Horror At Homecoming

The future is bright for all but one
at Mayhem High…

In the midst of a winning football season, school pride is running rampant at the high school.
Not only is competition fierce on the football field, but the students are battling it out for grades,
popularity, affection, class ranking as well as the coveted homecoming king and queen title.

With so much excitement surrounding the election, everyone is planning on being
in attendance at the dance to see who will be crowned royalty.

Will it be the class president who is looking to extend his reign past the student council?
The pom pon captain who has used her moves to land more than a homecoming court nomination?
Or possibly the math team captain who is desperate to win at something other than a math meet.

While competition breeds excellence, it will also make one guest
commit an act of vengeance…

At the dance, the sinister will shimmy among the sinless and try to go unnoticed.
With their futures on the line, it will be up to the students and staff of Mayhem
High to make sure the felon does not go free.

Join us for a night of dancing and deceit at
a homecoming dance filled with dishonor.

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Guest Info

Guest Breakdown

For 20-80 guests: at least 4 males, 7 females and 4 gender neutral roles.
For 15-20 guests: 4-7 males, 7 females, 4-6 gender neutral.
For 10-15 guests: 3-5 males, 4-6 females, 3-4 gender neutral.
For 8-12 guests: 3-4 males, 4-5 females, 1-3 gender neutral.

 

* The upgrade is only able to upgrade the 15-20 guest version to the 20-80 guest version. The upgrade DOES NOT work with any other size of party.

This mystery has the same storyline as Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad.

For 20-80 guests: at least 4 males, 7 females and 4 gender neutral roles.
For 15-20 guests: 4-7 males, 7 females, 4-6 gender neutral.
For 10-15 guests: 3-5 males, 4-6 females, 3-4 gender neutral.
For 8-12 guests: 3-4 males, 4-5 females, 1-3 gender neutral.

 

Clean versions are void of references to extra-marital affairs, alcohol and/or illegal drugs. Teens and/or conservatives often use clean versions for their mystery of choice.

* The upgrade is only able to upgrade the 15-20 guest version to the 20-80 guest version. The upgrade DOES NOT work with any other size of party.

This mystery has the same storyline as Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad.

For 20-80 guests: at least 4 males, 7 females and 4 gender neutral roles.
For 15-20 guests: 4-7 males, 7 females, 4-6 gender neutral.
For 10-15 guests: 3-5 males, 4-6 females, 3-4 gender neutral.
For 8-12 guests: 3-4 males, 4-5 females, 1-3 gender neutral.

 

In this version, some will faint instead of dying.

This mystery is formatted clean, which means it is void of references to extra-marital affairs, alcohol and/or illegal drugs. Teens and/or conservatives often use clean versions for their mystery of choice.

* If you have purchased the 15-20 guest version and need to upgrade, there is an upgrade available.  The upgrade DOES NOT work with any other size of party, just the 15-20 guest party.

The Cast

*Note that the cast listed below is provided only to give an idea of the types of roles available, and not presented in any order relevant to the plot. Not all cast members are included in every version.

  • Peter Prez

    Senior Class President

    For the past three years, Peter hasn’t wanted anything more than to be the homecoming king. He has lobbied hard for being elected “King” and won’t let anything stand in the way!

  • Sarah Social

    Senior Class Vice-President

    As the class VP, Sarah is responsible for planning the details of Homecoming, and making sure things go exactly according to plan!

  • Debbie Taunte

    Senior Class Treasurer

    This wealthy woman has a way with money and a way of using it to get whatever she wants!

  • Clerical Katie

    Senior Class Secretary

    Harboring more than the class records, Katie will stop at nothing to make sure the night turns out exactly as she planned!

  • Bobby Backer

    Quarterback

    As the leader of the Ravens football team, Bobby has made several enemies by using his influence to get what he wants!

  • Sally Spirit

    Cheerleader

    After Sally’s recent split with Bobby, it is hard to say if she wants him back or wants revenge.

  • Kevin Kicker

    Kicker

  • Cindy Sensational

    Class Sweetheart

  • Gabby Backer

    Class Gossip

  • Larry Lineman

    Linebacker

  • J.J. Smart

    Valedictorian

  • Dolly Dancer

    Pom Pon Captain

  • Ryan Rival

    Quarterback for Opposing Team

  • Alan Algebra

    Math Team Captain

  • Principal Simpson

    Principal of Mayhem High

  • V.P. Patterson

    Vice-Principal

  • Dr. Talk

    School Counselor

  • Teach Tanner

    Math Teacher

  • Coach Walters

    Football Coach

  • Roy Rivers

    Alumnus

Party Tips


• Use (or borrow a friend’s) old bridesmaid’s dress

 

• Scour the second hand shops and garage sales

 

• Try the clearance racks in a department store right after a high school dance

 

• Dress up any outfit or gown by adding beading, cording, fancy fabrics, fringe, etc.

 

• Not the right color? Take a can of spray paint to the dress.

 

• Accentuate any shirt by adding a costumed bow tie to it.



Click below for steps on how to create your perfect hairstyle for your fabulous night!
French Twist
Chignon Step
Loose Waves
Star Fire Pony
Braid Bun


To make the most of your Horror at Homecoming, you will want to transform your party space into your high school gym. Here are a few ways to do that are both inexpensive and FUN!

 

• School colors! Select school colors for Mayhem High and decorate using those colors. If the party is around Halloween time, you may want to use orange and black!

 

• Balloons, balloons, balloons! Nothing says a high school dance more. You can have them in clusters, archways, as table centerpieces, or just scattered on the floor. Nothing will make the mood more festive.

 

• Don’t forget the crepe paper streamers!!! Not only are these cheap, but they go a long way in pulling together your colors and theme of your party space.

 

• Create a “theme” for your dance and decorate your venue according to that theme. CLICK HERE for a list of possible dance themes.

• Make Homecoming Banners for the school and hang them in your party space.

• Make homecoming posters and sports posters with posterboard and poster paint and decorate your venue like a high school.

 

• Create a balloon archway for your dance floor.

 

• If you can, solicit a disco ball to help with the lighting. If not, see lighting tips below!

 

• Print off ballots and have your guests vote for your own homecoming king and queen. (Ballots included when you purchase mystery.)

 

• Have a stage with two thrones for when your homecoming king and queen are crowned.

 

• Create a dance floor with inexpensive linoleum tiles from your local home improvement store (Lowes, Home Depot, etc.)


• Disco Ball
• White twinkly lights
• Spot lights
• Colored Lights
• Strobe Lights
• Put glow sticks into balloons before inflating and have them act as a decoration AND lighting.


You can’t go away from Homecoming without a picture!

A few suggestions:

  • Pick a place where there will be good lighting.

 

  • You can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.

 

  • Accessories and decorations can make the difference. Have some extra props on hand that your guests can pose with. Pom pons, Varsity coats, crowns, top hats, boas, tiaras, sashes, etc.

 

  • An easy way to create a background is to use a “scene setter”. These affordable rolls of images transform your room instantly and make for a good backdrop to your picture.

 

  • Use props like balloons, streamers, baloon arches, pillars, lavish chairs, anything you can think of, to create a staged area for pictures.

 

  • Make sure there is enough room to fit everyone in to the frame.

 

  • For individual shots of guests, designate someone to be in charge of pictures as your guests arrive.
    •  Consider your character list and which character would fit the role of taking the picture. Ie, if you want mug shots, perhaps ask the investigator to be in charge of taking the pictures.
    • For a group picture, take one just before the introduction is read or right after the solution is read (before people may start heading out).
      o These are two times when you can count on everyone being around and attentive. 

• You serve your puch in a traditional punch bowl or choose to fancy it up and serve it in a juice fountain for your party!

 

• For an adult party, you can have “spike your own punch” bottles sitting beside the punch bowl in lieu of serving a mixed cocktail.

 

• To make it a little “eerie” fill a latext glove with water and freeze it. When it is time for the party, remove the latex glove and have the hand float as an ice cube in the bowl.

Appetizers– You may want finger foods for your homecoming dance.
In this event, you can theme them to the “murder mystery” part by creating any of these spooky appetizers. 
CLICK HERE for recipes.

 

Desserts– Since Homecoming is all about school pride, have your desserts reflect that.
You can create (and decorate) football shaped sugar cookies, school-themed cupcakes, a cake that says “Go Ravens”, or check out this recipe for a crown cake to emphasize the homecoming election.

 Find the most current hits: Find out TODAY’S current hits and download the most current music. You can find a list of the current top hits here.Stream music from the internet — If you want current music, but don’t want to pay for it, set up to stream music from the internet for your party. You can do so by utilizing the radio function in iTunes! If you don’t have itunes already on your computer, you can download it here.

For some great dance music, you can find a number of cds for purchase here.

For Free Music– Visit your local library for a number of compilations.

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Horror At Homecoming includes:

Mystery PDF that includes: A Host Guide, A Schedule of the Night, An Introduction, Designed Invitations, Background Information, Character Descriptions, Character Objective Sheets, Name Tags, Evidence, Accusation Sheets, a Detailed Solution, Award Certificates, and more!

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