My 5th annual mystery dinner inspiration …

45f0c7312155ced539e094a8d53e35b8

I have decided that our 5th annual mystery dinner will be  Poe inspired. And I am going to use this print for my invitations.

85ee23f669909e160f21fc61a05a94d3

I have an old antique type writer, and I need to get lots of crows.

adf46ee30e160dcb869a5ed1620d7257

This  black tall top hat and  winged eye liner is just perfect ! Colors will be black, creams, tans and blood orange.

2ce0556cd8636e002caa5755a75897a3

I’ll send this picture to my best friend Dora, so she can help me make this cake.

be4e6d44476fe24f5e68efedca13f7b2

And last but never least have everyone watch The Raven on Netflix, for all the clues.

Invites will go out next week !

All photos from my Creepy Chic Mystery Dinner

 

Our 4th annual Mystery dinner…

.. when autumn leaves turn to gold and fall  echoing earth goddess Astraea’s departure from earth.  It’s the month of  graveyards, masks, witches, spiders, poisons, old black crows and our annual Halloween mystery party.

Midnight in Paris !

DSC_5147

DSC_5153 DSC_5168

DSC_51921 DSC_51591 DSC_51641 DSC_51681 DSC_51721 DSC_51771 DSC_51811

 The bewitching hour of midnight . This is the time to eat, drink & be creepy ! We dance untill dawn !

Thanks everyone for another fun and exciting Mystery Dinner Party !

  Sacred Cheryl

A Creepy Chic Mystery Dinner …

The table is set and our 4th annual Mystery Dinner begins…

The  French maid Melissa and the Flapper Alyssa  help me with ice and water for the fourteen  guests.

Thank goodness they arrived early as I gave our house maid Tanya the night off.

and these wonderful eyeballs , white intestines and seasonal grapes brought by Barbara .

Here is our deserts,  chocolate cupcakes and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

The guest arrive looking spooktatular in their Black and White creepy chic attire.

and dinner is served (menu on previous post )

The guests break up into groups of three and began their quest to find all the answers and the final  mystery words. Here the girls are in the Theater room and they looked completely baffled…

while this group of handsome men were fast at work in the Parlor.

This very creepy chic group were in the Study finding their clues.

while this gruesome group of  three were in the Graveyard taking their time and having wine.

 Everyone gathered in the Palor to go over their notes. And the winner of the clues and mystery words were the gruesome 3 in the graveyard !

The creepy chic three won best costume, and received beautiful silver necklaces.

Most Simply Chic  was Justin and Alyssa

Most Creepy goes to Barbara and Paul , they were dead pirates.

and the Mystery Words were

A Witches Brew…

2 oz Viper Venom

 1 oz Frog’s Blood.

Shake well.

 Add 1 eye of Newt Serve Chilled

Darrill and I would like to say Thank-you for all who came and made this such a whimsical, creepy and exciting  mystery dinner. We hope to see everyone next year at our fifth.

Mystery Dinner at the Manor house…

It’s a cool and overcast morning at The Manor house….and the Creepy Chic Mystery Dinner is tonight…

  

I have set the table the night before so I have plenty of time to prepare the food  today..I use all my old silver that my grandma has given me and some extra pieces I have picked up at antique stores and thrift stores.

Here are three pieces I have just bought for tonight’s dinner and I always like to use silver, pewter , clear glass, and white dishes. I think I have spent about five dollars each piece.

I have  mixed  my thrift store finds with my good silver and they look great together !

 I throw the white cloth napkins in the washer and dryer so they have that crinkled look.

I decided to use a white pumpkin with a black crow to keep with the black and white theme.

I used a large white tag with a black and white ribbon for place cards. And I wrote the names in ink and very messy so they looked creepy.

The Menu

spice nuts

fruit platter

veggie platter

raisin carrot salad

pumpkin bread

rosemary pork loin roast

herb mashed potatoes

french green beans

assorted wines

chocolate cupcakes

red velvet cake

coffee

Have a simply creepy evening….

I am sharing this post with .abeachcottage

Count down to our Mystery Dinner…

Count down to our Creepy Chic mystery dinner and I am going to post all my  tricks and treats this week as our dinner is this weekend.  The dinning room is decorated with just the right lighting…and some mice and black crows have decided to join us.

 I have bought lots and lots of white candles to keep the evil spirits away.

The clues have been written and sealed with red wax…

and I have found that perfect creepy chic dress….and a very large pointy hat.

Darrill even built a graveyard in the front yard….

should be spooky …join me if your dare !

(all photos from pinerest)