Whodunit? Was it the professor in the library with the gun? Or was it the maid in the living room using poison? Consider hosting a murder-mystery party for your next get-together and it will be full of betrayal, murder, deceit, and so much fun! Imagine how much fun the partygoers will have after one of them is inexplicably “murdered” and now the remaining guests must solve the mystery.
You may be thinking that planning this type of party may be as difficult as solving a murder, but it’s easy and fun. Here are a few tips on making your murder-mystery party a success.
Find a murder-mystery game either online, a bookstore or a party store. These games will provide all the parts you will need, such as clues and information.
Prepare the guest list. Once you have your game, decide how many characters will be involved and which people on your guest list will best suit each character. Send them individual invitations outlining their character and ask them to dress in costume. Let them know about sites like costumeexpress.com that can help them dress the part.
When your guests arrive at the appointed time, provide them with their personalized scripts and ask that they play their character’s style. The game should begin the minute your guests arrive. Tell them not to share their scripts or secrets with any of the others.
You can serve just about anything you like as far as food. You can make it an elaborate sit-down dinner to enhance the mystery or simple finger food to be served while they try to solve the mystery. Just make sure there’s plenty of food and drink.
Once the murder has been discovered, let the fun begin! You’ll be amazed at how much fun your guests will have staying in character while trying to solve the mystery.