Monday, November 1, 2010

Funeral of Edgar Allan Poe

This year the theme for our Halloween Party was Edgar Allan Poe. He was a cryptic author, with a few well know pieces. We thought the theme could be more sophisticated and still sufficiently creepy. We decided to do a murder mystery for the activity, and searched the internet for a murder mystery written on Poe, but were unsuccesful, although in this search we learned a lot about the death of Poe, which coincidentally is quite suspicious. Jordan decided that he could write a murder mystery based on Poe. A little more research and he had a fantastic evening planned where all of the characters were actual people from the life of Edgar Allan Poe. This was planned with Bree again, so she concentrated on decor, while I did all of the food. The evening started out with 'wine' and cheese, we then served Prime Rib, mashed potatoes, carrotts, yorkshires, cauliflower and cheese sauce. Most of the murder mystery was played out throughout dinner, but we finished up with some black Pina Colada's squares and lots of different chocolates. Our decor had a definite bird theme to go along with Poe's "The Raven" Some of the guests put a lot of work into their costumes
some lucked out at Value Village, but regardless it was a fantastic night and we had a lot of fun.

1 comment:

Christy said...

That looks awesome! You guys are so fun.