Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beyond Blessed by a Murder Mystery?!

As you all know, I'm going on a mission trip to Kenya Africa this coming July!! I had been trying to come up with a fun, unique way to help raise money for this trip.   One night I was having dinner with my parents, brother and sister-in-law when Jessica mentioned having a murder mystery party fundraiser!! I had never been to one before, but I'd seen pictures from ones my cousins had been to and always thought it seemed really fun!  Fortunately for me, Jessica had actually put one on before and she took the reigns.  She went all out and made this event amazing!!

We had a circus theme, fully equipped with peanuts and popcorn appetizers, a grown-up hotdog bar (that Jessica looked up unique hotdog ideas), and an ice cream bar for dessert!

I was truly blown away by the turn-out of such a great group of friends and family.  It was so fun to watch everyone let loose and fully embrace their characters.  I might add that our church may never be the same after this :)

Everyone was having a good time, hanging out and getting to know each a little better.....when the lights went out and........

That's right, I was murdered!!!

Now, to figure out who-done-it!

After everyone had spoken to the security and placed all the clues together...

We (well actually only 3 people guessed it correctly) figured out it was Ruby the clown!! I was wary of clowns before this party...but now!!


Over all it was great time and I am so overwhelmed by the support and generosity of my friends and family.  Thank you to everyone who came out and played with us.  This mission trip is something that God placed on my heart many years ago and to finally have the opportunity to go and serve is such a blessing.  It would not be possible without the love and support from everyone!  I cannot thank you each enough for helping make this opportunity become a reality.

Big thank you to Jessica, Andrew, Mom and Dad for everything you guys did to make this evening possible!


  1. How very fun!! What a fun fundraiser idea! We are so very proud of you and are excited to hear of your adventures when you get home from Kenya!!