Murder Mystery Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Murder Mystery event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Music for a murder mystery party can set the atmosphere of the murder mystery party. Celebrating a special event with outstanding performances that include singing, dancing and acting is a great way to keep the guests involved in the celebration. These fun activities are perfect for guests of all ages and will add a great deal to the celebration. More often than not, these performances will be the perfect addition to a fun filled and exciting event. Select appropriate music that coincides with the theme of the murder mystery party. For example, if the murder mystery game takes place at Mardi Gras, select jazz New Orleans style music. For a murder mystery game that takes place on an island, select tropical luau type music. For a general murder mystery game, that does not lend itself to any one kind of music, select murder mystery thriller music (movie soundtracks). Look for CD’s of sound effects to play during the murder mystery game as well e.g., screaming and doors creaking. Some of the all-time best mystery titles include North By Northwest, Se7en, Citizen Kane, Inception, Shutter Island, Dial M For Murder, Rope, Vertigo (anything by Hitchcock), and Chinatown. Not only are these great movies by offer suitable soundtracks for a murder mystery party. Use instrumental music rather than music with lyrics as well. All parties need some form of music to enhance the enjoyment of the party regardless of the theme. With a murder mystery theme in particular, create a sense of thrill, excitement, and urgency through murder mystery music. Include a host of party supplies such as costume accessories for a more realistic feel. Game idea: take a clear container, then fill with candy, toys or other objects and have the guests guess the number of items inside. Photos provide such lasting memories; take time to designate someone as the photographer at a social occasion. Gather up some leftover brown packing boxes, wrap them in a matching theme color design and place them throughout the event space for instant decorations.

A Murder Mystery party filled with homemade party supplies like personalized banners, handmade tablecloths and homemade mystery scripts will create a thrilling evening with friends. Most hosts will find that fun and exciting activities will be a great addition to this fun filled celebration. More often than not fun activities in which everyone can play and participate along with decorative supplies will liven up the event and make it very special. For this reason, planning and organization will be very beneficial for the host. Homemade party supplies and party goods such as drink umbrellas, inflatables, centerpieces and candles add to your Murder Mystery party. Additionally, handmade party supplies such as party streamers, noise makers, homemade mystery jars, balloon bouquets and temporary tattoos are all great to have at your Murder Mystery party.

Most people find that party goods such as designer paper plates, napkins and tablecloths along with and handmade party supplies such as Murder Mystery centerpieces, homemade door curtains, personalized banners and handmade awards will be very popular at your party. Many of your guests will enjoy solving a real mystery as part of your party, therefore homemade party supplies such as handmade scripts, drink umbrellas and a murder mystery wall décor will be welcomed addition to the party.

Most Murder Mystery party hosts will discover that handmade party goods and homemade holiday party supplies will provide more mystery to the evening. From traditional paper plates, napkins and party hats to mysterious party music, glow sticks and personalized banners, the options for your Murder Mystery party are endless and careful research will show there is truly no comparison between having homemade and handmade items.


A murder mystery party is the ideal party for a murder mystery theme cake. This exciting and fun event is the ideal time for a variety of creative desserts and other tasty treats designed especially for this celebration. These items are always a great addition to a celebration and most often the addition of enjoyable fares that are designed especially for this gathering will make everyone feel very special. More than likely, your guests will have a grand time at a murder mystery party and will really like a cake designed with clues, maps, magnifying glasses and other murder mystery party supplies related to the Murder mystery theme. A murder mystery cake can be either round or square. Regardless of which one is chosen either one will be perfect for the party and will add to the festivity.

As with most party themes, a Murder mystery party theme should be evident during the party including the cake and the party supplies. Many people plan a murder mystery party in advance. Therefore, the cake chosen for this party should be uniquely decorated and designed exclusively for a murder mystery party. Along with the cake, murder mystery party supplies such as murder mystery party streamers, banners and various balloons will add to the murder mystery theme.

Most people will design their cake to go along with their murder mystery party decoration. Whether it is a round white cake, square marble cake or another type of uniquely shaped cake, the murder mystery theme should be evident on the cake. These simple tips will only add to the murder mystery party theme.

A murder mystery party needs only willing participants and a keen mind. You can easily create a murder mystery party by inviting over some friends and breaking out a game of Clue. There is also a very popular motion picture that came out in the 80s based on the Clue game that you can also watch while playing. Host your murder mystery event in combination with a Pajama party for some extra fun! These fun items along with cute supplies are always a great addition to a celebration and fun posters that include designs and greetings that are perfect for the celebration will liven up the event and make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these signs and posters will add a lot of fun to the celebrated get together.

However if you want you can create your own murder mystery for the guests to solve. A real fun noodle scratcher. Now this mystery can be fully scripted and acted out or you can create a written story and series of clues for the guests. It might be fun for you to create an involved story sort of like a summary of what happened, leaving out important details such as who committed the crime, and read it aloud to the guests before they begin working on the mystery. There should be several clues for the guests to connect together like a puzzle. They can be something like, the clown is five feet tall and he likes to play basketball, but should contain tidbits that are important to solving the puzzle.

To make it more fun for your guests you can offer a prize to the person who solves the mystery. The whole party should contain elements of a murder mystery. You can have the guests come to the party dressed up as their favorite murder mystery detectives, like Sherlock Holmes, and Colombo.

Party favors can be a toy handcuff and badge set that are easy to pick up in bulk. The color scheme can be browns and plaids with magnifying glasses and police tape scattered around the party area. Banners are a great way to display the party theme and what the event is for, and proclaim your event to be the scene of the crime.

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Murder Mystery History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Murder Mystery theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

Planning a dinner party can seem like one of the most boring things that you will ever do, but that doesn’t mean you can do something to spice it up a bit with a murder mystery. Now you are probably wondering what we mean here. For example if you have old buildings or houses in your town that hold a lot of history, they can be the venue for your murder mystery dinner party. This is going to probably be one of those events where you will want to consider having all of the dinner cooked before hand, or bringing in a caterer to serve the entire dinner so that you may participate in the murder mystery as well. Basically what will happen is you will learn about a murder that takes place during your dinner, there will be a few tips and facts given out and through the dinner or the evening you will need to solve the murder mystery.

Most people are amazed at the history behind many celebrations and how music from the past and present will add to the event. Like other get togethers this small addition will add a great deal to the celebration. For this reason,guests of the party will find this celebration to be a lot of fun and very special. By deciding to take the bull by the horns and turning your normal run on the mill dinner party into a murder mystery dinner party you will be creating a drama, and role playing atmosphere for you and your guests. When you send out the invitations you are going to want to get through and let your guests know what is going on. At the end of the night you could go through and have prizes for those who were participating in the game, stayed in character and went along with the role playing. Decorations help transform a room into something more for that special day so look forward to learning some exciting and creative ideas. If you specify the type of clothing for a social event like summer causal, give a few examples of what is acceptable and more importantly what isn't. Decorations help transform a room into something more for that special day so look forward to learning some exciting and creative ideas. The history of Murder Mystery has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Murder Mystery to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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