How to Play
Is this your first murder? Don’t worry, we take all the pain out of the process.
You simply download the mystery materials, invite your friends, and follow the simple, easy-to-follow guide of how to set-up and run your own murder mystery party.
The night plays out in a simple 8-step process. It starts with guests arriving in costume, leads to a MURDER, and concludes when the mystery is solved.
Secrets for Success
What else do you need to know? Here’s some wisdom gained through hosting thousands of these parties!
All of the information regarding how to run your Murder Under The Big Top party can be found online at Night of Mystery. We highly suggest that you take time to look over our website and download the Murder Under The Big Top preview file. Upon reading the introduction file, it will give you a better understanding about how the parties are run and what to expect once you purchase a full mystery file.
If you still have question, the Frequently Asked Questions page at Night of Mystery is a great resource or you can contact us.
Since our games are custom written for the size of the party (ie, we don’t just create a mystery with 8 characters and then keep adding more characters to it), each mystery size is unique unto itself. That being said, going from 10-15 version to 15-20 version, will not only add in more characters, but it will change the storylines of the existing characters, and vice-versa in going from a larger version to a smaller one.
Because of this, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST you get a guest count before formally ordering. You can do so by downloading an invitation, inviting your guests and then purchasing your mystery once you have a more accurate number of people attending. Unfortunately, if you find yourself purchasing the wrong sized party, you will have to purchase another version of the mystery for the size you want unless you are moving from the 15-20 version to the 20+ version.
You can download an invitation here before ordering.
To help your guests ‘get into character’, have a box of fake mustaches, circus hats, clown hats, large sunglasses, clown noses, feather boas, sequined headbands, top hats, etc. It is sure to be a hit!
– Look above on this page in the Costumes, Decorations and Food & Music tabs.
– Be sure to check out our Murder Under The Big Top Pinterest Board that is filled with ideas for recipes, costumes, decorations, etc.
– All of the *Extras* that come with the mystery!!! (see below for more info!)
For even more party planning ideas, check out our Murder Under The Big Top Pinterest Board here. It is s filled with ideas for recipes, costumes, decorations, etc. for the perfect Murder Under The Big Top party!
Once you order, in your mystery packet you will receive directions and/or printables to make unique and original decorations specific to your party!
Included will be:
• CIRCUS TICKETS
• DIRECTIONAL SIGN
• CIRCUS POSTERS (3 designs)
• PEANUT LABELS
• CIRCUS LABELS FOR FOOD (many designs)
• CIRCUS SIGNS (to direct your guests)
• TABLE TENTS
• EDITABLE MENU
• DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING VENDOR TRAYS, DUMBELLS, BULL WHIP, ETC.
Each month we highlight one of our customers who has posted on our blog and award them a FREE party!
To get your $5 coupon AND be entered in the Party Of the Month contest for a chance to win a FREE party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to add all the important details and party highlights that made your party one to remember! We love to hear about all of the hard work you, as host, put into your party. From the decor, to the food, costumes, whatever. As well as how you and your guests acted (and reacted!) throughout the night! Everything that made your party one your guests will never forget — tell us about it! And be sure to attach some pictures!!!
Upon submitting, we will email you back a coupon to use for $5 off your next party AND enter you in our “Party of the Month” contest, where you could win a FREE party! One submitted, you will not have to resubmit, but will be entered EVERY MONTH until your party wins!
Check out some of our past winners here! Night of Mystery POM Blogs
Thanks again for hosting with Night of Mystery and we can’t wait to hear all about your party!!!
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