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MURDER at The Four Deuces - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Postby JennetMalone » February 10th, 2010, 8:29 pm

This was our first time we hosted a murder mystery dinner party. It was an absolute blast! There were 35 guest in all. Everyone, to our surprise, was dressed to the nine for the event. Infact, several of our guests rented/purchased outfits from the local costume store in Depot Town. I was Madam MeMe and my husband was Don Wannabe.

Guests entered The Four Deuces via our carport. It was decorated with colored lights and crystals. Al Capone guarded the door and made sure no one entered the facility without the secret phrase "Joe sent me". Once entering into the club, they were greeted by Bubby the bouncer who escorted the guests to the signature book and to have their picture taken.

The decor was red, white, and black. Most decorations were hand made. White tissue paper flowers and crystals hung from the ceiling. Styrofoam was painted to look like deuces. We shopped at local resale stores to find the perfect table clothes, and assessories. We purchased flowers and other items from the dollar store. In the bathroom we hung signed photos of blues artists, and actresses of that time. Turkey, ham and meatballs were the main dishes. In addition, salad, cheesy potatoes and desserts were available. Drinks included pink murder, beer, Chambord and cream, rum punch, jello shots, and pop.

The entertainment for the evening was a sultry performance by Carrie Ravioli who sang, "It hurts so bad" by Susan Tedschi. Tom Hobs manned the bar for the evening. Toto was the one other murder for the evening.

After the murderer was disclosed several of us went to a local club to continue with the party. Everyone loved this so much, that we are going to host another murder mystery party. (The sequel to The Four Deuces) Thank you!

Valentino and Jennet Malone
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Madam MeMe and Don Wannabe
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Carrie's performance
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Carrie crying over Big Jim's murder
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The Gangsters
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The Dolls of The Four Deuces
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Re: MURDER at The Four Deuces - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Postby 2coolbaby » February 12th, 2010, 12:59 pm

Thanks for sharing! I would never have thought of looking in second hand shops for table cloths. I bet you could find other antique looking things to set the mood at second hand shops.
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Re: MURDER at The Four Deuces - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Postby JennetMalone » February 12th, 2010, 9:58 pm

You are correct. There are so many things one can find at resell/recycle stores for their party. I usually start collecting items about 2-3 months before my parties. For our Murder at the Four Deuces party I found beautiful white vases, beads, plates, wine glasses, and so many other items. There is a recycle craft store in our area called The Scrap Box. It is a wonderful place. This is where I found the beads and crystals to make our curtains and other decorations. Gathering items for this party was so much fun! Even our guest book was from a local resale store. I have attached some of the examples of what was created. Hosting the New Years Eve sequel will be awesome! Thank you.


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Painting for The Four Deuces
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Table Settings
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Ceiling Decorations Made from Tissue Paper
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Guest Book
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Casino Sign
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The Four Deuces Made From Styrofoam
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Re: MURDER at The Four Deuces - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Postby 2coolbaby » February 16th, 2010, 8:03 pm

That really is neat!
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