What to expect at a murder mystery dinner party

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While I love date night, it can get a little repetitive over time. It’s easy to fall back on the same ideas over and over – you get stuck in a rut! Unfortunately, this was happening with my SO and I. But a couple of weeks ago, I saw a local winery advertise an Alfred Hitchcock themed murder mystery dinner party. Instantly I knew that we had to go!

Day of, my SO and I met at the winery after we got off work. I had quickly changed into this amazing fall dress that I am obsessed with, and he looked great in a simple button up and black pants. We might have been some of the more dressed up people in the room, but I didn’t mind.

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I don’t want to go into too much detail about what happened (got to leave some of the mystery intact) but I do want to give you a brief idea of what to look forward to if you go to one. Keep in mind that this was just my experience and your time could be different.

  • Get ready to meet new people. Unless you have a big group going, you’re going to end up at a table with a few others that you don’t know. I’m pretty shy so I was lucky to have my SO there who’s a lot more outgoing. He made sure to handle the small talk and I was able to relax and listen.
  • Look forward to a ton of delicious food. Over the course of 3 hours, we had 3 amazing courses. Highlights include a meat and cheese plate, honey and rosemary chicken, and a chocolate torte to wrap everything up. I was so full by the end of it!
  • Prepare yourself for the downtime. The event started with one of the actors going around in character and assigning small parts to a person at each table. This took maybe 30 – 45 minutes. Followed by about 15 minutes of acting. Dinner time – this was at least 60 minutes. Another 15 minutes of acting. Dessert! 30 minutes. And then a final 15 minutes for the reveal. Out of the 3 hours we were there, I’d say 2 of them were spent eating or waiting for the show to start again. Not super ideal but if you were with friends I don’t think you’d mind.
  • It’s never who you think it’s going to be. At the end of the night, we were able to write down our guesses on a slip of paper. If we figured out who the murderer was, we got a free bottle of wine! Out of the 150+ people that were there, one person guessed correctly. Don’t be fooled by their obvious clues! Always pick the person who seems the most innocent.
  • Enjoy the time you get to spend with your partner. Confession, I was on the tail end of a horrible cold during this and by the end of it, I was exhausted. But I was happy. You know why? I got to spend 3 hours, unplugged, at a delicious dinner with my guy. We got to just chat and not worry about cooking dinner or getting things around for the next day. It was by far my favorite part of the night.
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The view from the winery

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Spice up date night by going to a murder mystery dinner party! Here's 5 things you an expect when you go to one.

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22 Comments

  1. Emma @ theweekendabroad.com

    This is so cool! I’ve never gone to a murder mastery dinner party, but I would love to go with my husband. Love your fall look as well!

    7 months ago
    • A-

      You should definitely go! It’s a fun event to cross off your bucket list 🙂 Thanks for reading!

      7 months ago
  2. Mimi

    Seams such I cool experience, I’ve never done one but i looks so cool

    7 months ago
    • A-

      You should do one! It’s a fun and interesting way to spend your night. Thanks for reading!

      7 months ago
  3. Rachael Musser

    That sounds like such a fun date night!! I always see Groupons for Murder Mystery dinners around here but I’ve be hesitant to try one. I think I might have to go ahead and purchase one for our next date night!

    7 months ago
    • A-

      If you can get a good deal off Groupon, you definitely should!

      7 months ago
  4. Janire - FromHomeToOnMyOwn.com

    Never even thought about this as a date night activity but I like it. Adding this to my to dos for date nights.

    7 months ago
    • A-

      I’m always looking for new ideas! Things can get so repetitive throughout the week that it’s nice having something to look forward to 🙂

      7 months ago
  5. Emma

    Looks like that would be so much fun- it’s nice to do something different sometimes :). Would you go again?

    7 months ago
    • A-

      Oh for sure! Like I said in the post, I was getting over a cold so by the end of it I was ready to go home and go to bed but looking back at it, I did enjoy myself. They have a lot based on different themes so if I saw one that I liked I’d def get tickets.

      7 months ago
  6. kerry

    Iv always wanted to do one of these murder mystery dinners. You can get a kit to use for a dinner party at home with friends, that appeals to me too! Glad you enjoyed your date night with a difference x

    7 months ago
    • A-

      I think it’d be really interesting to do one from a kit! If you get one, you’ll have to let me know how you liked it 🙂

      7 months ago
  7. Katherine

    Sounds interesting and fun! Encouraging me to try it myself! Great post lovely!

    7 months ago
    • A-

      Thank you so much for reading!

      7 months ago
  8. Lauren

    Such a great idea! When you are dating someone for a long time it is so easy to get stuck doing the same thing! This is a great way to shake things up!

    7 months ago
    • A-

      I totally agree! It’s a fun change to a regular dinner! Thanks for reading 🙂

      7 months ago
  9. Magen

    I have always wanted to do this! It sounds very interesting.

    7 months ago
    • A-

      You should try it! It’s definitely a fun way to shake things up 🙂

      7 months ago
  10. John

    This sounds like so much fun! I’ve never been to one, but I’ll have to try one out now. Thanks!

    7 months ago
    • A-

      You’ll have to let me know if you do! Thanks for reading!

      7 months ago
  11. Lauren

    Ohh this looks so much fun hope I’m invited to one of these one day!

    7 months ago
  12. nina

    that sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to swtich things up 🙂

    7 months ago

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