Hi, I’m Stephanie Chambers founder of MERRI
Mysteries.com. That’s Merri with an “I”. I’m also the author of “Why Mystery Parties
Make Magic Happen”. My aim is to bring more bliss into people’s lives.
Why will a mystery party make your New Year’s eve party guests feel like they’ve really
celebrated? New Year’s eve can feel a bit the same year
after year. But by adding a mystery party game, you can make the hours before midnight
fly by and really help people to enjoy each other’s company. It’s a great time of
year to really ham it up. And a party game can also be great to break
the ice if there are people who don’t know each other.
There are lots of mystery party games you could use. We recommend “Fame, Money and
Murder”. It is about a family that is counting down the hours before they find out who inherits
the family fortune. Another good kit to use is “The Superhero
Mystery” because who doesn’t want to feel like a superhero as they enter their new year?
Because there is often a lot of food prepared, we also recommend “Murder Of The Great Chef”
– our 1940’s gangster mystery. For girl parties, we recommend the “One
Of The Girls” murder mystery. Traditional New Year foods are thought to
bring luck. Many cultures believe that anything in the shape of a ring is good luck, because
it symbolizes “coming full circle,” completing a year’s cycle. So eat some donuts.
Black-eyed peas and other legumes, hogs, cabbage and rice are also eaten at this time of year
to bring luck and prosperity. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen,
finger food is the way to go. In terms of decorating for your party, you
can decorate to suit the theme and location of the mystery party.
New Year’s Eve is a happy time – a time to celebrate the New Year and put behind the
old one. So enjoy each other’s company and have some
fun as you bring in the new year. For more talks, go to MysteryPartyLady.com.