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Here are your easy make-ahead mini sandwiches to serve for a graduation party. Making them ahead will let you enjoy the party without the stress of last-minute preparations. From classic cucumber sandwiches to creative fillings, get recipes for a variety of mini-party sandwiches that can be prepared in advance.

Graduation Party Food You Can Make The Day Before

a variety of make ahead sandwiches perfect for a derby party
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With a few simple entertaining tips and how-to recipes, you will be able to fill your party table with delicious sandwiches that will impress your friends and family.

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French Pressed Tiny Sandwich Bites

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These French pressed sandwich bites – inspired by the pan bagnat – have 3 different flavour varieties in one loaf! A party food that’s a little bit different, but still super easy to prepare.

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Pulled Pork Butter & Brown Sugar Topped Sliders

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This sweet and saucy BBQ pulled pork sliders recipe is an absolute winner for any gathering or casual meal. With tender and juicy pulled pork, sweet and tangy barbecue sandwich sauce, melted cheese, and sweet Hawaiian slider buns, these sliders are a crowd pleaser. 

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Pressed Italian Sandwich

Pressed Italian Sandwich
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This Pressed Italian Sandwich takes all your favorite cold cuts and deli meats and piles them high into hollowed out ciabatta. Guaranteed to be the favorite at your KY Derby Party.

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Easy Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich

Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
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Super easy to prepare, and guess what, these little gems can be made with only 3 ingredients such as white bread, plain cream cheese and English cucumber. Change them up with your favorite bread, or add some fresh dill to the cream cheese.

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Roasted Beef Tenderloin Sliders

Beef Tenderloin Sliders
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Beef tenderloin. Do those two words intimidate you? Trust me, friend, they won’t after you read this post. I’ve got some foolproof roasting tips that are going to make you feel a whole lot better.

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Mini Cucumber Sandwiches With Cream Cheese

Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches With Cream Cheese and Cucumbers
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These little gemas are perfect for parties, brunches, a wedding or baby shower, and more. These mini sandwiches are a refreshing addition to any party spread. Make them in just 10 minutes from start to finish.

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Easy Strawberry Tea Sandwiches

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Three-ingredient strawberry cream cheese tea sandwiches are perfect for spring holidays and brunches. Cute and dainty, these petite bites are the perfect spring mini sandwich to serve at your Derby Party.

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Mini Muffulettas

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These party-sized Mini Muffulettas are perfect for serving a crowd. With layers of olive salad, sliced meats, cheese, and fresh bread, this is the sandwich you need when you’re looking to throw the best party ever.

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Ham and Swiss Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls with Aioli

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Ham and Swiss sliders are ideal for graduation paries, game day parties, backyard cookouts– you name it, these sliders are quick, easy and scrumptious. Soft, sweet Hawaiian rolls get filled with layers of savory ham and melted Swiss cheese. With a spread of creamy garlic aioli and a generous brushing of butter on top, these sliders are completely irresistible.

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