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The words ‘Sherlock‘ and ‘Party’ aren’t usually put in the same sentence, at least not in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s series. But I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. I love to decorate and if you can’t tell by now, I love Sherlock Holmes. A party doesn’t have to cost a whole lot either if done correctly. All it takes is a little effort and a dash of imagination. Below, I’ve put together a list of ideas for a Sherlock Holmes inspired party. Take from it what you will, leave a comment below if you have any suggestions or if you do have a Sherlock party I want to see pictures!
Party Grand Total $71, give or take (shipping, tax, etc.)
Invitations – $?
A lost art is invitations. Used to be a big
deal to send invites to a party, now we get
Facebook invites. These can be fun if done
right. Make sure to say something cleaver in
Beakers – $2.06
Sherlock’s desk is always messy. Lucky for you,
this means easy decorating. Beakers are pretty cheap,
fill them with various liquids (food coloring) and it’ll
look really cool!
Graduated Cylinders – £3.52
These are supposedly the same cylinders that
were used in the show. I’m sure you can find them
elsewhere on Google Shopping.
Wall Art – $?
Use some old colored paper you have lying
around and cut out some designs. For example,
Rache, 221 B (how else will they find the party?),
smiley face (with bullet marks).
Victorian Pictures – $3.90
Throw back to some vintage Sherlock with these
images, or make your own!
Stick Signs – $0.79
Make whatever treats you like and stick
a sign in them! Makes for good sandwich holders
as well. Get creative and use whatever images
Games – $?
Print these out and give clues to the squares.
Get creative and make your own as well!
You can also do a Guess the Quote,
or Guess the Story game!
Magnifying Glass – $3.99/12 pieces
Course you have to have the Sherlock staple
at the party! These come pretty cheap, and you
can put them next to everyone’s plate.
Caution Tape – $2.63
Don’t go too wild with this, but it looks
really cool if done correctly! This could
also be found at a party store.
Books – $?
This could get a little pricey, but if you
find these at a second hand shop, it shouldn’t
set you back too far. Also, a great party favor!
Get Sherlock Window – $0.86
Window paint isn’t that expensive so feel
free to write whatever you’d like up there.
Though, ‘Get Sherlock’ is suggested.
Skull – $5.26
You can get two uses out of this own,
put it out at your Halloween party as well!
Tea Cups – $5
Only invest in these if you’re going to use
them again. Otherwise, go to your local
consignment shop and spend a couple bucks.
They may not match, but it’ll save you some cash.
Pillow $10 & Flag $1
This is another one that you should only
invest in if you’re going to use it later.
Amazon has quite a lot of options!
Clue Board Game – $10
I already own this game, but if you don’t
you can find it at places like Target for $10.
Specialty Drink – Bloody Lemonade – $5
Feel free to make of your own custom drinks,
or just rename the old ones for fun!
Having a menu of the drinks available is
also a good idea.
Cake – $15
You can make so many kinds of
cakes, but the Smiley one and the Union
Jack one above are good ideas!