How to Host a Murder Mystery Party
One type of party that has been gaining a lot of recognition lately is the murder mystery party. It gives guests something to mingle with each other about, and they get to use their minds to figure out sometimes difficult puzzles. Not only that, but there’s a lot of excitement and such that also comes along with a murder mystery party. Let’s take a quick look at how you can put together a murder mystery party for your family and friends and what you need to think about in order to do so effectively.
Who, What, Where, When, How?
These are the words that are often associated with solving a crime, but they are also the things that you need to consider when you’re looking at putting together the murder mystery party as well. First off, who are you going to invite? Many murder mysteries are meant to be adult parties, but some of the kits that you can find make it so that you can include teenagers in on the fun as well. Think about your audience and how you want to reach them.
The “what” is already done, but what about the where and the when? Where do you want to host the party? You want to make sure that it is somewhere that has plenty of space for people to walk around and for teams to work together, but you want to make sure that you aren’t going to get interrupted by things like loud music or other interruptions that can make the whole thing difficult. Of course, the where may also determine the when – if you do it in an area with outside seating, you may not want to do it in the dead of winter. What time of day do you want to do it? Do you want to do it in the evening to get a bit of a creepy feel, or do you want to do it during the day? It’s all up to you as the host.
Last but not least, you want to figure out the “how.” What are you going to use? Are you going to put everything together yourself, or are you going to use a kit that another company has produced in order to throw the party that you want to throw? Either option is fine, it just depends on how much work you want to put into it and whether or not you have ideas to take care of it.
If you’re doing a party where people are getting up and moving a lot, make sure that the food is easy to eat; finger foods and hors d’oeuvres are usually great choices. Also make sure that people at least are comfortable with one another, and that you have all the supplies that people will need in order to work together. This is where a kit, like we mentioned above, would be a good idea – they will give you everything that you need in order for your murder mystery party to be a big success.
So, there are a lot of options for you to consider if you are looking to host a murder mystery party. If you’re looking for a website that may be able to help you out, go and check out murdermysteryparties.com.au. They’ve got a comprehensive party kit that you can use and have fun with, no matter how big or small your murder mystery party may end up being. Most of all, make sure that you have a great time, even as the host! Check it out today.
Great Party Themes for Adults
So you want to host a party – that’s great! But what kind of party do you want to host? Lots of your friends may have been getting into the whole “wine and cheese” party thing, but you want to do something a little different and a little more exciting. So what sorts of party themes can you enjoy as an adult? Which ones are worth the time and money investment? Here’s a look at three of the most popular types of party themes for adults that you can try out, either with kits or with your own creative ideas.
Hawaiian Luau or Tropical Theme
If you want to feel like you’ve hit the beach or gone away to a tropical location, you can have a ton of fun with a luau or tropical island theme. You can have an old fashioned pig roast or make up some delicious barbequed foods, and you can have all types of bright colors and themed drinks (hurricanes, anyone?). Everyone should get a lei, of course, and maybe even ask people to dress up in costumes! Have a costume party, have some fun places to take pictures with props, and just go all out with what you have. A tropical themed party can make even the coldest days of winter feel a little bit warmer to everyone who is in on the fun.
Murder Mystery Party
Murder mystery parties are a lot of fun for adults because that means that they get to mingle while figuring out difficult puzzles that will help us solve a crime. And who doesn’t want to feel like they are on a crime show or part of the FBI? The good news is, murdermystery.com.au has a murder mystery party kit that you can use in order to throw your own murder mystery party. All you have to do is get the kit, provide the venue, and host the party (or work with one of their hosts that they have trained to run these sorts of events). You can have finger foods as part of the meal, make sure the area is big enough for everyone to move around, ensure that the venue won’t have noise distractions, and then have everyone get their detective hats on. You can do costumes and such for these too, if people want to get creative!
Decade Themed Bashes
Depending on your group of friends, you may have a decade (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, etc) that you feel nostalgic for. If that’s the case, then why not put together a party that allows you and your friends to go back to that decade in style. Play music that is from that era, ask everyone to dress up in outfits that help you kick it back to that time, and even check out some of the most popular foods that were being enjoyed at parties all over the country and world. You can teach dances from that era (or remember them together) and do any other number of things so you can get a little taste of that nostalgia, together.
There are lots of ways that you can pull these sorts of things off effectively. If you take the time to plan them out or get kits that can help you to put them together, you will find that you and your guests will have a great time, no matter what theme you may use. It’s all about getting creative and figuring out the best things for you and your party guests to do and enjoy throughout the entire party. The only thing holding you back is your imagination.
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