March happens to be the birthday of both my daughter and son in law, so we have double the reason to celebrate. In my family we are avid board game fanatics, so sometimes I host game nights at my house, which turn out to be quite fun. As soon as I bought the paper collection “Master Detective” from Graphic 45 I got this idea swirling around in my head to use it to create a Murder Mystery Dinner Party for both of them. I wanted to create party decorations, invitations and of course an album to keep my photos after the party.
The first step was to create the invitations. I used images from the paper collection and a question mark created from black cardstock that I cut using my Silhouette.
I did not want the invitation to be flat, so I added layers of papers from the collection and used chipboard under them to create dimension.
For the inside I typed simple text in my computer, printed it, and used distress inks to make the paper look vintage.
Then I wanted the house to be decorated inspired by the board game Clue. One of our all time favorites.
Here is a look at the Dining table before the party.
For the place settings I used the classic dinner plates, chargers and linen napkins, but decorated each one with a package for each guest. These included one set of scorecards to be used during the game, a photo of the character they were playing and a pencil.
Of course a killer dinner was served! After the Dinner party I wanted to Play a mystery game inspired by the Clue Board game. I came up with the idea to label areas of the house as locations to the game. Then I hid different clues, and even items that resemble the weapons from the game.
The goal was to find who did it, where they did it, and what weapon they used. I used printables to create a letter with directions and a case file to be used as reference while playing.
It was so much fun seeing everybody using their scorecards to come up with the solution to earn a substantial reward.
Thank you so much for reading and I will see you in the next post with the album that I made to hold the photos from the party.