While this site has everything to help you plan your Till Death Do Us Part party, you will need to get the marterials from our parent company, Night of Mystery. On that site, you will find all of the info you need on running a murder mystery party. This site is designed specifically to help you with party extras (such as decorations & costumes) and ways to enhance your Till Death Do Us Part party.

Before ordering, we suggest you get an accurate guest count. You can do this by downloading an invitation to the party and asking for an rsvp. Once you have the guest count, you will be able to purchase the mystery for the correct amount of guests you are expecting.



All of the information regarding how to run your Till Death Do Us Part party can be found online at Night of Mystery. We highly suggest that you take time to look over this website and download the Till Death Do Us Part preview file. Upon reading the preview file, it will give you a better understanding about how the parties are run and what to expect once you purchase a full mystery file.

If you still have question, the Frequently Asked Questions page at Night of Mystery is a great resource or you can contact us.

 



As host, One way to really take the wedding theme to the next level is to incorporate some wedding activities into your party. Here are a few to consider:

  • Send out your "Save The Date" postcards (included with the mystery) as you would for a wedding.

  • Create invites to your party on wedding invite stationary. You can find some inexpensively at your local craft store or office supply store.

  • Have the entryway arranged like a hotel lobby with signs pointing to "The Giovanni & Simpson Reception Room" (sign included in mystery).

  • Have a guest book for all of your guests to sign in! Encourage them to make comments about the party.

  • Create a wedding ceremony stage, complete with aisle for the bride to walk down.
    • Use the staged area to make announcements such as the greeting, investigation report, evidence presentation, etc.

  • Perform a wedding ceremony at the beginning of the party.

  • Have a grand march at the beginning of the party to announce all of the characters in the mystery.

  • Create a dance floor for the reception.
    • Do the first dance, dance with the parents, cutting of the cake and other wedding traditions.
      • First dance
      • Cutting of cake
      • Garter toss
      • Bouquet toss
      • Dance with parents
      • Dollar dance
      • Chicken dance
      • Toasts from the wedding party and others

  • If serving dinner, have a head table where the bridal party will sit. (See decorations for more ideas on how to create it).

  • Have wedding favors for your guests
    • Wrap candy in tulle fabric and tie with a bow! Add a little “murder” to them by dipping the ends in red fabric paint and letting them dry.

  • Have bubbles available for your guests to shower the happy couple with.

  • Toasting glasses rimmed with “blood” (instructions with mystery).

  • Get monogrammed napkins and such with Becky and Stanley’s monograms.

  • Have wedding programs lying about to help people remember who all of the characters are from the mystery.

  • Have a wedding arch – you can place it on your wedding area or someplace else for pictures. See this video to create your own!

  • Have disposable cameras sitting out on the tables so that the guests at the wedding can capture some great candid picts of the night.




Check out this well-thought out blog on "How to Host a Mystery Party". Note: this hostess hosted Murder at The Deadwood Saloon, but halfway through, she notes a number of good pointers for throwing your mystery party.

Additionally, you can always look online at our murder mystery forum to see what other hosts and hostesses have done for their parties and learn from their experience.

 



Each month we highlight one of our customers who has posted on our murder mystery forum board and award them a FREE party!

In order to post pictures, comments and/or enter the "Party of the Month" contest, you will need to create an account and make a post on our murder mystery message board. To start, you can go to the murder mystery message board and register. Unfortunately, the username and password that you use for our site is not automatically transferred to the message board.

Once you have registered and created a posting, please email us the pictures to be added to your comments/posting.

For posting, you will also receive a $5 coupon and you will automatically be entered in our monthly "Party of the Month" contest. Each month we award a FREE party to one customer who has shared their comments and/or pictures with us. Don't worry, if you are not a winner that particular month, you will be entered each month until you win.

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE PAST PARTY OF THE MONTH WINNERS!




Throwing a last-minute party? Or just want to help your guests get into character?
Provide an assortment of accessories to help your guests "get into character" include items such as: mob hats, cigars, fake jewelry, feather boas, etc.

CREATE A BACKDROP
Give your guests an unforgettable souvenier by setting up a photo area where they can capture a picture of themselves in character.

A few suggestions:

  • Pick a place where there will be good lighting.

  • You can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.

  • Accessories and decorations can make the difference. Have some extra props on hand that your guests can pose with.

  • An easy way to create a background is to use a "scene setter". These affordable rolls of images transform your room instantly and make for a good backdrop to your picture.

  • Use props like wedding bells, columns, balloon arches, wedding arches, lavish chairs, anything you can think of, to create a staged area for pictures.

  • Make sure there is enough room to fit everyone in to the frame.

  • For individual shots of guests, designate someone to be in charge of pictures as your guests arrive.

    •  Consider your character list and which character would fit the role of taking the picture. Ie, if you want mug shots, perhaps ask the investigator to be in charge of taking the pictures.

    • If having a party with 20 guests, you may ask Ronnie Rhymer to take the pictures.

    • For a group picture, take one just before the introduction is read or right after the solution is read (before people may start heading out).

      o These are two times when you can count on everyone being around and attentive.



Once you order, in your mystery packet you will receive directions and/or printables to make unique and original decorations specific to your party! Included will be:

  • SAVE THE DATE POSTCARD DESIGNS
  • SIGNS (3 designs)
    • Just Married
    • Eat, Drink and be Married/Murdered!
    • Reception Sign
  • JUST MARRIED BANNER
  • DESIGNED NAME CARDS
  • DRINK CHARM DESIGNS
  • DESIGNED DINNER MENUS (you can personalize with your menu items)
  • Champagne Bottle labels to use as awards!

AND MORE!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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