Typical Ghoul Next Door
Okay, so it's 1:30 in the morning, and I have to get up for work at 6:30 am, and OF COURSE I can't sleep.
SO I start thinking about what the theme should be for this year's party IF we decided to have it (leaning towards "hell, yeah!" but might change depending on the amount of props I end up getting on my to do list and how the year plays out).
A funeral. A funeral where there is a coffin, a victim that died under mysterious circumstances, and clue/red herrings scattered throughout the house for the guests to read and decide on if they ARE a clue or red herring. With 6-8 "suspects" and cute little ballots that they can pick up to track their clues.
A coroner's report in the bathroom. An angry letter from the brother. A few background dossiers on each suspect... all left in different areas, so no gaurantees that the guests will actually SEE every clue... and be able to solve the crime.
The coffin will be a closed casket (we already have a toe pincher that is full sized) set up on the back porch, to be opened by the "winner" to claim their prize (and get shocked by Mr. dead guy as well).
It won't be a mandatory participation game - just something that if they feel up to it, they can wander around and look for clues and then we'll hold the funeral (check the ballots and fill in the blanks before announcing the winner) after a few hours.
The invites will be an OBITUARY. Details of the deceased's death, survivors (suspects) and time/place of the funeral neatly set out in newsprint (or something similar, haven't gotten THAT far). The house will be decorated like a funeral parlor and I'll have to work on names, since I do so love my puns.
No idea what the hubby and my costumes will be. He usually doesn't follow any theme, but I'm leaning towards funeral director, but feel like that's too boring so I might just do whatever non-themed I feel like.
This is going to be fun to figure out! Please let me know if you have ANY suggestions - decor, invites, murder mystery....