Graduation season is nigh—what are you making to feed the happy graduate and your friends and family?

Preparing meals for larger gatherings is all about planning, pacing and staging—careful implementation of time and resources.

So, for example, you can marinate skirt steak skewers ahead of time so they’re ready to put on the grill as guests start to arrive. You can also make a big batch of deviled eggs and refrigerate them for several hours before serving.

Other recipes, such as the Baked Wontons in our round-up below, can be made entirely ahead and frozen—even better!

Here are some of our favorite bites for a big graduation party – what are yours?

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