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October 28, 2012

Here we go again…

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It is the weekend before Halloween and I am having a little deja vu.  Do you all remember what happened around here a year ago?  If you don’t, you can read about it here.  I’ve been pretty busy this week prepping for another party at my house.  And what has been making the news lately?  Yet another storm preparing to bear down on the northeast, Hurricane Sandy.

My very best wishes and thoughts for minimal damage and power outages are going out to all of us who find ourselves in Sandy’s path.  School has already been closed for tomorrow (Monday) around here, despite the fact that we aren’t supposed to feel Sandy’s impact until tomorrow afternoon.

The weather yesterday was just fine and our party was a success.  We took a little different tack than our traditional Halloween party and had a Murder Mystery Party.  Years ago we hosted one of these parties and had a lot of fun with it.  Our friends enthusiastically agreed to the idea, and we found a party kit that we could buy online and download.

Hubby and I cooked up a yummy dinner to serve our guests, and our guests did not disappoint with the way they took to their characters!  I emailed each of them their character’s name and description about two weeks before our party and here’s how they all showed up:

From left to right: Hubby as “Sam Chawpalot” the butcher, yours truly as “Shugga Ann Flower”, baker and, as it turned out, the murderess!, “Cougar Forrest” golf pro, “London Wilton” heiress, socialite and murder victim, “Rita Bookaday” local librarian, “Paul A. Tisshon” (kneeling) mayor, “Alby Stitchin” tailor,  “Alberta Newton” biology professor, “Kara Tinn” hairdresser, and “Dr. Doctor Dijon”, neurosurgeon.

We had a great time trying to solve the mystery ( none of us got it right!), laughing and sharing each others’ company.  There was even an impromptu singing of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen when one of the mini-games included in the mystery was the deciphering of lyrics.  The person who had these lyrics on their clue sheet barely got the words, “Is this the real life?” out of his mouth before the entire group of us started belting out the tune.

Our kids, along with a couple of boyfriends added to the mix, enjoyed a party of their own of the more traditional costume type:

Meghan, as a magician, is third from the left, and Sarah, as Pink Panther/Inspector Clouseau if on the far right.

Now is the time for “wait and see” – we shall wait and see just what Ms. Sandy has in store for us.  I have no idea when or if my power will go out, and whether I’ll have internet service over the next few days.  Stay safe everyone.

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16 Comments »

  1. Hoping so much everyone stays safe! I am glad you’ve had some fun to keep your mind off things. Blessings and protection!

    Comment by Kathy — October 29, 2012 @ 9:32 am | Reply

    • So far things are still okay, just sprinkles and a little wind. Worst supposed to be headed here later this afternoon.

      Comment by Karma — October 29, 2012 @ 12:13 pm | Reply

  2. Be well and stay safe. Love Waldo there…

    Comment by Dawn — October 29, 2012 @ 9:49 am | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn. Still online so far…

      Comment by Karma — October 29, 2012 @ 12:14 pm | Reply

  3. Looks like a fun party! Definitely be safe until Sandy has decided that it’s time to leave!!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — October 29, 2012 @ 11:31 am | Reply

    • I’d definitely recommend this kind of party for a good bunch of friends – really easy to do. I hope Sandy isn’t too bad to all of you near the Great Lakes – I heard they are expecting some pretty big waves.

      Comment by Karma — October 29, 2012 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

  4. Oh what a great party ! Looks like you had lots of fun. We’re getting some biggish wind here already in Nova Scotia but I think the U.S. eastern seabord is getting the worst of it … not sure where Sandy is heading exactly.

    As they say: “Batten down the hatches !”.

    Be safe.

    Comment by sybil — October 29, 2012 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

    • The party was indeed great and we weathered the storm just fine, not even a power loss. Thanks Sybil.

      Comment by Karma — October 30, 2012 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  5. Hope everyone there is safe, warm and DRY!

    Comment by Dawn — October 30, 2012 @ 6:48 am | Reply

    • We are Dawn, thank you! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — October 30, 2012 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  6. Une belle fête avant la tempête… j’espère que non et que tout ira pour le mieux chez toi, karen.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — October 30, 2012 @ 2:19 pm | Reply

    • Merci, Isa. Tout va bien chez moi!

      Comment by Karma — October 30, 2012 @ 9:54 pm | Reply

  7. I hope you have “weathered” the storm safely and sanely. My daughter loves the murder dinner party thing, and we’ve done them a couple of times during their summer visits. Great fun!

    Comment by Carol — October 30, 2012 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Carol. Yes, we got through the storm with not even a scratch, power stayed on the whole time.

      Comment by Karma — October 30, 2012 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  8. Love the costumes. Your murder mystery party sounds like tons of fun. Glad to hear (read — via your comments) that Sandy didn’t hit you too hard. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — November 6, 2012 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. The party was good fun and I’d definitely recommend it for anyone looking for any interesting get-together idea with friends.

      Comment by Karma — November 6, 2012 @ 3:30 pm | Reply


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