Whodunnit? A CLUE themed dinner party

Greetings, dear readers, and welcome to the official kick-off of Halloween on the blog! After the success of last year’s The Birds themed party we couldn’t wait to start brewing up spooky ideas for this year. We knew we wanted to do something where the costumes could be a big part of it, and we stumbled across our perfect theme at ALT Summit. We had such a blast at their CLUE-themed dinner party that we simply had to create our own take on this fun concept! With it’s six iconic characters, the classic board game served as the perfect inspiration for our glam fall get-together. Fantastic prop styling by our friends at LOOT Vintage Rentals and photography by Melanie Grizzel helped us bring our vision of a 1920′s-style CLUE dinner party to life.

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Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

A candlelit room set the scene for mystery as guests arrived.

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  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles
  • Clue themed Halloween dinner party | photographed by Melanie Grizzel for Camille Styles

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52 Responses to “Whodunnit? A CLUE themed dinner party”

  1. Clara

    So clever! All you gals look stunning.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Clara!

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  2. Lori Haislip

    So, so fun!!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      We had SO much fun shooting this, Lori. You should see the murder reenactments that didn’t make the cut! The rope was hilarious.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Lotoya. It totally was!!!

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  3. clairezinnecker

    Had such a blast! Jenn, you are so talented! xo

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Yay! Thank you SO much for trusting me to dress you up and kill you. xoxo

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Aww, thanks Molly! It really was too much fun. Now to start thinking about what we’ll do next year… ;)

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  4. FripperyVintage

    This is so cool! Love the costumes, you guys really nailed it!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Awesome! Thanks Frippery!!! What a fantastic compliment coming from you. :)

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  5. D

    Amazing post! Love,Love,Love!!!!!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks D!!!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks so much!!! Any excuse to play dress up as an adult, right?

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  6. Elizabeth

    Absolutely love this! Your costumes and accessories are gorgeous! Great photos, too with the perfect thematic lighting. Very well done, ladies!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Elizabeth! I’ve got to hand it to Mel (our photographer) for the lighting. She really created the perfect mood, didn’t she?

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Quyen! I LOVE Halloween and think there’s SO many different ways you can approach it. I think it’s my favorite holiday because it’s the one that welcomes the most creativity.

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  7. Lizette

    Jenn, you have done some gorgeous posts, but this one might just take top honors (close second is the feature you did on the neon artist in Austin!). Congratulations on translating your vision with such style, glamour, and playfulness.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Lizette, thank you so much. This comment makes my day! :)

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  8. Jilly

    Wow That’s the best party yet – thank you for the inspiration

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Awesome! We’re so glad you like it, Jilly. You must be a Halloween-lover like myself!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Yay! Glad you like it, Nicky. We had a blast with this one!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Aww, thank you so much, Waiting on Martha! It was a lot of fun — especially wearing the costumes.

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  9. Kate Z

    What a fun post! The photos, costumes, sets and models are all fabulous!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks Kate!!! The models were great and we have LOOT Vintage Rentals to thank for helping us create such a cool set.

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  10. Candice

    I’ve never been more inspired to host a Halloween dinner and get glammed up that evening. Thanks for showing us how to make it happen every step of the way!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Go for it, Candice! We had SO much fun. Of course we think Halloween can be fun when it’s less gory, more glam!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      It totally was, Elizabeth. Thanks!!!

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  11. Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles

    What a fun theme and post, Jenn! Amazing styling work in each photo! (PS – you all look completely glamorous & pull off the characters perfectly!) :)

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks so much, Katie!!! xoxo

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  12. Erin

    Love that red lip on you lady!! Mis you!!

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  13. Nova

    wow…something that I’ve never seen before. Good job,everyone!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Cool! Thanks, Nova!

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  14. Karina

    Theme party! This is a really great one. The clothes, ladies, the clothes!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Karina. The outfits were too much fun!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Natalie! it was fun to actually break out the old game again! Such a classic.

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  15. Kirsten

    Nothing better than dress up for grown ups – adore this idea! @myconfetticrush

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Thanks, Kirsten! We had a lot of fun with the costumes. I keep waiting for long gloves to make a come back…

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  16. Dominique Paolini

    Oh my! This looks like an incredible time. Clue + costumes + good girl friends = fabulous party.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      It was, Dominique! You should see some of the murder reenactments that didn’t make the post…. hilarious! Check Chanel’s instagram account for that.

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  17. Sasha

    This is absolutely brilliant! I’ve been hunting for a fun idea to modify for my oldest daughter’s birthday party… This is absolutely fab! So much better than a boxed murder mystery… Love it!

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