A Secret Society Murder Mystery Party

When a floral designer, décor genius and Cape Town entrepreneur asks you to create a custom-made murder mystery dinner for her birthday party, you know it’s going to be a beautiful setting!

Heike Hayward, aka Fleur de Cordeur, chose a warm and inviting restaurant in Paarl called Noop, to be the venue for her private celebration. With table decor and gifting by Cadouri by Anne Mann Celebrates and Heike and her sister’s dresses by Kat van Duinen, the venue was resplendent. The variety of gregarious personalities in the mix made it an exciting task to create bespoke characters for each guest and then facilitate an hilarious evening this group of special friends will never forget.

We hosted the event in January on what was, unfortunately, the hottest day of the year (about 42 degrees Celsius). Luckily, we had air-conditioning inside the venue, but we were all glowing!

The advantage of a custom-made murder mystery dinner is that characters are written to perfectly suit each guest. No one is left feeling uncomfortable about the character they are playing for the night.

“It was so much fun ‘capturing the wild’ of the night’s celebrations and all the different characters!”

Betty Roux, Photographer

Another advantage of a Murder Mystery Guide experience is that games are 90% improvised – there are no scripts to be studied or followed, only prompts and basic guidelines. That leaves you and your guests free to squeeze all the life (excuse the pun!) out of the evening!

You can purchase this Print-and-Play game online! Head to our Shop then Print-and-Play, then use the dropdown menu to find the Secret Society / Anarchy Army game with all the details. Or, if you’d like to order a custom-made murder mystery dinner, get in touch using the Contact page.

Want to see more Murder Mystery Guide content? Head to my Instagram profile to check out the Reel from the evening’s festivities!

Venue: Noop Restaurant in Paarl

Photographer: Betty Roux

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