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Parties to Die For, A Night of Mystery Blog

March 9th, 2012 | Posted by Randi

Me Mateys - Ye Celebrate!

Every month, we highlight one mystery on our Party of the Month link on our murder mystery message board. This is March's winner!

We held a Murder Among The Mateys party in honor of my parent's joint 60th birthdays. We had such a awesome time and are already planning on having another one soon (Christmas - Ho, Ho, Homicide)!

The download was great and included everything we needed. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. After printing everything we needed, I used lots of distressing ink to age everything for an authentic look.

Instead of printing out the money that was included, I decided to use gold coins instead. I purchased black bags and sewed the name tags onto them. We used these to carry our coins and clues.

Coins and bags for the guests!
Everyone had a great time bribing, blackmailing, and stealing each others coins. I wasn't sure how the money aspect would play out during the game, but it was one of the best parts. At the end of the party after everyone voted and turned in their answers, the winners were awarded extra coins. We then used the coins and held an auction for different authentic pirate themed prizes.

Everyone got very into character and did an amazing job with their costumes. It was so fun to get to play a character and be someone else for the evening.

I completely decorated the main area of my house after emptying it of all decorations and personal belongings. It was a lot of work, but helped keep the party very authentic. I purchased decoration items from garage sales, thrift stores, and regular stores, along with borrowing any items I could find from family. It all came to together wonderfully and was an absolute blast to plan.

  Thank you for this great murder mystery game, we had an incredibly memorable time!
Click here for more pictures from this Murder Among the Mateys Party

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