If you've never participated in a Murder Mystery Dinner, you are definitely missing out!!
My first experience was when I hosted one for the ladies in our adult Bible class at church. It was set in the Prohibition era. Honestly it was actually a little hard to pull off as there were men and ladies parts - fortunately, we had some good sports who were willing to play the "rougher" parts. :) Later, a friend also planned the same party for the ladies in her class, and after, we agreed a couples' party would be fun to try!!!
You can purchase the mysteries on ebay or Amazon or this site. Many of the themes are ones I would probably steer clear of, but there are several that look like a load of fun! Ours was a fall theme and was pretty easy to pull off as far as costumes and decorations go. The scene was a neighborhood party set in modern times with everyday people. And unlike at the first one we did, this murder actually takes place at the party!!
It was a night full of suspense, laughter, FOOD!!, and tons of fun! Having our husbands at the party really made it so much more enjoyable - they were all better actors than the ladies! :) And I think, the more we do, the better they will be as it does take a little bit to get into the flow of things if you've never participated in one before. Definitely looking forward to the next one!
|The crew - don't let the smiles fool you! One of us is a murderer!!|
|The game has several rounds, each with a little more information revealed. In between, we mingled and talked and ate and formulated opinions about each person's character.|
|Did I mention the yummy food? :)|
|I was the victim!! - struck over the head with a brass statue and found lying on the bathroom floor!!|
|After my "death," the final round was deciding who we thought the murderer was. I didn't even know!! Only a couple people actually guessed right!|
|She was so innocent throughout the night...it's usually the one you least expect!!|