Back in March I put together my first ever murder mystery for a few friends and we had such a fun time that I knew I needed to do one again, and round two was even more successful!!!! The theme was 1920s mafia, and everyone was broken down into four groups: The Mahoney Mob, The Parrtown Mob, Employees of the Speakeasy The Henderson and regulars at The Henderson. I copied the name my dad gave the bar in our house! He named his bar “The Henderson” after the gentleman who built the house in 1907. When my parents were doing renovations they found a piece of wood stamped “J. Henderson.” As a gift to my father, my mom had the wood framed which now sits over the bar.
First of all my friends were INCREDIBLE. Everyone (33 people!!!) all showed up in 10/10 costumes and were sooooooooooo into their characters!!! Characters included: mofia members, bar tenders, bouncers, undercover cops, drug dealers, croquet professionals, bootleggers, hit-man, journalists, art thieves and the Mayor of Rothesay even made an appearance.
Besides sending out characters bios to everyone in advance everyone knew this information before they arrived for the fun-filled evening:
“Toni Clark is the infamous owner of the 1920s Speakeasy known as The Henderson. Over the years Clark has engaged with different mobs in the city. On this particular occasion he has invited both Bosses or more commonly known as Godfathers to visit The Henderson at 8pm sharp for a proposition he would like to make to the two mobs. Neither mob has spoken to each other in years. The Mahoney Partnership has been run by the Mahoney family for generations and is currently run by “Bullet Proof” Bill Mahoney and the Parrtown Crew is run by Charles “Lucky” Coleman and his personal gang. Both men are equally as terrifying and run tight ships in their mobs. No person wants to fall on the bad side of either man. What will happen when these two mobs come together along-side regular club goers, reporters, and employees of The Henderson? Will both mobs walk away alive or will there only be one major mob remaining?”
From flipping through the photos it is evident that the 1920s were in full swing Saturday night. Lots of sequins, headbands, pearls, fedoras, suits, and feather boas were worn. The house and deck were covered in feathers the next morning (a little different than any other party I have cleaned up before 😂).
As the evening went on… fights broke out between mobs, secrets were spilled, affairs exposed and even another victim was killed. Finally, everyone cast their vote on whom they thought was guilty… however the guilty one.. Leonard Lewis (aka Liam Oland) was not discovered as the murderer!!
The party was a blast, and we were all in full Gatsby party mode by the end of the night! Thanks again to all my incredible friends for coming, and stayed for the next Murder Mystery!!!