I have tons of great memories from these parties, which is not unlike the memories I make when I travel. Happy Halloween, everybody! I hope it’s safe and fun for all of you!
Long, long ago, I hosted a disastrous costume party. Instead of an action-packed night of hilarity, it turned out to be a group of eight almost-strangers sitting quietly in my living room as if we weren’t dressed as witches and werewolves. Someone yawned and everyone went home early. As I stood in my empty hall and let the weight of disappointment that comes with failure settle over me, I swore to myself that next time would be different.
Different is just what I did the following year, and for four years after. Freeform Games, a company that specializes in interactive murder mystery games, has enough variety in their themes to last a lifetime. Starting with Victorian-era Egypt and traipsing through the centuries and back, my guests and I made life-lasting memories playing these games. The five years I hosted these parties were lessons in creativity, organization, and bliss-filled fun.
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I’ve always wanted to attend a Murder Mystery Dinner!
If I ever host another one, you will definitely be on the guest list!
Hello SRDryja, we’re a start-up Murder Mystery Party company based in the UK (https://www.daggerville.com), and we’d like to offer you one of our games for free, in the hope that if you like it you might blog about us. They’re terribly easy to organise – our website sends out the invitations directly, by email. If you’re interested, get in touch at email@example.com, and also please feel free to pass the offer on to other bloggers. Regards, Martin
[…] With Halloween around the corner, many of you may be looking for an excuse to throw a costume party. Why not add a layer of hilarity by making it a murder mystery party too? For tips on hosting a murder mystery party, check out my article about FreeForm Games. […]