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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 [...]

2020-03-07T00:05:55+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

How To Use a SHOT Mystery Package For A Sit-Down Event

  Sit Down Event? Another way to use our flexible murder mystery party game format is for a sit-down event. What do we mean by this? Think a gala, where everyone is sitting down at tables, perhaps for a multi-course dinner. Another example of this is at a seniors' centre or a luncheon. In this [...]

2019-06-27T18:24:45+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