Tuesday, December 20, 2011

End your year with a BANG!

What better way to kill time while waiting for the
clock to strike midnight?
It's not too late to order a mystery and have a murder mystery party for the New Year!
Since our mysteries are all downloadable, you can order as late as New Years Eve!
Your guests will love something new and exciting to pass the time while you
wait for the New Year to arrive...  

A few we might suggest:
Get started today by downloading an emailable invitation for any party you choose.

Finish off your year right by making your New Years Eve party the talk of the town. Guaranteed to have everyone talking about what mystery you will throw next year. 
Click here to see all the themes Night of Mystery offers and get started planning today!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Give the gift of mystery!

Ever wonder what to get the person who has it all? Or the party hostess with the mostest?
Consider giving a gift certificate from Night of Mystery.

• A unique and original gift
• Let the receiver of the gift certificate pick their own theme and party size
• You can pick the amount you wish to give. If you don't see the amount you desire on our drop-down menu, just email us.
• Some customers have used it as a "thank you" for their party host/hostess
• One way to insure your favorite party host/ess is certain to throw ANOTHER rocking party this year!
• Don't miss out on the fun these parties provide!
• For more information on the parties, please see Night of Mystery and their about page.

To purchase a gift certificate, please select the amount you want in the drop-down menu below and then press "Buy Now". You will be purchasing off of the Paypal site, but you can use either Paypal or credit card - you DO NOT need a Paypal account.

Once purchased, we will send you an electronic gift certificate via email with a unique code with the amount you have specified(pictured below). Print out your gift certificate for the receiver of your gift certificate. The receiver of the gift certificate will be allowed to use that amount towards any party on the website. **Please allow 48 hours to receive your  gift certificate.
Gift Certificate Options
Make this the most mysterious holiday yet!

Friday, December 9, 2011

A way to keep warm in the winter...

Every month, we highlight one mystery on our Party of the Month link on our murder mystery message board. This is December's winner!
** Keep in mind, even if we don't pick you the month you submit, you will be re-entered into the contest until you DO get picked! ** 

The last weekend in August was the perfect time to hold my end-of-summer murder mystery party. It's the second one I've done and everybody had a blast. I told each person to really get into their character. And they sure did. One female guest came up with a full on back story where she was nine-months pregnant. Halfway through the party, she gave birth to twins!

I had a over twenty people and bought the add-on pack as well. I cast my sixteen-year-old cousin as the busboy, Gilligan. It was fun coming up with names for the characters in the add-on pack. 

The party was in the backyard, poolside. We had a bar set up, along with a tattoo station. Lifesaving Sam (with some help from Sandy Beach bum) even tried to surf in the pool. Didn't work out too well, but was funny nonetheless. I also had a bocce ball tournament going, with random partners, to get everybody mingling even more.

The prize voting was split every which way at the end of the night. So many people got votes for best dressed and best performance.

We had two people actually solve the case. I had the murder victim become the cop solving their own murder halfway through to keep them involved.

The next day I started getting emails asking when the next one was going to be. I had a few people at the party that I didn't know and they were so thrilled to have been invited. They couldn't stop talking about it! Fun times all around!

To enter comments and pictures for your party, please register on our message board and post your comments under the party theme that you hosted. You will automatically be entered to win!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Because we love our fans...

...and our fans love FREE stuff!
A monthly contest from Night of Mystery. 
Here are the rules:
(1) Simply "Like" us on Facebook.
(2)  On the 15th of every month, we will pick one of our fans randomly to receive a free party! ($40 value)

Nothing more you will have to do. You can't really lose in this situation - only win!
Our way of saying thanks for supporting us.

Monday, November 21, 2011


The best Black Friday deal by far!
Not only will you reap some epic savings, but Night of Mystery is the one
place you can get a deal without having to wait in line!

Simply enter the promotional code: FRIDAY in during the checkout process and you
will receive 50% off the purchase of any one mystery!
- One discount/customer.
- Excludes commercial versions.
- Valid 11/25/2012 - 11/26/2012 at midnight MST.

Some popular ideas for this time of year:

Spread your holiday cheer with your friends or co-workers in
Ho Ho Homicide 

Gear up for the Miss America Pageant (January 14, 2012) with
Killing For The Crown

Love is in the air for Valentines Day, try Till Death Do Us Part

Walk the red carpet for award show season in
Lights! Camera! MURDER!
(Golden Globes: January 15th, The Oscars: February 26th)

Which Mystery Will You Choose?
Click here to see all themes
Skip the crowds, stay home and start planning your party!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Martha Stewart Has Nothing On Her.

Every month, we highlight one mystery on our Party of the Month link on our murder mystery message board. This is November's winner!

My name is Jenn, I'm writing for my friend/boss Rose who is known for her parties, I mean really, Martha Stewart has nothing on her. For our murder mystery party we chose Murder Among the Mateys. 

It was AMAZING! We had so much fun!!! Rose decorated her entire home, and transformed it to feel like the Salty Sea Dog Inn. 

Everyone got really into costuming and acting the part. The game is done so well that it was easy for even the shyest person to play along. 
We had a party of 21, because we were on person over, I made up my own character (the mermaid) and became the "m.c." for the evening. 
We found this worked nicely if anyone needed a little extra coaching or if some of the "speaking roles" weren't a comfortable in front of everyone. The party began as I greeted everyone at the door with the first envelope and a shot of tequila, to get everyone warmed up and feeling "pirate". Then all the guests had time to meet and greet during cocktail hour which was filled with sushi, oysters, shrimp, with a signature cocktail, Hurricanes, fitting for any pirate. Beer and sake were served the entire night. 

Dinner began with a first coarse of clam chowder and rustic breads. For the main coarse we enjoyed a whole salmon, rotisserie chickens, a lentil salad, fingerling potatoes, and grilled vegetables. We were stuffed (needless to say) but not too stuffed to find that killer and scarf down some delicious rum cake, a favorite dessert of any pirate!

I was very pleased only 3 people guessed who the killer was, and everyone was so sure of who they has accused! We'll recommend Night of Mystery Party Games to anyone looking to throw a rockin' party. We're already planning our next murder mystery for New Years Eve. We'll be throwing a 1920's shindig Murder at the Juice Joint!

To enter comments and pictures for your party, please register on our message board and post your comments under the party theme that you hosted. You will automatically be entered to win!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HO HO Homicide XTRAS!

Christmas is right around the corner and sales for Ho Ho Homicide have picked up, which probably means you are all planning your holiday parties!

To aid in your planning, we have created a number of added extras to help you:
Among the new extras you will find with your Ho Ho Homicide mystery are templates and designs for:
Mrs. Claus' Cuisine
(customizable menu)

Designed Food Labels

Signs for Various Areas (5 included)
Directional Signs for a Sign Post
(pictured above)

Designed gift tags for different mystery related speeches and awards
(pictured above)

Wine Label Awards
In case you decide to give wine to your winners!

Like the mystery, you simply have to print out the templates or designs and you will have all you need to enhance and accentuate your party!

If you have already ordered Ho Ho Homicide and did not receive these additional designs, please email us with your order number and we will send you the designs in a response email.

Thanks and hears to a murderous holiday season and Ho Ho Homicide party!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Want to get ideas on how to enhance your
Murder at The Juice Joint Party?
 We have set up a WHOLE site devoted to just this complete with costume, decoration, food and drink pages... EVERYTHING you need to give you ideas on how to throw the most swinging, ROARING time imaginable.

You will find:
Tips on Fashion in the 20s and what accessories you simply cannot go without!
Creating props for your own police line-up background
Food suggestions and designed menu templates
Previewing Juice Joint graphics that come with the party!

 Tips and templates to assist you in making your own props like:
Liquor "Crates"
Wanted posters for the mobsters coming!
How to create your own "back alley" entrance... well as "old" liquor bottles for a fully stocked bar
If you are even considering throwing the Murder at The Juice Joint, this is the site you will want to visit. And for your hosts and hostesses, you will find it to be an invaluable resource!

Check out:
and start planning for a ROARING night of fun!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Party Planning - Creating Backdrops!

One way to make a memorable night is to have a backdrop where your guests can create their own memories! Whether it is serious, elegant or just plain old fun, creating a backdrop for your guests to pose by will help enhance photo opportunities and provide you with many more ways to remember the night!

A few suggestions:
  • Pick a place where there will be good lighting.
  • You can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.
  • Accessories and decorations can make the difference. Have some extra props on hand that your guests can pose with.
  • An easy way to create a background is to use a "scene setter". These affordable rolls of images  transform your room instantly and make for a good backdrop to your picture.
  • Make sure there is enough room to fit everyone in to the frame.
  • For individual shots of guests, designate someone to be in charge of pictures as your guests arrive. 
    • Consider your character list and which character would fit the role of taking the picture. Ie, if you want mug shots, perhaps ask the police chief to be in charge of taking the pictures.
  • For a group picture, take one just before the introduction is read or right after the solution is read (before people may start heading out). 
    • These are two times when you can count on everyone being around and attentive.

Here are some pictures from customers who have created great backdrops and, thus, lifetime memories!
Try taking "mug shots" for your mystery theme. It is a great way to capture everyone in their costume.

Simple props can add a lot!

Glamming it up on the runway.
A "scene setter" was used here.
Sometimes you just have to pick a good spot with good lighting!

This highly crafted backdrop is one we still can't get over!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Party of the Month October 2011

Every month, we highlight one mystery on our Party of the Month link on our murder mystery message board. This is October's winner!

"One chilly night in October, we were all gathered together for a pre Halloween celebration. We wanted something different, something exciting, and thrilling and boy did we find it.
The Juice Joint was established in my parent’s basement, but this speakeasy proved to be anything but baloney.

With a secret knock at the hidden door underneath the illuminated “Juice Joint” sign, each guest arrived donning their perfectly characteristic fashions.

We began the night with mug shots and of course we made sure that our bouncer frisked everyone at the door.

Next came the carefully crafted menu divided into act.
We nibbled on everything from Great Gatsby’s Greek salad, Cotton Club Crab stuffed mushrooms to Bees Knees Banana Pudding . As the hostess of the mostess, I, Rosie Marie, began introducing the plot. As my guests at the Juice Joint began partaking in the booze in the bathtub and hooch, the enthusiasm pursued. One after the other mystery envelope opened and we all began unraveling the caper with the clues and exhibits. We shared laughs, suspicions, and some unforeseen acting chops. The night was climaxed with a bang, as the shot rang out created by a blank in a gun. The victim lay there as each guest began putting together the clues. The mystery was revealed and the party continued with group photos, more libations, a lesson in the Charleston, and of course speak of undying interest in doing this again as soon as possible. "

To enter comments and pictures for your party, please register on our message board and post your comments under the party theme that you hosted. You will automatically be entered to win!