NOTE: Select a version to suit your number of guests and add it to your cart. See samples below. If you want more than one version, just buy the larger one and contact us and we will send you the smaller version as well for no extra charge.
The perfect teen girls game for a high tea party, bachelorette party or for any girl parties anytime!
It is 1807. Lady Mazzing has invited eight young ladies to her mansion for high tea. Her son Lord Edward Mazzing dies with a love letter in his hand. The mystery is to find out who killed him and for whom the love letter was intended.
All girl except for one optional brief male role.
Versions and samples of the teen girls game:
Standard for 8, 9, 10, 11 girls (and 1 optional male role) ($29.95):
Play for 8-16 girls (and 1 optional male role) ($29.95):
>Meet and mingle for 17-29 girls (and 1 optional male role) ($39.95):
Overview of The Love Letter mystery
It is 1807. Lady Mazzing has invited eight young ladies to her mansion for supper as she would like their advice about the next Ball she is planning to hold.
Her one and only son Lord Edward Mazzing will briefly greet the guests, but he will not be joining them for dinner as he has other work commitments. Since his father’s death two years ago, the young Lord has taken over the responsibility of managing their large estate.
Secretly Lady Mazzing views this social event as an opportunity to acquaint herself with the young ladies who may be suitable marriage partners for her son.
“Well, I like going outdoors. I’m not like some of the these delicate precious poodles who don’t go out when it’s dry for fear of the dust and don’t go out when it’s wet for fear of puddles. Those people never go out at all and that is very bad for one’s constitution.”
Number Of Guests:
8 to 12 girls (standard format), 8 to 16 girls (plus 1 optional male – play format), 17 to 30 girls (29 girls & 1 optional male – meet & mingle format)
What They've Said
Traci h. (verified) – February 28, 2021 – 5 star rating
“I purchased this for our annual valentines party I threw for my daughter and her friends (12-13 year olds) we all had so much fun!”
Karen McCullough, USA
“I recently ordered the 10 female only version of The Love Letter for my daughter’s 12th birthday party. It turned out better than I had expected.
The girls (ages 11-13) enjoyed it immensely and really got into their roles. They were able to pick up on the idea faster than I thought they would and discussed who they thought the killer was in quite some detail before actually finding out.
We even had one of the participants ask us to do this again next year. I would highly recommend this for other teens and pre-teens (provided that they are fairly good readers).
Donna C. Pereira
“Hello, We just had “The Love Letter” murder mystery party for my daughter’s eighteenth birthday. Not one of the girls had attended a murder dinner party before. All of them came in costume and all of them had a blast. As you can see from the photo they all dressed their part…down to the gloves that were suggested. Thanks again for making this party simple to download to all the great suggestions on how to make the party a success. It was!
Donna C. Pereira”
<h3″>Wendy Soubel and John Arnold USA
“Thank you so much for “The Love Letter”. The girls (all 11 and 12 yrs. old) had a blast! The invitations went out 3 weeks ahead of time, and the girls had great fun planning and talking about their costumes. The excitement was evident the night of the party. Many parents stopped in to see all the characters and to take pictures.
Act 1 gave the girls an opportunity to get to know their characters. By Act 2, they were really into it—with lots of sobbing, accusatory tones, etc. Act 3 was quite dramatic.
The girls would love to do something like this again. So, we’ll be shopping around your site to find another mystery. Again, thanks so much for all the help you provided along the way.
Wendy Soubel and John Arnold”
Michele sent in this feedback about her daughter’s party (see photo no.1 above):
“I purchased your mystery kit “The Love Letter” for my daughters 13th birthday party. The event was an elaborate 3-course meal with a surprise visit from Lord Mazzing, played by a friend of Whitney’s. Fourteen girls participated along with grandparents, parents, and siblings as servants. All were attired in character with many in period correct 1800’s dress! A fabulous time was had by all. Thank you for such a great party idea.
“Our red hat group had such fun with this play. We particularly loved getting dressed up on the victorian era clothes. It was great fun.
Dawn House” (see photo no.2 above)
Donna sent in this feedback (see photo no. 3 above):
We played our first murder mystery, “The Love Letter” for our daughter’s 15th birthday party and had an amazing time! Everyone had great fun shopping at goodwill, etc for their costumes. Even our dog, Gizmo, wore a tuxedo. We followed your recommended menu, brought out the china and teapots and had a grand victorian time! Our son impressed the ladies as Lord Mazzing. Our daughter felt very special and she loved that her friends had such a unique experience! (We loved that it was clean fun too!) After dinner her friends stayed the night and watched Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and other movies until 5:30am!
We were a little apprehensive about putting on a murder mystery party because we had never done one before. But it was so well written, organized and fun that our fears are gone! We just purchased another one for our oldest daughter’s 17th birthday party next month!
Thank you for creating this wonderful party tool!
Cathy Wilson, USA
See photo no.4 above from Cathy Wilson’s (Queen of the Snake River Scarletts Red Hat Society) “Love Letter” party.
Some of the characters from this girls mystery
The people present at the gathering are:
Lady Marion Mazzing
I am a dignified lady of very particular tastes. Since my poor dear husband died two years ago from a goose bone stuck in his throat, I have never been able to bring myself to serve goose at the table. I am a handsome woman who knows what it is like to be born into wealth and opulence. I have no close friends and nor do I want any. My son is my only real interest.
Lord Edward Mazzing
People say I am a very charming, handsome man, but I do have the reputation of trifling with women’s feelings. The fact is some women bore me so terrifically I have to move on to another one. I am very wealthy and somewhat arrogant. My mother loves me very much and is my greatest admirer.
Miss Prunella Braithwaite
I am a refined and gentle young lady of somewhat delicate disposition but when the weather is fine I love to sit outside and capture the beauty of flowers with my watercolors. I spend a lot of time doing good works for the poor and people say I am a very kind hearted person. My father has extensive business investments in Virginia.
<h3″>Miss Bethany Chesterfield
<p”>I am fond of riding side-saddle and love the outdoors. My parents worry that I am somewhat more forthright than a lady should be and that I am apt to be quarrelsome in nature. My parents own a gunpowder factory. I like to ignore the constraints of civilized society.
Miss Wilma Winterflood
I excel at tapestry and singing and am a lady skilled in all the social graces. My parents are very well-respected and we are an influential family in the community. Although I appear to be gentle and quiet, my brothers say I am rather headstrong and stubborn. I often take the buggy for a ride by myself much to my parents’ dismay.
Miss Hyacinth Huntington
I am an only child and of a somewhat shy disposition. I am very skilled at lacework and I love Shakespeare, especially the tragedies. Sadly my father recently made some unfortunate investments and my family is facing economic ruin. I am terribly embarrassed by my situation as I am used to wealth and all the luxuries it affords.
<h3″>Miss Charmaine Chamberlain
People say I am very gracious and I love to read poetry. My favorites are Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. I am also a skilled pianist. My father owns numerous cotton plantations. I traveled abroad with my family when I was younger and I yearn to travel again especially to London. I miss the operas and plays dreadfully.
Miss Emily Stratford
People say I am rather intelligent. I must say, I do love puzzles and am very fond of writing. There are some false rumors going about that I have been secretly writing mystery novels under the nom de plume of James Ridley. I am very polite, but prefer to observe rather than talk. My father is a highly respected surgeon. My mother is afraid that my mental abilities will frighten men away so she tries to make me appear a silly little girl in public. She insists I wear pink and lots of frills and bows in my hair to make me look more feminine.
Miss Elizabeth Montgomery
I am just back from finishing school in Paris where I was greatly admired by all. I have a definite flair for fashion and am terribly fond of dancing. At the Paris Balls all the men wanted to dance with me. I also have a beautiful singing voice. At the moment, I am passionate about the color mauve and I wear it a lot. It’s so fashionable. My father runs a merchant shipping company, which is terribly boring.
Miss Clorinda Rosemonde
My father is a Duke and he loves me so much he had one of his gardeners plant a rose garden for me, which I treasure. My mother died when I was young and my brother is an army General. I am fond of entertaining and my father encourages me to hold tea parties. I play the flute admirably. Although I have no particular interest in getting married myself, I like to play matchmaker whenever I can.
Note: The role for Lord Mazzing is a brief optional role. He is only involved in Act One and the beginning of Act Two in the Standard and Play versions.
Reading level: 8
Note: The reading levels of each kit (not just “page” as it says below) were determined by copying and pasting the kit (the play version), into The Readability Test Tool (see www.read-able.com).
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What is the difference between Standard and Play versions of "The Love Note"?Hope Jordan asked on May 4, 2023
With the standard version, it is a bundle of different versions for different numbers of guests. You generally go around the group and everyone says a clue. Sometimes it might say who should speak first. If you are asked a question, you will generally have the answer as one of your clues and when you say it, that counts as your turn for that round. You keep going until everyone has said all their clues for the act.
With the play version, you pass around the play and you say your line when it is your character's turn to speak. There are also some lines which can be said by "Anyone" like one of the people playing a witness role. It is more flexible, because if you give witness roles to unreliable people, if they don't show up, someone else can say their lines.
Stephanie Chambers answered on May 25, 2023store manager
Deena mcdowell (verified owner) –
Lots of fun for our party of teens.
Colleen F. (verified owner) –
The kids had an absolute blast! We decorated, they dressed the parts, and only one girl of the 8 solved the mystery! It was terrific for my daughter and her friends, who all do theater, for her 12th birthday!
Amy (verified owner) –
Lots of fun for a girls day! The instructions could have been a bit clearer for what order lines needed to be revealed in for the standard format
Stephanie Chambers (store manager) –
Dear Amy – I am glad the girls enjoyed it. And thank you for the feedback. I will go back and see if I can make the order clearer. The Play format is generally a better choice if you want the order of speakers laid out. Thanks! Stephanie
Allison R. (verified owner) –
I had a group of 14 twelve year olds and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They loved knowing their parts beforehand and were able to really play into it during the different acts. My suggestion would be to allow the consumer to edit the “anyone” lines in the script in a word document so they don’t have to be hand written, that was tedious work!! And the options for invitations are very low tech, I would improve the quality of the icon. But overall I’m very satisfied with the experience and my daughter LOVED her party!
Stephanie Chambers (store manager) –
Thanks so much for your suggestions. I will see if I can make the “Anyone” fields editable in the PDF. And I will update the invitations with the new graphics.