Create a Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner

Take your Mardi Gras soiree in a unique direction by adding a mysterious aspect to the evening. A Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner is an event your friends will be talking about for years to come. A murder mystery dinner is both fun and interactive, so it keeps everyone involved in the Mardi Gras fun.

The first thing you’ll need is a theme. Shindigz carries a variety of Mardi Gras theme decorations that will set the scene for your mystery. The masquerade photo backdrop makes a  beautiful wall covering with its elegant mask photograph. It will look great in your party photos. Jazz musician standees and Bourbon Street lamps set the scene for a New Orleans themed party.

You’ll also need the plot and script for the murder mystery dinner. There are Mardi Gras-themed murder mystery scripts available online or you can get really creative and write your own. Check out these tips for writing your own murder mystery dinner.

Mardi Gras masks help add to the intrigue. Stock up on masks from our wide assortment of beautiful Mardi Gras masks and have guests choose a mask to match their character. The masks will be memorable favors.

Next, you’ll need tableware for the dinner part of the festivities. Cover the table with a solid purple, green, or gold tablecovers and add a shimmering tableskirt. We have solid and patterned Mardi Gras tableware just right for serving your decadent Mardi Gras food and minimizing clean up. Top the tables off with glittering Mardi Gras centerpieces such as our sequined carnival masks. Our Mardi Gras pulp board coasters make a cool custom addition to your bar area too. Check out our Mardi Gras food tips for ideas to plan your menu!

Finish the evening off with favors. Select a special favor for the guest who solves the mystery. A custom tin full of treats or a special gift certificate would be appropriate. Send everyone home with tons of beads or one of our custom Mardi Gras mint tins.

A murder mystery dinner is just one fantastic way to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Check out our other Mardi Gras tips for other ideas and shop all of our Mardi Gras party supplies.

One Comment

  • Carlo
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM | Permalink

    I can honestly say, this is one of the few types of parties I’ve never produced. A Mardi Gras Mystery Party? Man! Talk about “Theme City”. Wow! Having said that, I have to add that I sincerely love what you’ve come up with here.
    It’s different AND it the twists that you’ve put into it make it truly unique.

    Thank you for sharing this with your reader/subscribers and for giving me some great inspiration.
    Love this!

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