Events & Parties

Creating Sherlock Holmes

Oh y’all I LOVE planning events! And this one was no exception!

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November 3, 2017

I yet again, took on the auction at MCA with a theme I was super excited about SHERLOCK HOLMES.  Each year I think to myself through the entire planning process, “can I beat last year?”

Well… I’ll let you be the judge.

 

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For the hallway, we hung this Victorian backdrop on the left side, with draping on the right side, creating a street scene.  With a great big lamp post (recycled form a previous event) and strung Christmas lights from the ceiling for a starry night effect.

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Just inside the gym, we created Sherlock’s apartment, with Victorian era furniture, lots of books and ink bottles, beakers, a violin and more!

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Sherlock’s desk (a family heirloom – built by my great, grandfather) and his suspect board all about Moriarty.  Plus a super awesome $7 typewriter my mom found at a garage sale!

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My favorite part of this whole thing was creating things for Sherlock’s desk, I found a bunch of oil lamps at garage sales, found spectacles in a room at home known to the family as “Area 51” and purchased some trinkets from Amazon.  Plus, I printed off some vintage style police newspapers and dyed the paper with coffee (they smelled fabulous!)

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All night long, guests could be found in this area posing and taking photos! It was a lot of fun.

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I’ll mention that I sewed that skirt, (as well as the hat) and had a pretty awesome friend do my hair and makeup for the event!

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