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What is a murder mystery party?
A murder mystery party is an awesome interactive event where your friends gather and solve a crime. Working in small teams, your guests are presented with a tragic murder. The twist come though because someone at your party is the killer. You, your friends, family or work colleagues then spend the night working through mysterious clues to solve the crime and find the killer.
What murder mystery party games do you have?
A murder mystery game provides the equipment you need to hold an amazing murder mystery party. Please click the images below to see our outstanding games.
Take a Caribbean Cruise on the maiden voyage of the Achilles Tendon.
Caribbean Cruise Murder Mystery Game
Tracy Gang 1920s
Enter a world of flappers and gangsters in this awesome 1920s murder mystery game.
Tracy Gang 1920s Murder Mystery Game
Lights, camera, action. That is until it's lights out for our star.
Hollywood Scandal Murder Mystery Game
How to host a murder mystery party?
- Find the right murder mystery game.
- Organise your murder mystery party venue.
- Find a murder mystery party host.
- Create your guest list and send out invites.
- Organise decorations and decorate your venue.
- Decide on food options.
- Hold the party of the year.
1) Find the right murder mystery game.
The murder mystery game and your host will be the two critical factors that make or break your event. Before you buy a game you want to know that it is high quality, tested and lost of fun. The murder mystery games listed on this site have been played by thousands of people over many years and are guaranteed to help you host a fabulous murder mystery party.
2) Organise your murder mystery party venue.
You can host a murder mystery party at any number of venues. Free venues can include your house, a friend's house, a workshop, a barn, a yard or a room at work. Some bars and restaurants have rooms for free as long as you buy dinner or drinks from the venue.
Paid venues can include halls for hire, function rooms, restaurants, yacht clubs, hotels, Airbnb apartments and more. I have hosted murder mystery parties on trains, boats, busses, piers, camp sites and barns.
3) Find a murder mystery party host.
If you want to save money you can host/present a murder mystery party yourself. This is often a lot of work especially if you need to think about food etc. To split up the tasks, you might like to ask a reliable friend or family member to do it. Just make sure they have a big voice and a good sense of humour.
If you decide you want to pay someone so that you can relax and know it is in good hands you could hire a teacher, a youth leader from church, a coach, someone from your local drama/theatrical society or public speaking group such as Toastmasters. Another option is to use one of the professional hosts we have available.
4) Create your guest list and send out invites.
The murder mystery party games listed on this website all come with electronic invites. You can go old school and print and post them, otherwise, you can email them, post them on Facebook or other social media.
5) Organise decorations and decorate your venue.
You can go crazy with your decorations or keep it simple. Start getting your decorations ready early and you can source a lot of great stuff for free from friends and family by putting the word out on Facebook. Thrift shops are also an excellent source of decorations. Do some research on Google or Instagram for easy, themed, decoration ideas.
- There are a couple of basic rules with decorations:
- If you don't have many things keep them together. Make small table displays or have a spot that is heavily decorated rather than spreading them too thinly.
- Lighting is easy and effective. Can you dim the lights or get color lights from Walmart?
- Music is easy and effective. Create a Spotify song list of songs that match your theme.
- Use what you have. Put a themed movie silently on the TV, write in lipstick on your bathroom mirror, draw a chalk body outline on the floor.
6) Decide on food options.
You can go all out here or keep it simple. To keep the cost of your murder mystery party down you can ask your guests to bring a plate or dish of food. We generally recommend finger food options as these are easier for your guests that sit down food. It will usually take 1 person to organise the food. Many organisers get a family member to be chief cook for the night.
- Food ideas:
- Order in pizza.
- Nibbles like carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes, rolls of ham, breadsticks and dips are easy to organise.
- Party pies and other frozen pastries that can be heated in the oven and served.
- Buns, tacos or baked potatoes with condiments to put on top.
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