When your favorite board game is CLUE,
it only makes sense to have a Murder Mystery Birthday Party!
|Another year older and ready to solve a murder!|
The goal was to create an interactive CLUE game.
|Clue Board Game|
I found a ton of pre-made party options for sale. Especially for an adult murder mystery party.
But, I wanted to make this something I knew my daughter and her friends would enjoy.
So, here is what we came up with:
|Her name is blurred out of this picture. |
We also added some finger prints to add to the theme of the invitation.
|The envelopes were themed with color and the bee. |
Of course, this blurred out picture looks horrible...
We needed a main character so we dressed my daughter up and took some pictures.
I present to you, Ms. Betty Sue BeeKeeper.
|My daughter's character was Betty Sue's daughter so you may see the resemblance - LOL!|
Plot cards and assigned characters (I highlighted the character they were assigned)
where given to those that RSVP'd.
The guests picked their own names and why they might be a suspect in the murder of Betty Sue.
There were some great costumes and personalities that arrived to the party!
I wanted the board to be similar to the real game.
|Board Game - a foam poster board.|
We decided to keep the color basic.
Weapons: we found a few things around the house (like a toy knife and a rope) to represent each of the weapons.
Player tracking sheets:
|I added the initial to the "Killer" section so the players could remember who the real person was playing each role.|
I also made blue cards for each of the killers, locations, and weapons (just like the game has for cards).
We started with a "fancy" (my daughter said it could look nice but she wanted food that everyone would actually eat - so pizza it was) dinner. Then, the "real reason" for the gathering began.
It was time to solve a murder!
Guests brought their completed cards with them to the party.
Prior to starting the game, they shared their name and reason for being a suspect.
The game turned out to be a lot of fun!
Next, the reading of the will!
I played the lawyer. In character, I read the will and gave out cheap prizes
(mostly to make the guests laugh).
|One of Betty Sue's bees.|
|Everyone still talks about how great this guest played her role!|
|Each guest received their own Clue game to take home.|
It was a success!!