Sean and I finally decided that we were ready to host our first dinner party at our house. We had wanted to wait a little while after we were married to finally have a group of people to the house!
So in grand fashion we decided that we were going to have a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. This took a lot more planning then what I thought it was going to take but it all turned out great! We started planning at the beginning of 2013 by finding what mystery we wanted to actually use. This was a much tougher then what you think it would. We finally found this company and a mystery that we liked!
French. Midnight. Cafe. Great food. Wine. Friends. All necessary parts to make this dinner go off without a hitch. We ended up asking some of our friends early so that they were able to plan and be here!
So here is a peak into our house during the night we hosted the Murder Mystery Dinner in the French Cafe!
Even though we were having a four course meal I still decided that we needed to have some cheese and crackers. I don’t think it would be a real French party without some cheese!
The details there were in place throughout the house. The table we set up in the dining room, the coasters we made out of wine corks, the flowers, the wine bottles that we burnt the bottoms off of, the menus, and the place cards.
The food! Which I might say turned out fantastic! We started off the night with Spinach, Artichoke, Sun-dried Tomato dip with crackers. The soup course was homemade French Onion Soup with homemade croutons and cheese. The main course was Chicken with a Lemon Basil Cream Sauce relished with a lemon, buttered scallops, and broccoli. Dessert was French Silk Pie. The French Silk Pie recipe is one that was given to my family when I was younger by our neighbor. He made the recipe so that it was my pie, my brother’s whip cream and through out the recipe my brother was to always lick the spatula or the beaters.
Oh and did I mention that everyone had to wear costumes. The costumes that people had to wear weren’t extreme but some were pretty funny. Unfortunately we didn’t take individual pictures of everyone that came. But you can at least see Sean and I’s costumes.
Sean was the restaurant owner, Gustav, and I was Madame LaBelle, the ballerina if you couldn’t tell! Like I said the night turned out to be a lot of fun! Here are a few more pictures from the night….and I am not telling who did it!
Yes I even finished the cooking in my tutu!