Guests Arrive at the party

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 guests.

This explains how the night is to proceed.


Someone “dies” at the party!!!

Guests receive an envelope with information with objectives to complete

Guests start mingling and verbally sleuthing as they enjoy the party.

Investigator reads a synopsis of how to proceed.

Guests get more info and objectives and continue sleuthing as party continues.

Host hands out accusation sheets.

Guests review evidence before making final accusations.

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 ensures every party is kept lively!

Simple Vs Elaborate Party

Never fear! Night of Mystery parties can be as simple or over-the-top as you want them to be. As host, it is up to you on how much you would like to “set the mood,” if you want to at all!

Here are some ways you can see how hosts chose to play out their Night of Mystery

Keep it Simple

Go All Out

Either way, Night of Mystery parties will make you a host to remember – no matter how much you add to the mystery party!

Planning Timeline