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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Fifty to One Hundred Guest Murder Mystery Party

Larger Murder Mystery Event of 50-100 Guests? For a larger murder mystery party event of between fifty to one hundred people we always recommend using a cast of suspects - between 10 and 14 suspects, rather than a full 18 or a smaller amount of six or eight. There are a few reasons why: Your [...]


Twenty Five to Fifty Guest Murder Mystery Party

25-50 People for your Murder Mystery Party or Event? This number of people for a murder mystery party usually comes with a change of venue! We throw murder mystery parties locally where we are in conjunction with a local establishment that is 20s themed, so we have loads of examples of how to throw a [...]