5 Tips For Hosting A Murder Mystery Party + Giveaway

Looking for a unique party night idea? Then hosting a murder mystery party could be the perfect evening of intrigue for you and your party guests. Masters of Mystery provide you with the ultimate murder mystery games, hosted by you, either at home or virtually via video call with friends, family or colleagues. Their mysteries range from your classic murder mystery to themed mysteries including Halloween, Wizardry, 1920’s, 1980’s and more. So you are bound to find a Murder mystery game kit to suit you.
I’m pleased to have teamed up with Masters of Mystery to host a giveaway, for your chance to win a £200 gift voucher. But first, keep reading these 5 tips for hosting a murder mystery party for an amazing night.
Tips For Hosting A Murder Mystery Party

5 Tips For Hosting A Murder Mystery Party

Step One – Get Planning 

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. 

Carefully Assign Roles 

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:

  • For the confident guest: the movie star role
  • Have a nosey family member? the part of the butler will be perfect.
  • More reserved guests?  Characters that have quieter roles will let them play comfortably. 

Don’t Forget The Invites

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:

  • Character sheet/ Character information booklet (includes character descriptions, character background, and other associates at the party)
  • Clue Cards (Many characters have their secrets that can be found in their clue card)
  • Good costume recommendations
  • Gameplay and rules

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. 

A Murder Mystery Dinner

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.

Decorate To Impress

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. 

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24 responses to “5 Tips For Hosting A Murder Mystery Party + Giveaway”

  1. Petra Beck says:

    I would choose a “Roaring 1920s” theme

  2. Peter Watson says:

    I’d fancy being the butler

  3. Margaret Clarkson says:

    I would choose the 1920s, it would be fun to dress up in period dresses.

  4. Katie skeoch says:

    Wizarding would go down a treat in my house!

  5. Chris S says:

    I would choose The Great Bake Down

  6. Rachel Butterworth says:

    Sherlock Holmes

  7. Pat Stubbs says:

    Love the 1920’s


    its hard to choose! they all look great! maybe 1920’s

  9. Ursula Hunt says:

    I would choose a monster theme

  10. Hannah Marie Coombs says:

    My Kids would love the wizardly theme!

  11. Sandra Merrick says:

    Christmas Capers x

  12. Elizabeth Hinds says:

    I’d choose Bridgerton – just because I’m a little obsessed with it at the moment! They all look amazing though

  13. Vickie Jackson says:

    Ooooh the 1920s would go down a treat. Definitely sounds awesome

  14. claire woods says:


  15. Rachael C says:

    I cant decide between Masquerade, Bake Off, Rocky Horror and Pirate!

  16. Troy Easton says:

    Wizarding world theme.

  17. The Great Bake Down sounds great.

  18. Karen R says:

    I think we’d all love James Bond 🙂

  19. sheridarby says:

    Sherlock Holmes sounds good

  20. Angela Macdonald says:

    James Bond theme sounds like a lot of fun

  21. janine atkin says:

    id choose Sherlock Holmes

  22. AJ says:

    The Greatest Showman sounds super fun although I’m sure all would be very enjoyable.

  23. Liz Atkin says:

    The Greatest Showman sounds great

  24. Natalie Gillham says:

    I’d choose Sherlock Holmes as I’ve always liked the idea of being a detective.

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