Murder Mystery Party, July 10, 2004
A couple years back my Dad and his wife sent me one of those How to Host a Murder games. The theme was 1920's Chicago. It sat on a shelf for ages until we finally decided it was time to give it a go. Invitations were sent out to three other couples and characters were assigned. I rented The Great Gatsby and The Cat's Meow for costume inspiration while the Snook made plans for an authentic Italian-American four course dinner. The end result was way more fun than we'd even imagined.
|This was the sign that greeted our guests as they arrived: The Chippendale Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club. (The reference is from The Simpsons.)|
And now, the cast of characters...
|Major as Billy ("The Kid") Thrower, baseball player.|
|Kate as "Silky" M. Adam (proprietor of one of Chicago's most prominent private clubs) and Steve as S. Treighton Harrow (US District Attorney).|
|Rob as Eddie "Socks" R. Gyle, golfer and owner of a gaming house.|
|Steph as Anna Maria Carlotta Sassine ("Torchy"), famous Chicago night club singer.|
|Amy as Molly M. Awbsterr, flapper and "society dame".|
|Me as Malissa F. Orrthot ("Scoop"), newspaper reporter. (The dress and hat were rented from a local Costume Shop, but the fur is an authentic real vintage silver fox fur lent to me by Ma Snook. It was SO NICE.)|
|Snookums as Ernie ("Bet a Million") G. Ambler, millionaire gambler. (The costume was rented but the wallet chain and dodgy pencil-thin mustache were all his own invention.)|
1920's Murdery Mystery Party
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