My 30th birthday was approaching which called for a special celebration. After brainstorming various themes, we decided that having a Roaring 1920’s Murder Mystery Party to say goodbye to ‘my roaring ’20s’ was a perfect fit! We were very happy with the finished product, had a lot of fun planning it, and everyone said they had a great time! Pretty good looking bunch don’t you think?
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Setting the Scene
The time period was set during the Prohibition Era, where Speakeasies were hidden in all sorts of establishments. For our party, it was concealed in “Joey’s Italian Restaurant” via the side entrance. To enter, a password had to be given to the doorman, which our guests received in their invitation. After entering through a dark hallway, they were welcomed into the party.
We enjoyed some popular food items from the roaring 20’s like deviled eggs and cucumber sandwiches. Of course we had plenty of ‘booze’ in the form of several different batches of homemade rootbeer my husband had been concocting for the last few weeks.
We spent two months perusing estate sales and the internet for ideas and decorations for our party. We really wanted to create the right mood so our guests felt they were apart of the 20’s time period.
The Murder Mystery
Our attendees were given their roles for the murder mystery in their invitations and given name tags upon entering.
We had a FANTASTIC time! Our Speakeasy was a hit! I don’t know what theme for a party could top it off. Hopefully some of these ideas help inspire your party!!!
Lots of the props/decor we found at Estate Sales, but here are a few we found online:
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