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Party Hosting How To’s

Best Halloween Murder Mystery Party Games for 2019

It's our favourite time of year and here in Canada, as soon as the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie is eaten, we turn our attention to Halloween party planning. So, let's talk about mystery party games for Halloween 2019! The Halloween Party Murder Halloween Costumes Required?: It's open - you or your guests decide what they will [...]

2019-10-12T17:48:00+00:00

Top 6 Murder Mystery Party Games for Fall 2019

The kids are heading back to school and the air is turning just a bit crisp and cool. It's time for us hosts to mentally shift our entertaining strategy – from outdoor fun and long summer nights to indoor entertaining and a time to catch up with friends and loved ones before the chaos of [...]

2019-10-09T10:52:33+00:00

How to Use the Suspect Guides

How to Use the Suspect Guides for your Murder Mystery Party Suspect Guides are provided in your mystery materials in a separate file for each role. These guides describe the character, their hidden motives, what information they know that can be shared with everyone else and instructions for how to play. The Guides are formatted [...]

2019-07-21T16:41:27+00:00

How to Use the Optional Witness Package

How to Use the Optional Witness Packages for your Murder Mystery Party As hosts, it's not always easy to get a 100% commitment out of our guests for a party – and understandably so – life is busy! So, how do you plan a murder mystery party with necessary characters when a few of your [...]

2019-07-21T12:14:18+00:00

How to Use a SHOT Interactive Mingle Murder Mystery Kit for a Dinner Party

How To Use Shot In The Dark Mysteries Murder Mystery Packages for A Dinner Party One of the great things about our murder mystery party packages is how flexible they are. You can use our mystery kits for any type of party - including a sit-down dinner party. When you purchase a package, the instructions [...]

2019-06-29T16:56:36+00:00

Top 5 Mystery Parties for Summer

Top 5 Murder Mystery Parties for Summer Summer is officially here, and we don't know about you, but on days with sweet heat breezes, we don't want to sit inside. What better way to get your people together for a little face-to-face time than to entice them with a little outdoor get together, creating sweet [...]

2019-06-26T23:27:23+00:00

Choosing The Right Murder Mystery Package For Your Fundraiser

Throwing a Murder Mystery Fundraiser? We love being able to support our clients' efforts in their community, so we are always excited to help in any way we can when a host wants to use one of our mystery packages for a fundraiser! In fact, our first public event EVER was a fundraiser in a [...]

2019-06-27T18:29:08+00:00

Controlling The Movement Of Your Mystery Party Event

Advanced party hosting tip comin' atcha! There's a strange phenomenon that happens at larger parties and events. We have observed this time and time again at larger parties of anything more than around 12 people. It's something we call... Bunching Yes, we know, for creative people, that's not a very creative title, but stay with [...]

2019-06-19T12:55:05+00:00

How Many Suspects Are Right For Your Murder Mystery Party?

One of the biggest questions we get here at SHOT is, how many suspects (AKA 'Characters') should I have for my murder mystery party investigation? Our packages are sold by the number of suspects, so you need to know how many suspects you want to have before you purchase and download your mystery party kit. [...]

2019-07-04T12:49:10+00:00