“We hosted our Mafia Murders mystery dinner event at our 55+ community for a sell-out crowd of 90 people. It was a huge success! Many of the audience dressed in 20’s attire for the event.
Love her ideas here >>
Our dinner included “Knock out punch”, “Brush with Death” bruschetta and “Sinister” salad, “Choosy Floozy” chicken parmesan and “Hotsy Totsy” herb pasta, “Da Bomb” spumoni, with courses served between acts.
We had programs printed with cast “thumbnail” pictures on a family tree to help the audience identify who was who.
Prizes of “Godfather’s Hooch”, airline size bottles of Canadian Club with labels featuring our Godfather, were prizes for the table(s) with the most correct answers.
I just want to close by saying that these murder mysteries are definitely appropriate for multiple age groups. Our social committee will consider doing another next year. Thanks again for your help in having a successful murder mystery evening!” – Linda Rymer
First of all, these stores (and others like them) are great places to find a lot of what you need for decorating and accessorizing for a theme party:
Color scheme: Black and white, sparkly and glitzy: White and black party streamers, table cloths, napkins and even black and white feather boas along with strings of pearls create a nice look.
Dim the lights and add candles to create a speakeasy atmosphere.
Use unlabeled wine bottles or even Coke bottles if you can find them for wine on your dinner tables (it was Prohibition after all)
Hang posters of 1920’s gangsters and flappers from Amazon. Last time I checked they had a life-sized cardboard cutout of a gangster and flapper.
While you’re there do a search 1920’s music on Amazon. They have a wonderful selection.
I also found these cool 1920’s Gangster Mug Shot Glasses on Amazon as a possible gift idea for your guests.
Do a general search for gangster props and 1920s props to see what else you can find on Amazon.
Also check out our own resource page for cap guns, costume links and so much more.
Download this PDF: 1920s Costume Illustrations
And do a search for ‘flapper’ on Amazon to get more ideas on the flapper look and accessories you can purchase.
COCKTAIL: Cranberry Cosmopolitans – perfect for The Mafia Murders/1920s theme (as are martinis)
3 Jiggers Vodka
1/2 jigger Grand Marnier
lime juice with a small amount of pulp
splash of cranberry juice
about a 1/4 jigger crushed ice
In a shaker crush with lime draw ice from shaker and pour.
COCKTAIL: Sidecar – perfect for The Mafia Murders/1920s theme (as are martinis)
2 ounces Cognac
1 ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce Lemon Juice
Coat the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with sugar. Shake the ingredients with cracked ice and strain into the cocktail glass.