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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mystery Dinner Date

Recently, John surprised me with a date night. A guy who always is the best at keeping secrets and arranging special things for our family every now and then.  Where we were headed required a bit of a costume to more fully enjoy the evening, so we found our best flannels, boots and hats and headed out!

This here is the finest cowboy couple in Tennessee. John and I were going to a Murder Mystery Theatre Co. dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory. The theme was the Old West, so anyone was invited to dress up in that theme.

My photo taking abilities were atrocious that evening or my phone had a bad night. Thinking it was the user. People were dresses up as cowboys, Indians, bank robbers, saloon dancers, and various time period officials. It was a fun atmosphere.

At each table, we had a folder that contained material about the setting and characters. The acting crew would do brief skits where they provided further information about the murder and revealed more about the mystery. 

John was selected to be a character in the mystery- a Detective for hire. So during the investigation period, people in the room would come to him and pay for answers related to the murder or characters. The rules state that you can't lie and you have to take a bribe.

We also got to take some photos prior to our meal that were a part of our dinner package.

My favorite partner in crime.

The mayor of the city- he was awesome!

The guy in the vest was also at our table and the unfortunate murder victim of the mystery. Nobody at our table knew until it happened.

The moments leading up to the murder.

All of the customer characters in the mystery. 

Our booking photo.

If you ever have a chance to go to a murder mystery dinner, I'd highly recommend doing it. John and I had a lot of fun and we had a great group that really got into it, which made the night all the more enjoyable.

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