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Graduation party
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Stephanie Dean

Graduation party

Celebrate the big day with crowd-pleasers: mini steak tortas, classic guacamole, cheesy stuffed peppers and, of course, some big, bold drinks for toasting the grad.

Drinks:

The Party Starter

Sunset's Spring Punch

Eats:

Gabriel's Guacamole

Chile and Lime Steak Tortas (pictured)

Mini Peppers Filled with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

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