How Does a Murder Mystery Party Work?
Guests arrive at party in character
Each guest receives a detailed character description in their invitation along with some background information on the party.
Host reads an introduction to the party
This explains how the night is to proceed.
Guests receive a prepared envelope with information and objectives
Guests start mingling and verbally sleuthing as they enjoy the party.
Investigator reads a short synopsis of how to proceed
Guests get more info and objectives and continue sleuthing as party continues.
Investigator presents evidence
Guests review evidence before making final accusations
Host hands out accusation sheets
Guests guess the murderer and vote for best dressed, best acting, etc.
Murderer is revealed!
Investigator reads explanation and host hands out awards.
That's it! No pencils. No scripts. No complicated process. And a "real live murder" at the party! The murder is solved by mingling and sleuthing, allowing everyone to participate fully to the extent that they feel comfortable doing so. This sets the stage for much spontaneity and insures every party is kept lively!