Team Building Event Ideas

Team building events are necessary for workplace growth and company success, but they are often pretty underwhelming. We here at The Murder Mystery Company HQ are really into cooperation and forming great professional relationships between co-workers, so we’ve come up with a list of awesome team building ideas to inject some fun into your next business event.

5. Office Olympics

Your employees have many skills that don’t often come into play during the workday, but that doesn’t mean those skills aren’t valuable for the company. A team building idea that brings all those dormant talents to light is office olympics. Making it through the olympics requires that your employees are able to follow directions, discuss ideas and approaches thoughtfully, and can see the big picture of an outcome. Everyone will get to utilize their physical and mental skills to compete in teams and have fun in a way that makes them forget they’re at work.

4. Scavenger Hunt

A great excuse to get out into the fresh air, a scavenger hunt team building event will test out your employees’ skillsets in a new environment. Critical thinking and cooperation are crucial aspects of any workplace, and those skills can be refreshed in a fun way by following written clues to arrive at a destination. Dividing your group into small units is a great way to see who works well together and how to improve office dynamics. Your employees will need to put their heads together to work through the clues and communicate their ideas to their teammates effectively.

3. Trivia Challenge

The best part about trivia team building is that you can mix it up in any way to fit your group specifically. The idea is that your employees will team up and go head to head in various categories. Have different categories of questions, with one member of each team serving as the “expert” in those types of questions. Members of each team can vote and nominate a captain who delegates category assignments, or each one can be responsible for recognizing their own strengths to figure out which one works best for them.

2. Cooperative Cooking

One of the most difficult things to do as a group is cook. There are so many moving parts when it comes to following a recipe, and some incredibly relevant team building skills come into play in the kitchen. Divide your employees into small groups and have them each follow the same recipe for something moderately difficult. Your employees will have to work together to delegate tasks, follow directions, and communicate to complete the recipe. Finish up the day by enjoying the fruits of the teams’ labor and discussing how the exercise solidified their skills.

1. Murder Mystery Team Building

If your team needs to work on communication, critical thinking, and creative problem solving, a murder mystery is just the idea to check all the boxes. An event full of puzzling clues and suspicious suspects will keep your employees on their toes as they try to unravel the mystery. Professional actors will guide your group through the scene of the crime, but putting the evidence together and coming to the correct conclusions is all up to your employees. Plan a murder mystery for your next team building event to ensure your group is completely entertained while they build valuable skills! Give us a call today at (888) 643-2583 to get started.

Halloween Party Ideas from The Murder Mystery Co.

Greetings, Detectives!

Whether you like things cute and kooky or creepy and spooky, there is definitely something for everyone when it comes to celebrating on the evening of October 31st. We’re party people here at The Murder Mystery Company HQ, and we’ve compiled a list of the top five Halloween party ideas just for you!

5. Haunted House

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Adults and children alike can get in on the action at a haunted house. Whether you want to turn your entire home into something the Addams family would be comfortable in, or you just want to make a room or two cold and creepy, a haunted house promises to be a chilling Halloween activity. Station costumed friends or family around to really get into character and scare your guests, put out tactile items to challenge your guests’ senses, or make your house into a dark and winding maze full of ghouls and goblins to trick your guests into making wrong turns. Sinister lighting and haunting music goes a long way to enhance the vibe.

4. Graveyard Maze

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A graveyard maze is the perfect activity to make your guests feel like they’re in a horror movie. Your backyard can transform into a graveyard with a little help from DIY, party supply props, fog machines, black lights and flashlights, and creepy music and sound effects. Much like in a haunted house, adding in some costumed friends or actors will be just the thing to up the stakes and scare your guests half to death. If kids will be taking part in your Halloween party, allow them to work through the maze first, without some of the scarier special effects. To make it even more fun for the little ones, hide candy throughout the maze to encourage them to find their way to the end!

3. Fall Festival

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Halloween parties don’t always have to be creepy. For a more formal event or just something more family friendly, a fall festival is a Halloween party idea that will deliver all of the fun of the season with none of the screams. Hayrides, apple cider, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and costume contests will ensure all of your guests have a memorable evening. Decor is key when it comes to themed events, and luckily, this one is easy! Decorating with pumpkins, gourds, apples, fall leaves, hay bales, scarecrows, and candles will give you an authentic and cozy atmosphere your guests will love!

2. Movie Madness

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Everyone has a favorite movie they like to watch around Halloween. Whether it’s Friday the 13th, The Addams Family, Hocus Pocus, or any of the million zombie movies in existence, your favorite movie offers a ton of material for your Halloween party. You can pick one specific movie and use it as the inspiration for your food, decor, and activities, or pick a genre—like slasher movies or monster movies—to pull from. Asking your guests to use characters from your chosen movies as their costume inspiration will make for some killer photo opportunities and some amazing memories.

1. Murder Mystery Party

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What kind of murder mystery company would we be if we didn’t suggest what is certainly the greatest Halloween party idea ever: a murder mystery party! Our signature Clue-style themes are perfect for the scariest time of the year, and each one offers a unique world for you and your guests to inhabit for the evening. A masked masquerade, a 1920s speakeasy scene, or a mischievous magic show can become the setting for your guests to party all night as suspects and sleuths trying to figure out who killed the victim and why. It’s a murderously thrilling way to spend your Halloween, and all you have to do to make it happen is give us a call at 888-643-2583.

A Murderously Mysterious Bachelorette Party

Greetings detective! Are you getting hitched? Maybe your sister or best friend? Well, congratulations to the happy couple! You know what this means, though, don’t you? Strap in, it’s time for a bachelorette party! We know that visions of drunken bar hopping revels and half naked “firemen” are running through that brain of yours, and if you cringed, you are in the right place.

Why not try something fresh and new to celebrate the last single night of your life? I’m talking about an evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder. Get all your friends together and dive into a live action game of Clue, where a murderer can lurk behind any innocent face.

The Murder Mystery Company has cornered the market on providing killer parties that keep people coming back for more! We have an exciting variety of themed murder mystery shows that are sure to create a memorable night.

Get your party dressed to the nines in your ball gowns and jewels for our Murder at the Masquerade show, and find out whodunit at the Annual Billionaire’s Masquerade Ball!

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, shimmy into a flapper dress and kitten heels and immerse yourself in the seedy underbelly of the roarin’ 20’s. Solve a mafia murder gone wrong while living it up in a speakeasy.

You can also try out our wedding themed show, and figure out who offed a member of the wedding party in time for the happy couple to say “I do!” This is the perfect excuse to give your bridesmaids dresses a test run!

We have many more themes to choose from, and each one can be customized to your party to make it just perfect. You even get help planning the party! We have a team of on call Crime Scene Planners waiting to help you create an amazing party other brides-to-be will envy.

Make a memory that will never be forgotten with The Murder Mystery Company and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Click here or call (888) 643-2583 (CLUE) to start plotting a murder mystery bachelorette party to die for.

A Murderously Fun Halloween Mystery Party

Greetings Detectives! It’s that time of year again, brightly colored leaves are crunching under our feet, toothy jack-o-lanterns laugh at us from porch fronts, and the scent of pumpkin spice is wafting under our noses from positively everywhere! It’s decision time, you have to find the perfect costume, and the ultimate choice looms: to party, or to throw a party, that is the question.

If you need help answering, here’s a new idea to chew on. Spend the creepiest night of the year throwing a murder mystery costume party with the experts in mystery entertainment, and solving a mystery right at your party. We have a criminally fun crime scene theme list to choose from, so you can host a murderous masquerade and let your friends glam up in their ballroom favorites, or you can get down and dirty 1920’s style with a mafia themed party. Not into those? Check out our theme list and pick your favorite, or customize a show to your favorite Halloween theme!

Everyone is throwing a costume party for Halloween, but with us you get more than monster mash and bobbing for apples, you get a crime scene and a front row seat to a murder (comically executed) and all the shenanigans that lead to the culprit! You and your guests get to be the suspects and detectives in your own personal live action game of Clue!

Planning this killer party is an easy task, we put you in good hands with one of our charming on call Crime Scene Planners, and they will make sure everything is ready to go for the event, all you have to do is scare up some guests!

Make your Halloween frightfully fun with a murder mystery costume party this year by clicking here or calling 888-643-2583 today!

Have a Killer 4th of July!

Hello Detectives, and Happy Independance Day! We’re all excited for food fresh off the grill, sprinklers, sparklers, and fireworks, but why not try adding a little mystery to your 4th of July festivities? The Murder Mystery Company is here with the hottest entertainment for the hottest holiday of the year for your backyard barbecue, picnic, or family get together!

Choose one of our killer customizable themes and start plotting the perfect crime scene for a 4th of July murder mystery party your guests will never forget. Enjoy your barbecue with a side of mystery, intrigue, and murder this year with a two hour interactive mystery show where you get to solve a crime!

This year could be just another summer barbecue or it could be the most murderously fun 4th festivity you’ve ever had. You’ll never know if you don’t try, so click here or call (888) 643-2583 (CLUE) today to start planning you killer 4th of July party!

Nothing Says “Happy Father’s Day” Like a Murder

Greeting Detectives! Fathers Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to think about what to do, and what gift to get your awesome Dad for his special day. While golf clubs, fancy ties, and power tools are customary, The Murder Mystery Company says to try something new!

Give your father something special he will never forget. Experiencing an evening with our mystery experts is a once in a lifetime experience! When you buy tickets to one of our shows to treat your dad, you get a two-hour show of mystery, intrigue, and murder, and you also get to dig into a delicious three-course meal while you watch! Top it all off with solving a crime, and I’d say you pretty much can’t top a night like that!

Take your dad out for a killer night of food, fun, and murder to show him how much you care. It’s so easy to get tickets, just click here or call (888) 643-2583 (CLUE) to snag your seats or get gift cards today!

Private Party Summer Events

Hello Detectives! Summer is finally here! The heat, the beaches, the never ending stream of cookout invites and pool parties.. Why not try a unique new way to heat up your summer with the talented and hilarious mystery experts from The Murder Mystery Company?

We can take your regular ordinary family reunion, picnic, backyard barbecue, pool party, back porch potluck, open house, graduation party, luau, or any fun in the sun event and turn it into a murder mystery party that blows other entertainment out of the water.

We offer a variety of killer show themes for your party, and each one is customizable to your specific party, so if you want to razz your friends or make a certain family member a suspect, we can do that! Imagine how much more interesting your next barbecue or pool party will be when someone drops dead right in the middle of your party, and you have to figure out whodunit with your guests!

Have a blast playing sneaky suspects and clever detectives, bribing each other for important clues, and solving the crime! If you had a sizzling summer soiree planned for this season, team up with The Murder Mystery, we’ll take care of you.