Planning Ideas + Tools by Evite:
Evite offers party ideas and party planning tools such as their budget estimator and drink calculator to help you estimate costs. This is a wonderful resource. We love this site.
Create a 'ransom note' invitatation (you know, each letter of the note is cut out from a magazine or newspaper). See the Ransom Note font option on Dafont.
Send your murder mystery dinner invitation via e-mail. Check out these e-invite web pages:
- We recommend using a custom background in white and our custom whodunit image.
- Here are 3 other invitations you'll love:
- Name Generator: A nifty site that automatically generates crazy names for you.
- Also try this one for Mafia nicknames: http://www.generatorland.com.
Polaroid Photo Frame Apps: Do a Google/search engine search for current app options for your phone. The Polaroid frame is perfect for crime scene photo fun!
Online mugshot generators:
Theme Party Supplies and Costume Shops:
- Party Supplies on Amazon.com
- Check out our Murder Mystery Crime Scene Party Decorations and Supplies blog post
- Check out our 1920's Party Theme blog post for costume and decoration ideas and resources
- Oriental Trading - We love this site. It has party supplies, decorations and more - and everything is inexpensive!
- Theatre House - This site has so much to offer from prop guns and weapons to wigs to costumes and more. Check it out.
For prop guns and other cool replica weaponry, please go to:
Our best recommendation is to do a search online for 'cap guns'. You'll likely find them at Walmart, Target and the like as well as Ebay. Here are some other options:
- Tin Toy Arcade - Secret Agent Cap Gun Toy
- Amazon - Jr Detective Holster Set
- Amazon - Old West Toysmith Metal Cap Gun Toy
- Amazon - Die Cast Cap Gun
- Women’s Style and Fashion Overview (1860 to 1975)
- Men’s Style and Fashion Overview (1860 to 1975)
- Use Pinterest for period costume ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=1920s+fashion (for other eras substitute 1920s for another decade).
- Aloha Friends Luau - A great source for all things Hawaiian. This is quite a substantial web site with all sorts of detailed information about Hawaii like a page full of resources to create a Hawaiian theme luau, luau recipes and so much more. If you're interested in our murder mystery game Murder On Maui, you should definitely check this site out.
- America's Ultimate 20th Century Resource Page
- Crazy fads from 1920 to 1990
- Historical and Costumes Resources
- Mafia Movies - A source for gangster movies online that has reviews, wallpapers, and a complete database of movies.
- Flapper Fashion (1920's)
- The Roaring 20's
- The 1950's
- The 1960's - 70's
- The 1970's
- The Costumer's Manifesto -
- The Costume Gallery
- The Fifties Index - Oldies Music, Classic TV, Pop History, Fifties Clothes, Burma Shave, Elvis, American Bandstand and more.
- The History Channel
- Victorian Lingo and Phrases
Susan we had such a blast! I love your system and the materials were so easy to use. I am definitely a fan and Target is a fan! You'll be hearing more from us in the future! Bernie Weis, Store Team Leader, SuperTarget Stores, Indio CA
Susan, you rule! I appreciate the goodwill and outstanding customer service that you've extended! Thank you so much! This may become a semi-annual event and I'll come to Haley Productions every time for our murder mystery needs. I'm recommending you to anyone who asks me about murder mystery parties! Jason Ladner, Mobile, AL
I am terrifically impressed by the detail in your murder mystery dinner party game. It must be so wonderful to make this type of program into a career. I could have looked forever for something this good and never found it. Isn't the internet wonderful? Cheryl Melvin, Spring Lake, Michigan.