Instead of having a Halloween Party, spice things up and have a Murder Mystery Party. A couple years ago, my husband and I decided to try out a Murder Mystery Party and it was a big hit. We had about 10 people at it and everyone thought it was a riot. It was then last year we decided to try it again and now it has become an annual party and seems to get bigger and bigger as the years go on.
This year was a Western Theme. It took place in the 1800’s in a small town called Cactus Gulch in which was coming up to it’s 20th anniversary. It was certain that the railroad was arriving at Cactus Gulch that would connect to San Francisco but it was uncertain of which railroad company was going to get it. It was a toss up between Mid West Rail or South West Rail Company. There was a piece of land called Fat Bull Range which was owned by Zeke Calhoun who was the founder of Cactus Gulch but there was a poker game a week prior that Zeke may have lost it. Judge Paulson was in town to make the final decision as Zeke was murdered.
Murder Mystery Parties are a great way to get people out of their shells and to mingle with people that they don’t know. This party was a huge success.
To keep it in the theme we served Beef on a Bun, Coleslaw, Veggies and Chips and decorated the table with Cowboy Hats
Here is a picture of the Cast. Thanks to everyone that were able to make it and make this party a success!
Back Row from Left to Right:
Clem Parham, Slick O’Hare, Elijah Entwhistle, Etta Johnson, Ruby Sapphire, Kalamata Kate, Blaise Sadler, Widder James, Able Blane (Sheriff), Mel Easton
Middle Row from Left to Right:
Marco the Memerizing Magician, The Bartender, Doc Faraday, Three Feathers, Runs Like A Deer, Dan Fairweather, O’l Barr, Christy Martin
Front Row from Left to Right:
Robert Burnaby, Soon Li, Lucy Calhoun, Judge Paulson, Frederick Lloyd