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My Murder Mystery Halloween Party homage to Sondheim

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My friend and I are planning a Halloween party this year. We want to actually write our party. We want to pay homage to Sondheim and the mystery parties he use to through in NYC back in the late 60's early 70's.

Our guest list is going be small but well planned. We want to do our invitations like in "The Last of Sheila".We want clues and old poems to be on one side of the invites. We are thinking of either a scavenger hunt or planning someone at the party to be murdered.Not sure yet.

We are also thinking about using Sondheim song's as clues.I am doing my research starting this weekend. If anyone has any ideas, let me know. I found this interesting article I thought I'd share for all you who are actually into this.

http://www.sondheim.org/php/news.php?id=450
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I always liked the idea that the scavengers were at one point served cake. If they put their slices back together, the clue was spelled out in the icing. Of course most teams just ate their cake.
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Thanks Joe! Glad someone responded.I may post this over at a Sondheim board. I've gotta watch "Last of Sheila" again. Its been a while since I've seen it and I am sure alot of questions will be answered after I've seen it again. Thanks again!
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And of course watch "Sleuth" (Original title: Who's Afraid of Stephen Sondheim?)
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Halloween Parties are the best, and yours sounds fantastic (and elaborate!) I've always wanted to do a theme party, though I always end up planning them at the last minute so it always ends up being the same thing.

I haven't any ideas for you, but good luck with it!
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Sounds like you're going to be having one of the best parties of the year! I hope you report back here on it and tell us how it goes.
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