Everything is SO Disneytastic in our house right now. I have a Disney Fashion Competition running on my blog, the girls are working on our latest craft project (connected to our upcoming holiday to Florida) and more upcoming, I’m working on a Mystery Party for Megan’s birthday. That’s on top of all the regular Disneyness that goes on here anyway!
Megan turns 10 on December 11th and for a very long time she’s known she wanted a Murder Mystery for her party. Being the daughter of someone who throws Murder Mystery parties every month, has definitely rubbed off on her. In fact, she’s actually stood in for someone at our parties once before (and soon will be doing again). So when she suggested a Disney themed Murder Mystery for her own birthday, I wasn’t at all surprised – in fact, I was determined to make it happen for her.
Instead of a murder mystery, we’ve decided just to make it a mystery. Since the themed is Disney, it seems most unlikely it should feature a murder. I gathered a group of my friends and family together, all of whom agreed to take part. Megan let them pick their parts themselves and I’ll be writing the mystery game around them.
Megan – Young Elsa
Lily – Young Anna
Mum – Evil Queen (Snow White)
Chris (my brother) – Hades
Chris (my partner) – Grumpy
Amy – Snow White
Nat – AuroraTom – Olaf
I will be taking the part of a Narrator or Story Teller, just to guide the story along.
Though I haven’t written it all yet, I have started and I have a rough idea what I’m going to do. I’m sure once the party is over, I’ll be updating to let you all know how it went! However on top of that, I’m also responsible for a lot of the costumes… majority of which I’m making from scratch.
Megan and Lily as a young Anna and Elsa, is definitely proving an interesting task. I think I have their costumes pretty much figured out but with lots of pinning on Pinterest and then lots of printing out for ideas. In total I think their costumes are about 3-4 different patterns, just to make the one costume!
After that I have Amy and Nat’s costumes to make – Snow White and Aurora. I’m already well on the way with Amy’s but I’m yet to start Nat’s (possibly tomorrow when she comes to visit). As well as that, my mum is being the Evil Queen and as I am being the Evil Queen the weekend before (Nat’s birthday Murder Mystery), I’m sorting out a costume that will do for both myself and then to be borrowed by my mum for Megan’s.
Though the costumes and the writing of the game are my main tasks, on top of that I will be catering for the evening. I’ve already written up a list of food ideas, all to suit a Disney themed finger food party. For Halloween, Megan and I spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen preparing food, I can only imagine that her birthday party will be the same, if not more! I am pretty excited to make Disney themed food though, so its not really worrying me.
As I mentioned above, Nat’s birthday party is the weekend before. She too is having a Fairytale themed party, though its not specifically Disney, just general Fairytale. Her party IS a murder mystery, not just a mystery, but the layout of the evening will be quite different for that I’m sure. That said, like with the Evil Queen costume that my mum and I are sharing, I’m hoping to share a lot of other aspects too. Decorations, food ideas and other things can hopefully be used for both parties. As we’ve already held one Fairytale party for my birthday last year and an Alice in Wonderland party for Chris’ party last year, fingers crossed there won’t be too much extra outlay!
Anyway, watch this space for more updates and more information. I have 18 days and counting to get ready for Megan’s party and that’s obviously not including days at work, time for sleep and Nat’s party the weekend before! It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks… in fact, I should definitely get back to my sewing!