Charlize Theron had an 80s prom murder mystery cruise party for her 46th b-day


Charlize Theron had a totally gnarly b-day over the weekend, dudes. Charlize, who turned 46, celebrated with an 80s prom-themed murder mystery on a boat. About a week ago, she’d posted a short video of her and her daughters jumping from a boat. So, I dug around and found out that they are vacationing on what looks to be a luxury yacht off the Greek island Paros along with Charlize’s mom, Gerda. My guess is her friends flew in for her birthday over the weekend and staged this murder mystery party, replete with big hair, ‘killer’ fashion and what sounds like Charlize’s every wish come true.

Happy birthday, Charlize Theron!

On Saturday, the actress rang in her 46th birthday by revealing that she celebrated her special day with a 1980s prom-themed, murder mystery party on a boat.

Theron shared an image of herself wearing a pink “Birthday Girl” T-shirt, which she accessorized with a pair of denim jean shorts and colorful bead necklaces around her neck. The Mad Max: Fury Road star also posted a group photo from the celebration, where each of her guests played their parts dressed in decades-old fashion.

“Well I never got to go to prom, but this year for my bday my friends decided to change that,” Theron wrote. “I love these humans more than words can describe.”

“Only they could know that an 80s prom murder mystery party on a boat is my literal dream birthday. What a family, what a night 💜,” she added.

[From People]

I love that this was Charlize’s prom! I’m reading the element of surprise in her caption. I can’t imagine the logistics of coordinating a surprise party with people flying in, on a boat, in another country. My guess is she’d planned on her friends coming to Greece for her birthday, but maybe she didn’t know they’d arranged for the 80s murder mystery party. Whatever the story, it looks like a great time, an 80s-themed prom murder mystery sounds like a blast. CB just invited me to my first murder mystery party with her Zoom group. I had such a great time (thanks, everyone!) And that was online, I can only imagine what running around a yacht would add. My guess is the Prom Queen was the victim, in which case I’m voting the cheerleader the killer. It’s always the cheerleader. Whoever was convicted, I’m glad Charlize got the party of her dreams and was able to relive its glory in the beauty of Greece the following day. Sounds magical.

Although… I have some notes. That’s a lot of tulle for a prom… or anything outside a ballet recital or a Madonna video. Props to the Hammer pants, but the overall sleeve game is weak. There should be poufs, huge shoulders and drapes everywhere (weather is no excuse, see: Miami Vice.) Mostly the hair gets top marks, although I’m disappointed not see one side pony in the whole group. They got the size of the cell phones right, though.

What would your ideal murder mystery party theme be? Mine would be society wedding with either the bride or the mother of the bride as the victim.



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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    That sounds like my kind of party.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Aw what fun! It’s always weird to me to learn how old some of these celebs actually are, because in my head I think of them as being way older than me – like I would have said Charlize was 10 years older than me at least – but she’s only 6 years older. I think just because we’ve heard some of the names for so long, so I think of the age gap as being bigger than it actually is? IDK.

    I love the idea of a society wedding, but I think my idea murder mystery is basically Gosford Park – mystery at a country estate during a weekend party where EVERYONE has a motive.

    • Sarah says:

      Oh, yeah, a Gosford Park murder mystery weekend would be amazing!

    • Megs283 says:

      Becks, have you read the Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle? That’s the plot at its core!

    • LadyMTL says:

      I’ve never been involved in a murder mystery event, but if I did throw one together I would probably go really creepy…like a bunch of us are glamping in the woods and someone turns up ‘dead.’ Bonus points if it’s a foggy night and / or a full moon.

      As for CT, I’m amazed that she’s less than two years older than I am. I had always pegged her as quite a bit younger. This party looks like it was totally radical, dude.

  3. Libellule says:

    It sounds so fun! Any murder mystery party is my kind of a party

    • Mac says:

      I’ve been to several murder mystery and 80’s parties, but never a mash up. It looks so fun.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        We went to a murder mystery dinner for my birthday 5 years ago. It was a really good time. That mashup does sound/look fun.

  4. SusanRagain says:

    Gotta say, CT lost a lot in my eyes when she took up with Sean Penn.
    Penn = Ugh, no!

    I do agree with ’80’s anything, best decade ever. Crank up the Van Halen to 11. lol

    • BrainFog 💉💉😷 says:

      I miss the 80es too! The music, the stupid fashion. Everything is so drab and beige and boring in fashion now. Bring back the fun! We really need it.

  5. manda says:

    Those murder mystery kits are SOOOOO fun, especially if everybody is willing to have fun with it. She’s lucky she had so many people! My husband and I had such a hard time getting our friends to try it that we just bought the kits for couples

    • Concern Fae says:

      I don’t know when this will start up again, but there are bed and breakfasts that have murder mystery weekends in the off season.

      I’m guessing Charlize’s version was custom written. I was in a group of friends who did murder parties. There was one older man with limited mobility, so he was always the victim. Every time in a chair in the main room, so he could be the “body” and watch the rest of the goings on. He really got into it. Then he’d remember he was supposed to be dead and went back to his dead face. Miss him.

      There are also versions that are meant for one person (or two to solve). You get a box with clues in the mail, often as a subscription. Someone in my Zoom group gets a Sherlock Holmes one every month. The answer to the previous month’s mystery comes just before the new mystery box arrives.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I didn’t even know they had those! I am going to get one!! My 39th was spent at a small amusement/go karts/mini golf center!! We have everyone tokens too!! Plus, since many of us had children, they were all welcome to come! It was in Houston in the late ‘90’s!! We all had a blast!! I had cake, ice creams, hats and all of it!!

  6. Kiera says:

    My high school did a murder mystery night every other year for the juniors and seniors and it was so much fun! Ours was a 20’s nightclub with gangsters, socialites, bootleggers, jazz singers, etc. My mom was I charge of planning it and it was a whole immersive experience, seriously cool. I got cast as the madam who was blackmailing people with photos Id had taken of them with my girls. Somehow with that back story I was not the killer or the victim!

    • Darla says:

      Wow this sounds amazing. I’m seriously jealous. I would love to do this.

      • Kiera says:

        It was so cool! One of the parents at our school had a company that filmed commercials so we got to use their soundstage. My mom and her friends made a full night club. My friend who was a trained signer was the jazz singer for the club and we had other kids be the band. Everyone had a whole backstory and things we were supposed to tell other characters. The best was that the guy who was killed was one of the best actors in our school and he choreographed a whole thing of him getting shot, had sound effects/blood packs the whole thing. Was one of the coolest nights/parties I’ve ever been too.

  7. Alison says:

    Somehow she has become younger than me but was 21 when I was 19? Hmmm. I still love her.

    • StormsMama says:

      Right?! I’m turning 45 in Nov
      I thought she would be turning 48?
      Hmmmm indeed

      *goes to look up 2 days in the valley…

  8. Kendeezy says:

    There is also a blind item on AGC that she hooked up with Chris Brown on this same trip so….and I have nothing more to say.

  9. Jennifer says:

    This sounds adorable and I wish I could do one. Maybe in 2025….

  10. J ferber says:

    Yes, it does sound adorable. Love it!

  11. Killfanora says:

    Please Hecate, don’t kill the mother of the bride in your who-done-it! Having JUST last week week been a m-o-t-b after a year’s postponement, 3 cancelled Hen-Dos, a cancelled Swan-Do, 3 lockdowns, a bloody world plague and stress times a thousand…..we finally achieved the perfect day and evening! 🤣 This m-o-t-b is totally physically, emotionally and mentally knackered 😂🤣😂🤣

  12. Grant says:

    Charlize is so gorgeous and she has quite the filmography. She’s got her Oscar PLUS she has made some excellent action movies (Mad Max: Fury Ride, Concrete Blonde). I just love watching her and can’t wait to see what she does next.

  13. Sof says:

    Never been to a murder mystery party, but they sound fun and totally my kind of thing.
    As for 80’s fashion, I always said I hated it but recently I watched AHS 1984 and realized that I dress and style my hair very similar to Emma Robert’s character! I liked everyone’s outfits, even the men’s, so I guess my fashion taste has changed and I’m really into that decade.

  14. Mercury says:

    So…the same people that were criticizing Pres Obama where are they? Arguably a boat is a much more carrier inducive place than an outdoor backyard. Why the different attitudes? Obama is a private citizen- just like Charlize. I want the reactions to make sense. Sadly, they dont.

  15. Kaykay says:

    Everyone looks happy but her.
    I’d love a party like that. Murder mystery, ocean, 80’s. Ding-ding-ding,

  16. rainbowkitty says:

    Is this a safe idea with COVID and all the varients still happening?