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Five tips for planning the perfect New Year's Eve at home

Five tips for planning the perfect New Year's Eve at home Spending New Year's Eve at home can be even more fun than going out. These five tips will help make it a magical evening.

1. Send out your invitations well in advance

You need to know everyone can make it and whether you are going to have a huge crowd or a small select bunch. If you are planning a murder mystery game then you need to know numbers! And the kinds of people who can come will also impact on the type of game you choose. 
We recommend sending out your invitations at least 6 weeks in advance - so about 15th November.

2. Make sure you have activities planned BEFORE midnight

It's so easy to get fixed on midnight but there's a lot of evening before that. We suggest have people arrive at least 1/2 hour before your first activity - whether that's dinner, canapes or a game. That gives people time to get a drink and settle into the evening. 

3. Research, download and/or buy any games early
Do your research for games and activities early so that if your guests needs to dress up in fancy dress they can get what they need. It also helps to create a sense of anticipation and fun. 

4. Be specific about what food or drink you would like each guest to bring
It will help you to plan and prepare if you know exactly what drinks, snacks or parts of a meal are coming. It's tempting to say 'Just bring what you like" but you run the risk of ending up with 10 bottles of red wine that will take you forever to use. Work out what you need and then parcel some of that out to guests. They will expect to bring something so why not make it fit with the whole group's needs for the evening? You could even get each guest to bring a specific dish - this works very well if you are doing a murder mystery party since there are usually recipes in the host notes that you can send around and allocate.

5. Decorate
Take the time to get some special decorations. If you aren't going out NYE is still an occasion so buy some balloons, invest in banners and streamers, set the scene and you will be half way to a magical evening that will take you into the excitement of a new year.


Created On  9 Nov 2018 15:31  -  Permalink
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WhoDunnit Dinners on Instagram

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We feature our usual hilarious (ahem) motivational posts, costume ideas, links to other great insta-accounts and inspirations.
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Ten steps for how to host murder mystery dinner

How do you host a murder mystery? We give you 10 easy steps to success
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Writing a new murder mystery dinner game

New murder mystery dinner party gameWe are excited to announce that we're creating a new murder mystery dinner party kit. We can't reveal the name of it right now, but it's going to be another all female game and it's about the world of high fashion... in Bognor Regis.

You know already what you will get in your downloadable kit - an instruction file, invitations to email or print, a script, secret clues, accusation cards and place settings. It will be simple to download and play like all our other games and the jokes will as usual, bawdy (Can we use that word in the modern age? I think we can!) but never tawdry.

This is the part of running this business that we love - creating great new murder mystery game kits that we know people will enjoy and play together. It gives us a warm glow inside. 

More updates soon...

Created On  28 Aug 2018 2:01  -  Permalink
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Have you seen our Facebook page?

Have you seen the Facebook page for WhoDunnit Dinners murder mystery games?

We post regularly with inspirations, ideas, costume suggestions and offers. Plus some general info around planning parties and hosting murder mystery dinner parties at home.
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Created On  20 Aug 2018 11:57  -  Permalink
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Planning a hen party with a murder mystery dinner party game

Here at WhoDunnit Dinners we know that many of our customers use our murder mystery dinner party games for their hen nights. It's a great way to have fun, spend time with the whole hen party and not spend too much money!

There are a couple of different ways to plan for your murder mystery dinner if you are running a hen night.

1. Use the game as part of your overall theme
You can use the games to be part of your hen night theme for example if your bride to be loves Downton Abbey and all things 1920s, then choose a 1920s game. Or if you have chosen a super heroes theme then choose a game which reflects that.

2. Use the game for one of the evenings in
If you are having a whole weekend of activities perhaps you could use the murder mystery dinner party as your opening night game. It's relaxing, you don't have to go out but you can get to know the other hens and have a great laugh!

3. Finally, use the game as your hen night
You can of course just use the game as the whole of the hen night. In this case we suggest you choose a game written specifically for a hen party In this way you can know that the hen will be the centre of attention, even if they turn out not to be the murderer!

Created On  16 Aug 2018 14:01  -  Permalink
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