Wednesday, March 30, 2011

70's Murder Mystery Partay...there has been another murder.

So, we promised you the nitty gritty details of our 70's theme party that we hosted last week...and we are here to deliver! This 70's themed party was like none other, it was a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. I cannot even tell you where I came up with the idea to do this, but I did. I have been to an actual Murder Mystery Theater Dinner before and it was so much fun, so why not host one at your house! So we started googling ways to host an at home Murder Mystery party and came across a kit called: How to Host a Murder. Clever name...I know. The game gives you ideas from menu choices, (which we did not follow because they were going with the whole hippie theme, ie bean sprout salad, yanothanks) costumes (our friends came up with their own hilarious renditions of their characters from the 70's. Men in women's pants, no we are not kidding) and even home decor (which we also didn't follow as they suggested a tie-dye love pad). So basically, we made up our own game.

So instead of these suggestions, we chose to host an Italian feast (including the Creamy Baked Fettuccine with Asiago), with all of the trimmings, and decorate the house in a 70's Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern theme. The house was exuding Dean Martin, circa 1969. Here is what we came up with.
This tablecloth is a Raw Linen Robert Allen Fabric in Raspberry, that I found at JoAnn's at 20% off. Score. This fun little embellishment you see on the cloth can be credited to a little grosgrain ribbon and fabric glue.

Another view.
 To achieve the mid-century modern look punchy colors, organic fabrics, brass accents white ceramic accessories are in order. To continue with the theme, here was the bar area.
We even hooked up our murder suspects with note pads for copious note taking on all of the evidence presented.  
For those of you  who are desperatrely wondering who the killer was...we can't tell you. You aren't old enough. You are going to have to get the game!

7 comments:

  1. Looks like you some groovy 70s fun. Perhaps not as much fun as a party with a Roman theme, but fun nonetheless...

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  2. Well Brunette De-Brah is definitely one of my top picks! You can't trust that little hussy!

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  3. Loving all the decor! Love that orange tablecloth! Great blog, now following! Miss Walker xoxo

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  4. you play the host murder game with dinner party just cool way to get friends together,murder mystery party ist enjoyble and game as well as dinner party with diffrent theame you can

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  5. Hello Lindsay,

    We're a start-up Murder Mystery Party company based in the UK, and we'd like to offer you one of our host-it-yourself games for free, in the hope that if you like it you might blog about us :)

    They're terribly easy to organise - our website sends out the invitations directly, by email. Also, the scripts can be previewed. See https://www.daggerville.com.

    If you're interested, get in touch at info@daggerville.com, and also please feel free to pass the offer on to other bloggers.

    Regards,

    Martin (for Daggerville Games)

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