Murder Mystery Party Ideas...Where The Game of Clue Left Off

Murder mystery party ideas...Crime-Solving at a Birthday Party is an exciting and fun party theme.

Murder Mystery Party Games

Here are some examples of some of the Murder Mystery Party Kits you can buy. These kits come with everything you will need to learn how to host a Murder Mystery party. It's up to you to find the props you will need, but the kits do give you some suggestions!

Everyone Loves Unsolved Mysteries!

With the popularity of crime scene investigation shows such as CSI these days, it’s no wonder that many people fantasize of becoming forensic scientists themselves. However, you can relieve the exciting tasks of forensic scientists through role playing.

With role playing games, you get to experience more or less the thrill of investigating a crime and the crime scene, without the hitch should you make a wrong move. Setting up with some murder mystery party ideas is a great way to celebrate the birthdays of teens and adults alike.

Whether you choose to use it as a theme or one of the events during the celebration, murder mystery party ideas will surely be a great way to keep your guests entertained – and guests will surely remember the event for the days to come! Just make sure you have challenging crimes for the guests to solve to keep their excitement up all the time.

Decorating For Your Murder Mystery Party Ideas

There are a lot of things you can do to decorate the place and make the scene look more like a murder really happened there. You can ask someone to lie down on the floor and trace his or her outline with a chalk. This way you get an outline of a full-sized human body on the floor -- just imagine the reaction of your guests when they arrive!

You can also leave actual footprints, fingerprints and riddles around, or anything you can think of that will give your guests hours of fun while searching for clues. If you got a huge space, you can use multiple areas, each one having a different case to crack. This will add to the delight of your guests as they form teams and beat one another in solving the mystery case.

To make the experience more realistic, you may also set up a laboratory, complete with items commonly found in such a place, like microscopes, test tubes and different colored fake chemicals. This is where they can collate all the clues they have gathered, compare notes and get the surprise of their lives as they slowly get to uncover the perpetrator of the unsolved crime.

If you are a regular viewer of shows such as CSI, you can even make your favorite episode as the inspiration for your murder mystery party. Of course, you might want to downplay the case a little bit, especially if most of your guests are kids. You don’t want them spending a lot of effort on something that is virtually impossible for them to be able to solve.

Killer Snack Ideas For Your Murder Mystery Party

When it comes to food, you can have a cake custom made to fit perfectly within your murder mystery party ideas. You can order a cake in the shape of a police badge, or finger foods like cookies in the shape of footprints or thumbprints. Use some licorice to make your cupcakes look like a magnifying glass! But make sure that you also include foods that little kids will surely enjoy -- goodies that are normally found in regular children’s parties.

Since most of your guests will be running around trying to solve the crime, you should also have lots of bottled soda or water should they become thirsty. You can be as imaginative as you want to be when it comes to the food, balloons, backdrop, giveaways and others.

Role Playing Games...Not the Murder Mystery Games of Yesterday!

Your guests may not be real life crime scene investigators, but they will definitely have the same thrill. A murder mystery party is an exciting way to let your guests relieve their dreams of becoming one of those CSI characters.

For those of you with a longer memory you can become a Humphrey Bogart character, Sam Spade, a Charlie Chan, Inspector Poirot or Sherlock Holmes to come through and save the day by solving the crime. It's "Elementary My Dear!"

Today's party goers expect much more than "I believe it was Professor Plum in the conservatory with the candlestick"...or an even older crime scene revelation...The Butler Did It!

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