This months winner was
Susan H. from Orlando, Florida.
Rick & Susan - the Hosts!
Our murder party was such a
success, I just had to share it!
Information about the party was
sent well in advance in order to allow plenty of
time for costume gathering and other preparations.
We created a web site for guests to refer to at any
time for all party details. This turned out to be a
great idea...the amount of work and detail that
went into the costumes was truly amazing!
Our evening of murder and mayhem
started with everyone arriving and having a
photograph taken. Each person was to bring an
appetizer that was labeled with a murder theme or
1920's theme. Some of the food we enjoyed included
Murderous Meatballs, Speakeasy Spinach Dip, and
ravioli...in honor of the Ravioli family! All
guests brought their own "bathtub gin" due to the
Prohibition being in effect. The host announcement
was made and then Carrie Crooner got the party
started with her rendition of "All That Jazz" on
the kitchen countertop! Carrie did this despite the
fact that her only prior singing experience was in
the church choir! 1920's music continued to play in
the background throughout the evening.
Not long after Carrie's
performance, a gunshot was heard during a toast
given by Big Jim. The Inspector pronounced Big Jim
dead while Carrie moaned and wailed over the body,
and then he was carried out. The Inspector insisted
that everyone remain until the murder was solved.
Thereafter, activities at the Four Deuces included
dancing, sleuthing, and gambling. Black Jack and
Roulette were a popular choice, and there also was
much bribery taking place.
Many accusations were flying
about and every time Dr. Heckle and his counterpart
made an appearance, things got wild! After several
hours of bribery and information gathering, all
guests made their prediction of " who dunnit". The
Inspector then revealed the identity of the
murderer. Guests also voted on their choice for
Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, Best Actor,
& Best Actress. Prizes were awarded to each
sleuth who solved the murder (we had four out of 22
guests who solved correctly). Prizes were also
given to the person with the most money and to two
couples who traveled the farthest. The party was in
Florida and we had one couple from California in
attendance! Costume winners received Blockbuster
gift cards and all other winners received chances
to win the Florida lottery and "scratch off" cards
(in keeping with the gambling theme!).
After the prizes were awarded,
we fast forwarded to 2003 with contemporary dancing
and more party fun! A few people changed out of
their costumes but most guests continued with the
1920's theme until the party concluded. It was such
a great time and several people asked when we could
do it again! I can't wait!
Thanks for a wonderful
experience that will be remembered!
Here to Buy Murder at the Four