Hosting a Murder Mystery Party

It’s exciting to create new memories with your friends while also having time to immerse yourself in hosting a murder mystery party. This themed dinner party is frequently described as a live-action version of a movie that we watch. 

Here are things you should consider in hosting a murder mystery party:

1. Plan Out the Party Kit

I know this might sound a little over the top, but the party kit is the most crucial factor to consider when planning your party. You will want to put together all the information you need for creating the evening into a kit for everyone. This includes your invitation, a map of the house, and the script directing everyone throughout the evening.

2. Learn How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Fitted sheets are the perfect cheat sheet for this party. They are an essential part of the evening and are included in every kit. Fitted sheets let your guests know who is supposed to be dead or alive. There are a few different ways to fold the sheet, but the way you choose is entirely up to you. 

3. Decide on Your Location

For a private dinner party, you will need to find a comfortable location for all of your guests. This can be a house or a large backyard. If you plan this type of party in a private area, you will also need to consider how you will help the other partygoers get to the event, possibly by coordinating a party bus. 

4. Decorate Your Venue

There are two different ways you can decorate your party location. You can go wildly over the top and create a very visually stimulating, movie-like setting. This can include adding a fog machine, dimming the lights, and moving furniture to make your home look different.

You can also keep things casual and simple. If you do decide to keep things calm, it will be good to have some decorations in place that involve your murder mystery theme. 

5. Choose the Right Costumes

Your guests will be the stars of your party. They will be the detectives who are trying to solve your murder mystery. For the best experience, select costumes that are specific to your puzzle. If you are hosting a 1920s party, it is a good idea to have your guests in a flapper dress or a tuxedo.

You can also ask guests to come as their favorite fictional detective. This is a great way to ask your party guests to get into the spirit of the night.

6. Plan out your menus

The menu is one of the essential parts of your party kit. You need to make sure that it is themed correctly and involves some delicious finger food. It can be cute to have some themed snacks like popcorn (hollowed-out popcorn balls would be great!), but having a themed dessert might be more fun.

To lessen your workload on your food, you can hire a private chef. There are companies that can ensure you have the best in-home chef experience. 


Being at ease with one another may make the group’s more reserved members feel comfortable enough to participate. To make the dinner party a success, your guests must be willing to be “on stage” for a short time. Anyone shy in front of large groups may find it difficult to participate, especially if you are the host.

Are you looking for a private chef in San Francisco to assist you in your parties at home? Food Fire +  Knives is here to ensure your best personal chef experience. We offer you menus that you like, and that are fit for your budget.

Published By Kim Gandhi Kim Gandhi began cooking at 8 years old with a love of food driving her to experiment with her Hispanic and German heritage. She gained a BBA in Marketing and turned to the business world for much of her career. Her strong customer service background and her passion for great events that involve chefs, customers, and amazing food allows her to indulge in her love of cooking and enjoying what FFK chefs bring to the table.