A chalk outline….horrible mug shots…crime scene tape. I’ll have “Things I never thought I’d google” for 500 Alex. But oh yes, they were googled, and the trusty sidekick of a search engine didn’t disappoint.
On Saturday we had 6 friends over for a Murder Mystery Dinner Party (check and mark to goal #7) and it was way too much fun! We found this series of games online and after reading reviews and looking at the different theme options we went with “The Watersdown Affair” which was a murder set at a huge English mansion. Unfortunately our host, Sir Roger Watersdown, suffered an untimely death just as the party began and was found face down in the pool. Tragic. But that didn’t stop the party or the fun as we spent the next 3 hours accusing each other of falsifying wills, stealing keys, peeping into windows and cheating on spouses. At the end of the night the truth came out and the guilty party was escorted off of the premises.
The suggested menu for the evening was roast beef and yorkshire pudding but we tried the menu ahead of time to test it out and we were underwhelmed. So, we went with several tried and true recipes that we knew were sure to please.
Rosemary and Olive Foccaia Bread (with balsamic and olive oil for dipping) from Provisions at Waxhaw
My favorite Feta dip
Pioneer Woman’s Puff Pastry Pizza
Annie’s Eats Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with fresh pasta from Pasta & Provisions
Italian Salad with dressing and fresh bread from Provisions at Waxhaw
Giada’s Individual Strawberry Trifles
All suspects aren’t pictured to protect the innocent (and the guilty), but as the hosts we felt obligated to confess our involvement with the evening’s activities. This was definitely an evening to remember and we had a BLAST!