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Shake Up Your Party by Crafting Your Own Signature Drink!

Nothing says “Unforgettable Party” like your party’s very own signature drink. It’s something that people will remember for years, and creating it is actually much simpler than you might think! Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating your own signature cocktail for your summer party! 1. Start with a Base Spirit: The [...]

A Vampire Murder Mystery Party

Deep in the forest and miles from civilization, a castle sits high atop a mountain. This is home to a clan of vampires, the leader of which is about to be found staked in his coffin! Not everyone is who they seem in this classic vampire murder mystery party!

How To Set A Party Date Without Losing Your Sanity!

Oh hey there, people-pleasing host! Here's a hack to set a party date, lock in your favourite guests every time and save your sanity! While we, as hosts, want the maximum number of people on our dream guest list to be able to come to our parties, I often see hosts overwhelmed with frustration [...]

6 Rapid-Fire Reminders For Entertaining Outdoors!

Summer is coming to an end (sob) but there’s still time left to create one more memory with your people, and bring your friends and family together for a party no one will ever forget! At SHOT, we are all about creating memories that people will look back with a smile for years to come. [...]

Oh Hey There, Fellow Canadian!

Canadians! You will be charged in CAD! The past two decades have been quite the ride for Calgarian Leigh Clements, who started Shot In The Dark Mysteries from a small apartment just off 17th Ave in Calgary. Since, she has moved all over the country, writing murder mystery parties and hosting whenever she [...]

Party Hosting Flop – The Pool Party From Hell!

Today on The Art of Party Hosting Blog, Leigh’s sharing a particularly horrible pool party experience, in the spirit of exploring the DON’Ts of party hosting as much as we explore the DOs! The hosts insisted I stay, and what happened next would throw me, someone who can talk to anyone and make friends wherever [...]

How to Host a Derby Themed Party

Throw the party of a lifetime with a Kentucky Derby-themed soirée! Whether you’re an avid horse racing fan, mystery lover or just looking to throw something unique, this guide will help you plan and host a derby day shindig that your guests won’t soon forget. From choosing the right decorations and refreshments, to setting [...]

How to Throw a Wine and Cheese Party

Hosting at home has never been more popular. Yet, many hosts shy away from hosting a wine and cheese pairing because they lack the knowledge to make it feel like an actual cheese pairing. The specialized knowledge of both wines and cheese takes years to amass to truly do it well, but that shouldn't [...]


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