If you want to throw a party with a real wow factor, a murder mystery could be ideal. These carefully choreographed occasions offer guests something out of the ordinary and they’re sure to make your soiree stand out. To help you ensure it runs smoothly, here’s your guide to planning the perfect murder mystery.
Go pro rather than am-dram
There are DIY murder mystery kits available, but acting out these plots yourself or getting your guests to do it is a completely different experience to seeing the professionals in action. A polished performance put on by talented actors is a world away from the sometimes excruciating am-dram versions. For a truly impressive experience, you can arrange for charismatic, engaging West End actors to perform your murder mystery. It’s possible to book these professionals by visiting specialist websites such as murdermysterycollective.co.uk. The best thing is, by getting expert teams to stage your event, you can simply sit back, relax and watch the drama unfold.
Choose the perfect plot
There are myriad different plots for you to choose from, and when you’re deciding on one for your party, it’s important to make sure it will appeal to the guests you’re inviting. From classic tales involving lords and ladies to quirky storylines featuring eccentric pet lovers, there’s no shortage of options on offer. By spending some time thinking about what will work best for your murder mystery, you can help ensure your guests are riveted from start to finish.
Find a fitting venue – and plan your catering carefully
The venue you choose is really important too. For example, the place you opt for will need to be big enough to comfortably accommodate all your guests. Bear in mind that most of these events centre around a lunch or dinner, so you should also think about the practicalities associated with feeding everyone. Murder mysteries work especially well when they take place over a long, lavish meal – and the events typically kick off with welcome drinks. For a relatively small group, you might want to arrange the catering yourself, but if you’re inviting a lot of people, the chances are you’ll need to get the professionals in. Always check your catering options before booking a venue. After all, the quality of the food and drink you provide can make or break these occasions.
On a related point, make sure you find out if any of your guests have special dietary requirements in advance to avoid any meal-related mishaps on the big day.
When planned properly, murder mysteries can be the ideal party entertainment. Just make sure you send your invites out early so your guests can save the date.