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Halloween Party Theme Ideas

Author: Murder Mystery  Date: 28 January 2017

Get in the Spirit of Halloween to Solve a Murder Mystery

If you are looking for a way to entertain kids too old for trick or treating on Halloween, murder mystery party games Adelaide, South Australia may be the way to go. Instead of awkwardly standing around in clusters separated by gender, the party can liven up the night with fun and laughter as the teens try to solve a murder mystery. They can even get into the spirit of the occasion and dress up as characters in the game.

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A Perfect Mystery for Halloween

The murder mystery party games come in several editions, but there is one perfect for the Halloween season called Haunted Horrors. The mystery takes place in Dracula's castle, so partygoers can dress up as vampires, ghosts, goblins, zombies or any other creature of the night.

There are two editions of this game, one with the materials for up to 60 guests and a second one that will accommodate 120 guests. To add to the fun, you can decorate the room you are playing in like a haunted castle and serve spooky looking snacks for the party participants.

Appropriate Mystery Games for Almost Anyone

The murder mystery party games Adelaide, South Australia are appropriate for most ages, beginning at 11 years of age. The Haunted Horrors game would be great for teenagers and adults alike, so the game could be hosted by a church who might wish to help parents keep their teenagers occupied while they are taking their little ones trick or treating.

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Available Mysteries

Along with Haunted Horrors, there are several other versions of the murder mystery party games. If you think the scary vampire scenario may be too much for your group, you can order a Wild West themed murder mystery or there is a Caribbean cruise theme that could be used for Halloween as well. Guests can dress up as pirates, ghosts, sailors or cruise passengers for this version of the game.

Hire a Host

If you want to participate in the party instead of hosting it, you can choose to hire a host to help you with the festivities. There are hosts available in most areas of Australia, including South Australia. The hosts can help keep guests entertained, ensure that everyone knows what they are doing and make sure everyone has a part to play in the mystery.

Along with hosts, you can even find suggestions for venues to rent if your home isn't large enough for your Halloween party. A banquet room in a restaurant or a hotel could be great places to hold a murder mystery party if you have a large group of partygoers. You will want a spot that is fairly quiet and isolated so you can have fun with your party without interference from other people or groups.

Halloween is for Adults Too

The murder mystery party games are great for adults to play as well, so you can host a party for your work colleagues, a church group or a group of friends and family. It will give the adults an excuse to dress up for the night and pretend to be someone else as they try to solve a murder mystery.

There is a Hollywood theme murder mystery party game in which participants can dress as their favourite Hollywood star and walk the red carpet. A 1920s gangster murder mystery is available for groups who might prefer to go back to the days of prohibition, mobsters and their molls. The murder mystery party games are appropriate for all ages to have fun with on special occasions or any time of the year that your group wishes to play.

History of Halloween

The Halloween tradition began in Western Europe, where the Celtic people had a festival called Samhain (named after the god of the dead) on November 1st. This was to mark the transition from the season of light into the season of darkness at the end of the summer harvest when all the crop was stored for winter. On October 31st, the night before Samhain, the Celtic priests known as Druids would gather in the forest and light huge fires, offering crops and animals as sacrifices to ward of evil spirits and honour the gods. When the Romans invaded the Celtic land, they integrated their own traditions of Pomona Day with Samhain, which they celebrated around the same time. The Roman traditions brought apples, nuts and harvest traditions as well as magic and evil spirits into the festivities around this time of year. When Britain became Catholic, the church made November 1st a holiday called All Hallow's Day as a time to honour the dead with ghosts, skeletons and skulls. Over time, October 31st eventually became known as Hallow's Eve and then as Hallowe'en, which today is known simply as Halloween in Western culture. Countries all over the world celebrate similar traditions such as Fiesta de los Muertos in Mexico, when families have picnics in cemeteries and decorate their relatives' graves, or Diwali in India, which is celebrated by lighting candles and oil lamps.

Trick or Treat

Today, trick-or-treating is known as the custom of going door to door in your neighbourhood asking for 'treats'. In some cultures, trick-or-treaters will threaten mischief if they do not receive the treat they demand. Among the Celts, the end of the harvest was the time the workers got paid and were expected to pay rent, and hence it was common in Ireland to go knocking door to door collecting money and food such as bread, cakes, nuts and apples. The Irish believed that spirits such as fairies or 'little people' came out to play on the night of Halloween, and that if they didn't give what the door knockers asked for they would be haunted by a trickster spirit. When the Irish and Scottish migrated around the world, their traditions went with them. Today, trick or treating is celebrated more in the United States than it is anywhere else.

Halloween Games

Bobbing for apples - The history of this game goes back to ancient Halloween fertility rites. According to tradition, all unmarried participants in the game would mark an apple with a knife to identify it as their own. Apples were then placed in a barrel of water with several unmarked apples and each person would try and catch a floating apple using only their mouth. The mark made on the apple would then tell the person who would be their future husband or wife. These days variants of the game exist where apples are tied to a string and hung in a row - participants must stand under the apple and try to take bites from it using only their mouths. This game is also played with sugary doughnuts and marshmallows.

Musical Graves - This is played like musical chairs, but instead of chairs there are gravestones lying face up on the ground, and instead of dancing everyone walks around like zombies. Have one less grave than there are participants. Play some spooky music while everyone walks around and when the music stops everyone must find a grave and lie down on it. The player who can't find a grave in time is out and another grave is removed for the next round. Keep playing until only one winner remains!

Guess the weight of the Pumpkin - Buy a pumpkin that's not too heavy so people can't lift it. Ask everyone to guess the weight of the pumpkin by picking it up and when everyone has had a turn, weigh the pumpkin with a set of scales. The nearest guess to the actual weight is the winner.

Our Murder Mystery Party Games

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Adult and teenager party games (no murder)





Kid's party games (no murder)


Mini F.A.Q.

Click here to view our full F.A.Q.

    • How much do your games cost? Click the game images above to see prices.
    • Do we need a host? It is up to you. You purchase a game from us then run it yourself or hire a murder mystery host.
    • Are you available on...? Click hire a murder mystery host. Contact the hosts to check their availability.
    • Does everyone get a character? Sure do.
    • What do I get? Our games contain between 100 and 300 items to make your party fabulous.
    • Can I ask questions? Yes please. Click "Contact Us" above.

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