Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Dinner

Around this time last year, Brett and I held a Sci-Fi themed, Murder Mystery Dinner party at our house, hosted by the lovely, Joanie.  🙂

This is Joanie looking like a normal human being…


This is Joanie looking like the owner of an outerspace cantina 🙂


The evening was a ton of fun!  I was nervous at first by all of the preparations required.  Joanie was super pumped (read:  very enthusiastic!) about the whole thing so we went all out with decorations and space themed food.  Brett and I made the house seem grundgy (despite having basically new living room furniture haha) and Brett put a clip of the cantina scene in Star Wars on loop on the projector screen.




Joanie and I spent hours planning and preparing the menu.  🙂  Joanie’s Dune Spice Pockets were definitely the highlight of the evening but my Fruit Spawn Cupcakes were quite a hit as well 🙂  Plus, who doesn’t love a bit of Wookie Chow, Bugs & Sauce, and Yoda Ears with any cantina meal?


Each person was given information on the theme of the party along with specific details about their assigned character.  Since it was a murder mystery, we had to be secretive about certain details.  Brett even ended up being the murderer and he never told me ahead of time! (read:  good thing I wasn’t the murderer haha)



Everyone went all out with their character’s costumes and with the many little details required by the evening’s festivities!  Some friends of ours even created the little, rose scented pills needed by some of the characters!  (I wish I had a picture of those! haha!  our living room and kitchen smelled rose-y for a week!)  Another friend of ours was spray painted by her husband for her costume before they arrived…I think she looked like a tiger for a few days after the party too 🙂






The story was acted out perfectly and I think that everyone had a really great time!









Pictures by Marianne (thank you Marianne!) and Mallory

Sorry about the blurry images…the room was quite dark and was meant to feel eerie 🙂  I’m really not good at events like this!  They are super super fun but I would rather just hang out with everyone instead of need to have some story behind what I’m saying…mainly I don’t like the deception involved!  😉  Can’t we all just be friends?!  HAHA!  Brett, for instance, lied to me under the disguise of his character in order to book passage onto some space freighter….I just let him book for whatever money he said he had not thinking that he’d be fibbing to me!  🙂  (maybe I should just help plan and watch everyone next time?  hehe)  The evening was so fun though and everyone had a great time.

Do you have any fun, people-getting-together type of events like this that you like?  🙂

some of our favorites


We’ve been blogging consistently now since around April 2013.  🙂  Here are a few of our favorite posts over the last 5 months that you might have missed!

when our downstairs flooded

a flourless chocolate cake that I made for Patti’s birthday

a puppy family visit

making time for a great movie night

our fence project

the major sights from our trip to Paris

lemonhead cookies that I made for some neighbors

a bachelor weekend that Brett took with some friends

the Indy 500 race weekend

about me keeping my maiden name

about doggie training

Do you have any posts that have been your favorites?  🙂