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Best Themes For A Murder Mystery Fundraiser

Updated on March 14, 2013

Murder Mystery Parties Are A Fun Way To Raise Money For A Charity

Forget the boring fundraisers that require everyone to spend a lot of money to go to a event they would rather sleep through. Murder Mystery Fundraisers are a great way to raise money and entertain a large group as well as a small group. Not only are your group more likely to get ticket sales to a party that will entertain them but they are also likely to bring guests that would of probably never of came other wise.

You are the boss of your fundraiser. You can have a large party or you can split up into little groups. In groups that have access to buildings such as churches, schools or large buildings with lots of rooms you can have different themed parties in different rooms. Let your guests make reservations to the room they want to participate in. Then have a designated host in each room.

Themes For A Murder Mystery Fundraiser

There are way to many themes to cover but here are a few of my favorite. Remember the theme goes as strong as you make it. You can make dressing up mandatory or just suggest they dress up for more fun.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fundrasier Party Ideas - Murder Mystery Party - Pasta, Passion and Pistols

If the group you are doing a fundraiser loves food and you have a place where a kitchen is readly available this party theme idea would be super fun. I have been to a fundraiser similar to this with a youth group, the older kids love cooking and the younger kids had a great time helping.

Murder Mystery Party Games - Pasta, Passion & Pistols
Murder Mystery Party Games - Pasta, Passion & Pistols

* Party planner with recipes and menu by Sandra Gluck

* Character booklet for all suspects including roles and background information

* Compact disc included with introduction and solution to the crime

* Socially engaging and fun

* Recommended for ages between 18 - 99 years


Back Yard Murder Mystery Party Fundraiser Idea - Murder Mystery Party - A Murder on the Grill

You do not have to discredit the usual backyard burger fundraiser, put a little spunk in the fund raiser even with a Murder Mystery Theme.

Cowboy Themed Murder Mystery Fundraiser Idea

This country western theme would be a good fundraiser party idea for about any time of year. I have seen this idea be carried out in several ways. A young group fundraiser used this theme for a Halloween party and all their guest came dressed costumed in western wear. I have also seen this theme for a Fourth of July Party where there was lots of flags and firecrackers combined with cowboy hats.

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Party Ideas - University Games Murder Mystery Party Game - Murder at Mardi Gras

This is a great them to do around March and April or really any time of year. This is a small Murder Mystery Kit for a party of 8 but can be found or created for a larger fundraiser. You can also buy a few kits and break the party up into smaller groups.

Murder Mystery Party Games - Murder at Mardi Gras
Murder Mystery Party Games - Murder at Mardi Gras

* Contains everything you need to solve a murder mystery

* The boxed set comes with a complete party planner

* Includes character booklets, invitations, name tags and menu suggestions, clues and more

* Includes a free bonus Murder Mystery party game CD


Island and Beach Murder Mystery Party Ideas - University Games Murder Mystery Party Game - Murder on Misty Island

I love this theme if you are looking for a more summery idea. You can go with island, tropical or beach like decor to get the party guests in the mood. This is also a great fundraiser party idea for events that will be held outside.

Have You Went To A Murder Mystery Party? - Tell us about it......

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      Carol Brooks 5 years ago from Florida

      I have been to a Murder Mystery Party. Actually it was a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater and I was one of the actors. It was so much fun! I had to write a lens about it.