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What to Expect at a Murder Mystery Dinner

August 17, 2022

Thinking about throwing a unique event for family, friends, or your officemates? Trying to come up with a refreshing party theme can be exhausting. But, if you’re willing to think a little bit outside the box, you’ll realize quickly that a murder mystery party can make for a criminally fun evening. For those unfamiliar, we’ll answer some of the most common questions people have about what to expect at a murder mystery party and explain exactly how a murder mystery dinner party works.


What is a murder mystery dinner party?


We had the Murder Mystery Company join us for my husband’s 30th birthday celebration. The actors made the entire night so much fun, were incredibly intuitive, and really played into our group’s personalities. Will definitely invite them back!

Sarah M.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

A murder mystery dinner party is a themed event where guests are given the opportunity to solve a murder mystery. These events usually take place over the course of an evening, and as the name suggests, usually include a meal. Guests are typically given character roles to play and must use their detective skills to solve the mystery.


What can I expect at a murder mystery dinner?


First and foremost, you should expect to have a good time. Murder mystery dinner parties are a lot of fun. They’re perfect for groups of friends or coworkers who want to do something different for a night out. If you’ve never been to one before, here’s how a murder mystery party works: 

• You’ll be assigned a character role to play. This could be anything from the victim to the murderer, so pay close attention to your character card! 


THANK YOU so much for saving my birthday & allowing me to celebrate in such a fun, hilarious, & entertaining way. Our Detective, Jordan, was phenomenal! He facilitated the perfect party that everyone is just raving about. I’m so grateful for his passion, humor, guidance, & enthusiasm. We look forward to doing another murder mystery with you in the future. Everyone I spoke with throughout the process was so nice & helpful. It was such an all around pleasant experience & it truly made my birthday one for the books!

Lauren S.
Nashville, Tennessee

• The host will provide you with clues to help you solve the murder. These could be delivered through various methods, such as acting out scenes, providing written clues, or even staging murder weapon “accidents.”

• You’ll have to use your detective skills to piece together who did it. This might involve interrogating other guests, examining the crime scene, and paying close attention to the clues provided.

• At the end of the evening, the host will work with the detectives to solve the crime and identify the culprit. 


What’s the easiest way to host a murder mystery dinner party?


As someone that considers himself VERY difficult to please, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed my show! The entire time I felt engaged and excited. It was hard to remember that I needed to eat my food because I was so in to what was going on in front of me that I didn’t even need to eat. The actors really did a great job of keeping us involved the entire time. SO MUCH FUN! I kind of wish I had more stars available to give this!

Ryan M.
Los Angeles, California

If a murder mystery sounds like a great party idea but too much work you can always hire professionals to do the heavy lifting. The Murder Mystery Company is the recognized leader in immersive entertainment and our professional party planners will help you put together an unforgettable event and manage the heavy lifting so you can focus on drinks, food, and fun.

On the day of your event, you’ll work with a professionally trained actor who will guide you and your guest through the night’s comedic caper. They can customize the theme of your event to fit your crowd, from kid-friendly to rated R, whatever the evening calls for! And when we say immersive, we mean it. Everyone at your event will get involved in the comedic caper, interrogating other suspects, finding clues, and hunting down the killer before it’s time for dessert!


Incredible experience! You can tell the amount of effort they take to create these events and the end result is nothing but greatness!

Andres P.
Dallas, Texas

Don’t settle for a boring night out! Let The Murder Mystery Co. bring the fun of a murder mystery dinner party directly to you and your guests! We can customize our shows for large groups at larger venues and we’re just as comfortable working with smaller groups at private events in your home with family or friends. Just give us a call and we’ll work through the details to help you plan your event! 

A murder mystery dinner party is a great way to spend an evening with friends. Just remember to keep your wits about you, and you might just solve the case. Now that you know what to expect at a murder mystery party, why not book one with the Murder Mystery Company today? Give us a call at 888-643-2583 or fill out one of the contact forms on our website.

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