An 18th is such a big birthday to celebrate and with big birthday’s come big expectations. Once your kids hit the teen years it’s so hard to throw a party that they would consider worthy of their time. They definitely WANT a party, but it’s the type of party that always ends up being the point of contention. So when Lizelle mentioned that her daughter Nicole, was having a 1920’s themed Murder Mystery party, I was so excited to get the opportunity to photograph it.
If you’ve never been to a Murder Mystery Party – they are such fun. The party game involves a murder which the guests have to solve. Each guest is given a character name as they arrive and an envelope with their characters details inside. Then it’s up to the guests to read their clues and chat to the other players in the story to figure out who the guilty party is!
The Scene is Set
With the passing of prohibition and organised crime on the rise, The Juice Joint, a swanky speakeasy run by Rosie Marie, has been nothing but jumping. To celebrate its success, Rosie is planning a party to remember at the exclusive nightspot…and you are invited!
However, one of the names on the guest list is also on another’s hit list…and no one is safe from the consequences.
With murder on the menu, you are certain to find a medley of individuals to make the night most memorable. From major mobsters and their molls to the swanky singer with her hopes of Hollywood. The cigar girl with a temper that sizzles to the crooked police chief with nothing to lose – no one is safe from murder…but everyone will have a chance ay solving it.
All dressed Up
Feather boa’s, sequin headpieces, pearls, trench coats and neckties were the name of the game as the partygoers embraced the fun 1920’s theme. The birthday girl (Nicole) is Rosie Marie and a shady gangster of a character – Big Mike- was knocked off in her joint, but with so many people wanting him dead, this isn’t going to be an easy murder to solve.
It was such fun to watch the teens get immersed in their characters and plead their cases at the end as to who they thought was the guilty party. There were lots of laughs and accusations flying about…but at the end of the day the murderer walked away scott free…without anyone guessing her identity (turns out it was the crooked police chief after all!!). So, as the murderer slunk away it was time to feed the masses and get on with the party.
Happiest of birthday’s Rosie Marie aka Nicole. I hope that it was everything you dreamed it would be and that you and your friends had an awesome evening.
I hope that you enjoy a few of the images from this fun dress up party.