A couple weeks ago my husband and I decided to go through some of our things and try to de-clutter. In doing so we came across a How to Host a Murder Game that we had purchased a few years ago, but had never played. We both thought it was about time to have a party!
The title of the game: Stayin' Alive!
The setting: A Manhattan Disco Club in the year 1979!
When I told my son that we were going to plan a party he said, "For kids?" I said, "No, for grown-ups." He then said, "For grown-ups AND kids?" I decided we better have a little party for the kids too!
We decided to make a disco ball. It was easy enough to make, but it did take a while. The kids had fun dancing under the disco ball.
We had the kids decorate pet rocks and make homemade lava lamps! Pet rocks were a 70's fad. The original pet rocks were plain gray, but we added some color and eyes to ours. I think they turned out super cute and the kids had a fun time decorating them. The lava lamps were way fun to make too!
To make homemade Lava Lamps fill a water bottle 3/4 full with vegetable oil, fill the rest of the bottle with water leaving a little space at the top of the bottle, add 4 drops of food coloring, and finally add 1/2 tablet of Alka-Seltzer.
We had ring pops. Ring Pops were a popular candy in the 1970's and mood rings were popular too so for the party we called them ring pop mood rings. Each color represented a different mood.
That night us "grown-ups" got together to play the how to host a murder game. We came dressed in 70's attire ready to act out our characters. We started round one of the game while enjoying appetizers. The party planner booklet suggested serving meatballs over pasta for the main dish. We decided to serve meatballs as an appetizer. For the main dish we had fondue which was popular for dinner parties during the 1970s.
For dessert the party planner book suggested Manhattan Cheese Cake. We decided to use a no bake recipe and make it a tie dye cheese cake. If you look close you can see the three different colors.
We decorated with lava lamps and a black light!