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 The Orient Express...
 
A Murder Mystery Party
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Romance, excitement and pure enjoyment are what this evening has in store for your guests.  Imagine being whisked away on the "Orient Express"; departing from Istanbul and traveling through Italy, on your way to France.... And while en route a murder has occurred.  It must be solved before the end of the evening!!
 
 
The Invitation
 
These vintage train ticket invites will introduce the party!   Be sure to include a personal message giving each guest a detailed description of the character they will be playing and instruction to dress the part!! (make sure you invite only those you know will really get involved)
 
 
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Set the Scene
 
Opulence is abundant...The Orient Express was all about the finest linens, china and crystal... Surround your party with elegance!!  

  • Set small metal bistro tables draped with white tablecloths around the room.  Top with bud bases containing roses and a single candle to light them up.
  • A cendelabra - You know...That old brass one you have stored in the attic, with classic ivory candle tapers for the "small bites" buffet table.
  • Deck the walls with vintage posters of "The Orient Express"!
  • Props - Check out your local thrift sotre for "old" suitcases to stack in a corner.  Top with a Conductor Hat and a Whistle.
  • Use white tape or chalk to outline the shape of the dead body on your floor.
 
The Activities: 
 
  • Greet the Guests with an "Italian Cocktail" and a list of the characters the guests are playing.  Instruct the guests to not reveal their character.  Then ask the guests to mingle and based on the attire and portrayal of the characters; determine who is who and who is best dressed..  There are two winners: 1) The guest with the most correct answers 2) The guest who had the best costume.   
  • The Murder Mystery- Your scene is set, order the game details online with many story lines to pick from!  
  • Set up a table in the corner for a game of Checkers.  The winner stays and and a new "cast member" challenges.  This gives people a chance to chat and obtain clues.  Be sure to award the champion checkers player a prize!!
 
Party Favors
Prizes


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The Beverages 
 
    • Wine
  
 
 
 
 The Music
     
 

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