Wednesday, May 21, 2014

{Party Bee} Gabby's Criminology Graduation Party!

This past week my good friend, Gabby, graduated from ASU with a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology. I am so proud of her and all her hard work over the past five years and when she asked me to help her with her graduation party I excitedly said YES! Her ideas for a criminology themed party were just too fun to resist and the outcome was pretty awesome.
It was important to use a criminology theme but still incorporate ASU and graduation into theme. So we added touches of maroon and graduation hat graphics. But we mostly went all out with the criminology theme using "caution" tape as the main item of decor.
Gabby's good friend made her delicious tiered cake and we topped it off with a 2014 cake topper.
It was a lot of fun coming up with names for the items on the dessert table, though I did have a little help from Spaceships and Laser Beams (they have great ideas on how to throw a detective party!). A couple of the treats we served were "double agent donuts" and "sinfully sweet chocolate covered Oreos". Those were nabbed quickly!
I also created "crime scene cookies" using the letter G for Gabby with graduation caps! I thought these turned out really cute.
Evidence bags were created to use as take home bags for the guests to use to package their treats.
Dove chocolates and Hershey Bliss chocolates were the perfect combination to represent ASU colors and they were delicious too!
Water bottle labels and soda bottle labels were created to make the "secret agent H20" and "Sweet Justice Juice". I love how the juice added a little extra pop of color!
The centerpieces were a lot of fun to make and they were super easy! I just used a glass vase and a little caution tape and the tables were beautifully decorated! We also incorporated photos of the graduate to personalize the decor.
We wanted to add some more fun to the party by having all of the guests fill out a fingerprint message card. Here they got "booked and finger printed"...well they just had to leave one fingerprint and a message for the graduate.
I think one of the most fun aspects of the party was the mugshot photo booth! All of the guests were able to dress up like smooth criminals and take some hilarious photos. Here we are with the graduate!
The mugshot sign was a great prop as it added the party information to the photo!
Gabby even had a signature drink called, "Rookie Blue", which was a Blue Curacao Margarita. Mason jars are just the cutest glasses to use and make adorable party favors too if you don't want to keep them to reuse again!
What a great party! Not only was it a lot of fun to create but it was even more fun to attend!
Happy graduation Gabby! We are so proud of you!


  1. That’s a unique party! I really adore the theme and all these arrangements also look fabulous. Well dear, we are also planning a fun family dinner party at some domestic party LA venue. This time we want a themed DIY party. Could you help by suggesting a funky theme?

    1. Thank you so much! Well without knowing what kind of party you are having and the look and feel of the event you are going for, it is hard to give suggestions. But I will give it a try anyway! So I am not sure if the following suggestions are necessarily funky, but they would be fun and very easy to execute....roaring twenties/great gatsby, masquerade, boho chic, vintage carnival, Warhol-esque/Pop art themed. Whatever you choose, I am sure it will be great! Happy party planning!