Another birthday, another dinner party! Erin's 36th birthday had to be something unique, something murderous for our own Halloween Scream Queen! The decor and menu were inspired by the birthday girl’s favourite board game Cluedo and were accompanied by a thrilling murder mystery.
The table was adorned in black and murderous red, with vintage silver candlesticks and props replicating the murder weapons in the Cluedo board game; a lead pipe, rope, dagger, revolver, wrench and a candlestick! Extra red napkins served as a table runner and tied the centrepiece together with the place settings, the checkered design emulating the spaces on the Cluedo board. Complete the look with candlelight, a few roses and a scattering of Cluedo game cards and you have yourself a pretty awesome tablescape.
We created custom menu cards for the place settings, in keeping with the traditional-dinner-party-gone-wrong theme...
Erin had always wanted to hold a proper murder mystery party, and so we searched Pinterest for ideas and came across a fantastic game which was available to download for free. The game was simple to set up and very inexpensive! We just bought some manila folders, printed out the game pages and added some embellishments. Each dinner guest was assigned a character, given their dossier, and the game was afoot! We all had a blast and one of us even guessed whodunnit!
This murder mystery dinner party was one of our most enjoyable dinner parties to date. The only question left is when are you going to host your murder mystery party? oh and was it Colonel Mustard in the Library with the candlestick?
Happiest of birthdays to my sister/best friend....you don't look a day over 36
-Lori (only 35)