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An Evening of.... MURDER!

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

Host an evening of murder with Clue inspired party platters that is sure to be deadly fun!

There's been a murder!


I have always been a fan of murder mysteries and Clue was my favorite board game growing up. With Halloween just around the corner, I decided to host 'An Evening of Mystery & Murder - Clue Party' with a selection of savory platters.

I had so much fun creating individual food platters for each character in the game. Our guests moved from platter to platter, reading the clues trying to figure whodunnit!

At the end of the evening each guest had the opportunity to solve the mystery that was concealed inside a black envelope!

Let me tell wasn't easy to deduce! ;)

Set the Scene!

As I started setting the scene for my dinner party, creating individual place settings that reflected each character color, in the game, was a bit of challenge. I planned the food and place setting in the Clue character's own color scheme while picking decor items that would be a reflection of the character's personality type.

*Note: If you don't have the board game, I suggest purchasing Clue as you can place it as your table centerpiece and use the suspect cards to identify each platter layout.

*Note: Instead of the traditional weapons in the game, I chose, for my evening, to use different cheese knives for each character's weapon of choice... I guess it was a bit cheesy of me to do! ;)

The Characters!

Let's take a look at each character and how I put their own individual place settings together.

We begin with the ladies...

Mrs. Peacock

  • Color: Blue

  • Cheese: Blue Cheese

  • Jam: Blueberry Jam

  • Fruit: Blueberries, Dark Grapes

  • Nachos: Blue Corn Chips

  • Bake Goods: Blueberry Scones

Place Setting: A blue placemat is perfect as the base and a blue glass marble lazy Susan is our platter with blue dipping bowls. A candlestick and sterling silver server is the decor pieces.

Accusation: Was it Mrs. Peacock in the Dining Room with the Cheese Knife?

Plot: Has Mrs. Peacock's dinner been served with a side dish of murder?


Mrs. White

  • Color: White

  • Cheese: Brie

  • Dip: Ranch Dressing

  • Fruit: Yellow Tomatoes

  • Vegetable: Cauliflower, White Carrots (Parsnip)

  • Crackers: Naan Bread, Croccantini

  • Dried Goods: Coconut Strips

  • Condiment: Pickled Onions

Place Setting: A white/black tea towel is perfect as a base and a white marble lazy Susan is our platter with white bowls. A food scale is Mrs. White decor piece.

Accusation: Was it Mrs.White in the Kitchen with the Brie Knife?

Plot: Could Mrs. White food scale hold the key ingredients to a recipe for murder?


Ms. Scarlet

  • Color: Red

  • Cheese: Red Velvet Cheese Ball Dessert with Chocolate chips

  • Fruit: Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries

  • Bakery: Strawberry Cakes

Place Setting: A red satin placemat as a base and a silver bowl is perfect for our dessert platter. A high heel wine bottle holder is Ms. Scarlet decor piece.

Accusation: Was Ms. Scarlet in the Ballroom Room with the Cheese Spreader?

Plot: Ms. Scarlet's definitely knows how to step on whoever stands in her way!


... now, here come the Gents!

Mr. Green

  • Color: Green

  • Cheese: Dill Havarti

  • Dip: Guacamole

  • Vegetable: Celery, Cucumbers, Green Peppers

  • Nachos: Guacamole Nachos

  • Dip: Artichoke Spread

  • Condiment: Pickles

Place Setting: A green placemat as a base and a green marble lazy Susan is our platter with green dipping bowls. Pool cue and balls are Mr. Green's decor pieces.

Accusation: Was it Mr. Green in the Billiard's Room with the Double Handed Cheese Knife?

Plot: Is Mr. Green playing a friendly game of pool...or has it turned deadly?


Professor Plum

  • Color: Purple

  • Cheese: Drunken Goat Cheese

  • Dip: Black Bean Dip

  • Vegetable: Violet Carrots (Beta Sweet)

  • Fruits: Red Grapes, Nectarines, Plums, Blackberries

  • Condiment: Olives

Place Setting: A purple placemat as a base and a slate marble lazy Susan is our platter with purple dipping bowls. A globe is Professor Plum's decor piece.

Accusation: Was it Professor Plum in the Study with the Hatchet Cheese Knife?

Plot: Professor Plum has travel the globe but could he be mixing up a potion of murder?


Colonel Mustard

  • Color: Yellow

  • Cheese: Gouda

  • Vegetable: Yellow Peppers, Yellow Tomatoes, Yellow Carrots (Parsnip)

  • Crackers: Toasts, Parm Cheese Crisps

  • Dip: Honey Mustard

  • Bites: Nuts, Raisins

Place Setting: A wood placemat as a base and a wood board is our platter with a honey dipping pot. A bookend is Colonel Mustard's decor piece.

Accusation: Was it Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with the Parm Knife?

Plot: Colonel Mustard maybe the author to a good murder mystery or is he plotting one?


So... Whodunnit?

The evening wouldn't be complete without finding out whodunnit. Everyone made their accusations and the criminal was apprehended and thrown in jail... so can you guess whodunnit?


For our evening, our little London played the part of

Mrs. White

Of course no crime goes unpunished without a couple of dog treats. London deserved it.

It was a so much fun and everyone had the chance to dig into my mystery savoryplatters!

You can decide on whodunnit at your mystery party, but most importantly just have fun, be creative!

... and stay tuned - I have a Gothic Halloween grazing table coming next week just in time for Halloween!

*tried this graze*

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