Typically, Halloween parties are all about ghoulishness, scary decorations and disgusting snacks. Why not do something different, and have a Sherlock Holmes party? Of course, you can use these ideas any time of the year—for a birthday party, holiday party, or just-because. Check out my Sherlock Holmes party ideas.
For some inexpensive decorations, some old candlesticks, typewriters, and magnifying glasses will work well. Be sure to keep the room a bit on the dark side, and light those candlesticks to set the mood.
Not sure what to wear? This may give you some ideas:
Other ideas for decoration include draping tables with dark-coloured cloth, adding velvet throws to furniture (think lots of layers to your décor to make the look period specific). How about these letterpress Sherlock Holmes Coasters?
This picture would work well for your invitation, and if you’re going for a more mod-look to the party. The tea-set below would work well with this theme, too:
This is a fun way to decorate, too: