A Guide To Booking A Successful Murder Mystery – Step Five

Bloody rosette and photo of horse raceSo you’ve looked through the proposal and found the murder mystery you want. Hopefully you’ll be feeling excited by now as you should have an idea of the theme surrounding the murder mystery and what it entails!

As the organiser it’s important for you to know the timings and logistics of the event. This means you can relax on the night, have fun, and let the event company take over. Make sure you ask your event coordinator any questions you have so you understand exactly how the events going to run.

Booking the event:

  • Call or e-mail the company to book your murder mystery.
  • Confirm your chosen event, date and venue with your dedicated event coordinator.
  • They will finalise the arrangements, answer any questions and liaise with the venue you’ve chosen.
  • Closer to the date, you will be introduced to your event manager for the day (or evening).

Final Planning:

Once you have confirmed the event and venue, you can begin to let the team know the plan (unless you’re planning on surprising them) and tick off your final check list.

  • Catering – does anyone attending have dietary requirements?
    Vegetarian, vegan, halal, lactose intolerant, nut allergies
  • Prizes – usually the company will supply a prize for the winning team.
    Think about whether you would like any additional for individuals.
  • Teams – split the confirmed guests into teams/tables.
    Mix up the departments, seniority and put people together that maybe don’t know each other. Think about your key aims for the murder mystery, this should help.
  • Invitations – make sure they include all (or as much of) the information you want the guests to know:
          • Date and Time (pretty important, I would recommend including this one!)
          • Location and Directions (as above)
          • Programme (if tied in with a meeting or conference etc..)
          • Transport information (if applicable)
          • What teams people are in/table plan (this is up to you if you want to let people know prior to the event)
          • Dress Code (this is particularly important if the murder mystery is a surprise)

    Cork hat with blood spat and bugs

    Remember that your event coordinator will help with the final planning. They will advise if any particular footwear is required, check whether you need additional prizes and even put guests into teams if you’d prefer it was completely random. However it’s always good to have a think about the above beforehand; preparation is the key to success after all!

    Well, we’re almost done. The guide is nearly complete. Next time we’ll be discussing ‘on the day and post event’. In the meantime, take a look at our website or give us a call on 0845 006 06 06.

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