Back by popular demand, the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast is hosting three murder mystery nights. If you enjoy character acting, dressing up for a part, solving a mystery among like minded people, this is the event for you!
What is a Murder Mystery Dinner?
A Murder Mystery Dinner includes a story about a murder that occurs either during the course of the dinner or before the party even begins. There are a specific number of characters in the story to match the size of the group, with background information, costume instructions, play money and a package of clues for each one. The more outrageously you dress up, the greater the potential for an entertaining evening!
Invitations will be sent out to the party, and will include the character description, costume suggestions and background for the story to your guests. All characters must be played, so you wouldn’t want the murderer to be a “no show”. The characters should be played with enough quirkiness to be amusing!
You will check in with the bartender upon arrival, who will give you your play money, and more information about your character. You will spend time mingling with the other guests, until all have arrived. Then an announcement including the story line and procedure will be announced by the host. Then dinner will be served.
Over the course of the evening everyone will receive additional clues to their own character and the murder which they will need to reveal to the rest of the guests. Dinner is a good time to divulge clues that “everyone” is supposed to hear! You may also want to get to know your neighbor and find out if they have any “secrets” to divulge, sometimes for the right price!
At the end of the night, people will be given a sheet to guess the murderer, tally their wealth vote for costumes and actors. Prizes for the person who guesses the murderer will be awarded, and other potential awards depending on the game, such as best dressed, best actor, wealthiest person will be awarded.
All in all, a fun filled evening. There are a few murder mystery’s coming up at the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast. If you book room with your murder mystery, you will get a 15% discount for 1 night, and 25% for a multiple night stay. Please call to get your discount!
Upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner dates include: