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« on: May 06, 2014 08:34:45 AM »

This year, for our annual spring retreat, my book club went to Chattanooga, TN. I was on the Friday night dinner team, and we decided it would be fun to have a theme. Remember the game "Clue" that you played as a kid? We decided that would be a fun theme, so we got out an old game and set to work.

Everyone loves to get mail that's not a bill, so we mailed out invitations. For each character, I chose the appropriate color cardstock and made invites and envelopes. The images on the front are color copies of the Clue suspect cards.


Each character card had a string on it, so they could be removed and worn at dinner.


I even made matching envelopes, using my handy dandy envelope maker. Love that thing!


We set the table with a cobwebbed candelabra, flowers that were color coordinated for each character, and the actual weapons mentioned in the game. If you look closely, you can see the revolver (fake), the rope, the "lead" pipe, and the wrench. The candlestick and the knife are in there somewhere, too.


Mr. Boddy, the victim. That's crime scene tape in the upper corner. We tied off the door with it.


The best part of the evening was that everyone really got into the theme and dressed for dinner. Back row, L to R: Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, and Mrs. Peacock. Seated: the two Mrs. Whites.


We had to have two Mrs. Whites because there are only six characters in Clue, and there are seven of us. Since two of us were on the dinner team with Professor Plum, it seemed only natural that we would be the housekeepers!


After dinner, we forced invited everyone to play a round of the game. I seem to remember we bent the rules quite a bit, but it was loads of fun and we had a wonderful evening together.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014 08:57:44 AM »

What fun!  Your invites are so nifty and I love when people get into the spirit of a theme party Grin

I'm trying to resist the envelope maker, darn you racky and your posting of nifty things!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014 09:16:27 AM »

What a fabulous get together!  I love that you made a crime scene! Grin

Now, whodunit?
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014 09:47:18 AM »


I'm trying to resist the envelope maker, darn you racky and your posting of nifty things!

They're not that expensive (under $20!) and so easy to use. Just sayin'.

Now, whodunit?

I missed the end of the game (had to make dessert), but I believe it was Miss Scarlett, in the Living Room, with the wrench.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014 10:15:12 AM »

I want to go to one of your parties!
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014 10:38:28 AM »

So fabulous! This looks like it was loads of fun. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014 12:10:22 PM »

Fun! What a great idea.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014 01:07:30 PM »

This is awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014 03:07:46 PM »

What fun! Did your group read And Then There Were None?
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014 03:18:46 PM »

Not this time around. I think I read that book in 9th grade. Cheesy
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