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Terror in Transylvania

A Night of Terror and Turmoil in Transylvania!

**Virtual version available!

Save The Date

Don’t let your friends miss your party! Let them know the date today and all the fun that is coming!

You can use the video for your social, or email your guests it individually!

  • Click on the video to watch
  • Right click to download and save!
  • Save to your social to show friends and/or send out in an email!
  • Don’t forget to tell your guests the ACTUAL date of your party!

If video is not working, try downloading here.

If you are not into video, download these simpler pdf Save The Dates!

Download this as a PDF and then enter in your own date for the party!

Transylvania-SaveDate

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Costumes

Check out these online resources for all your crazy characters!

Vampires

 

Vampiresses

 

Witches and warlocks

 

 

Monsters!

 

Werewolves

 

 

Ghosts and Skeletons

 

 

Bats and Cats!

 

 

Scientists and Reapers

 

Mummies, Zombies and Devils

 

 

Decoration Ideas

Create the perfect party scene with these tips!

Setting the Scene

Looking for decoration inspiration for your party? Here’s a video to help!
Click below to start!

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Creating an Entrance

Drum up plenty of excitement for your guests by creating the perfect entrance to help get them in the mood!!!

Create a castle façade – how-to directions included with mystery purchase!

Create a cemetery in your front yard! How-to directions included with mystery purchase!

Make a sign post – how-to directions included with mystery purchase!

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Lighting

To help create a dreary and eerie party atmosphere, consider keeping the lighting low. A few excellently spooky ideas are:

  • Black Lighting!!!
  • Candles
  • Lighting with dimmer switches
  • Replacing your lightbulbs with colored lights
  • Spider lights (see this link)
  • Have some Harry Potter inspired “hanging candles” (see this link)
  • Use old wine bottles as candle holders. Optional: spray paint them black to give them an extra spooky appeal!
  • Colored Light Bulbs (pictured far below)
    • A way to have enough light, while giving an eerie feeling to the room
    • We used different colors in different rooms — green, orange, purple, etc.

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Create a Photo Spot! 

Give your guests an unforgettable souvenir by setting up a photo area where they can capture a picture of themselves in character.

A few suggestions:
• Pick a place where there will be good lighting.

• You can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.

• Accessories and decorations can make the difference. Have some extra props on hand that your guests can pose with.

• An easy way to create a background is to use a “scene setter.” These affordable rolls of images transform your room instantly and make for a good backdrop to your picture.

• Make sure there is enough room to fit everyone into the frame.

• For individual shots of guests, designate someone to be in charge of pictures as your guests arrive.
o Consider your character list and which character would fit the role of taking the picture. Ie, if you want mug shots, perhaps ask the investigator to be in charge of taking the pictures.

• For a group picture, take one just before the introduction is read or right after the solution is read (before people may start heading out).
o These are two times when you can count on everyone being around and attentive.

 

BACKDROP IDEAS for your Transylvanian photo spot

• Create a line-up board and take pictures of all of your suspects!

• Use scene setters to make a simple background. Find some here!!!

• Make a coffin (or coffins) for all of your guests to crawl in and/or pose around!

• Paint your own backdrop to pose in front of!

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Food & Music

Coming soon! Along with Hosting Tips, Decorating Tips, etc. Check back for updates!

Drinks

Seeing as though it is a vampire’s birthday party, BLOOD (or any red liquid) may be your drink of choice!

• Purchase some blood bags and fill them with your own red concoction.

• Use wine labels (included in your party pdf) to create these blood-themed bottles for your wine.

• Have a BLOOD RED punch, perhaps served our of a punchbowl
– Add frozen hands for effect (and to keep it cool)

• Serve your punch in a label it O+ (pictured)
– You can add (plastic) body parts for effect

• Rim your glasses to have dripping blood (directions included in mystery)

• Seeing as though Dr. Jekyll may be in attendance, you can serve up your favorite shots in syringes.

• Create these Transylvanian themed drink labels for your bottled beverages (label designs included with mystery purchase).

Whatever you choose to serve, be sure to label it with the designed menu

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Music

Check out our playlist selections for this mystery!

Click on the image to get to our Spotify Playlist for this party!

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Tips

All of the information regarding how to run your Terror in Transylvania party can be found online at Night of Mystery. We highly suggest that you take time to look over our website and download the Terror in Transylvania 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.

For even more party planning ideas, check out our Terror in Transylvania Pinterest Board here.

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:

• EVIDENCE MARKERS
• HOW TO MAKE A TOMBSTONE AND CASTLE FACADE
• SIGNS
• FOOD CARDS
• DESIGNED DINNER MENUS (you can personalize with your menu items)
• DRINK BOTTLE LABELS
AND MORE!!!

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 nompartyofthemonth@gmail.com

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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