Hosting a party for parents only at school...

by cindy
(charlotte, north Carolina USA )

I have been given the job of hosting a parents-only social event for a Jewish day school.

The goal is for everyone to mingle and get to know each other. I like the murder mystery idea. The one where everyone gets a card describing their character is great.

There are about 125 families enrolled at the school. Not all of the parents will show for this event. Can you let me know what type of party would be best and how I can go about planning it?

Can you send me a very easy plan to follow with character cards, descriptions, down to the very last detail?

My response:

I'm not sure any of the games on my site are suitable for you - you really do need a good idea of how many people are likely to attend for the parties to work.

If you still want to try it, I suggest that you get one of the smaller games and try it out with your friends. You will then have a good idea if the murder mystery party idea is suitable for what you're thinking about.

(Given that you want the event to be a success, a mini dry-run is probably essential.)

All the games come with complete instructions and explain how to do them. The closest thing I have to a party plan is here: Planning Your Party

I hope that helps - and good luck with your event.

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