Monday, May 08, 2006

How To Host A Mystery...Star Trek style!


Stardate 041994.20~ Remember the 90's and all the How to Host a Murder games? Well, after being married for 4 years but still no kiddos, Dave and I decided to host a Star Trek Mystery Game. We were living in Manhattan, Kansas at the time and invited a few of our Army buds who were also Sci-fi fans. This is what we sent out:

Along with this invite was a description of the recepient's character as well as a Top Secret communique regarding his/her role...whether he/she is the bad guy and why. Also this Priority Communication From Starfleet Command:

We had such a blast.

I was Guinan, hostess of the Ten-Forward Lounge and over 5 centuries old. Obviously I was an alien (from a distant planet of Listener life-forms). But I looked human. Although not normally a part of an Away Team, my culture had very specific legends about the Orb of Knowledge, and I was invited by Commander Riker to join the mission to help authenticate the discovery.

Dave was Commander William Riker. As First Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, he was considered one of Starfleet's rising young stars. He usually commanded the Away Teams.

We made some fun alien looking snacks like miniature quiches and uh, grapes...well, we tried. The drinks were ginger ale with various food colorings.

And, yes, I made both of our outfits. Aren't I the talented one? And oh! So modest!

I painted the observation panals with a red planet, Delphi 4, in view. (I put my Art Degree to good use finally!)

I wish I took pictures of the characters that were involved, besides us, but they were Lieutenant Commander Data, Dr. Beverley Crusher, Counselor Deanna Troi (I decided not to be her because I did not have the--hmmmm--shape that she did. I did not desire wearing a skin tight suit...and I am just not as sweet. Heh.), Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, Lieutenant Worf, and Ensign Ro Laren.

If you are interested, google "How to Host A Murder Mystery Star Trek". I found oodles of sites and places to order it from.

Star Trek was not the only Murder Mystery party we had. The other one was a 50's high school reunion.

Here are the pictures from that one...enjoy!


jel said...

I lead a boring life :(

hope you had a mother's day!

have a great week

jel said...

hope you had a great mommy's day!

that is~~~~~``

M. C. Pearson said...

Thanks Jel~ we went out to Chinese food and played in the yard. Lots of fun! Hope yours was good too!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

The saddle shoes are classic! LOL!

Not counting yesterday...Yikes...I hope you had a relaxing Mother's Day with Dave and the boys!

Pia said...

you're so good at this. i'm sure you make a good host. i don't even have half of your talent. btw, thanks for praying for us.


The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Guinan, Happy Mother’s Day!

You and Dave know how to boogie it down. But, are you sure it was just ginger ale?

Ciera said...

what fun!

Wren said...

It looks like it was a blast! said...

now that looked fun!

M. C. Pearson said...

Pia~ Thanks...we'll keep praying!

Curm~ Hey, I think you'd make a good Worf. Eh? LOL

Ciera~ Yes, I could see you and uh, England do this...hope I am invited! Hee hee

Wren~ It was...especially with a bunch of goofy soldiers.

Baggie~ Totally. Just like your fun blog. You always crack me up!

Kimber said...

I agree with "Jel" - I live such a boring life!!! Wish we lived closer so some of your creativity could rub off on me, plus, I would love coming to your FUN parties...well, just as long as you didn't make me be Deanna Troi! LOL!

Happy Mother's Day :)

Trinity13 said...

Very cool...what a neat idea! I love it!!

cube said...

Oh that sounds like a blast! You make a nice (if rather pale) Guinan ;-) I would've been a rebellious Bajoran if only I'd been invited :-( Hope your guests had lots of Klingon blood wine!

Ballpoint Wren said...

We did one of those parties in the 80s. It was a 20s theme... I wore a sari and Hubby wore a tux, and dang, did he look good. As it turned out, the murder was committed by one of my friends who had the hots for Hubby's character. The tux drove her over the edge, I think.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

This is wonderful! You have some great pictures as well, Mimi.

M. C. Pearson said...

Kimber~ It would be great to live by you. And I think you'd make an excellent Troi!

Trin~ Thanks, we certainly had fun!

Cube~ Ah yes, I bet you'd be rebellious! LOL

Bonnie Wren~ Aren't those parties just so much fun? I love dressing up!

Jean-Luc~ Thank you O Captain! Coming from you, that means a lot!!!