For The Host

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The Art of Party Hosting

Your Party Tip: The Post-Holiday Holiday Party

Happy New Year Hosts! You may think that sleeping off the New Years Eve party on New Years Day would be the end to your party season, but you would be wrong. As the holiday [...]

Your Party Tip: How To Give A Toast

It could be argued that the art of giving a toast is dying, but if you aren't in the habit of giving a toast at the beginning of a meal or event, we encourage you [...]

Your Party Tip: Guests ask “What should I wear?”

As we enter the official "Entertaining Season", our guests will begin to find themselves bouncing from party to party, some casual and some more dressy, and the two most common questions we receive as hosts [...]

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60 Second Party Planning Tips

Your 60 Second Party Planning Tip: Music Volume At Your Party or Event

This week's 60 Second Party Planning Tip focuses on the proper music volume for your party or event. More 60 Second Party Planning Want to discuss party hosting ideas and tips with other party [...]

Your 60 Second Party Planning Tip: What To Do When Unexpected Things Happen At Your Party

This week's 60 Second Party Planning Tip with special guest Brooke Milne of Because You Said So... Promotions and Events about how to handle unexpected things at your party or event More 60 Second Party [...]

Your 60 Second Party Planning Tip: Choosing the Right Size of Space for your Party or Event

This week's 60 Second Party Planning Tip is about why you should use the right size of space in which to host your party. More 60 Second Party Planning Want to discuss party hosting [...]

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Plan Your Party

SHOT Event – Murder at the Garden Party

We recently threw Murder at the Garden Party in a friend’s beautiful backyard and couldn’t wait to share the results! Murder at the Garden Party was designed to be used outdoors, giving our amazing hosts [...]

Tips for Throwing a Bachelor Party with Class

Last week we discussed throwing a bachelorette party for the bride-to-be. This week, let’s focus on throwing a party for the bachelor – one that won’t end his marriage before it even begins. We all [...]

4 Unique Bachelorette Party Ideas

Is your best friend tying the knot? As her maid of honor, it’s your job to plan a great bachelorette party for her. Now, we know what most people think of when they hear the [...]

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Dinner Party Hosting Tips

SHOT Event – Murder at the Garden Party

We recently threw Murder at the Garden Party in a friend’s beautiful backyard and couldn’t wait to share the results! Murder at the Garden Party was designed to be used outdoors, giving our amazing hosts [...]

Dealing With Unexpected Guests

I always tell our clients, “A growing party is the sign of a great host”. It's a huge compliment to have people clamoring to come to our parties, and when it comes to party hosting, [...]

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Wine Reviews

  • Nineteen Crimes Shiraz Durif

19 Crimes Shiraz Durif Wine Paired With Murder Wine Review

Read our review of 19 Crimes 2014 Shiraz Durif, paired with two of our murder mystery party investigation games. We recommend drinking and sleuthing.

Guilty Men 2014 Red Wine Paired With Murder

Read our review of Maliviore Guilty Men 2014 Red Wine, paired with two of our murder mystery party investigation games. We recommend drinking and sleuthing.

Chocolate Shop

Chocolate and wine - a combination I didn't believe could be delicious until my chef friend invited me to a chocolate and wine pairing party - and it was incredible! So, this Merlot-lover thought she [...]

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Recipes

A Hawaiian Homicide Signature Cocktail

You will need: 1/4 oz Coconut Milk or Cream of Coconut 1.5 oz your favourite gin .5 oz lime juice 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur Fresh Mint or Sliced Lime for garnish (optional) The official signature [...]

Apikalia’s Pineapple South Pacific

The Bartender at the Make Kaka Resort Tiki Bar’s personal creation!  You will need: A pineapple 1.5 oz your favourite brandy .5 oz lemon juice .5 oz pineapple juice (from the pineapple itself) 1/4 oz [...]

KILLER Coconut Coolers

You will need: Coconut 1 oz can of Cream of Coconut 1.5 oz rum 1/4 cup Coconut milk (from the coconut you will soon hack in half) 1/2 cup crushed ice Warning - always exercise [...]

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