The Cure for the Common Party
Corporate events have never been this engaging!
Our mystery parties are great for conferences & conventions, perfect for team-building and Holiday events, and a completely unique way of bringing your company together. We customize each party to your number of attendees, and include each member of your team in the excitement. A dedicated event manager will work with you to plan the entire party, ensuring that each detail is handled correctly.
We have many themes available for corporate parties, and offer À la carte options as well. Custom mysteries can be created upon request, and may be designed with alternate endings, allowing multiple uses of your theme.
From light and fun to dark and mysterious, our party options include something for everyone!
Want more options? View Full Mystery List HERE.
Royalty Masquerade Ball
The Lords and Ladies of Seraphim are requested by royal decree to attend the Royal Masquerade Ball in honor of King Gustav III of Sweden . King Gustav III of Sweden has just released his newest and possibly greatest play, “Once upon a Star!” The King himself plays a stunning leading man opposite the beautiful and very talented leading lady, Elisabeth Olin. The Royal Court and Cast will be available for socializing in the Royal Ballroom prior to the start of the Masquerade Ball…
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?
Inspired by the board game
Was it the Inspector in the Kitchen with the Revolver? Or was is it the Widow with the Cleaver in the Bedroom? You have been invited to the Moon Mansion to attend an exclusive dinner party! Everybody is dying to be invited to this party! No one has a clue about what goes on at these parties except those who have attended before. Mr. Moon’s parties are the best kept secret of the Upper Class Society! He invites only the elite and there is one rule. What happens at the mansion, stays at the mansion! You are not allowed to speak a word about what went on after you leave, making his parties the best kept secret of Society!
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!
Christmas or Holiday Theme
It’s time for the annual Holiday Party and things are heating up at the North Pole. The staff has been working mandatory overtime and is under a lot of pressure to meet this year’s deadline. Beware Mr. Claus, we all know hard work and no play makes for disgruntled employees!
Perfect for Holiday Parties!
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!
80’s Theme Party
Slasher, the big hair band of 80’s heavy metal music, is celebrating the achievement of their recent Platinum Album, “Cut Throat!” BHB Music, Slasher’s record label, is throwing a party in their honor and will be presenting the band their award. This will be the party of the year in Hollywood and you have received an invitation! Famous musicians, actors and other A-list celebrities are just some of the individuals who made it on the suspect guest list for the evening, so pull out your sequins & spandex and hope you
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.