Monday, October 29, 2007

Murder at the Deadwood Saloon

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.
Montgomery Money
Sally Starr loves him.
© Nadine Z. 2007

24 comments:

palmtreefanatic said...

what a neat party! Cograts on being the Drama queen;)
looks like it was quite a hit and everone had a great time! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Shadraq said...

who is the cutie standing next to the outhouse?

Danni said...

I must say - that guy with the mustache - h-o-t-t!!!!!

Karolee said...

Fun! We did this one year with the "Orient Express" theme. I was the governess (also very pregnant at the time which made it even more funny).

Have you ever been to Deadwood? Coming from SD, I've been there several times. It was a great little town until they started allowing gambling there and now it's all lit up like a mini Vegas.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

ha! what fun. I've never been to one of these, but I think it would be very memorable. Thanks for sharing. The photos are great.

Debz said...

Why Sally Starr don't you just look the part! Congrats on the Drama Quees award. Looks and sounds like you had a great time.....say, the dead guy's tape outline looks quite relaxed I might add. Was he bored to death?!!!!

Amanda said...

Sally Star, you seem like a totally fun person to get to know! It is ironic because Vince and I bought a murder mystery game a couple years ago but have yet to use it. :-(

Demara said...

It sounds like you had great fun, Nadine! (I also have a gift for you on my blog for today's post. Take a look!)

Keshi said...

LOL cute one...looks like alot of FUN. :)

Keshi.

A Woman Who is: said...

You the Drama Queen, naaahhh ;>)

Cheri said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Shionge said...

This is absolutely wonderfu and an unusal party..I wish I could be there!!

Shaunda said...

FUN FUN FUN! THanks for sharing...

Dedee said...

That looks like a blast. I love murder mystery parties!

Dawn said...

Those mystery parties are so much fun. We need to do another one.

Louise said...

Oh those are so much fun I did one of those once and had a blast!
Love the pics~

Tammy said...

Oh, too fun! And look at you, standing by your man...what a gal! ;)

Thank you for your sweet words today, Nadine! God bless!

Damselfly said...

Ahhhh! I'm so excited and jealous and happy for you. I love murder mystery parties! Yours sounds great. I love that you got play money to spend -- I hadn't seen that before. What a great party!

Gina Conroy said...

Oh, how fun! I did one of these for my 30th birthday years ago and then last weekend we went to a murder mystery theatre!

Chappyswife said...

This sounds like a hoot! Congratulations on your award!

Randi said...

Hi. Webmaster for www.nightofmystery.com here. Your blog is GREAT (!) and we are so glad you had fun! I hate to ask, but is there anyway you could remove the character name of the murderer? Some of our customers search the web before attending the party and have reported reading the murderer here (you are popular). I would have asked privately, but couldn't find a place to email you. Sorry. Thanks and we are so glad to hear you had fun!

maevonnie said...

HAHAHA! How funny! Those pictures are absolutely classic! I've never been to a murder mystery party, but I have always wanted to! I loved the outhouse too, haha. This looks so original and so much fun that I might have to get one to play on Halloween this year! http://www.foglightgames.com

Mateo said...
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Unknown said...

Dear Mateo,
I hope you realize that what you are asking is highly ILLEGAL as you are asking someone to copy a digital copyrighted product and give it to you (stealing from the company), as you are also proposing some illegal behavior in that you are copying your own purchased copyrighted material and distributing it without consent of the company (also stealing from the company). Both charges are not only immoral, but illegal and prosecutable by law.