Do you ever run out of date night ideas? Tired of doing the same thing for girls night out all the time? Then you really have to check out a murder mystery dinner!
I was recently invited to attend one, and my sisters and sisters-in-law came with me. We made it a girls night out, and we had a BLAST! We can’t wait to attend another murder mystery dinner or maybe even have one at my house!
Now if you’ve never heard of or been to a murder mystery dinner, let me explain to you how it works…
What Is A Murder Mystery Dinner?
A murder mystery dinner is two hours of immersive, interactive entertainment. Basically, someone has been murdered and your team (everybody sitting at your table) has to figure out whodunit. There are actors who perform live as you enjoy a 3-course meal.
But don’t think that you just sit back and watch; as I mentioned it’s interactive, meaning not only do you participate in trying to figure out who the murderer is, but you may become a part of the mystery yourself!
How Does A Murder Mystery Dinner Work?
Our murder mystery dinner centered around the old west.
When you sit down at your table, you’ll find a bunch of information that you’ll have to read through so you’ll know what you’re getting into.
There are the rules…
You’ll get money so you can bribe other characters for information…
And we even received a sheet of lingo so we could understand what the characters were saying!
You’ll also have the option to upgrade your regular ticket to the Gold Circle. That includes prime seating (the inner circle of the theater) and a Complimentary MugShot Memento (two photos in a custom frame taken during the show.) Now here’s the thing – you may get chosen to become a character in the mystery if you get prime seating…you just won’t know it until you get there. And that’s exactly what happened to me. I became a character in the show (a dress shop owner, which was really a front for a brothel). You can watch a clip of me in character here if you want!
I (well, my entire team) was given certain information that others weren’t privvy to. And if during Investigation Time people asked me questions, or bribed me with money, I could share the information I had been given.
In the end, we thought we knew exactly who the killer was…we thought it was me! We were sure of it! Our entire table really thought I was the murderer.
But we were dead wrong, as in we came in Dead Last Place!
Even though we didn’t figure out the murder mystery, we definitely had a hog-killin’ time (that’s a real good time in Old West slang!) and can’t wait to do it again with all of the guys, too.
There are murder mystery dinner shows nationwide, with 6 California locations. It is definitely a fun night out that differs from the usual movie night. It’s also a good family night out if you have older kids (it comes with a PG-10 rating, so no kids under 10 are allowed).
I recently mentioned that we are going through a remodel (it’s remodel hell, but that’s another story for another time.) When it’s all done and we get through the holidays, we are planning to have a party to invite our family and friends over to check out our new pad. We are thinking that having a private show, where the actors will come to your venue or home. That is going to be another hog-killin’ time!
Have you ever been to a murder mystery dinner? Did you enjoy it as much as we did?
Disclaimer: I was given tickets to attend a local murder mystery dinner in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. And seriously, we had a blast and I highly recommend you check one out!