This weekend my sister and I did our annual Murder Mystery trip to the Allenberry Resort. The Murder Mystery weekend is a whole weekend that revolves around live theatre and food. Lots and lots of food! Every year there is a theme. This year the theme was "Back in Time". It was set in the 1920's ( hence why some of you may have seen us dressed up like that on Twitter and FB this weekend).
We wanted to give you a run down of the activities and the menu so you could see a little bit of what this weekend was all about.
Friday night's attire was 1920's Flapper wear ( and whatever it was that the men dressed in)
These are the outfits we chose!
Friday's reception buffet
They ate with us and they stay in character the whole time. They actually stay in character the entire weekend.
If you've seen this photo posted on Twitter with the caption " a new found talent" you may have been wondering what it was referring to.
Well, let me tell you. After I had gotten this dessert pictured above ( which actually had 2 cherries on it), my sister asked me if I've ever heard of anyone being able to tie the stem of a cherry in their mouth. I thought I had heard of this before but I never seen it done. Low and behold the actress that was beside us was able to do it. Then my sister tried and she did it too. I was trying and almost got it but I blame my failure on a having a crooked stem!
And then Saturday we were up bright and early for more food!
The characters performed during breakfast then it was time for a group activity of our choice. Each of the actors host an activity for the group. This year we chose the trivia. Last year we actually chose to play wiffle ball! And then guess what? It was time to eat again! Lunch was another buffet. The characters performed again through lunch and then we had some free time until dinner.
Saturday night was Formal night.
Some of the guest chose to participate in the costume party on Saturday night. The theme was "Through the decades". Some of the costumes included Sonny and Cher, the cast of Grease, Some Greek Gods and Goddesses, Jane Eyre, some hippies, and the best costume was a couple who dressed as Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. I wish we had a picture of them. They actually won the contest.
Saturday evening was again a buffet reception followed by a plated dinner and lots of dancing!
Sunday was more acting, brunch, a little more acting, followed by a meet and great with the actors as "real" people. I found out that the actor on the right is actually from our area and went to a neighboring High School!
We can't wait to do the murder mystery weekend again next year. Next year the theme is "A Diva to Die For". I have a feeling it is gonna make for a great "girls weekend" for a lot of people!
So, have you ever been to a murder mystery? Can you tie a cherry stem with your tongue?
Since there was a lot of food mentioned in this post, I am still linking it up with the Tasty Tuesday Link up that we are co-hosting with Lean Lena. Go ahead and link your food post up too!