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Once Upon A Murder

A Timeless Tale of Treachery and Treason in a Kingdom Far, Far Away

Información para invitados

What you need to know about the Ball and the other guests attending…

Who to expect at the Grand Ball

PRINCE CHARMING • Prince. The leader of the kingdom and heartthrob to many, this dashing young man will have numerous decisions to make – all of which will affect the outcome of the night.

FELICITY • Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. Still doting over the disappearance of her goddaughter, Felicity continues to hope that Cinderella will reappear and everyone will live happily ever after.

GRISELDA • Cinderella’s Stepsister. After years of animosity, Griselda has earned Cinderella’s trust and her place in the castle. Now that Cinderella is gone, will Griselda be next to disappear mysteriously?

RAPUNZEL • Princess. Desperate to get out of her tower, this trapped temptress may have more than one offer on the table… the question is which one will she pick?

SNOW • Snow White.
 
With hopes of moving out of the forest, this princess hopes to soon be known not as the daughter of a queen that is evil, but as the wife of a prince that is charming.

HERB • Dwarf. Like a brother to Snow, Snow’s dependence on Herb is endearing to some and annoying to others.

NOSY • Dwarf. Ambitious and inquisitive, this dwarf can’t keep their nose out of anyone’s business. Be hopeful you are not the murderer, because Nosy will be out to expose you!

ALADDIN • Prince.
 Royalty by marriage, Aladdin continues to use his power to grow his palace collection of possessions. At what point will his princess say enough is enough?

JASMOOR • Princess. Feeling left out by all of the excitement around the search for a new princess, Jasmine is left to herself and her palace.

JINN • Genie. Put in this world to grant Aladdin’s wishes, Jinn can’t solve Aladdin’s problems single-handedly, but they will try…

BELLE • Beast’s wife. Suspicious of her husband’s actions, Belle is not the only one who is questioning what Beast is doing in the woods.

BEAST • Belle’s husband. Once feared for his appearance, Beast has taken on a new identity as prince. While his physique may have changed, that doesn’t mean his temperament has.

HANSEL • Orphan. In love with a princess, the only way Hansel can gain her affection is to prove he will adequately provide for her.

GRETEL • Orphan. Left behind as a child, Gretel will not allow for her beau to do the same.

RED • Little Red Riding Hood. 
This is one girl who is certainly not distracted or lost. Red will use her will and wit to make sure she and her grandmother are taken care of.

GRAM • Red’s Grandmother. Aging and helpless, this grandmother once fought off a wolf with the help of the woodcutter – will history be able to repeat itself?

AXE • Woodcutter. Protector of Gram and Red, Axe refuses to seek his own happiness until he insures Gram and Red are provided for.

TEETH • Big, Bad Wolf. After earlier wishing to devour Red, now he hopes to marry her. Red has other plans for her future, but it is unclear what her beholders intend.

RUMPELSTILTZKIN • Imp.
 Known for trickery, scheming and deception, Rumpelstiltzkin’s tactics may be just what this kingdom needs to find out who really is behind Cinderella’s disappearance…

HAMLET • Little Pig. 
This seasoned realtor knows a thing or two about building and selling houses.

 

Unfamiliar with fairy tale characters?

Click on the characters’ names above to follow links to the stories where these characters originated.

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Disfraces

Click through these pictures to get some ideas on costumes and creations for the characters in Once Upon A Murder!

Get inspiration for your costumes here, and check out the tabs on the side to find costumes resources!

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Ideas de decoración

Check here for ideas on how to deck out your castle for the GRANDEST of all Grand Balls!!!

THE ENTRANCE

• Have a trumpet sound effect announce guests as they arrive.

• Have a red runner up to door. You can order one here.

• Create a balloon arch out of pink, white and silver balloons for your princesses to walk through.

• Have castle guards and/or Prince Charming greet your guests as they enter.

• Park a fairytale stagecoach outside.

• Hang your “Stagecoach Parking” sign (included in packet) to direct your guests where to park.

• Hang a “Once Upon A Time” sign as your guests enter.

• Create an “enchanted forest”outside the party space – Litter space with fairies, gnomes, elves, etc.

• Have an Oink Realty sign in the yard.

• Make a castle façade with styrofoam (Pictured below. Instructions included in packet.)

• Lay out wood planks to create a drawbridge leading up to your entrance. (Look in the discount bin at your local hardware store for inexpensive wood.)

• Make a black construction paper chain to simulate large chains for your drawbridge or dungeon.

• Have stone signs around the venue. (Pictured below. Instructions included in packet.)

• Create a dragon out of carboard boxes and spray paint to guard your castle.

• Have a wishing well, with a gold ball and frog (stuffed or garden decoration) and a “Kiss me” sign by it. (Pictured below. Sign included with mystery purchase.)

• Make some banner flags to fly for your kingdom of Happily Ever After (directions and templates included with mystery).

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Dentro del espacio de la fiesta

Use stone wall scene setters to easily and inexpensively give you castle walls.

• Make an elaborate ballroom floor with plastic “marble” laminate tiles (found inexpensively at local hardware store). You can piece them together on an old sheet of plywood.

• Make a chandelier out of hula hoops – CLICK HERE 

• Hang “reward, ” “missing,” and “announcement” signs in and around the party space (included with mystery).

• Hang as many white twinkle lights as you can find to give your party a magical, mystical feel.

• Have Prince Charming’s riches on display.

• Create a throne by spray painting a chair gold. Add a bit of regalness with a velvet cushion or accent.

• When the characters read the introduction, investigation report, evidence presentation & solution, have them presented on a scroll. (Follow directions on how to make a scroll invite—included with party packet.) OR have them sealed with a wax seal.

• Make Fairy Dust lanterns and place throughout the party space. Find directions here. 

• Hang a large mirror with a sign above it that reads: “Who is the fairest of them all?”. (Designed sign included with packet – you just print it out and hang on/by mirror.) We printed ours on clear paper and hung it directly on the mirror.

• Tiny plastic fairies, dragons, gnomes and other fairy tale creatures may peek out from potted plants, behind curtains and from the tops of windows.

• Consider garden gnomes in and around your party space.

• Hang a poster of a glass slipper or perhaps and ladies dress shoe decorated with the saying “Have You Seen this Slipper?”

• Have a bowl full of red apples with a “POISON” sign on it.

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CHOOSING A COLOR SCHEME

Three popular color schemes for your party may be gold and purple (the color of regency), gold and silver or silver and white.

Para que la combinación de colores se extienda a todo el espacio, ten en cuenta lo siguiente:

• When decorating a large area or to make an area look more intimate and festive, consider draping white or gold gossamer across the ceiling, walls, and edges of the tablecloth. Combine two colors for a fabulous appearance.

• A little spray paint can go a long, long way. Spray paint novelty items, vases, old wine bottles, etc. to help bring out the color theme and add inexpensive decoration to your party.

• Have a tablecloth—whether plastic or fabric – the colors of your choice.

• Accentuate your tablecloth with the alternative color by using paint pens or fabric paint to paint on decorative accents.

LIGHTING

When considering the lighting for your party, you will not want anything too harsh or bright.

Consider the following and what might work best within your space:
• Fairy Dust Lanterns.

• Twinkling Christmas lights

• Candles

• Electric candles set inside plastic lanterns and suspended from the ceiling or set on tables provide light.

• Paper lanterns

• Twinkle lights placed under fabric on tables

• Twinkle lights strung throughout fake trees and foliage

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Cómo poner la mesa

• Set table with fairytale stagecoach placecards for each guest. SEE HERE.Your guests can take them home as favors. (You can also set them out by their money, objectives, etc. at the beginning of the night.)

OR, create your own placecards (designs included in mystery).

• Construct one long table for dinner. Use a brightly colored or metalbrc piece of fabric for a runner.

• Decorate the table runner with gold fabric paint.

• Include jewels glued to the edges of tablecloths and gold- or silver-toned paper plates, cups and silverware.

• Purchase gold colored plastic cups and hot glue fake jewels to the outside of the cups.

• Use a centerpiece of white roses (fake or real) in a clear vase filled with sparkly gems or beads.

• Display your menu for everyone to see or have it at each place setting. (Menu template included with package.)

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¡Cree un spot fotográfico! 

Ofrezca a sus invitados un recuerdo inolvidable instalando una zona de fotos en la que puedan fotografiarse con el personaje.

Algunas sugerencias:

- Elija un lugar donde haya buena iluminación.

- Puede hacerla tan elaborada o sencilla como quiera.

- Los accesorios y la decoración pueden marcar la diferencia. Tenga a mano algunos accesorios adicionales con los que sus invitados puedan posar.

- Una forma fácil de crear un fondo es utilizar un "ambientador". Estos asequibles rollos de imágenes transforman su habitación al instante y constituyen un buen telón de fondo para su fotografía.

- Asegúrese de que hay suficiente espacio para que todos quepan en el marco.

- Para las tomas individuales de los invitados, Designe a alguien que se encargue de las fotos a medida que vayan llegando sus invitados.
o Considera tu lista de personajes y qué personaje encajaría en el papel de tomar la foto. Es decir, si quieres fotos de la ficha policial, quizás pidas al investigador que se encargue de hacer las fotos.

- Para una foto de grupo, Tome una justo antes de que se lea la introducción o justo después de que se lea la solución (antes de que la gente empiece a salir).
o Son dos momentos en los que se puede contar con que todo el mundo esté cerca y atento.

BACKDROP IDEAS for the fairytale theme

• Create a “castle wall” backdrop using scene setters or directions in mystery.

• Decorate a deep blue sheet with some stars for a magical night feel.

• Create a throne by spray painting a chair gold. Add a bit of regalness with a velvet cushion or accent.

• Make a large banner that says “Happily Never After”.

• Have additional props for posing in pictures (crowns, tiaras, wands, trumpets, big glasses, fairy wings, etc.)

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Preparando el escenario

¿Buscas inspiración para la decoración de tu fiesta? Aquí tienes un vídeo que te ayudará.
Haga clic abajo para empezar.

Comida y música

What type of Grand food to make for your Grand Ball!

The Menu

If serving a meal, consider a grand buffet for your Grand Ball.

• There are many, many recipes on the internet for this theme. Simply decide what you would like to serve (roast chicken, lamb, et.c) and then search for the recipe that you desire.

• Try to make your food something that is easy to prepare ahead of time and takes little to no preparation as the party approaches.

• To pull through the theme for your party, you can name your foods to reflect the stories and storylines that are interwoven throughout Once Upon A Murder. A Seven Dwarf Salad, The King’s Chicken Wings, Poisonous Apple Pie, Magical Mushroom Caps, are a few examples.

• Some other words we’ve found: prince, princess, king queen, evil, elfly, cursed, enchanted, cruel, maiden, sleeping, loyal, true, storybook, whimsical, magical, mystical, etc. In addition, you can use any of the character’s names to describe your food and beverage.

Don’t forget to put your food choices into the menu (provided with the mystery) and display it for the guests! (foto de abajo)

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHARACTERS!

Accentuate your dessert table with any or all of these Fairy Tale themed desserts!

• Create a Castle Cake (see many examples here).

• Make Rapunzel’s Tower Cupcakes

• Gingerbread house

• Have a basket of Little Red Riding Hoods Goodies – sticky buns, baked goods and/or sweets!

• Poisonous Apple Pie or Carmel Apples.

• How about some edible magic wands? Receta aquí.

In many instances, your dessert can act like your centerpiece for the beginning of the party… until you eat it!

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Cómo poner la mesa

• Set table with fairytale stagecoach placecards for each guest. SEE HERE.Your guests can take them home as favors. (You can also set them out by their money, objectives, etc. at the beginning of the night.)

OR, create your own placecards (designs included in mystery).

• Construct one long table for dinner. Use a brightly colored or metalbrc piece of fabric for a runner.

• Decorate the table runner with gold fabric paint.

• Include jewels glued to the edges of tablecloths and gold- or silver-toned paper plates, cups and silverware.

• Purchase gold colored plastic cups and hot glue fake jewels to the outside of the cups.

• Use a centerpiece of white roses (fake or real) in a clear vase filled with sparkly gems or beads.

• Display your menu for everyone to see or have it at each place setting. (Menu template included with package.)

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Check out our playlist selections for this mystery!

Haz clic en la imagen para acceder a nuestra lista de reproducción de Spotify para esta fiesta.

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Información sobre el anfitrión

Ideas, tips, tricks, etc. to help you go above and beyond for your Once Upon A Murder party!

Sending Special Invitations

Along with this mystery, we have included templated, editable design that allows you to enter in your party information and print out on parchment (suggested) and create a scrolled invite for each of your guests. This is one way to be certain your guests are excited for what’s inside… and for what’s to come at the party!

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Check out some of these movies or t.v. shows! These productions depict some of the fairy tales and fairy tale characters that you will find in Happily Never After and its genre. Not only will they help get you in the mood for throwing the party, but can provide inspiration and ideas on other things you may want to do when hosting your Happily Never After Party!

Check out: Tangled, Snow White and the Huntsmen, Mirror, Mirror, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Aladdin, Once Upon A Time (t.v. series), Grimm (t.v. series), Cinderella, Shrek, and Hoodwinked. Or you can pick your own from this list of fairy tale movies.

ALSO, Check out Our PINTEREST BOARD for loads more ideas for your  Once Upon A Murder Party!!!!

Find these and many, many more by CLICKING HERE!!!

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CREATE A PHOTO SPOT

Ofrezca a sus invitados un recuerdo inolvidable instalando una zona de fotos en la que puedan fotografiarse con el personaje.

Algunas sugerencias:

- Elija un lugar donde haya buena iluminación.

- Puede hacerla tan elaborada o sencilla como quiera.

- Los accesorios y la decoración pueden marcar la diferencia. Tenga a mano algunos accesorios adicionales con los que sus invitados puedan posar.

- Una forma fácil de crear un fondo es utilizar un "ambientador". Estos asequibles rollos de imágenes transforman su habitación al instante y constituyen un buen telón de fondo para su fotografía.

- Asegúrese de que hay suficiente espacio para que todos quepan en el marco.

- Para las tomas individuales de los invitados, Designe a alguien que se encargue de las fotos a medida que vayan llegando sus invitados.
o Considera tu lista de personajes y qué personaje encajaría en el papel de tomar la foto. Es decir, si quieres fotos de la ficha policial, quizás pidas al investigador que se encargue de hacer las fotos.

- Para una foto de grupo, Tome una justo antes de que se lea la introducción o justo después de que se lea la solución (antes de que la gente empiece a salir).
o Son dos momentos en los que se puede contar con que todo el mundo esté cerca y atento.

BACKDROP IDEAS for the fairytale theme

• Create a “castle wall” backdrop using scene setters or directions in mystery.

• Decorate a deep blue sheet with some stars for a magical night feel.

• Create a throne by spray painting a chair gold. Add a bit of regalness with a velvet cushion or accent.

• Make a large banner that says “Happily Never After”.

• Have additional props for posing in pictures (crowns, tiaras, wands, trumpets, big glasses, fairy wings, etc.)

  

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Throwing a las minute party?

Una vez que haga su pedido, en su paquete misterioso recibirá instrucciones y/o imprimibles para hacer decoraciones únicas y originales específicas para su fiesta.

Se incluirá:

• SCROLL INVITE DIRECTIONS & TEMPLATE (1 design)

• HOW TO MAKE STONE CASTLE WALLS AND SIGNS

• FLAG DIRECTIONS AND TEMPLATE (1 design)

- MENÚ DISEÑADO (1 diseño que puede personalizar con sus elementos de menú)

• SIGNS (11 designs)
• Once Upon a Time (on front door) and Happily Ever After (on door as exiting) signs
• Kiss Me! (2 designs).
• Castle Parking, Privy, Prince’s Chambers, Grand Ballroom signs.
• Missing, Reward and Grand Ball Announcement posters.
• Simply print out and hang around your castle.

• AND MORE!

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Cada mes destacamos a uno de nuestros clientes que ha publicado en nuestro blog y le premiamos con una fiesta GRATIS.

Para obtener su cupón $5 y participar en el concurso "La fiesta del mes" para tener la oportunidad de ganar una fiesta GRATIS, envíe un correo electrónico a nompartyofthemonth@gmail.com

No te olvides de añadir todos los detalles importantes y los puntos destacados de la fiesta que hicieron que ésta fuera inolvidable. Nos encanta oír hablar de todo el trabajo que usted, como anfitrión, puso en su fiesta. Desde la decoración hasta la comida, los disfraces, lo que sea. Así como la forma en que usted y sus invitados actuaron (y reaccionaron) a lo largo de la noche. Todo lo que hizo de tu fiesta algo que tus invitados nunca olvidarán, cuéntalo. ¡Y no olvides adjuntar algunas fotos!

Al enviarlo, te enviaremos por correo electrónico un cupón de descuento de $5 para tu próxima fiesta y te inscribiremos en nuestro concurso "Fiesta del mes", en el que podrás ganar una fiesta GRATIS. ¡Una vez enviado, no tendrás que volver a enviarlo, sino que entrarás TODOS LOS MESES hasta que tu partido gane!

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Consejos

All of the information regarding how to run your Once Upon A Murder party can be found online at Night of Mystery. We highly suggest that you take time to look over our website and download the Once Upon A Murder preview file. Al leer el archivo de introducción, le permitirá comprender mejor cómo se desarrollan los partidos y qué puede esperar una vez que adquiera un archivo misterioso completo.

Si todavía tiene dudas, el Preguntas frecuentes La página de Night of Mystery es un gran recurso o puede ponerse en contacto con nosotros.

Dado que nuestros juegos están escritos a medida para el tamaño del grupo (es decir, no creamos un misterio con 8 personajes y luego seguimos añadiendo más personajes), cada tamaño de misterio es único en sí mismo. Dicho esto, pasar de una versión de 10 a 15 a una de 15 a 20, no sólo añadirá más personajes, sino que cambiará el argumento de los personajes existentes, y viceversa al pasar de una versión más grande a una más pequeña.

Por ello, le sugerimos encarecidamente que obtenga un recuento de invitados antes de realizar el pedido formal. Puede hacerlo descargando una invitación, invitando a sus invitados y luego comprando su misterio una vez que tenga un número más exacto de personas que asistirán. Desafortunadamente, si te encuentras comprando la fiesta de tamaño incorrecto, tendrás que comprar otra versión del misterio para el tamaño que deseas, a menos que estés pasando de la versión de 15-20 a la de 20+.

Puedes descargue una invitación aquí antes de hacer el pedido.

Una vez que haga su pedido, en su paquete misterioso recibirá instrucciones y/o imprimibles para hacer decoraciones únicas y originales específicas para su fiesta.

Se incluirá:
– SCROLL INVITE DIRECTIONS & TEMPLATE (1 design)
– HOW TO MAKE STONE CASTLE WALLS AND SIGNS
– FLAG DIRECTIONS AND TEMPLATE (1 design)
– DESIGNED MENU (1 design you can personalize with your menu items)
– SIGNS (11 designs)
• Once Upon a Time (on front door) and Happily Ever After (on door as exiting) signs
• Kiss Me! (2 designs).
• Castle Parking, Privy, Prince’s Chambers, Grand Ballroom signs.
• Missing, Reward and Grand Ball Announcement posters.
• Simply print out and hang around your castle.
AND MORE!

Cada mes destacamos a uno de nuestros clientes que ha publicado en nuestro blog y le premiamos con una fiesta GRATIS.

Para obtener su cupón $5 y participar en el concurso "La fiesta del mes" para tener la oportunidad de ganar una fiesta GRATIS, envíe un correo electrónico a nompartyofthemonth@gmail.com

No te olvides de añadir todos los detalles importantes y los puntos destacados de la fiesta que hicieron que ésta fuera inolvidable. Nos encanta saber todo el trabajo que tú, como anfitrión, pusiste en tu fiesta. Desde la decoración, hasta la comida, los disfraces, lo que sea. Así como la forma en que usted y sus invitados actuaron (y reaccionaron) durante la noche. Todo lo que hizo de tu fiesta algo que tus invitados nunca olvidarán, cuéntalo. ¡Y no olvides adjuntar algunas fotos!

Al enviarlo, te enviaremos por correo electrónico un cupón de descuento de $5 para tu próxima fiesta y te inscribiremos en nuestro concurso "Fiesta del mes", en el que podrás ganar una fiesta GRATIS. Una vez enviado, no tendrás que volver a enviarlo, sino que participarás TODOS LOS MESES hasta que tu fiesta gane.

Vea algunos de nuestros ganadores anteriores ¡aquí! Blogs de la Noche del Misterio POM

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