Last Sunday, I was given an amazing opportunity to attend a murder mystery put on by the Murder Mystery Company! I am super excited to share this experience with you, and I hope you will try it out for yourself one day. My husband and I have thrown several murder mystery dinners for birthday parties in the past, so we were especially excited to enjoy something done by the professionals. For those of you who have never attended a murder mystery party, it is a semi scripted mystery in which there is a “murder” that has taken place, and it is up to the party goers to figure out who is the murderer.
This murder mystery was held at The Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Phoenix, it’s a charming venue, perfect for the setting of this Billionaire’s Masquerade Ball, which was the theme for the evening. Before the event, you’ll receive an email with your ticket information, entrée options and information you’ll need for the night. You’ll read about what to wear and what to expect. There were attendees who were dressed more casually, however, I think it’s rather fun to get dressed up and ready for the part! These murder mysteries are great for couples, large groups, or even a few singles wanting to meet some new friends. I saw several elementary aged children present, but it was mostly appropriate for high school aged young adults and above.
As we entered the privately reserved room, we were greeted by one of the Murder Mystery Company actors. They do not break character, and you’re transported to your setting immediately, so I encourage you to go along with the acting! You’re taken to a small photography area, where you’ll be given props and some posing instruction from the photographer. You’ll have the option to purchase these photos later on in the evening, I believe it was $25 or if you’ve previously purchased the Gold Package, these photos are included.
We were seated at our table, and soon the rest of our tablemates arrived. I highly recommend introducing yourselves and becoming comfortable with the people you’re sharing your table with. They are your teammates for the evening. The actors will come around and give instructions on the how to play the game, and you or someone else at your table will be made into suspects! So be ready to get into character! I was a suspect that night, which was really fun for me because I’m usually the hostess and don’t get to participate as much as I’d like. From there the murder mystery will begin! The actors will give you a storyline, play a few fun games, and will make sure you know what you’re doing! Each round, you’ll have the opportunity to get up and mingle, and ask other suspects questions based on the clues you’ll be given. You and your tablemates will work together to figure out the suspect’s motive and opportunity. At the very end, you’ll write down your answer and the winners will be announced!
The actors were all very professional, hilarious, and took their parts very seriously to make it fun night for all. We would absolutely do it again, and we will recommend it to friends and family. They are available for every kind of private events you can think of, they always have under 18 appropriate events as well.
Thank you Murder Mystery Company for this opportunity and a fabulous evening. My husband and myself will not forget it!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Murder Mystery Co.