Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blood Shed in Chicago! Gasp!

[Update: this post giving my trouble spacing-wise due to Blogger. Will be fixed soon.]
Let's face it: regular life can get oh' so boring at times: same shows, same bars, same exercise... same 'ol, same 'ol. That's why it's nice to intermittently set reality aside in exchange for a night of vivacious adult role playing (and not the kind that I would be ashamed to write about on here -keep reading Mom, I promise it's okay!), but the kind that keeps us sprite and unabashedly cultured (right?).

{Silky, Scoop, Torchy (me) and Molly - our assigned Chicago names - April 2011}

Faced with the possibility of spending another weekend lacking genuine excitement, a group of my 8 friends and I were at a charity auction last April when we thought to put our hard-earned money to good and entertaining use: bid on a catered Murder Mystery Party for 8. All we had to provide was a hosting site (our married friends' rustic cabin-home worked), virile acting skills and saucy costumes.

With freeing fervor, we all began piecing together our outfits for the 20s, Chicago-themed big night: there were sequins, cigars, fringes, suspenders, feathers, guns, fake mustaches and plenty of hairpieces. It was game on and the game was definitely murder, she wrote.

There was laughing and shouting, theatrical performances for those who felt comfortable unleashing their inner-thespian and couch performances for those who felt more comfortable just being comfortable. There were a lot of bad Chicago accents and even worse Al Capone imitations. It was all very bad in a very glorious way.


So here we were, a bunch of professional twenty-somethings, saturated into the woodland setting, dressed head to toe in period garb, swilling wine and chewing steak while we acted out what could have been perceived as an ironically bad skit on SNL.

It was an easy reminder that life may get a little same 'ol, same 'ol at times but that it doesn't take much to change up the scene and find new ways to enjoy yourself.

{They seated me next to the Murderer- how rude!}

I should have known. One of my cherished friends who has a knack for exuding a sweet exterior while maintaining a mischievous secret.
So while I am busy planning my next murder mystery party, do tell-do tell:
Have you ever done a murder mystery? What did you think?
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25 comments:

rinniez said...

never done one but man does this make me want to!!!!!!!
oh fun fun fun, i am keeping this in mind - my friends would totally love this!
and i love the new consider a shelter animal comment above! <3
:)
xx

Pat Hatt said...

haha can't say I've ever done one either, but it sure sounds like a fun break from the norm.

Slamdunk said...

How fun.

With your side interests of crime, that murderer did not stand a chance of keeping her secret.

Erika said...

Gah! This truly sounds like the perfect idea for a soiree - love it! :)

Tina said...

ahhh i love this idea! it looks so fun and you all look so cute. jose has been DYING to do a murder mystery themed party for years now lol i dont know why we havent! was it easy?? lol i might just have to show him this post!

Little Ms. Fun said...

I have not done this kind of party before but I must! I love your outfits. Is it wrong to want to dress up like that on a daily basis? Nice stray from the norm :)

Elle Sees said...

This looks great. I've done one toonand loved it!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

this is hilarious, i just watched a GG episode of a murder mystery party. it sounds like so much fun. and love the costumes girl. can't wait to see pictures from your next party!
xo TJ

Tangled In Texas said...

Never done it, but it's on my bucket list! Y'all look gorgeous!

Panty Buns said...

What a great reason for you and your friends to indulge in wearing a beautiful array of vintage fashion. You all look like movie or television stars - a real life ready made theatre troupe. No, I've never done a murder mystery - I think I'd be more drawn to either naughtiness or comedy or maybe both - but your party looks like it was a great one.

Sabrina said...

beautiful pics!!!!!!!!compliments!!!
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Ashleigh said...

I.LOVE.THIS.
Never done one but dying to now. Get it, dying.... rahahahaha

Happy weekend!

BlueVanilla said...

Omg how fun!!! You look gorgeous! Love your hair like that!
xx

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Deidre said...

The costumes are great! I've never have done a murder mystery party! But it does look like so much fun!

Glee said...

Can´t agree more, same ol same ol activities can be boring, I love these adventures! :)

alicia said...

I never have, but looks amazing!

thefashionistabubble said...

ooh that looks like so much fun! love your costumes! and I've actually never been to one but you all look like you were having a good time! and it's so great to have such a different kind of party :)
xx
Naghmeh

downtownchicagobarbie said...

Look like fun. If I had a group of friends who wasn't so stuck in their boring ways I would love to do something like that. Glad you had fun. Your post made me laugh.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh wow, this looks and sounds like soooo much fun!! I've been to a sort of a murder mystery party (more like a gathering, not really a party), but it looks so much cooler with the costumes involved!!! Goodness, I bet you all had such a fantastic time!

J said...

OMG that is too cute!! I love the idea of a murder mystery party, sounds fun and way to spice it uP!

Yola Thorp said...

these pictures are really cute.

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| C AND C | Sarmin said...

You guys look fab! I love the pearls & the feathers. I had Marketing class, where the whole class had a project to do together...My Bestie & I were the only Fashion Merchandising majors in the class, we wanted a fashion show, all the H&R & I am guessing accounts wanted a Murder Mystery Dinner...It was awful, okay, not like totally awful but, yeah...
I was Britney Spears, the Bestie was K-Fed. Don't ask...

& the coke thing, I drink alot of coke...It air to me. I always joke that if I stop drinking coke, I would be size 0.

xo SARMIN

lovefashion said...

Looks like fun!
Cool blogheader :)

Megan said...

ever since i saw a murder mystery on saved by the bell one day, i wanted to do one. but i still havent. but i think ill hold out until im in chicago one day (because you ARE moving there someday) and we can do one together.