What do you get when you take Reyeses, Cannons, and a few good friends, a murder mystery, dinner, and Jason’s birthday? A crazy fun time!
Last Sunday our families along with Brian and Tracie Young gathered together to solve the mystery of Murder on the Prairie. It was a game I bought online where each person comes as a character in the story (11 suspects, 3 witnesses) and during three courses of dinner must reveal a list of clues(while in character)then attempt to predict “who dunnit” at the end. Here are a few pictures:
My sister provided the prairie atmosphere. Here are the suspects and witnesses busy at work/play.
This is Brian (prairie barber)and Tracie Young (victim’s wife), our dear friends of many years.
My brother Jimmy (young farm hand in love with victim’s daughter)and Abby (victim’s daughter)
Chris (sheriff) and Emily (Jason’s sister and…prairie can-can girl)
My Brother-in-law Dan (scary gunslinger who played his part too well! and my neice-his daughter- Sierra, my right hand gal)Dan was also the photographer for the evening.
My parents Jim and Daryl Cannon(prairie store owners)
Laurie (me) and Jason (birthday boy and farm hand).
I couldn’t have done this without my 13 year old neice and helper, Sierra. She helped with the cooking, serving, and even took some photos!
Jason’s parents and grandmother: Tom (farmer), Debbie (teacher), and Granny (can-can girl, and great sport!)
Me and my sister, Karyn (indian maid)who was a huge help in decorating, setting up, and cleaning up. Isn’t she gorgeous?!
crazy cowboy hat cake (a whole post could be devoted to the history of this cake and how it came to be)
Birthday boy blows out his candles.
I won’t say who the murderer was because we are thinking about hosting it again, maybe with our caregroup leaders?