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Murder mystery show for parties

One of the most fun options for celebrating a stag do is to organise a somewhat different dinner… like a murder mystery dinner for stag dos. If you want to step outside of the norm and skip the typical celebration where a stripper is invited, at Barcelona Hen Do, we are going to suggest a different and exciting event! Let’s set the scene… Imagine you are peacefully dining, celebrating that a friend of yours is getting married, and suddenly, a waiter starts to scream in horror because he’s found a body in the kitchen. What would you do?

This is a possible start to a mystery dinner but there are many more! Furthermore, the best thing is that the future groom shouldn’t know what’s going on and, at first, shouldn’t know how to react or if what’s happening is true or not. It can be a very original experience and, moreover, it’s guaranteed to make the stag do mysteriously fun!

Stag do with a mystery dinner

To organise a mystery dinner, the first thing to do is to think of a theme. Bear in mind that the future groom should not notice what you’re setting up; you need to be discreet and make everything seem as normal as possible. To justify the theme, we suggest that you tell him you’re having a themed dinner set, for instance, in the 1950s.

Before the event, you must clearly define everyone’s roles: who will be the murderer?, who will be the accomplice?, who will play the investigator?, who will be the scared one?, etc. Once you have assigned the roles, it’s time to think about the crime – you can stage a murder or, if you want it to be more realistic and for the joke to last longer, you can attempt to recreate a theft.

To get more into the situation, it’s recommended that each person dresses as their character would, for example, the detective could wear a trench coat and have a magnifying glass at hand, and the soundtrack accompanying you during dinner should further create the mysterious atmosphere you’re seeking.

Live murder and Cluedo

A mystery and murder dinner for stag dos can start calmly. All the guests sit at the table, start enjoying the starters, but different people keep getting up from the table under the pretence of going to the toilet, the kitchen, etc.; the more, the better, making the case more complicated to solve. Suddenly, someone screams because they’ve discovered the theft or the body, whichever you prefer, and then the investigation proper begins.

You will need to have scattered various valid and misleading clues around the room where you’re celebrating the stag do, and then everyone will try to discover who is guilty. It will be an extremely fun experience in which everyone will be involved. Who will be the murderer?

But if you want to make it more realistic, you can also hire a theatre company or some actors who can lead the show. This way, the performance will be more professional, and it will seem like it actually happened.

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Enrique Camba

- CEO of Events Marketing Group, an events agency based in Barcelona
- Event organiser since 2011
- Entrepreneur, SEO specialist and web designer since 2003