Tom and I were invited to a surprise murder mystery birthday party. His lovely secretary wanted to surprise her hubby because he always wanted to have one. The surprise part was that it was at my house. It was fine because the church was being used by the youth and her landlord doesn’t like large gatherings, so she asked if they could use our home. She came and decorated and cleaned up afterwards. It was the easiest party I ever had at my house.
She gave us out roles. I was Sally Starr, saloon/dance hall girl. Everyone had to dress up and there were certain things we had to do during the evening. Let’s just say I got into my character and had fun with it.
Tom was Montgomery Money an investor from the East. He looked very handsome dressed all in black (Johnny Cash had nothing on him). I have to say Sally flirted with Mr. Money all evening long.
We were all given money ($500) that we could use to buy beer/root beer (which Sally refused to pay for), information and bribes. In the middle of the party the murder took place. We were given an envelope that contained clues and encouraged to get as much information as we can.
Tom’s secretary kept stealing his cash, which was really funny. I mean literally when he wasn’t looking she would simply grab it. I kept convincing others to hand me over theirs. In the end certificates were awarded for Best Dressed (Marshall Dalton/also the birthday boy), Most Money (Black Barbara/Tom’s secretary) and Drama Queen Award for the best performance of the evening was awarded to…can you guest? Alright it was me. Thank you, thank you. I want to thank all the little people that helped me get this award. (Pictured below.)
Here are some other pictures from the evening.
Friendly game of poker anyone?
The outhouse. (See the cute sign on the door.)
Banker Bonnie keeping a close eye on the water glasses.
Clay Coldwell, local resident of Deadwood and once-known poker great.
Marshal Dalton (aka birthday boy)
Minnie Money (Montgomery’s daughter) with Jesse Wales (outlaw)
Harry High-Stakes – owner of the Deadwood Saloon telling a joke
Mitch Maverick (aka the dead man). Doesn't he look peaceful?
The outline of the dead man.
Sally Starr loves him.
© Nadine Z. 2007