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Hosting a mystery party is a great way to increase the profits raised at your next fundraiser! Your guests, donors, and benefactors will have a fun, engaging time during your charity event or profit raising venture. Choose from a wide array of party themes, or customize your party options to fit the event. We can create a mystery specific to your organization, and provide alternate endings for various uses. Add options to your party using our A la carte options, and create just the right mystery for your event.
In addition to hosting your party, our event planners can add interesting and beneficial elements to your fundraiser, tying in the theme of the mystery to your event (ie. raffles, prizes, etc.).
From light and fun to dark and mysterious, our party options include something for everyone!
Want more options? View Full Mystery List HERE.
1920’s Speakeasy Theme
Prohibition era is so dry and dull! Fortunately, you have been invited to the Grand Opening party at Lucky’s, the newest local speakeasy.
You will be able to add some excitement to your night because with gangsters, politicians, molls, and dolls this event is guaranteed to be the bee’s knees of the community!
Horse Racing Theme
The Bowman Brothers are very excited to welcome you to their estate for a pre-race dinner. They are the co-owners of an elaborate estate of prime land near the city limits and Abe Downing, the number one harness race horse for the past three years. This is the Social Event of the year! Attendance is by invite only. The guests here are VIP, Elite! No stewards allowed; among the elite everything is considered fair play. Networking with good taste! Perfect your handicapping! Join the stakes; come prepared to place your wager on the colors of your choice…
Wild West Theme
Somebody had it out for Sheriff Pat M. Down. Wanted Dead or Alive posters with a reward of $1,000 were being found all over town with his name and picture on them. The Sheriff had made many enemies during his 20 years in law enforcement. Just which outlaw decided to seek their revenge? And who shot the sheriff? Word of the Wanted Poster made it from coast to coast and the most Notorious outlaws came to shoot the sheriff and compete for the reward. The outlaws met at the only place they knew was safe, the O.K. Corral. It was common knowledge that the sheriff had a weekly poker game at the Chorus Line Saloon, which was known for its Lady dancers and gambling. To no one’s surprise Sheriff Down was shot at his weekly poker game. Now the question is… Who Dunnit?
A haunted church mystery
After the tragic and mysterious murder in St. Spooks Church 25 years ago, the church was closed to the public. Much speculation still remains around the unsolved murder of the Mayor’s first-wife, the young soap opera star, Carlee Jaks-Guillani. Why was she at the Church late that night after Choir practice? Even more intriguing, is the growing number of witnesses and complaints about haunting cries and lights in the abandoned Sanctuary over the years.
Perfect for a fundraiser or Halloween!
It is April 11th, 1912. The RMS Titanic has docked in Queenstown, Ireland, one of its last stops before heading on to New York. There is much jubilee and celebration aboard the ship tonight! The owner of the ship, James Piermont Morgan, is hosting an elaborate gala event. Mr. Morgan wants to show off his newest lady during her maiden voyage! In celebration of this wondrous event The Heart of the Ocean jewel, a 170 carat sapphire and diamond piece of jewelry will be on display, along with several other commemorative pieces in honor of this Luxury Liner’s maiden voyage.
Perfect for fundraisers!
Brethren Court Saga #1 / Pirate Mystery
The Nine Pieces of Eight, as the nine great pirate lords of the Brethren Court are called, have recently been reduced to only Eight Pieces of Eight! The Brethren Court were secretly meeting at an undisclosed location to discuss the Pirata Codex, the “Pirate’s Code.” After many conflicts of opinion and quarrels it was agreed to disagree until further discussion at the next meeting. The meeting was then adjourned and the Captains all went their separate ways, or so was thought. One of the Nine Pieces of Eight was found dead! The Brethren Court of Pirates have declared an emergency meeting to solve this horrible murder!
(If you loved Dead Men Tell No Tales then be sure to check out-Who Killed the Captain? The next tale in the Brethren Court Saga.)
Brethren Court Saga #2 / Pirate Mystery
Avast, ye mateys! Ye be invited t’ a grand pirate ball hosted by the bloody group of nine. T’ great Brethren Court of Pirate Lords and the town of Sidney request yer presence at t’ Jolly Roger Inn & Tavern t’ participate in t’ festivities at this years Pirate Ball following the Second Annual Brethren Court Meeting. T’ Pirate Ball following the Brethren Court meeting is always a scurvy ol’ time. T’ pirates may seem to never agree on anything, but there is one sure thing they agree on, a pirate’s grog!
(If you loved Who Killed the Captain?, then be sure to check out the original pirate mystery – Dead Men Tell No Tales – the first chapter in the Brethren Court Saga.)
Inspired by the Girls Next Door & Hugh Hefner
You have been invited to the Mansion for their spectacular Annual Costume Party! This evening is being hosted by Hugh and his three girlfriends; Penny, Angel and Lilith. You won’t want to miss this night of luxury and lavishness!
This year’s party will be particularly grand! The party is also celebrating the birthday of one of Hugh’s girlfriends. Rumor has it she will be receiving a very beautiful and rare diamond set from India called the Black Orlov. This diamond set will be on display after Hugh personally presents the gift to her. The diamond has a very intriguing history and is even said to be cursed.
Not one to believe such frivolous stories Hugh was ecstatic when the diamonds were located. What a special gift they will make!
Perfect for Halloween, Birthday, & Anniversary Parties!
Time of Death
The first step in planning your mystery party is to choose a date. We recommend allowing at least one month to put the party together, but the more time, the better! Standard parties require 1-2 weeks for delivery, and customized parties require more time.
If you have less than one month until your party’s date, please contact us directly to get things going ASAP!
Next, you’ll want to prepare your guest list. Invite your friends, colleagues, or participants to take part in the mystery. We have invitations available for download, or you may purchase custom-printed invitations to match your party’s theme. Alternatively, you may use online invitation services, such as evite.com to save paper & postage, while connecting personally with your guests!
Visit our Mysteries Page, and choose which theme will best fit your group!
If you have a specific theme in mind, but do not see it on our list, please contact us. We are always adding to our mystery selection, but will also write mysteries on demand. Have a special request or unique idea for a story? No worries, as we are always able to write custom mysteries.
Murder for Hire
Now you’re ready to place your order! You may order online or via phone. You’ll need to know the number of male & female attendees. If you don’t know this exact number, simply plan for an estimated number of attendees (please let us know if your list is estimated, so we can plan for additional guests).
Please allow one to two weeks for creation of your party before shipping. Parties with customizations may take longer.
Partners in Crime
Once you receive your murder mystery party, you will receive a FREE party planning consultation. This may take place in person or via e-mail, phone, or video conference. In our consultation, we will walk you through how to host a successful party and answer any questions you may have.
Your host guide will also give tips for your menu, beverages, decorations, and other details. If you have questions at any time, please feel free to contact us!
You’ll want to assign each guest a character. The best way to do this is by matching the personality of each guest to our character list. There is a guest list worksheet included in your Host Guide to assist you in this process. At least one to two weeks before your party, you should distribute character information to your guests. This will allow your guests ample time to prepare their costumes, props, and life stories. Please remind guests to keep the details of their character secret until the party!
Setting the Crime Scene
Your Host Guide tells you where the murder takes place, and gives suggestions for setting the scene. It also has tips for food and decorations to help with the ambience of your party. Each party has a Pinterest board with great links for recipes, decorations, character costumes and more.
A Party “to die for”!
Keys to a successful party: Have fun with your characters! Interrogate your fellow suspects! Find all the evidence! Bribery, blackmail, and rumor-mongering are allowed! Award certificates are provided for: Wealthiest Player, Best Costume, Best Character Performance, Solved It!, and Super Sleuth. For tips to solving the mystery, please visit the Sleuthing Tips page on our site.