I transformed my parents' dining room into a "Royal Feasting Hall" since my original plan to have it at the King Arthur storage unit place didn't work out. (They have this really sweet conference room all decked out in medeival stuff that they were going to let me use. Until the day before.) So I had to scramble to find a new castle. Which, if you are ever wondering, there are about 3 castle-like structures in Salt Lake and Utah counties--all of which were booked for the night of my party.
So I had to make do with the dining room. But I did make some royal draperies and rope, a magic mirror, lots of candlesticks, some family crests, and a castle wall. I even found a giant sword in my brother's room that was perfect for a decoration.
The guests: Sir Prancealot, Bishop Sven, Maid Intaiwan, Lord MacIntosh, Sir William Writinghame, Lady Guinivere, Queen Adelaide of Camelot, the Pied Piper, Countess Catherine of Wykeham, Isabel the peasant girl, and Mystic Margarita.
They all did such a great job! I loved their costumes!
Here is my Queen costume and royal draperies. I wore a tutu underneath the dress to help it boof out more. It was quite itchy. I got my dress at the Hale Center Theater costume sale. It was a whopping $15! I was so excited! That is also where I got the tapestry fabric and royal rope.
Matt was the Pied Piper. We borrowed a kilt from my uncle and he made a Pi (you know...3.14) on his T-shirt and carried a pipe. It was great!
Sarah Ann was Mystic Margarita. She brought a snow globe as a crystal ball. It was hilarious! And this is the castle wall I constructed (ok, well Matt and Allen mostly constructed it) that we hung at the entrance to the Royal Feasting Hall.
Raymon was Sir Prancealot. His sheild even had his own family crest on it. Cool!
Tyler was Lord MacIntosh and Almarie was Isabel the peasant girl. Tyler even brought a real sword.
Caron was Countess Catherine of Wykeham. She made her own dress. How cool is that? And she provided the medieval soundtrack for the party.
Anne was Maid Intaiwan. Here she is looking into the magic mirror with her serving pitcher. Everyone kept making her get them drinks all night long.
Allen was Bishop Sven. He shaved his head like an old, bald monk for the party!! It was fabulous. He was the murderer's accomplice. He also drew the family crests displayed behind him. We got the family crests of everyone present at the party to put on those shields.
Garrett was Sir William Writingham. He wore tights! I was shocked! He also carried around a quill and a bottle of ink so he could write down everything that was said for inspiration. Hayley was Lady Guinivere. And she was the killer.
Here we are enjoying our royal feast and divulging clues. I sort of ran out of time this year, so I didn't have a chance to develop some of the characters as fully as I would have liked. And I didn't have time to write good alibis for everyone for the last round. Oh well. It was still ok.