Murder Mystery Party Tips for Hosts
Hosting a murder mystery party? Looking for party tips to make your event a success? Then look no further - here you'll find all sorts of tips to help your party go as smoothly as possible. I've written these with hosting the interactive games in mind, but many of them are also relevant to the other types of murder mystery party.
If you've got some party tips of your own - or you want me to talk about something that I haven't already covered, please get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page.
Adding characters to a murder mystery game: What to do when you find yourself with an additional guest for your party.
Adding characters to a murder mystery game - part 2: Adding a character to Death on the Gambia.
Alcohol and murder mystery games - do they mix? Should you serve alcohol with your murder mystery party? Here's my take on this question.
Casting your murder mystery party: How and when to cast your murder mystery game.
Choosing a murder mystery party game: There are dozens of games available from several different publishers. How do you decide which to pick? Here's my advice.
Combining two characters: An experimental idea for experienced hosts!
Creating a memorable atmosphere: Ideas for creating an atmosphere for your party.
Email party tips to your guests: Get your guests in the right mood before the party by emailing them tips from this site!
Finding the perfect murder venue: Tips for choosing a venue for your murder mystery party.
Hosting Death on the Gambia: My experiences of hosting Death on the Gambia by Freeform Games.
Hosting Large Murder Mystery Parties: Some of the murder mystery games are for a considerable number of people (up to 200!). Hosting a large party can be quite different to hosting a smaller game.
Party Introductions: How to introduce your party so that it starts with a bang instead of a fizzle.
Party Supplies: A source for costumes, scenery and the like to add atmosphere to your party.
Photographing murder mystery parties: Some advice on taking photographs at your party.
Planning your murder mystery party: Here's my suggested schedule for planning your party.
Playing and hosting a murder mystery game: Freeform Games' parties are designed to have a separate host who doesn't have a character. But what do you do if you want to play and host your party?
Playing the opposite sex: What to do when you have to cast men as women and women as men.
Preparing a Murder Mystery Party: Hints and tips for preparing a murder mystery party.
Prizes: Prizes are a great way of finishing off a murder mystery party.
Reporting the News: Tips and suggestions for journalists to report the news.
Surprise Parties: Tips for hosting a surprise murder mystery party.
When guests don't turn up: What do you do when a guest doesn't turn up for a game?
Party Tips for Playing: Click here for tips for playing murder mystery games. (You might want to print these out for your guests!)
Here are tips specifically designed for kid's parties.
Hosting a Game for Kids: If you've not run a game with kids before, here are a few tips and suggestions.
Stress Free Kids Party Planning: Make your kids' party stress free - by Patricia Jensen.
Ten Kids Party Planning No-Nos: How to avoid those simple mistakes - by Patricia Jensen