Top Mystery Game Picks for your Halloween Party!

It’s that time of year again – time to treat your friends and family to an evening of dressing up as someone/something else. The best hosts in the world also give their guests (and themselves!) a mystery to solve, turning them into detectives for a true night of investigation with our unique “interactive” format! Costumes […]

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The Top Mystery Parties for Your July 4th, Independence Day Party!

What better time to throw a party than to celebrate American Independence Day. July 4th weekend is a time for celebration, and year after year our clients choose to spice up their party with a bit of intrigue… and murder! While most of our mysteries are seasonal, all bets are off when it comes to […]

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One night in Dundalk

I was working on something earlier that got me thinking about this one night a bazillion years ago, long before I started Shot In The Dark Mysteries when I was in Corporate Canada and primarily writing fiction. It was one of the most ridiculous, crazy-Hollywood-movie type of evenings and I remembered I wrote a blog […]

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Which would you throw – a Downton Abbey-themed party or a Jane Austen-themed

With the upcoming launch of our new Edwardian/Victorian Era murder mystery party game, we beg the question: WHICH PARTY WOULD YOU HOST – A Downton Abbey-esque murder mystery party or a Jane Austen party? Visit The Mysterious Affair At Stirling Hall Gateway now!

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Exclusive Discount for Pinterest Users!

We’re on PINTEREST and are offering our fellow Pinners a discount on our website! 20% off the mystery of their choice. Simply enter the code “ipin2012″ at checkout to receive a 20% discount any mystery party game on our website!

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Valentines Day Paper Fortune Cookies and Heart Stamps

In addition to plotting murder, since having my son I’ve also become a little crafty – and even more so since joining Pinterest. I had fun doing 3 crafts for Valentine’s Day – 2 as a family and 1 by myself, as a surprise for my boys. First we cut hearts, snipped tiny holes into […]

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How to Throw an Anti-Valentines’ Day Murder Mystery Party

Each year, millions of people worldwide jump on the Valentines’ Day bandwagon, buying their significant others flowers, candy and procreating like mad. For millions of others though, Valentines’ Day represents something much different – the thought that society pushes the idea of co-existence on us all, that if we haven’t yet found our soul mate […]

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A Quick Reference Guide for Party Invitation Lead Times

One question we receive a lot here at Shot In The Dark Mysteries is:  How far ahead of my party should I send guest invtations? Here’s a great at-a-glance reference tool for party lead times. For murder mystery-specific invitation advice, read HOW TO HANDLE MURDER MYSTERY INVITATIONS AND RSVP’S. Give me more murder mystery party […]

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Throw a Party in a Small Space – 8 Easy Tricks

Apartment dweller? Shoe box home? You can still entertain in your house, you just need these tips to help you make the most of your space – and help your guests feel less like they’re in a sardine can and more like they’re in a cozy mingling area.   Because of my husband’s profession, we […]

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Zen and the Art of Crafting a Fabulous Guest List

One of the factors that can make or break a party is the guest list. Certain guests thrive in certain situations while shying away from others. When I put on a murder mystery game party, I invite different people than I would for my grandfather’s 89th birthday party. This is a simple comparison, but sometimes […]

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