We do love our murder mysteries in the Carr family. Beach or no beach, we are all together, so a murder must take place. My mom planned this just as much, if not more, than the actual trip itself. So fun.
This was the first time we tried out a totally unscripted version of a murder. We were each given characters and a theme, but no script to follow. It was fun being able to go anywhere with our roles, and since our family leans (heavily) towards the dramatic, it was a lot of fun.
Oh, my camera (ie: out of date phone), was really bad this night, so please imagine everyone is not blurry and sparkly-eyed. Oh wait...alcohol. Hmm.
|Decorations. Yes, we packed them with us.|
The story was a big party at a Casino, with owner Ronald Trump (my dad):
Chief of security, Security Sam (mom):
Showgirl Lucy Legs (Dani):
Cocktail waitress Mimi Martini (Cheri):
Sports book manager Cole Conway (Jeannie):
|I had an app for that - sports book betting!|
Lounge Singer Paul Piano (Brian):
Gambler Ace High (Joey):
Gambler Hustling Hailey (Meg):
Elvis Impersonator (Alex):
Bartender Jim Beam (Jeremy):
This was Jeremy's first time being an actual character in one of our mysteries, so he was super excited. he did a great job calling everyone by their character names, and he read his little bio and notes very carefully. He got a little freaked out when he was accused of the murder, but he did a great job!
Turns out Joey was murdered (he added the pants down effect on his own, shocker):
|This looks like she is screaming, but she is laughing. The room went pitch dark and her uncle was murdered and she was in stitches. I have trained her well.|
Once he was killed, Joey got to play the FBI agent investigating the crime. He was hilarious.
|fascinated by the handcuffs|
Dani and Brian won awards for figuring out the killer. Alex won best costume, Joey won best acting, and I won most money (we were each given money to play with and since I was a bookie, I made people place bets on upcoming games and got tons of cash!). And yes, we packed pre-made official certificates for the winner. We do nothing by halves.
|Alex could not wait to get out of that Elvis get-up, but he did so good - even did a few songs for us|
Oh, and all of this insanity is going on, and this kid is in blissfully in her own little world. Eh, my parents are being weird again, what else is new?
We are huge nerds, but we had a blast!! And drank a lot, so possibly that is why it was so fun. Dang that bartender.
The end of our trip also happened to be mom's birthday, so we had a little party in her honor on our last night. Cheri made homemade coconut cream pie, and we each gave her a little gift.
|vi loves birthdays|
|kids and mom|
|I sometimes forget how much Joey and I look alike|
|the whole fam damily|