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Graduation Parties

After the diplomas are handed out and the tassels are turned, there’s no better way to celebrate a recent graduate than by throwing a party full of family and friends. With so many grad parties taking place all summer long, the surefire way to host a standout event is by adding handmade touches. Simple additions--like a homemade banner or diploma-shaped cookies--will make the party extra-special. Not sure what to give the grads on your list? Even cash becomes a memorable gift when presented in a mini mortarboard box. For a more personal present, a scrapbook overflowing with photos and artwork collected over the years celebrates the grad’s journey-and her destination. Check out our graduation gift and party ideas for even more inspiration.

After the diplomas are handed out and the tassels are turned, there’s no better way to celebrate a recent graduate than by throwing a party full of family and friends. With so many grad parties taking place all summer long, the surefire way to host a standout event is by adding handmade touches. Simple additions--like a homemade banner or diploma-shaped cookies--will make the party extra-special. Not sure what to give the grads on your list? Even cash becomes...

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Is it a dressing or a dip? Who cares? Green goddess dressing, the beloved California creation, doubles as a dip for a summertime crudite platter. The creamy concoction is studded with chopped fresh herbs and scallions, and it pairs particularly well with the season's bounty -- here, baby carrots and yellow squash, tender peas and beans, and little tomatoes -- but let the greenmarket (or your own garden) be your guide.This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).

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Is this melon-sorbet float a drink or a dessert? With something this cool and delicious, it doesn't matter what you call it -- or when you serve it. As you make the melon balls, scoop some extras to keep in the freezer so you can serve up another round of these dairy-free floats in an instant.

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If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling. To make lamb and turkey koftas at the same time, combine all the ingredients except the meat first, then transfer half the mixture to another bowl and add one pound of each meat to each bowl.