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CRIME SCENE THEMED PARTY

How to Host a Crime Scene Themed Party?

Television shows such as CSI (and the subsequent CSI Miami and CSI New York), NCIS, and Cold Case Files have made crime scenes and investigations the new murder mystery parties. They are a great deal of fun when properly planned and well-executed but leave a lot of room for failure if poorly designed or inflexible. If you consider a party such as this an excellent party for teens and adults alike, be sure that you have an actual mystery to solve as the evening progresses or use the theme as a backdrop. There is no absolute right or wrong way to do a birthday party, but if you want to throw the party that everyone will be talking about, you'll need to create a crime for the scene you're investigating and leave clues all around to help with the investigation.

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Crime Scene Party Decorations

Decorating your crime scene party can be fun with crime scene tape and chalk outlines on the floor. You could make them realistic in size by having someone lay down for you to draw the outline. You can leave fake footprints, fingerprints, and clue cards throughout the room (not too well-hidden unless you want people snooping). You can even enlist plenty of help when leaving the clues and decorating because of the novelty of this sort of party. You do not have to limit the festivities to one room, and you can, if you are feeling truly adventurous, have a different case going on in other rooms and have the kids draw numbers for teams and race to solve the crime first.

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Crime Scene Party Activities 

You might also do well to set up a lab, complete with a microscope and tables dedicated to sorting out the evidence and making notes for the shocking conclusion of the crimes in question. Of course, you will want to make the crimes simple and solvable by leaving clues that the kids will have no trouble finding or deciphering without making it too easy. If you need it, you can use your favourite episode for inspiration and throw in a red herring or two to keep things fun. Young and old alike, the kids will have a good time arguing over the clues and trying to determine who committed the crimes (and, of course, making up their assumptions and stories as to why the crimes occurred in the first place).

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Crime Scene Party Food & Drinks

For food, you can have an actual CSI cake or go with cookies shaped like footprints or thumbprint cookies for an excellent play on words. Of course, by the time kids are old enough to enjoy a party such as this, they probably would be happy with good food rather than themed food and pizza, sloppy Joes, finger foods, chips and dips, and cookies and cake will make an excellent food addition to the party without needing to fit in with any specific theme. Be sure to have plenty of pop and bottled water on hand, because crime-solving is thirsty work.

In real life, it is best to leave the jobs of solving crimes up to the men and women trained to do so. However, in the world of birthday parties, crime-solving and crime scene investigating reign supreme as the next great thing in birthday party ideas.

 

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FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the themes for murder mystery?

The themes for a murder mystery party are endless, but some popular ideas include crime scene investigations (CSI), haunted houses, mad scientists' labs, and 1920s speakeasies. No matter what theme you choose, the goal is to have your guests feel like they're detectives trying to solve a perplexing murder case. You can set the stage by designing clues and hiding them around the house or party venue. As guests arrive, provide them with a list of suspects and let the sleuthing begin!

How do you plan a true crime party?

What better way to celebrate your love of all things true crime than by throwing a true crime party? Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect event.

1. Choose a theme: Position your party as an immersive experience by choosing a specific case or type of crime as your focus. This will add intrigue and set the tone for decorations and activities. Choosing a theme will be the most crucial decision, so make sure you browse our trending Adult Birthday Ideas or Kids Party Ideas.

2. Create a guest list: Make sure to invite like-minded individuals who will enjoy spending time discussing all things true crime. You might even want to consider inviting a local expert on the case you’ve chosen as your theme.

3. Set the scene: Transform your space into a crime scene by adding some carefully chosen decorations.

What is a mystery party theme?

A mystery party theme is a great way to get your friends together for a fun evening of intrigue and detective work! There are many different mystery party themes to choose from, but some of our favorites include murder mysteries, espionage mysteries, and classic whodunits.

No matter what theme you choose, the goal is always the same: to solve the mystery! Be sure to set up some clues around your house or apartment, and make sure everyone comes dressed in character! It's sure to be a night your friends won't soon forget.

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