Murder Mystery Dinner.

I like to think my family is a lot of fun, and I am always excited to come home when everyone is together because we always have a great time. Over the last several years, I have gone out dancing, to a party or done something of that nature for New Years Eve. This year my brother-in-law Justin planned something I have always wanted to be apart of. A Murder Mystery Dinner.

We invited over some friends and we each got a "character" to play in the story. To add to the fun my parents took us out to a thrift store to get our costumes :) Trevor ended up liking the jacket he got for his costume that he has already worn it in "real life" haha. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, most of his clothes have holes in them anyway, and he was playing the part of an alcoholic/homeless looking caretaker, so it fits. My name was Tatiana, and I was playing the role of a hunter women who collects furs and leather :) hahaha I was there to help with the wolf problem they had going on in the town.

 
 
 
 
 The gypsies... who ended up being more then they appeared. DUN DUN DUN.
 Trevor being creepy.
I didn't even see he was in this picture until after I was looking at them all haha.
 
 My mother, who was a very religious, spinster woman haha
 
 
My grandma the maid, who ended up being a vampire. Who knew she could be so scary?! I might not ever be able to look at her the same way.... hahaha.
 
 Now on to the Kinect dance game :)
 
 Trevor doing the "Soldier Boy!" haha
The night was such a blast. The dinner involved several murders.... yes, even I died, vampires, deranged rats and wolfs! We had the lights out for the dinner, and it was kind of like a choose your own path/story style. Justin did such a good job hosting the night and it was so much fun! I would love to be apart of another night like this.

We then topped the night off playing a dancing game on the Kinect that my mom got for Christmas. I seriously want a kinect now, those things are SO FUN. I also might just have to post the video of Trevor we got dancing.... but that might be too cruel, and he occasionally reads this blog... so I would be in trouble :) After a couple more games, some sparkling cider and a kiss, I was off to bed. Not too shabby for the start of 2012. I love my family.

60 comments

  1. I have always wanted to do one of those murder mystery dinners! Sounds like a lot of fun!

    Families are the best, huh?!

    Abby
    www.taintedperfectionist.blogspot.com

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  2. Your friend in the green looks like Hailey Duff!

    I've always wanted to do something like this. SO FUN!

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  3. I have always wanted to do a party like this! SO, SO fun!

    Love,
    Sarah
    reverie

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  4. Oh my gosh this is SO CUTE. And you are such an adorable hunter. Happen to find Jacob amongst those wolves? No, old news? On to Hunger Games? Okay, then ;) .

    I've done one murder mystery dinner and LOVEd it. Your theme is SO adorable, though, it makes me want to do another. And isn't the Kinect fabulous for the end of the night after themed parties? Gets out lots of energy and ends on a completely high note.

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  5. You guys are so fun! I wanna host one. Post the details!

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  6. Those murder mystery dinners look like so much fun! I love it!
    Looks like your NYE was a blast.

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  7. OH MY! This looks like so much fun! your family is awesome! and i'm pretty sure my dad has that jacket Trevor is wearing. in real life lol.

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  8. Grandma is AWESOME!!!! Oh my gosh I love her.

    What a fun event. So cool.

    Erin

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  9. @ Stephanie, That is actually my sister-in-law! :)

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  10. Oh, I am so jealous! I have ALWAYS wanted to go to one of these! How does it work though? What are you reading the script from? Did they find it online?

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  11. Cute! Your family seems like a ton of fun! :)

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  12. I would love to have an evening like this. It looks like you had soooo much fun!

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  13. oh my GOSH that looks like so much fun!! your family is amazing! great costumes all around :)

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  14. Sounds like you had an amazing evening. I love your costume!

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  15. Yes, your family is very fun. I wish mine would do something like this!

    So cool <3

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  16. Murder mysteries are the best! We've been to two so far, and both have been great, hilarious evenings!
    Your costumes are awesome! Looked like an amazing time :)

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  17. The only murder mystery dinner I've ever been to is the kind where I was sitting in the audience (while eating dinner) and a play was going on around me. Then between Acts the characters would walk around and you could ask them questions. And we tried to figure out who the murderer was by the end of the play. Sounds really fun doing a more interactive one where you're actually a character! Did y'all buy this or write it yourselves?

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  18. I love murder mystery parties, we used to have a lot of them when I was in high school, and seeing these makes me want to host one! Great pictures!!!

    Liesl :)

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  19. This looks like a fun night! I've always wanted to throw a murder mystery party :)

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  20. Awesome!! You look great, like Annie Oakley. Why didn't my family think of doing this over New Years....this would have been great fun! I am going to pin this, okay?
    And guess what, the LP is doing one, on a larger scale, depending on how many people there for a date night. Check the calendar. Cool.

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  21. What a neat idea! I love to host dinner parties, etc., so this would be a perfect idea! Even for Halloween! Thanks!

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  22. Oh you look gorgeous in your costume...so fun!

    What a creative idea. I agree, your family seems like such fun people!

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  23. OMG.....SOOOOO fun. LOVe it Alycia

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  24. I did one of those murder mystery nights in college and I completely forgotten about it! It would be so fun to do with family and friends!

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  25. Oh how fun!!! Your costumes look so great! And you look so cute all dolled up as a leater trapper :)

    Definitely a fun family!
    xoxo

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  26. Shut your mouth! I would love to do a dinner murder mystery!!! I've heard they even have places that will do them for you...haha

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  27. That looks SO fun! My roommate wants to have a Murder Mystery party for her birthday this year. I'm even more excited now! And isn't kinect ahhmazingg? My brother got it for Christmas a few years back and I was sore for days, haha.

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  28. That sounds like a lot of fun! I know Seth and I enjoyed doing a murder mystery dinner, but now we need to try it on our families!

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  29. Oh my gosh, what a cute idea! And how fun! I would love to incorporate this into our family time! Love this!!

    xo. A Southern Bee Diary

    :)

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  30. oh gosh, i've ALWAYS wanted to be apart of something like this! it looks like so much fun!
    jealous! :)
    xo TJ

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  32. It looks like yall had so much fun! I have to say my favorite picture is the creepy Trevor picture. I laughed really hard!

    --Serene

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  33. What an awesome idea for a family get-together! I will have to look into this:) Great post! Love the outfits. Happy Monday!

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  34. So fun! My mom just gave me one of those games, and I want to try it out soon :) What a fun, fun night!

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  35. I always wanted to do something like that! :)
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  36. Oh my gosh, THIS LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN ALYCIA!!!

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  37. So fun! I have always wanted to do one of those too! Great pictures, and I love the costumes :)

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  38. Sounds like an absolute blast! And hilarious!

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  39. The shoulder pads in my hideous dress make me look even bigger than I am - blah!!! It was a blast though!!

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  40. This sounds like such a fun evening! I have always wanted to go to a Murder Mystery dinner.

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  41. That is so awesome! I have always wanted to do one of those. I don't even know where to start though.

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  42. That sounds so fun! I want to go to one of those dinners now.


    -B

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  43. this is sooo great! we got kinect for cmas and it's so fun to play wipeout, i'm addicted!

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  44. This is TOO funny...and looks like SO.MUCH.FUN! Kinda diggin' Trevor's jacket too...it's a great thifty find :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  45. To answer some of your questions, my brother-in-law got the storyline and game offline! I haven't don't any research but I bet there are some free ones, or if you are really creative you could write up your own! If people are seriously interested just e-mail and I can give you more details on the night if you want to plan your own! It is so worth it :)

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  46. That is SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!
    I've been DYING TO play a Murder Mystery Game!
    I tried the dancing game the other night too and had such a blast!
    What a great games night!
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  47. you are just too cute!!!
    and you blog = lovely.
    love the plaid :)

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  48. shut your mouth!! can y'all please adopt me!? your family just has toooooo much fun!!!

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  49. This looks like such a fun time!

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  50. This sounds like so much fun!! :)

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  51. that does look like you had a great time! I dont know if I could do that. hmmmm I would be too paranoid about the people around me. lol

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  52. I think that this was an awesome idea. It would be something i would love to do at my house with friends and family. The hard part is getting them to do it.

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  53. This looks like fun! We did a murder mystery a few years back. A lot of work but so fun to play a character :)

    www.jcmorrisfamily.blogspot.com

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  54. Sounds like the funnest night ever! I've always wanted to do a murder mystery. I've only tried the Kinect once but I was hooked instantly. You're so cute and outgoing :)

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  55. I have been trying to do a murder mystery dinner for YEARS! Ever since I saw one on Murder She Wrote (My fave show), I have been obsessed!!

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