While this site has everything to help you plan your Murder in Sin City party, you will need to get the marterials from our parent company, Night of Mystery. On that site, you will find all of the info you need on running a murder mystery party. This site is designed specifically to help you with party extras (such as decorations & costumes) and ways to enhance your Murder in Sin City party.

Before ordering, we suggest you get an accurate guest count. You can do this by downloading an invitation to the party and asking for an rsvp. Once you have the guest count, you will be able to purchase the mystery for the correct amount of guests you are expecting.

All of the information regarding how to run your Murder in Sin City party can be found online at Night of Mystery. We highly suggest that you take time to look over this website and download the Murder in Sin City preview file. Upon reading the preview file, it will give you a better understanding about how the parties are run and what to expect once you purchase a full mystery file.

If you still have question, the Frequently Asked Questions page at Night of Mystery is a great resource or you can contact us.


Check out some of these movies or t.v. shows that depict casino life: Casino, Bugsy, Oceans Eleven, Honeymoon in Vegas, 21, The Cooler, and Magic City (series on Starz).

Check out this well-thought out blog on "How to Host a Mystery Party". Note: this hostess hosted Murder at The Deadwood Saloon, but halfway through, she notes a number of good pointers for throwing your mystery party.

Additionally, you can always look online at our murder mystery forum to see what other hosts and hostesses have done for their parties and learn from their experience.


Each month we highlight one of our customers who has posted on our murder mystery forum board and award them a FREE party!

In order to post pictures, comments and/or enter the "Party of the Month" contest, you will need to create an account and make a post on our murder mystery message board. To start, you can go to the murder mystery message board and register. Unfortunately, the username and password that you use for our site is not automatically transferred to the message board.

Once you have registered and created a posting, please email us the pictures to be added to your comments/posting.

For posting, you will also receive a $5 coupon and you will automatically be entered in our monthly "Party of the Month" contest. Each month we award a FREE party to one customer who has shared their comments and/or pictures with us. Don't worry, if you are not a winner that particular month, you will be entered each month until you win.


With this mystery theme, you have a unique opportunity tomake special themed invitations to help create even more excitement for your party!

For this theme, you could:

Send along special Save The Date postcards - designed like playing cards. (Directions and designs included in mystery.)

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Use poker chips instead of money provided with mystery. Consider providing each of your guests with little buckets for their winnings!

Download some slot apps to your ipad and have a slot area for your guests to play.

If you really want to add some Vegas flare, rent casino gaming equipment from local vendors. They'll have set ups for Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Wheels of Fortune and Roulette tables. They may even have a list of dealers you can hire to run the games.

Throwing a last-minute party? Or just want to help your guests get into character? Provide an assortment of accessories to help your guests "get into character" include items such as: mob hats, cigars, fake jewelry, feather boas, glow necklaces, etc.

Give your guests an unforgettable souvenier by setting up a photo area where they can capture a picture of themselves in character.

A few suggestions:

  • Pick a place where there will be good lighting.

  • You can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.

  • Accessories and decorations can make the difference. Have some extra props on hand that your guests can pose with. Boas, fake money, bling!, sunglasses, fake mustaches, etc.

  • An easy way to create a background is to use a "scene setter". These affordable rolls of images transform your room instantly and make for a good backdrop to your picture.

  • Use props like oversized dice, balloons, streamers, oversized cards, poker tables, lavish chairs, anything you can think of, to create a staged area for pictures.

  • Make sure there is enough room to fit everyone in to the frame.

  • For individual shots of guests, designate someone to be in charge of pictures as your guests arrive.

    •  Consider your character list and which character would fit the role of taking the picture. Ie, if you want mug shots, perhaps ask the investigator to be in charge of taking the pictures.

    • If having a party with 20 guests, you may ask Jamie Joiurnalist to take the pictures.

    • For a group picture, take one just before the introduction is read or right after the solution is read (before people may start heading out).

      o These are two times when you can count on everyone being around and attentive.

Once you order, in your mystery packet you will receive directions and/or printables to make unique and original decorations specific to your party! Included will be:

  • SIMPLE WAYS TO DECORATE (directions and examples)
  • POSTERS (3 designs)
    • Welcome to the Paramount
    • Lucy Legs
    • Paul Piano Poster
  • SIGNS (7 designs)
    • Room/Area signs
    • Gaming signs
  • DESIGNED COCKTAIL AND DINNER MENUS (2 designs you can personalize with your menu items)




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