Monday, December 28, 2009

teen mystery


we brought down the Teen Mystery game 'Panic at the Prom' to play while having dinner one night and seeing as everyone had a special character description, we decided it would be fun to go to the local coachella valley thrift store and find some costumes for everyone. I OF COURSE LOVE THIS IDEA. we found some pretty sweet duds but some didn't make it home (like the turquoise chiffon/sequin number we were going to make my mom wear). a few extra things found their way into my bag. such as some ferragamo pumps, a crazy sweater w/ black+pink mohair, and a leopard print bomber (see below). but we found a little something for everyone. this included my dad playing Aidan, the goth, which required him to wear black eyeliner. what a trooper.

so prior to xmas, as my mom was picking out the more "appropriate" mystery dinner party game, she figured the TEEN SABOTEUR version would be better than the MURDER version for my 10 and 8 year old nephews. how wrong could we be. turns out my mom, the principal of the high school, had a love child back in high school (which just so happens to be Aidan) and she pulled the fire alarm because she wanted to ruin everyone's fun cuz she didn't get a prom of her own. great writing. my character, Nina Bendixen, was the prom queen that everyone was jealous of that secretly went to camp slim-n-trim back in the day. (we picked these names prior to knowing what the characters were fyi). there was also the token nerd, jealous girl, misunderstood chick+dude, and prom king/football jock.

anyways, we all had a lot of fun with it and i think it will be a new Bradshaw family tradition!! here are some photos:

thrift store finds:

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