your local library and get your hands on as many Agatha Christie
novels as you can (you may need to reserve them from other
libraries if your citys library system allows for interlibrary
exchanges.) These are great to be used as part of centerpieces!
Some of the more decorative covers can also be photocopied
and made into posters to further decorate your party area!
the center of your party table, arrange 10 Indian figures
in a circle. Throughout the party, remove one of the Indian
figures without your guests seeing you, until there is only
one left by the end of the party. This is keeping in line
with one of her most famous stories TEN LITTLE INDIANS (also
entitled AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.)
a poster with the And There Were None poem on it:
little Indian boys went out to dine
One went and choked himself and then there were nine.
little Indian boys stayed up late
One went and choked himself and then there were eight.
photocopies of different book covers of some of Agatha Christies
best known novels. These can be blown up to poster size and
hung up all around the room
movie posters from any number of the movies that were made
based on her novels. These make for great decorations and
even better parting gifts for your guests (give them out to
your guests as they leave or as prizes for winning any party
games that you might have planned.)
the invitations printed on nice stationary with an elegant
script. Then have each invitation cut into several pieces
and placed into envelopes. Your guests will then be able to
put the puzzle pieces together in order to read the details
for your Agatha Christie theme party!
your invitations to look like train tickets aboard the Orient
Express. The time the party will begin can relate to the time
the train departs and the location for the party will be your
train station address.
at all possible, have a nice sit down meal. For that extra
bit to really impress your guests, ask a couple of family
members or other volunteers who wouldnt mind SERVING
you as your dine with your guests. Normally it might seem
a little overboard for some servants at a themed
but not for this one. Before dinner starts they
could be answering the door as the butler and walking around
serving drinks as the maid!
the synopsis of several Agatha Christie books and type them
up on a page (these are easily found online - a few sentences
for each should do the trick.) At the top of the page write/type
(in a random order) the titles of the novels you wrote the
brief story summaries on. Hand these sheets out to your guests
to see who can match the most summaries to the actual Agatha
Christie book titles!
all of your guests come in 1920-30s costumes. That alone
will put everyone in the spirit of all of Agatha Christies
Christie Movie Posters! - Great party decorations!
make great prizes for games and parting gifts for your guests
to take home after the party!