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Gia and Gabriella’s Joint Graduation Party Was a White-and-Gold Wonderland

The RHONJ daughters celebrated their new chapters with a lavish celebration at Teresa’s home.

By Joshua Espinoza
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Between athletic achievements, exciting career moves, and academic milestones, the past seven months have marked a collective winning streak for The Real Housewives of New Jersey daughters. The family continued their celebratory year on Friday, July 14, when they hosted a joint graduation party for Gia and Gabriella — the eldest children of RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice and her ex-husband, Joe Giudice.

Teresa goes all out for Gia and Gabriella’s graduation party

The event took place at Teresa’s luxurious Garden State mansion, which she shares with her current husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas. A day after the party, Gia took to Instagram to share an inside look at the extravagant shindig as well as her stunning outfits.

The backyard celebration featured a white-and-gold color scheme with beautiful balloon art by The Balloon Boss, a full dance floor, a decadent three-tiered cake, and a massive marquee that read “GRAD.” One of the biggest highlights, however, was the elaborate photo booth by TapSnap 1165, a Jersey-based company owned by Nick and Melanie Pagnotta. 

Grad Party 1

“[Four] years ago we photo boothed for Gia’s high school graduation, and now we are for her college graduation — and Gabriella’s high school graduation!” Nick and Melanie wrote on Instagram. “Time flies! Thank you all for having us celebrate your special milestones.”

Grad Party 2

TapSnap 1165 also provided a beautiful backdrop that was covered with lush white flowers. It was the perfect complement to the floral arrangements placed throughout the party. 

Gia and Gabriella’s Party Looks

Gia rocked not one but two dresses for the event. The first was a white sleeveless gown with a cowl neck, and the second was a playful white mini with halter straps and a floral detail near the neckline. Her hair and makeup were done by Cazoo Beauty co-owners Lucia Stephanina Casazza and Alexia Casazza, respectively.

Gabriella also delivered an angelic white moment, as she donned an above-the-knee sleeveless dress paired with white heels. She kept the look effortlessly chic with minimal jewelry and a sleek, straight hairdo parted in the middle.

Gia Grad

What’s next for Gabriella?

The party went down just a few weeks after Gabriella graduated from high school. The Jersey teen is now headed to the University of Michigan, where she will pursue a degree in economics.

Teresa celebrated Gabriella’s college acceptance in a March 17 Instagram post, which included her daughter’s beautiful senior photo.

“I loved you from the moment you opened your eyes. You are a joy, a wonderful daughter, a voice of reason, the greatest big sister,” Teresa wrote. “You, Gabriella, will go on to do great things. You are so kind, inclusive, [and] organized! My mind soars with possibilities for you. Congrats my gorgeous girl[.] Michigan — WOW.” 

The Jersey mom and daughter flew to the Great Lake State the morning of Sunday, July 16, for UM-Ann Arbor’s freshman orientation. 

“On our way to Michigan!” Teresa said in an Instagram Story before turning the camera toward Gabriella. “And here’s my beauty, my porcelain doll… This is so much fun! Bright and early, a 6 a.m. flight. We’re gonna be there for a couple of days. So excited!”

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Gia’s Career Goals

Gia graduated from Rutgers University back in May with a degree in criminal justice. The Jersey daughter said she intends to go to law school and eventually become an immigration attorney. She spoke about her goals during a 2021 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, saying she decided to pursue law after her parents’ legal battles.

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“[My parents’] whole experience influenced me, honestly, for the better,” she said about her legal aspirations. “I just want to help families and be able to be there for families and help children.”

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