Sunday, August 29, 2010

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

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While I was in California, Corey told me he had set a brilliant idea in motion: he wanted to host a murder mystery dinner party. I was less than enthused about the "brilliance" of this plan. I thought it was weird, and that it would turn out to be a night full of more awkwardness than fun. Corey eventually wore me down, assuring me that he was putting together the right kind of group for the event, that everyone was excited about the idea, and that the party would be great.

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He was right. It was fun. Goofy and slightly weird, but fun.

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Our murder mystery revolved around a group of athletes who were stranded on an island in the Great Barrier Reef after a hurricane hit during an international competition. We tried to cheese it up as much as possible with costumes, decorations, and food matching the story. Everyone came dressed up and got into character.

(Even after completing the game, we have no idea who this character was supposed to be or why he was there.)
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(Wolfgang Kupersmidt- a 400lb German weightlifter)

We went through the 3 acts of the story, everyone revealing their own set of clues. The ad-libbing and goofing around as silly characters was the most fun part. The mystery itself gave somewhat random clues that connected sloppily, and only one person correctly identified the murderer.

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That murderer was, by the way, Solveig Belakavich- a female Russian rhythmic gymnast played by our friend Ed (who also won best costume). He looks so innocent... sitting there quietly, enjoying the conveniences of having large breasts for an evening:

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In fact, several men ended up playing female roles, and all of them were quite intrigued by their fake boobs...

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Good times! Maybe we'll do another one sometime.

6 comments:

Brakes and Gas said...

That looks like SO much fun!

Peter and Stephanie said...

what a fun dinner party!!!! pete totally would have loved to go to that...he gets really into acting and silly stuff like that!!

makes me want to throw a dinner party night! such a good idea!!! nice job with the decor, btw.

StumpyG said...

Aw, thanks Stephanie. You guys will totally be invited to the next one!

Stefanie K. said...

How FUN!!!!

Martin Worthington said...

Hello Patty,

we're a start-up Murder Mystery Party company based in the UK.

As it's coming up to the three-year anniversary of the murder mystery game you blogged about, we'd like to offer you one of ours 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. 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.

Sayonara,

Martin

Martin Worthington said...

Hello Patty,

we're a start-up Murder Mystery Party company based in the UK.

As it's coming up to the three-year anniversary of the murder mystery game you blogged about, we'd like to offer you one of ours 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. 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.

Sayonara,

Martin