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Party Hosting How To’s

Murder at the Bourbon Club

Welcome to the SHOT blog! Today we are going to slide back in time a little bit, and reminisce about a past event. As you’re probably aware, Shot in the Dark Mysteries can be thrown anywhere, by anyone. That is the beauty of our easy, interactive format. Occasionally however, we have the opportunity to be [...]

2020-01-24T14:45:49+00:00

How to Campaign for the Guests You Want

Shot in the Dark Creative Director, Leigh, sat down with her marketing team from C+P Digital to talk about how to hype up your party. You can listen to their full conversation here. As the marketers they are, their answer is to essentially create a campaign. Which means, just like a campaign, your target audience [...]

2019-12-10T18:31:31+00:00

A Murder Mystery Party Event in Copenhagen, Denmark!

In 2017, Shot in the Dark Mysteries premiered A Gangster Murder at a 1920s Speakeasy in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was a wild ride to get there! SHOT Creative Director Leigh had her on-the-ground point of contact, Lisbeth Damkjaer They plotted and planned from half a world apart to ensure a party to remember. To hear Leigh’s [...]

2019-12-04T16:25:24+00:00

Top Christmas and Holiday Murder Mystery Party Recommendations

  Merry Christmas! We are coming at you this week on the blog with a discussion about Christmas parties, specifically Christmas murder mystery parties, and our creative director Leigh's top recommendations for your Christmas and holiday murder mystery parties from our holiday catalogue – AND some that really AREN'T from our holiday catalogue but just [...]

2019-11-16T13:56:06+00:00

How To Party Like Gatsby

How to Party Like Gatsby The New Roaring 20s are just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate 100 years of this transformational era than to throw a Roaring Twenties party? Murder mystery parties are a great excuse to get all “dolled” up and dance the Charleston, and we have plenty of 20s [...]

2019-11-12T18:39:15+00:00

How to Throw a Murder Mystery at Your Establishment

The Shot in the Dark Mysteries investigative format can translate into an interactive event at any local establishment. One of the places that SHOT throws local events is at a 1920s wine and cheese lounge, The Speakcheasy. Our CEO and chief story teller, Leigh, sat down with the two proprietresses of this prohibition bar. They [...]

2019-11-05T22:05:33+00:00

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 [...]

2019-11-08T19:53:24+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