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How to Plan, Write and Host Your Own Large Group Murder Mystery Party

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How to Plan, Write and Host Your Own Large Group Murder Mystery Party

If you want to create an utterly fun, wickedly awesome, totally memorable party your guests will be talking about for months to come then this is the guide for you.

If you find those mysteries in a box to be dull, then this is the guide for you.

If you’re bursting at the seams with creativity and have a love for a good mysteries, then this is definitely the guide for you.

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner! What are your Halloween party ideas?

Hopefully you have no plans because, as you can imagine, we have some Halloween party suggestions for ALL ages 🙂

Halloween murder mystery game
Our Halloween murder mystery dinner party game

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Teens & Adults
Operation Black Cat
Our Halloween hunt for you and your friends
(teens and adults)

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Operation Haunted House
Our Halloween scavenger hunt game For 7 – 12 year olds

Or do all 3!? Yeah, that’s probably overkill huh? Ha, ha! “Overkill”.

MORE HALLOWEEN PARTY IDEAS:
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Our Old West Murder Mystery Game Is a Hit!

MURDER MYSTERY GAME REVIEW

We received this email from a customer who purchased our Old West murder mystery game complete with cowboy outlaws, a nun and uh, let’s call them “dance hall girls” (bein’ that we’re in polite company).

“The murder mystery dinner game was a hit!! Here’s our cast that played in your Bordello of the Damned Old West murder mystery game kit.  We had so much fun! We sold out at 72 plates served and they are begging for us to do this again!  Our cast is already looking at a couple of your murder mystery games for the next time because they are having too much fun. I told them not to look anywhere else cause you were the best!” – Tracy Robinson, Guthrie, KY.

MURDER MYSTERY GAME SYNOPSIS: The year is 1880. Jimmy Hayward rules this town. It once thrived and prospered when folks thought gold was in them thar hills. Them thar hills contained nothing but dirt and so the town lost not only its fortune but its fame and its population. Now Deadwood is just an occasional stagecoach stopover for folks moving on to better places. And the Leland Hotel and Saloon is a haven for outlaws (like yourselves) and it houses Madam Iggy’s, the best little whorehouse in the South Dakota. Consider it just another night in the old west, only this time it will more deadly than usual.

Note: You can change the name of this mystery to Dead in Deadwood AND you can have it be a dance hall & saloon instead of a bordello. The girls then become can-can girls and nickel a dance girls.

Two more reviews for this murder mystery game:

Bordello Old West murder mystery game“I would be honored if you would share my testimony to Red Hatters!! I’d be more than happy to let them know what fun we had with your mystery! Our Chapter purchased and put on your Bordello of the Damned. Our silly pictures won a prize on your website. I did want you to know that at least 3 other Queen Mum’s heard about our fun at the Leland Saloon and I have sent them a link to your site. I hope they have as much fun as we did!! In love and laughter.” –Queen Mum Erna, Red Hatted Rascals, Canada

Bordello Old West mystery game“I just wanted to tell everybody about our production of “Bordello Of The Damned”. We are a small amateur dramatic society and decided to look into a murder mystery evening for the first time ever. I found Haley Productions on the web and after checking out the story lines, we decided to go for “Bordello”. I’m pleased to tell you that it was a resounding success! The cast loved it, the chorus girls had a great time (especially as we allowed them to do a dance routine to “Lady Marmalade”!) and the audience had nothing but praise for us. … A lot of people dressed up for the occasion and after several drinks were had they threw themselves into it. I can say that we will certainly be looking to do another one in the future and would recommend it to any amateur actors as a way of improving your ad lib skills. Big thanks to Susan for all her help. I’ll be in touch soon for ‘Bordello Of The Damned Part 2 – Willy’s Revenge’!”  –Adam Kuhl from the other side of the pond.

FYI, you’ll find the above testimonials here.

Convinced that this murder mystery game would be awesomely fun for your next party? Well then, learn a bit more about how these mystery games are played then order it, download and get your party started!

 

Susan
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
Haley Productions’ Games
Scavenger Hunts | Mystery Games
Kids’ Games | Team Bonding Games
A BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2003

To Encourage Creativity in Kids, Ask Them: ‘What if’? – The New York Times

What if… (finish that sentence)

From an article by by Matt Richtel:

“I was in a second-grade classroom recently reading from my new children’s book, “Runaway Booger.” After I finished, and the giggling subsided, several students asked a version of the same question: Why did you write about a humongous ball of mucus?

It was the question I’d hoped for.

I was using the reading session, at the teacher’s request, to get the children to think about creativity.

Where does creativity come from? Are there tricks they can use to be more creative, or, for that matter, that parents and educators can instill? …”

In reading further into the article you’ll find that a nifty measure for how to know whether we’ve helped our child come up with something truly creative is when we see or hear or read the end product of true creativity … we will experience four emotions: surprise, stimulation, satisfaction and savoring.

Source: To Encourage Creativity in Kids, Ask Them: ‘What if’? – The New York Times

What if planning an awesome party that helped your kids be truly creative was as simple as a download?

Here’s a testimonial for one of our creative kids’ games, Operation Kovert Kids. submitted by Nina Brooks, a mom in Madison, AL to inspire you:

The Kovert Kids scavenger hunt was a big success! It was for 14 & 15 year old girls. There was even one 16 year old present. And I heard them all commenting to my daughter that it had been a really fun night!…they thought they were too old for that sort of thing. But they found that it was really a lot of fun! I think the collections and the pictures were the “most” fun. They got VERY CREATIVE. It was a hoot! I was panicking about having to start from scratch and have it be ‘cool enough’ for that age group. So having something to start with and modify was a great relief to me. … I think for this age group, doing odd & silly things appealed to that age group. And one more note: with this age group, they took it “seriously” about the comment that they got points for be REALLY CREATIVE!!! It was great!!! Thanks a bunch for your ideas and hard work!! :- All in all, it was a major success!  [Read more fabulous reviews for our creative kids’ team games here]

So what are you waiting for?  What if you had an easy way to inspire creativity in your kids? So much so that their party will be so freaking awesome they can’t stop talking about it?  

ALL our games are designed to inspire imagination and creativity – and to help make your job preparing the party much, much easier and much less time consuming. These are also great team building activities for the kids and many are perfect youth group, classroom or after school activities!

Check ’em out then order and download a game now.

Haley Productions’ Team Games
Scavenger Hunts :: Mystery Games
Kids’ Games :: Team Bonding Games
www.haleyproductions.com
A BBB Accredited Business with an A+ rating since 5/1/2003

Murder Mystery Dinner Party Games Give Holiday Parties A Unique, Memorable Twist

Holiday party idea: A super fun murder mystery game!

Party planners looking for a way to spice up their holiday party are contacting a gal named Sue (that’s me!).  I’m the Chief Imagination Officer of Haley Productions’ Games. If you follow this blog and I know you do, Haley Productions designs do-it-yourself murder mystery dinner party games for large groups and offers immediate online delivery of their complete mystery game kits.

December is a very stressful time of year for most people.  They need an escape, even if just for a little while, from their everyday world.  An escape that will stir their imagination, their sense of humor and their curiosity. Haley Productions’ murder mystery games will help any party planner create a fun, entertaining Christmas party with an unexpected twist.  We’ve all been to the holiday event that includes dinner and perhaps a DJ for some dancing. It’s the norm and it’s been done to death, if you’ll pardon the pun.  My murder mysteries games allow you to shake it up, to break away from the ‘been there, done that, please don’t make me do it again’ holiday party. – Susan Haley, Chief Imagination Officer