Birthday Party Idea - age range 11 to 45

by Jennifer
(Brampton Ontario Canada)

My daughter would like to have a murder mystery dinner party for her Birthday Party on Sep 15th. I need to start planning!

I was looking at ideas on your website that I can download. I am hoping that you can recommend the best murder mystery option.

There will be 12 people plus me. I will be the host (i.e. the 13th person).

Included in the 12 people there are:

5 - adults
1 - 16year old
3 - 15year olds
2 - 13year olds
1 - 11year old

I liked the theme Lei'd to Rest because a Hawaiian theme would be fun - but is it too adult for my guests?

Would Hollywood Lies be better? If so which one would you recommend?

Is there another game that you would recommend instead?

I want to make sure that I am selecting something that will be fun for the adults and the kids.

Is it easy for me to download the game and get started asap with my planning?

My response:

Lei'd to Rest is probably a good idea as you're already interested in its theme. I don't recommend it as a very kid-friendly party as one character is the mistress of another - but providing you have adults playing those roles then it shouldn't matter.

I think you'll need to carefully cast the 11 year old and the 13 year old, but the others will be fine with any of the roles.

Click here to learn more about Lei’d to Rest.

And while I think you could have a lot of fun with Hollywood Lies, it really does need a minimum of 16 guests to work.

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