The Masters of Mystery downloadable game kits come with a guide to creating a great atmosphere and mystery party everyone will love! The first of the night of mystery party tips is choosing your theme. If you want your night to be a great success you need to make sure you also consider the interests of your entire group. Characters with different backgrounds, time periods, or fantasy worlds are the most intriguing elements of hosting mystery parties. And it all comes down to choosing the right murder mystery theme from the start! Is your group fans of Harry Potter? Then select a Wizarding-themed murder mystery party. Is this for a Halloween party? Then choose a monster-themed party.
Ensure your entire party revolves around the theme including costumes, decorations, sound effects, food, and acting for a really immersive experience.
When it comes to your guest list, smaller murder mystery games are easier to manage for first-time hosts. Most virtual boxed sets require a group of 4-8 people, perfect for the first-time murder mystery party host.
Assigning character roles for a murder mystery party is important! Masters of Mystery recommend sending out your invitations first. Then, make a guest list of confirmed guests and carefully set their characters. Playing characters is the most fun for guests when the assigned character is close to their personalities.
Some ideas for personality matching roles are:
You should already have your RSVP now comes the fun party of sending an official invite with assigned characters. In this second invite, you should give your guests all the information for the party murder mystery night and help them get into character:
Make sure you send out the second invite with plenty of time for your guests to organize their costumes. Make sure they know outfits aren’t compulsory, but remind them how fun it is and allow them to decide.
There are plenty of murder mystery dinner ideas. Maybe you would like to create a formal dinner party for the evening. Or for more interactive murder mystery games, the best type of food to serve is finger food or buffet spreads. This allows your guests to mingle and talk while they eat, which is essential for the game style.
Take some of the stress out of organising everything by incorporating a potluck that is themed-inspired.
The party decor is essential to creating the ambience for the party. You plan how your guests will use the space for the game and how to decorate the place. You can do as much asyou want! Pinterest pages are bursting with inspiration so get pinning! And don’t forget to create an area that is the ‘crime scene,’ and it doubles up as clues!
Remember that your decor is all about setting the scene for the murder mystery party. You want to transport your guests to a new world or time but don’t feel like you need to buy everything new. Ask friends and family if they have items you can borrow. Look on local selling pages, pre-loved sites like eBay and charity shops.
Masters of Mystery are the murder mystery kings and queens and offer fun and easy-to-host murder mystery, whodunnit games and kits that come in a range of themes including; Wizarding, Sherlock Holmes, The Greatest Showman, 80’s Hollywood, Christmas Capers and James Bond.
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