Camille Styles

Whodunnit? A CLUE themed dinner party

October 9th, 2013

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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  1. Clara says:

    So clever! All you gals look stunning.

  2. Lori Haislip says:

    So, so fun!!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

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

  3. This looked like sooo much fun.

  4. clairezinnecker says:

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

  5. oh my gosh this looks like a total blast!
    seriously, so creative 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

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

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

  7. D says:

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

  8. So fun! Awesome job Jenn!! And great photos!!

  9. Elizabeth says:

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

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

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

  10. Great idea for a different take on a Halloween party!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      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.

  11. Lizette says:

    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.

  12. Jilly says:

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

  13. Omg this is so cool haha! Love it.

  14. Oh my goodness! This is amazing. You all look incredible, and such a fun idea. xo @ Waiting on Martha

  15. Kate Z says:

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

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

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

  16. Candice says:

    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!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

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

  17. This looks like so much fun. What a great idea!!

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

  19. Erin says:

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

  20. Nova says:

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

  21. Karina says:

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

  22. This is fabulous!! Love these costumes… The colours are just divine 🙂 Brings back great memories of this game!!!! Xx

  23. Kirsten says:

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

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

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

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

    • Jennifer Rose Smith says:

      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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    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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    I love this theme and would like to use it in a small dinner party I have coming up. In past themed dinners, I have always included the food items indicative of the theme. What kind of food themed items did you serve for dinner?

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    How many people can you do this Murder Mystery Dinner with sounds so fun

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