Good clean fun for all the family
If you are planning a party, particularly a theme party, the following decoration ideas will get you off to a good start.
There are decor suggestions and prop suggestions in the host guide for each kit. See Our mysteries page and click on the title of the kit to see more details and access the samples and host guides.
Depending on the mystery party kit plot, you may like to recreate the body of the victim as a decoration.
Marina Harvey from Australia's victim (Lydia) from her Storm Survivors party.
Dianne's photo of the victim from her Murder Of The Great Chef party
Linda's photo of the dead chef
from her Murder Of The Great Chef party
Chris' photo of Santa's legs coming out
of their handbuilt chimney
from her Who Killed Santa? party
Depending on the kit, you may like to draw a mural or create a sign for the imaginary town or place.
Gina Hardin sent in a photo from Tina Vance's party which shows the decorative creativity of their group (see below). For their One Of The Girls party about a school reunion they drew a mural on the wall of school lockers.
Debbie's Murder On The Prairie
Ann's mural from her party
Your house will feel warm and inviting if you have lots of candles and pretty lights both inside and outside.
Outside Party Decorations
String strands of tiny white lights in your garden, along railings, through potted plants, around tree limbs or around the front door of your house, for a special atmosphere.
Paper bag lights
Place paper bag lights along the edge of your path leading up to the front door to create a warm welcome for your guests. These soft lights will also help to guide those who are not quite sure of your address. Another good place for them is amongst plants in a garden bed and on the letterbox. Here's how you make them:
Inside Party Decorations
Here are some party decoration ideas you may like to try:
Warning: Never leave burning candles unattended. Keep flames away from paper, greens, or other flammable objects. Make sure candles aren't placed where partygoers will knock them over or brush against them with their clothing. Have a bucket of water handy and a hose.
Other decoration suggestions
Fill the house with a delightful aroma by simmering a pot of water with cinnamon and citrus fruit.
Fill mittens with potpourri, tie with ribbon and hang near the front door for a lovely aroma. These can be given as gifts at the end of the party.
For a dramatic
tree decoration make a huge bow out of richly colored wired ribbon
and place it on top of the tree. Just make big loops, tie them together
with floral wire and allow long lengths to hang down through the tree.