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.
For a Sherlock Holmes-themed party, the dress code is a crucial aspect that contributes to the overall atmosphere. Consider encouraging your guests to embrace the spirit of the Victorian era with attire like tweed suits, top hats, and corseted dresses. However, if you want to add a unique twist to your Sherlock Holmes party, suggest that attendees don steampunk costumes. Steampunk combines elements of Victorian fashion with futuristic, mechanical accents, creating an intriguing and distinct look that perfectly complements the detective theme.
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?
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: