Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Want to get ideas on how to enhance your
Murder at The Juice Joint Party?
 We have set up a WHOLE site devoted to just this complete with costume, decoration, food and drink pages... EVERYTHING you need to give you ideas on how to throw the most swinging, ROARING time imaginable.

You will find:
Tips on Fashion in the 20s and what accessories you simply cannot go without!
Creating props for your own police line-up background
Food suggestions and designed menu templates
Previewing Juice Joint graphics that come with the party!

 Tips and templates to assist you in making your own props like:
Liquor "Crates"
Wanted posters for the mobsters coming!
How to create your own "back alley" entrance... well as "old" liquor bottles for a fully stocked bar
If you are even considering throwing the Murder at The Juice Joint, this is the site you will want to visit. And for your hosts and hostesses, you will find it to be an invaluable resource!

Check out:
and start planning for a ROARING night of fun!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Party Planning - Creating Backdrops!

One way to make a memorable night is to have a backdrop where your guests can create their own memories! Whether it is serious, elegant or just plain old fun, creating a backdrop for your guests to pose by will help enhance photo opportunities and provide you with many more ways to remember the night!

A few suggestions:
  • Pick a place where there will be good lighting.
  • You can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.
  • Accessories and decorations can make the difference. Have some extra props on hand that your guests can pose with.
  • An easy way to create a background is to use a "scene setter". These affordable rolls of images  transform your room instantly and make for a good backdrop to your picture.
  • Make sure there is enough room to fit everyone in to the frame.
  • For individual shots of guests, designate someone to be in charge of pictures as your guests arrive. 
    • Consider your character list and which character would fit the role of taking the picture. Ie, if you want mug shots, perhaps ask the police chief to be in charge of taking the pictures.
  • For a group picture, take one just before the introduction is read or right after the solution is read (before people may start heading out). 
    • These are two times when you can count on everyone being around and attentive.

Here are some pictures from customers who have created great backdrops and, thus, lifetime memories!
Try taking "mug shots" for your mystery theme. It is a great way to capture everyone in their costume.

Simple props can add a lot!

Glamming it up on the runway.
A "scene setter" was used here.
Sometimes you just have to pick a good spot with good lighting!

This highly crafted backdrop is one we still can't get over!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Party of the Month October 2011

Every month, we highlight one mystery on our Party of the Month link on our murder mystery message board. This is October's winner!

"One chilly night in October, we were all gathered together for a pre Halloween celebration. We wanted something different, something exciting, and thrilling and boy did we find it.
The Juice Joint was established in my parent’s basement, but this speakeasy proved to be anything but baloney.

With a secret knock at the hidden door underneath the illuminated “Juice Joint” sign, each guest arrived donning their perfectly characteristic fashions.

We began the night with mug shots and of course we made sure that our bouncer frisked everyone at the door.

Next came the carefully crafted menu divided into act.
We nibbled on everything from Great Gatsby’s Greek salad, Cotton Club Crab stuffed mushrooms to Bees Knees Banana Pudding . As the hostess of the mostess, I, Rosie Marie, began introducing the plot. As my guests at the Juice Joint began partaking in the booze in the bathtub and hooch, the enthusiasm pursued. One after the other mystery envelope opened and we all began unraveling the caper with the clues and exhibits. We shared laughs, suspicions, and some unforeseen acting chops. The night was climaxed with a bang, as the shot rang out created by a blank in a gun. The victim lay there as each guest began putting together the clues. The mystery was revealed and the party continued with group photos, more libations, a lesson in the Charleston, and of course speak of undying interest in doing this again as soon as possible. "

To enter comments and pictures for your party, please register on our message board and post your comments under the party theme that you hosted. You will automatically be entered to win!