Trailer Park Tragedy

It’s the annual W.T. Trailer Park BBQ and this year’s blast is going to be one to remember!

Well known in the community and by the law enforcement agencies for its after-hours fights, double-crossings, and illegal happenings, this trailer park’s BBQ is a recipe for disaster. However, with free food and booze on the menu, all of the ill-mannered, illiterate, and intoxicated residents are certain to be there – hair curlers and all!

 With too much history and not enough space, something is bound to happen to send one of the guests over the edge . . . and another one to their death.

Will it be the avid outdoorsman who is known for accidentally shooting people, as well as game? The crazy cat lover who will defend their felines at all costs? The high school dropout with a bullet proof plan for their future? The maintenance man who can handle any problems, but his own. Or, possibly the parolee who will do anything to avoid going back to jail.

As the night unfolds, you will have to defend your innocence while figuring out which one of your rotten, no-good neighbors is to blame for this murderous misadventure!

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Guest Info

Guest Breakdown

For 20-80 guests: at least 5 males, at least 9 females, and at least 6 gender neutral roles.

For 15-20 guests: 5 males, 7-9 females, 3-6 gender neutral.

For 10-15 guests: 4-5 males, 6-8 females, 0-2 gender neutral.

For 8-12 guests: 3-4 males, 4-5 females, 1-3 gender neutral.

For 6-8 guests: 2-3 males, 3-4 females, 1 gender neutral.

 

NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED!!! While there is no foul language, detailed sexual or gory information, this mystery is filled with negative stereotypes. This mystery is not intended for gatherings or parties that include youth, or that are sponsored by religious or other organizations with value-based standards for language and behavior.

* 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.

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.

  • Louella DeVille

    Trailer Park Owner

    Since her husband’s mysterious disappearance Louella has controlled the park and everything that goes on in it. The last thing Louella needs is people doing things that draw the attention of the cops to the park...

  • Dirk Dragster

    Motorcyclist

    From bikes to women and everything in between, this trailer park resident knows how to use their goods to get the best benefits!

  • Harley Armstrong

    Security Guard

    A rent-a-cop by day and beer drinker by night, this police academy dropout always wants to show others their limited skills and knowledge.

  • Sugar Plum

    Resident

    The daughter of a convict, Sugar Plum inherited her father’s trailer while he serves a life sentence. It is no secret Sugar Plum is drawn to illegal behavior, both in her lovers and in her lifestyle.

  • Wyatt Barley

    Parolee

    This recently released jailbird is living with his momma while he gets back on his feet, which is turning out to be harder than Wyatt planned.

  • Ginny Barley

    Hairstylist

    Mother to Wyatt. Ginny has given Wyatt a place to live, but her patience is running thin with all of Wyatt’s other shenanigans.

  • Terry Rhodes

    Trucker

  • Cindy Lou

    Divorcé

  • Sally Anne

    Bargain Mart Employee

  • Missy Anne

    Waitress

  • Susie Anne

    Professional Mother

  • Hunter String

    Gun Enthusiast

  • Louise Dellarope

    Cocktail Waitress

  • Danny Dellarope

    High School Dropout

  • Charlie Lugnut

    Mechanic

  • Mel Haringer

    Resident

  • Bobby Rae

    Resident

  • Elvira

    Housewife

  • Vernon

    Maintenance Man

  • Kat Stevens

    Resident

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This Is One Theme That Is Easy To Dress For –
Choose Something From Your Wardrobe
Or Hit Up Your Local Thrift Shop For Your Outfit!

  • Overalls
  • Denim
  • Camouflage
  • Flannel shirts
  • Work boots
  • Cut-off jeans
  • Ripped jeans
  • Tight-fitting anything
  • Polyester/flamable material
  • Anything NASCAR
  • Sleeveless Undershirts
  • Flannel
  • Shirts showing a lot of cleavage – for men or women
  • Anything ripped, tattered, holed, too tight, showing off too much skin, denim and cut-offs
  • Bathrobes!!!

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Be Sure To Complete Your Costume With The Perfect Hairstyle!

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  • Mullets
  • Ratted out hair
  • Roller/curler in hair
  • Teased up hair
  • Crimped hair
  • Touseled hair
  • Over-gelled or greased hair
  • Facial hair – mustaches, sideburns, beards, you name it!
  • Mall chick hairdos
  • Rollers
  • Facial hair

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Point your guests to the party with a colorful sign —
The more dilapidated, beat-up and misspelled, the better. Make your own.

 

Adorn your entrance with a toilet bowl planter…

 

Use the signs included with the mystery packet
(pictured below + more included with mystery purchase)!

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Think picnic tables, old tables, tires, kiddie pools, old mattresses, lawn chairs, clotheslines, license plates, you name it!

 

Cuz you can never have too many of them at a trailer park!

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Solo Cups = Endless Possibilities

String them, make lights out of them, use them as planters — whatever you can think of!

Check out this link for endless possiblities of Red Solo Cup Decorations!

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Don’t forget to include some “unmentionables!”

Planters, windchimes, pyramids, wreaths – you name it! Trailer Park Windchimes template and directions included with mystery (pictured below).

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Check out these trailer park set-ups some of our customers created!!!

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Give your guests an unforgettable souvenier by setting up a photo area where they can capture a picture of themselves in character.

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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.
    o 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.

 

  • Included in the mystery packet is a sign to use for mug shots! (Pictured below.)

 

  • 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.

BACKDROP IDEAS for your Trailer Park photo spot

  • Create a mug shot background and take pictures of all of your “Trailer Park Suspects.” Customizable line-up board included with mystery.

 

  • Use scene setters to make a simple background.

 

  • Make a trailer for all of your guests to crawl in and/or pose around!

 

  • Have a additional props for your guests to pose with.

 

  • Paint your own back drop to pose in front of!

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When it comes to the Trailer Park BBQ, if you want to provide some food, here are some good options for Trailer Park Food (click on the names for links to the recipes).

 

Have your guests bring a dish to share that they think embodies the theme. Encourage them to look for recipes made with Velveeta, Cream of Anything Soup, Jello or Lipton Onion Soup.

  • Make it into a fun contest on the side, to see who can come up with the best Trailer Park concoction.
  • If your guests are having trouble thinking of dishes, refer them to the list above!

 


“Cakes” made from Ding Dongs, Twinkies, etc., Kitty Litter Cake and Fried Twinkies are just a few ideas…

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  • Create planters/vases out old beer bottles or cans. Add water and some daisies.
    • If you can, pick dandelions the morning of for even more added affect.
  • Use garbage bags for table clothes
  • Have a bottle 6-pack out on the counter for silverware, napkins, condiments, etc.
  • Have mismatched napkins left from other events – Birthday, Easter and Christmas parties handy on every table.
  • Don’t forget the menu — a designed menu you can edit with your own dishes included with the mystery.

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It’s time to booze it up! And, believe me, there are plenty of options.

  • Boones Fine Wine
  • Your favorite 40s
  • Mad Dog 20/20
  • Lite Beer (cans, of course)
  • Killer trash can punch (see recipe here)
    • Serve in trash can for an authentic touch.
  • Jell-o shots
    • Consider lovely shades of lime green, electric raspberry, glow in the dark blue and school bus yellow.

 

 

 

HOW TO SERVE IT UP!

  • For bottled or canned beverages, fill a kid-sized pool with ice and chill
    • Or make a fountain out of two or three pools!

 

  • Do you go mason jars? Or red solo cups? Or perhaps Redneck Wine Glasses (pictured below).

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Trailer Park Tragedy 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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