Friday, July 20, 2007

Murder Party


"Oh, it's been SO long since we've had a MURDER!", sighed my mother-in-law recently. "We should get together for another one."
And so, soon after this rather eye-brow raising remark (at least outside of my family), I was invited to another (I think this might be the fifth) Murder Mystery Dinner Party .
The guests cheerfully sit around the supper table pretending to be embezzlers, wealthy low-lifes, snobs with something to hide, and other ne'er-do-wells. Then, following a loose, highly ad-libbed script from our character manuals, all eight guests enthusiastically hurl calculated accusations back and forth over a four-course meal.
If you've never tried out this form of evening entertainment, I do recommend it. Meet new people, accuse them of heinous crimes....
I got to play the character of the rich, flashy, bitchy businesswoman who played watchdog for the public relations of her family's company.
I had at least two people figuring I was the one who did it! It was quite a lot of fun. And, just to add extra entertainment value, one of the evening's guests was the family's female pastor who was playing a suspicious character who happened to be heavily pregnant. Her waddling was very convincing. . :)

9 comments:

Crazy Me said...

I love murder mystery parties. They are sooooooooo much fun!

blackcrag said...

I think my sister sent my parents on a Mystery Train ride once.

The same idea as your play at home version with some minor differences; a troupe of actors played some of the main characters, and guided the plot along. They pulled in various diners as either witnesses or suspects, and I believe someone thought my father was up to no good on the train. He probably wasn't, knowing him, but that doesn't mean he killed somebody.

I didn;tknow you could do it from home too. Glad you ahd fun.

Anonymous said...

And here I thought I was weird to hang out with people who like to "kill your friends, not hurt them", and who brag about armour bite and chainmail sunburn on Monday mornings...
LJ

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Since I met my husband at a murder mystery, I have a deep and abiding fondness for them -- nothing like playing the part of the merry widow to catch a guy's eye!

BostonPobble said...

Ooo! Me! Me! I want to play, too! I've heard of these but never known anyone who actually did them. How delightful.

Ian Lidster said...

I haven't been on one of those in years. They're great fun, but only if everybody stays in character.
Ian

Ms.L said...

OOooooooh FUN!
I love events like that,love them:)

Hageltoast said...

never done one of these but they look fun.

Mel said...

I do love those! I havent been to one in years!