars for drinks.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Purple Regal Geraniums for the flowers.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Chocolate cake was the star of the party.

Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip

Little cupcakes and snacks.

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Raspberry Fruit Dip.

A delicious dip served with fruit skewers, strawberries, pretzels (also great with apple slices, bananas, pineapple, and more)! Store in fridge up to 3 days.

Raspberry Fruit Dip

We couldn’t find the skewers for the fruit, so we actually used straws. Clever, huh? It worked like a charm!

A graduation party doesn’t have to be a huge event. For our oldest son, we had a giant party with a taco truck (shared with another family), and our middle son headed off to China right after graduation, so he opted to not have a party at all. Abby’s … simple and sweet (literally, with lots of yummy desserts), but not too much.

Our wish for Abby is for friends to pop in, say hello, congratulate our little girl with a hug and well wishes, and not feel like they have to stay for hours.

It will be a lovely event. :)

Thank you, Minted, for making it special for our Abby!

Raspberry Fruit Dip

Raspberry Fruit Dip
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Raspberry Fruit Dip

A delicious dip served with fruit skewers, strawberries, pretzels, apple slices, bananas, pineapple, and more! Store in fridge up to 3 days.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 10 -12

Ingredients

  • Fruit pieces strawberries, pineapple, melon, in chunks
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 7 oz. marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Mint for garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and marshmallow cream together.
  • Puree the raspberries; add to the cream cheese mixture. Continue to beat on low until combined.
  • Using a skewer (or straw), thread the fruit to create a skewer with about 5-6 pieces.
  • Serve the skewers with the fruit dip.

This post is sponsored by Minted, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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8 comments on “Minted Graduation Party with Raspberry Fruit Dip”

  1. I love Minted SO much. I have a huge crush on all their stuff. I love doing cards and banners there. Such a great party and dip!

  2. I love everything about this grad party–the cards, the gifts for friends, the fruit dip! What a wonderful celebration before the new adventure begins!

  3. I can’t believe she’s graduating…what a fun and festive party! Minted has the best photo cards… I always love yours!

  4. Love, love, love all of these ideas since we are starting to plan Hanna’s graduation party as well. Can’t believe our girls are off to the Emerald City in the fall!!

  5. Love your Graduation Door!! So cute. Your kiddos must feel so loved by their parents :) And this dip looks fabulous by the way! We eat fruit pretty much every time we snack, so dips help keep up the variety!

  6. Looks good. My mom made a similar fruit dip, minus the raspberries.

  7. what a beautiful celebration Sandy!! I love that Abby is giving her friends the framed pics.
    The collection of announcements is a fabulous idea and I love the appearance of your aluminum trays again! I stopped in our antique mall yesterday and didn’t see a single one ;( NC must have them all lol I’m going to check ebay next. I love that they aren’t too shiny, so they are perfect for photos.

    Congrats Abby!

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