murder mystery

Are you planning to have a party at your home, either to celebrate a special occasion or just because you want all your friends to gather and have a nice day, or evening, together? Well, that’s a pretty good plan, but it’s also definitely a pretty big responsibility. As a host, you want everything to be perfect and, most of all, you want your guests to have fun.

There is absolutely nothing worse than a boring party and I’m sure that you don’t want to make it to the list of hosts that organize tedious and uninteresting get-togethers. Instead, you want to be remembered as the person who organized a perfect event during which people had the time of their lives. If that sounds like something that you would love to do, then I have three words for you.

Murder Mystery Party. Yes, you have heard that right. Instead of simply preparing the food and the beverages and then hoping that the conversation will get going all on its own and that nobody will feel excluded and left out, this is what you should do. Organize a party with a twist and ensure that everyone participates and has fun, even if the people attending the event don’t know each other that well.

A party with a twist. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well, wait until your guests hear that the twist is actually a murder. Of course, I’m not talking about a real murder here, since you’re definitely not real detectives and you don’t want to meddle in actual police stuff. Instead, I am talking about getting a murder mystery kit and turning your guests into the characters of a mysterious story that needs to be completely unveiled until the end of your party.

If this sounds rather fun to you, but you still aren’t sure whether it is a good idea or not, I suggest you keep on reading. I’ll explain a few reasons why you should actually host a murder mystery party and then I’ll also help you plan it. First things first, though, let us start off with those reasons why this is such a good idea and thus help you decide whether you want to do it or not.


  1. It’s Fun

Unsurprisingly, the very first reason why you should do this is because you will ensure that your party is a success and a fun event, instead of a boring get-together that you were dreading. You need to bring some sparks and add some life to the party and a mysterious murder case is definitely going to do the trick. You will watch your guests slowly assuming the roles they have been assigned and doing their best to play out their parts even if they weren’t that much into any kind of acting previously. As soon as the game starts, they will all get consumed by the clues and the characters they need to play, which will definitely be fun.

In case you’re already hooked on it and want to host this party, here are some tips on how to do it:

  1. You’ll Have Unique Memories

Usually, when hosting a party, somebody would have to do something out of the ordinary, or even a bit crazy, in order for the event to stay etched into people’s minds. Sometimes, though, people are just not up for doing “crazy” things and they just want to relax and have a calm evening. That’s perfectly fine, but there’s actually another way to make your party filled with unique memories.

How often do your guests get to be butlers, cooks, or any other characters involved in a murder crime? I’m guessing not often. If my guess is wrong, then you should think of actually changing your friends. Anyway, the point is that hosting a party like this will definitely lead to some unique memories that you and your friends will remember for a long, long time. That’s definitely something to look forward to.

  1. People Will Mingle

No matter how hard you try to keep everyone included in conversations, there will always be a few people that aren’t ready to join in or that simply don’t know how to start talking to other people. This means that every party will have some individuals keeping to themselves and your plan of getting everyone to mingle and get acquainted with each other might not work. That is, of course, unless you turn those people into different people.

When you get someone to assume a different role and play a character from the murder mystery games, those people will definitely get much more at ease. Consequently, everyone will start mingling with everyone and the whole party might even lead to some people making new acquaintances and friends. That’s how you know that the party was a success, because everyone was getting along with everyone.

How To Plan It

After realizing that a murder mystery party could be the perfect thing for you and your friends, you’ll probably start thinking about how to plan it and organize everything to be perfect. Lucky for you, planning this kind of an event is really not that difficult. As you can see here, all you would have to do is take care of the menu and the decorations and then let the murder mystery kit do the rest of the work.

Of course, this means that you will need to find and buy one of those kits and there are certainly a lot of different choices on the market. So, make sure that you aren’t rushing into this purchase, because you just might find both yourself and your guests hating the game if the kit isn’t perfect. Do some research before making the purchase, so that you can be sure you are buying the right kit for you and your guests. Take a look at some product reviews and comments left by previous customers, so that you know exactly what to expect from a specific kit.