Lacey Kringel has once again agreed to host the annual Kringel’s Block Party for the neighborhood of Holly Hills. The usual suspects will attend the get together and a few invites were handed over just to keep the peace and prevent hostile gate-crashing.
The gossip grapevines of Hollyberry Town have been seething with scandals over the past year. Stories of blackmail, backstabbing, and treachery have circulated around this ‘once peaceful’ town. You’ve seen the RSVP list for this year, and you are concerned. In fact, you would bet everything you have that there will be drama!
You also have an ax to grind with a few people who will attend this party, so you’re more than ready to see what happens.
This is where your story begins…
Fast Food Chef
Betty Berger is the hardworking fast food chef at Barney’s Burger House. A compulsive liar even when the truth is better, this burger flipper is a notorious cheater when playing party games. Beware if you’re on the opposite team of this master of deceit!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any fast food uniform and an apron as an optional prop.
This villain of the telephone lines ruins many relaxing nights for the residents of Hollyberry Town! The neighbors of Holly Hills avoid Fiona at all costs, as she’s a nosy, ill-mannered gate-crasher. This year for the Holly Hills Block Party, Lacey Kringel sent Fiona an invitation to ease the tension and prevent further hostility!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any obnoxiously designed business attire with a head set as an optional prop.
Foghorn Fowler is the intellectual chicken farmer. A dependable and loyal person, Foghorn is a valuable friend to have. Rumor has it that Foghorn’s farm has been targeted by a radical animal-rights group. However, no official violations have been documented at Foghorn’s Chicken Coop.
Lectron Watts is the most annoying one-upper in the Holly Hills neighborhood. If you’ve done, said, or tried anything - Lectron is certain to have done it more often, said it already, and tried it twice! It can be quite exhausting to engage in a conversation with this name-dropping showoff!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Coveralls with any electric company logo on the pocket.
Chek Nicolson is the ultra-eccentric banker. Known to be quite frugal, Chek will drive you crazy with meticulously calculations of everything out to the nearest quarter of a cent! If you make a lunch date with Chek and want to avoid the hassle when the bill’s delivered, it’s best to pick up the check – no pun intended!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Business suit with a calculator as a prop.
Sandy Sommers is the spunky lifeguard at the Holly Hills neighborhood swimming pool. She constantly mocks people around her and has a reputation for being self-centered and greedy. Helpful advice: avoid situations where Sandy can take advantage of you…or you’ll lose!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Warm up suit with a whistle and binoculars as optional props.
Bridal Shop Owner
Lacey Kringel is the moody and insensitive bridal shop owner. Nobody truly likes to be around Lacey because of her violent mood swings, but her house is the most suited for entertaining in the Holly Hills neighborhood. It’s rumored some of the neighbors are planning an intervention on Lacey to force her to attend anger management sessions. This will never work, as Lacey is bullheaded.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Very feminine attire.
Cafeteria Line Worker
Tator Salsbury is the nosy cafeteria line worker at the Hollyberry Town Junior High. A prime source of gossip, Tator knows everything about everyone in town by eavesdropping on the kids’ conversations in the lunch line. Tator is no stranger to cuttin’ a rug, as this food server is always dancing – with or without music playing!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Hair net and a chef uniform with a spoon and spatula as optional props.
Savon Brooks is the sensitive environmentalist and animal rights activist. Savon prefers to sing instead of talk. This peculiar behavior can turn awkward if you’re involved in a lengthy conversation. Savon is serious about saving all living things and is rumored to be an extremist behind closed curtains.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A safari outfit with ‘save the environment / animals’ brochures as optional props.
Ned Morales is a motivational speaker and a super paranoid individual! The gossip mills often speak about how Ned believes the government is spying on his/her every move. Most people wonder what the government would want with a nobody from Hollyberry Town. The majority believe Ned is crazy. However, some folks think Ned may be on to something!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Business casual attire. A box of aluminum foil as an optional prop.
Late Night TV Host
Norma Nightshade is the mysterious television hostess. With millions of fans, she hosts the Beyond the Witching Hour late-night television show. Norma is friends with most of the townspeople, as she is super friendly and caring. She devotes herself to local charities and never meets a stranger. However, her gothic and somewhat monstrous appearance often makes people nervous.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A vampira costume.
Roxy Rich is a pretentious heiress. She has the only mansion in Hollyberry Town and it sits on top of a hill overlooking the neighborhood of Holly Hills. Even though she has an ideal pad for hosting parties, she refuses to allow anybody to enter her home. The neighbors often wonder what this ritzy diva is hiding. Roxy attends social events in town just to show off her riches – she doesn’t have any true friends.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A semi-glamorous evening gown. Money bags as optional props.
Major League Soccer Player
Pele Socco is the neighborhood athlete and major league soccer player. He is bluntly honest, so if you don’t want to hear the truth, avoid him at all costs. An avid over-explainer, Pele will steal your life minutes as he describes every last detail of insignificant things such as how he holds a gasoline pump handle while filling his car. He will drain your life force. You’ve been warned!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any soccer uniform with a soccer ball as an optional prop.
Ima Surva is the nerdy waitress at the Hollyberry House of Waffles. She is a perfectionist, and if you sit in her section, she will tend to your every need. However, her colleagues report once she crosses the threshold into the kitchen, she spews hateful comments about her customers and engages in food sabotage as she pleases. People who live with two faces are dangerous. Be wary of Ima!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any waitress uniform. Wear your hair in pigtails and wear glasses with tape on the bridge. A notepad and apron as optional props.
Book Store Clerk
Rita Bookaday is the antisocial book store clerk. She’s extremely judgmental of others and this behavior often offends her customers. Rita also has an intense fear of germs, so standing close to her is out of the question – unless you want to witness a stage five freak-out. Those who have seen her episodes say they are not pretty!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A conservative outfit with books as optional props. Hair tied back in a bun with glasses.
You may wonder how this crabby, introverted car salesperson ever makes a sale! Nonetheless, Kommy is a top salesperson at the Hollyberry Car Lot! There have been many recent reports of Kommy selling ‘lemons’ to clients, so buyer beware! Kommy isn’t known for having integrity or morals.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Non-matching, tattered business suit. Pictures of ‘cars for sale on the car lot’ as optional props.
STAN D. UPTON
Stan Upton is the extroverted and sugary-sweet standup comic. Stan performs twice a week at the Hollyberry Comedy Club. If Stan’s in the room, everybody’s laughing! Stan often travels around with his best buddies and fellow comics from the club.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A t-shirt with a humorous saying on it with blue jeans.
Takey Takerton has been unemployed ever since he inherited his home from his great grandmother years ago. He constantly borrows money from his neighbors to pay his living expenses. And for this reason - the neighbors avoid Takey like a case of body lice! Takey usually has a group of fellow mooches tagging along with him. This group has a weird habit of impersonating animals – probably because they are bored and need to find jobs.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Too-sizes too small white sleeveless t-shirt with stains on it and jeans. An empty wallet as an optional prop.
Professional Gardener and World Traveler
Sylvia Plance is the most adventurous soul in the Holly Hills neighborhood. A real jet setter and talented gardener, Sylvia has traveled around the world and experienced cultures and cuisine that most will only ever see on exotic television shows! Sylvia has recently contacted the police about rare plants and flowers that have been stolen from her greenhouse. She hopes to find the culprit soon!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Casual attire, hair pulled back into a pony tail. Gardening gloves, flowers and a small gardening shovel as optional props.
The trendy Karan O’Hare is the Holly Hills neighborhood ‘go to guru’ for fashion advice. Karen’s a great listener and the best hairstylist in town! Lately, her appointment books have been filled to the brim, and it’s taking her customers months to get an appointment! Everybody wants to be snazzy for the holidays, but Karen just doesn’t have the time for everybody!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: A trendy outfit with a hair-cutting apron as an optional prop. A teasing comb and a hand-held mirror as additional optional props.
Local Lounge Singer and Aspiring Pop Idol
Lora Cingabar is an aspiring pop star and lounge singer at the Hollyberry Piano Bar. She has faith in her talent, but hasn’t been lucky enough to get her big break yet. Lora is a serious perfectionist and never has a hair out of place or a chipped fingernail. In social situations, if there’s ever a need for a peacemaker - she’s your girl.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lounge singer attire - an evening gown or pop idol outfit. A wild colored wig as an optional prop.
Dee is the creative interior designer and instructor at the Hollyberry Design Institute. At times, this house stylin’ diva can be a very impatient lady. She has designed most of the houses in the neighborhood of Holly Hills, and is rumored to have her own reality show in the making!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Casual attire with smudges of paint on your face and hands. Paint swatch cards as optional props.
If there were a movie named Cowboy and a Gentleman, Tex Bultamer would be the leading man. Chivalry is still alive and well according to Tex, as he hands the world to the ladies. However, Tex is a no-nonsense type of cowboy, and speaks without a filter. If you don’t want to hear the truth, stay clear of this good ‘ole boy.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any cowboy (western) attire. An optional prop is a toy gun.
Callahan Coppa is a kindhearted gentleman, who strives to one day, become the Chief of Police of Hollyberry. However, no matter what he does, nothing seems to go his way at the station, and he spends his days writing tickets as a traffic cop. Someone is holding this ambitious boy in blue back, and he is determined to find the source!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Police uniform. Toy (fake) gun as an optional prop.
Professional Billiards Player
There are two sides to Billy Yurdz, and only one of them is worth knowing. If you have something to offer Billy, you’ll be faced with the loveliest person you’ll ever meet. However, if you cross Billy or cause angst, you’ll be sorry.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy attire with a pool stick as an optional prop.
Tech Support Representative for IDM Computers
Poindexter Milton is an undeniable genius who works for IDM Computers as a tech support representative. Think twice about spending time with Poindexter, because he’s known for obnoxious, random impersonations of people around him. The first imitation he performs may be amusing, but after about ten, you’ll be on the lookout for an escape route!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Nerdy outfit (black rimmed glasses with tape, button up shirt and bow tie, pants pulled higher than the waist.
Investigative Field Reporter
Pat Rivera is always on top of the latest story and sometimes, before it happens! Pat’s an ambitious investigative journalist for the CBC television station. Pat will stop at nothing to be the first to get the scoop.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Trendy business suit. Optional props are a notepad and pen and a microphone (real or fake).
DR. FEREN FEATHERS
Dr. Feren Feathers is the neighborhood veterinarian who’s known for spouting off more movie quotes than logical sentences. No surprise, this doc has a serious weakness for rescuing stray animals. His home looks like the neighborhood zoo!!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Lab jacket and optional dog treats and medical supplies i.e. gloves, fake stethoscope, etc.
Damian is the energetic Hollyberry Town waste collector who is known for rolling a lucky coin over his knuckles before making a decision about anything. Watch out for this garbage terminator, because if he hears a story being told a second time – he’ll interrupt and add the details as if he was there - before you get a chance to finish! How frustrating is that?
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Any style of uniform / coveralls with a fake name badge of the City’s Garbage Collection System
Airport Security Officer
Originally hailing from Russia, the feisty Bogdan Gorbachev is a strict security officer at the Hollyberry Town Airport. Known for whistling the Andy Griffith theme song with every step, Bogdan would never be able to sneak up on anyone. Bogdana is very blunt and anything but lenient.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Airport Security Uniform (white shirt, black pants with a fake (toy) badge.
Molly Moppers is the charming personal maid with an unforgettable voice that sounds like it belongs behind an animated cartoon character! But don’t let this voice fool you, Molly is an incessant ‘know it all’ and hasn’t taken anyone’s advice since she was seven years old!
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: French maid costume. Optional feather duster as a prop.
Olive Formathe is the nerdy math major from Hollyberry Town College. There isn’t an equation this brainiac hasn’t conquered…or created. Olive spends her spare time at the library reading books about historical mathematicians. There isn’t much she cares about outside of numerical equations.
COSTUME SUGGESTIONS: Casual, nerdy attire. Hair should be in a nerdy style (i.e. sleeked back etc.). Optional calculator as a prop.
*Please note, your party may not include all of the characters listed above.