Tips for Hosting Your At Home Murder Mystery Party
The key to hosting a stress-free, fun murder mystery party lies in good planning. Get as much done in advance so you can relax and enjoy the game with your guests. Printing, home decorations, shopping, organising your own costume and making any make-ahead food should ideally be done before the day of the party.
Drinks should be chilled and your camera charged before guests arrive.
Some hosts like to create a theme-appropriate playlist to play as guests arrive and during the breaks for food.
Useful: send all guests a date and time reminder before the party. One tactful way to do this is to ask guests to RSVP their menu choices.
When playing in your own home, or in a venue, you can choose whether you eat in one room and go into a second room for the rounds - or whether you wish to play the rounds around the dinner table. Either option works fine.
Important safety note: this is just a game; as host, it is your responsibility to ensure that all guests are safe and behave in a safe way. In particular, NEVER allow guests to bring a real weapon into a party! Toy weapons should be treated in a safe way - for example, don't allow guests to swing wooden swords round!
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