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Category Archives: General Tips and Tricks

The Unexpected Invitation: How to Prepare for a Murder Mystery Party

  You were minding your business when your friendly neighborhood mailman brings you a murder mystery invitation with your name on it. Attached to the invitation is your costume idea card with party details of the where and when.  At this … Continue reading

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Decorating for the Holidays: Keeping It Simple

When it’s time to pull out the heavy coats, gloves, and snug hats, it’s clear that the holidays (and christmas parties) are just around the corner. The options for decorating for your holiday party can be dauntinig–do you choose to … Continue reading

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Extra Hands: Asking a Friend for Help

If you decide to go the DIY approach to hosting a murder mystery party, you may need an extra hand or two to prepare for the day of the party and maintain order during the game. While it may be … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Meal Planning 101

Discovering a tasty recipe that’s ideal for your mystery party feels like hitting the jackpot. You have a gut feeling it’s going to be a hit, it seems easy to make and it’ll elevate your hosting credibility to new heights. … Continue reading

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Leave it to the Professionals: When to Hire an On-site Host for Your Party

Sometimes you feel like a host, sometimes you don’t.  Whether you’re unsure of your hosting abilities, or simply want to be a part of the game rather than be the game’s leader a host might be the perfect fit for … Continue reading

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Jumping the Gun

It’s natural to want to open a surprise, whether it’s a birthday gift or an envelope that contains important information about your role in a murder mystery. But opening it too soon ruins the surprise more often than not. It’s … Continue reading

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Printed Vs. Emailed Costume Ideas

Printed costume ideas seem to vanish into the ether when mailed via postal mail. The last thing you want is to scramble for a physical copy of the costume card for your party guest. Because of this, our hard copy costume … Continue reading

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The Beginner’s Guide to Murder Mystery Maniacs.

Hello! If you are reading this then you are probably new to Murder Mystery Maniacs. Here are some tips, hints, and links for you to look at. We are super excited that you want to plan a murder mystery party! The first … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Not pass out the Character Information Document Before Your Party

Top 10 Reasons to Not pass out the Character Information Document Before Your Party Your guest will leave it at home. Your guest will have an emergency and can’t attend the party. Since they have their character information card at … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Party Idea

Are you looking to bring the action and excitement of sherlock holmes to your next party? then try hosting a murder mystery party. We can create a mix & mingle event or a live performance mystery including your favorite detective. … Continue reading

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