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Celebrate Your Team's Success with a Murder Mystery Dinner

December 28, 2022

Celebrate Your Team's Success with a Murder Mystery Dinner

December 28, 2022

It’s the time of year when you can’t get away with anything – everyone has been working hard all year and deserves a little reward. This year, make that reward into a murder mystery dinner!

A murder mystery dinner is a perfect way to celebrate your team’s success. It’s a fun, interactive event that allows your employees to relax and enjoy themselves while also making sure they have a fun time at work. With a murder mystery dinner, you can take your team out for a night of fun and excitement. Whether you are celebrating a big project or an important milestone, it’s always exciting to see what comes next.

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional holiday parties or office events, hosting a murder mystery dinner may be just what you need. Here are some ideas for how to make it a success:

Choose the right murder mystery experience.

There are many different kinds of murder mysteries out there, so choose one that seems like it will work best for your situation and the people you’re inviting. What kind of crowd do you have? Are they all pretty social and outgoing, or are they more reserved? A live-action murder mystery is probably not an excellent choice if they’re the former, while a more interactive one might be better suited to the latter.

The good news is that we can assist you in choosing the best murder mysteries! Live In Theater provides an immersive virtual murder mystery experience that will transport you to the crime scene! Some of our top picks are:

  • The Ryan Case 1873, set in 19th century New York at the infamous Five Points (unsolved crime), is our top pick for corporate team building.
  • Mean Queens is a true crime podcast brought to life and set in Brookville University on Halloween night.
  • Murder in La La Land, set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, stars iconic celebrities from cinematic history and exposes the dark illusions of show business.

You and your team members will have an exciting time collaborating to solve tricky clues and interact with our fantastic cast members!

A good venue is key.

Hosting a murder mystery dinner requires careful consideration about the space where it will be held. The best venue for a murder mystery dinner is plenty of room for people to mingle and have fun and a comfortable setting for those who would like to sit down and watch the show. If you can’t find one in your area, consider renting out a large banquet hall instead — they often offer private dining rooms with seating available throughout the week. They can accommodate larger groups than smaller restaurants or pubs do.

Incorporate props and decorations for added ambiance.

If you’re planning to have an evening-length dinner party, consider incorporating elements that will add character to your event — perhaps some themed décor or table settings? This will help make everyone feel more involved in the experience and give them something to look at during dinner service that isn’t just food. Whether it’s a costume contest or just some fun props to include, these little touches will help create an atmosphere of excitement! You could also have some games or activities that can be played while waiting for dinner service to start.

Invite everyone.

This is the main reason that murder mysteries work so well — they can be as big as your imagination and include any amount of people you want. This is especially important if you’re planning to run a murder mystery where guests work together to solve the crime. It will help ensure everyone feels like they’re part of the action, no matter their role in the game. The more people who come, the more fun everyone has!

Don't forget the prizes!

You’ll want to ensure that everyone gets something in return for their participation, whether it’s a gift card from local restaurants or something else they can use at home or work once they’ve had a chance to unwind after the murder mystery game. If possible, try to find a prize for each guest who has solved the murder mystery correctly (or at least guessed correctly). You can also give out goody bags or other small gifts as additional treats if needed. This will help keep people engaged throughout the evening and make them feel like they’re part of something bigger than themselves — precisely what you want from a murder mystery party!

Plan the murder mystery dinner menu.

An essential part of any successful murder mystery dinner is planning out the menu. You want the guests to avoid getting stuck in a rut with the same old foods and drinks when they know more will come later! Do some research, pick out some dishes that would pair well with your chosen theme, and create a menu that will make everyone happy!

Consider what foods would go well with your chosen theme when planning your menu. For example, if you’re planning a murder mystery dinner with a pirate theme, you might include some seafood on the menu. Or you’ll choose a Mexican-themed dinner, so you can use some spicy ingredients like chili peppers or cumin. You could even create an Asian fusion meal by incorporating many diverse types of food from around the world into one delicious meal!

Enjoy the event! Have some fun!

The key to having a successful murder mystery dinner is to enjoy yourself and not take things too seriously. You’ll want to be in good spirits as you play the game with your friends, so don’t worry if you laugh at some of the jokes or get annoyed by your teammates’ antics. If someone’s acting particularly silly, let it go! You don’t have time to be nitpicky when there are accusations flying around and murder victims on the line!

Live In Theater Offers The Ultimate Murder Mystery Party!

Take your team to the next level with Live In Theater!

We offer the ultimate and best murder mystery party to celebrate your team’s success and create lasting memories for years to come. With various scenarios and themes, we can host an event that will delight all of your guests.

Our murder mystery parties are tailored to fit your needs and budget. We offer customized options that make it easy for anyone to plan their murder mystery adventure! We’ll care for everything so you and your guests can relax and enjoy themselves.

Check out Live In Theater for your next murder mystery dinner event. Surprise your team with one of our award-winning virtual murder mystery plays. Contact us today to learn more.

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