How to Host a Murder Mystery Party

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A well-organized murder mystery party is a guaranteed hit with any group of people. Whether it’s a birthday party, a dinner with friends or even a team-building event, there are some key factors in planning a successful murder mystery party. 
If you have never hosted a murder mystery dinner party before here are some tips that will help you create the perfect party. 

Party Preparations

Make a guest list
Start by making a guest list for you party. Depending on your type of guests (friends, family, or co-workers) you can choose the right theme for your party. 
 
Download the Murder Mystery Party Kit
Once you have completed the guest list it’s time to find the perfect murder mystery game for your event. Download one of our murder mystery games and print the documents.
 
Send invitations
In our murder mystery game kit, you will find an invitation templet for your event. Complete the information regarding the date and location for your party and send the invitation to your guest list. 
 
Assign Character Roles
Each one of your guests will play a role. Make sure that you assign a story character to every guest on your lists. For better preparation, send the character description in advance so your guests have the time to read their character description and prepare for the role. 
 
Plan the menu and decorate
Creating an atmosphere for your events is one of the most important steps in creating the perfect murder mystery party. Depending on the theme of your party you can start decorating the main area where the event will be hold. If you are having a murder mystery dinner party, you will need to come up with a menu for your evening. There is no right-or-wrong to decorating unless you fail to decorate.
 

The Big Event

By the time you get to this point you should have completed all the steps from above. Now it’s time to welcome your guests and make sure that each one of them have they character description document and a name tag with their characters name on it. 

The Host and Narrator

As the host you will also be the narrator of the story. Start by reading the Instruction for the game to your guests. After each player draws an innocent/guilty card you may start reading the game story.
 

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