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Bridal Shower Murder

Postby Csmith » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:18 pm

Our party was a HUGE success. We had approximately 70 persons invited, but waited until our RSVPs were in (as it was over a holiday weekend and thought we may have a lot not able to come) before we assigned the parts to the remaining 50 people. We elected to buy the smaller version of your game and assign the remaining partyers to "team" with an actor playing a role. We did not use your invites, but rather a custom one designed like a case file with a little poem, etc. since our guests of honor are private detectives. We as the hosts identified ourselves as the H, M, S Detective Agency on the invites.

The persons playing a role were sent the packet with the party outline (the "Till Death" sheet), the character outline, and the sheet outlining their character's specific information about two weeks before the party, and we asked all to try to keep it a secret from the bridge & groom. The only ones playing a role who were NOT sent any information about their characters or the nature of the party were the bride and groom.

The hosts of the party did not participate in the game, but coached and encouraged. We had shirts made for ourselves with "H, M & S Detective Agency" on the front and "PRIVATES INVESTIGTOR" (yes, privates) on the back. We had large magnifying glasses in our pockets in case we had to investigate any privates, and small magnifying glasses as the case warranted! We had our guests of honor arrive one-half hour early. At that time we presented the bride & groom with their envelopes and outfits to wear, which were great since the bride had worried all week about what to wear and the groom had bought a new shirt that day! That gave them one-half hour before everyone got there to look over their parts.

We had two check-in tables, one for persons playing a role and one for persons assigned to a team. We gave the persons playing a role another character sheet and outline of their character (in case they didn't bring it or hadn't studied too hard!) along with their first objective sheet, name tage and play money. The persons who were assigned to a team were given their team name (Team Harry Hitt), an envelope with the intro sheet, a characters sheet, and an outline of their character. We did not tell them who was playing their character so they would have to mingle and find the person. Both the actors and the teams were told that while the actor would be in charge of carrying out the objectives, they were to assist and encourage whenever possible, and that they decisions should be as a result of consultation with all team member. We had this party in a two-story party house. Did all the initial things in the downstairs entrance area, had the father of the bride give his opening speech, and adjourned upstairs where we had it decorated as a wedding/reception complete with lots of tacky crepe accordian bells and balloons!

People really got into it. We had a range of ages from 25 to 65. One of the highlights was Uncle George, whose actor drove in with his red Prowler in a white dinner jacket, waiving a drink, and with REAL $100 bills in his shirt pocket! One person, Hugh Simpson, had rented a red striped suit and made his own business cards (complete with his picture on them) for his insurance agency. We were sure some people would blow it off and just party, but that really didn't happen much. What did happen was that some people just made up stuff along the way like someone was gay, etc., which made it even funnier! We caught the groom sending his team members out to stand by other teams to hear their conversations and report! It was a real hoot!
Only one group guessed (Besides ^%$#%'steam, of course!) and we gave out Tim Horton's certificates as prizes (coffee and doughtnuts, get it?).
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