A Foodie Murder Mystery Dinner for Tanya’s 40th Birthday

Milestone events deserve big celebrations.

I was so excited to work with Tanya to make her dream of having a murder mystery dinner party to celebrate her 40th birthday come true. She wanted to celebrate with her nearest and dearest and ensure that they created memories together that would last a lifetime. I was just so happy to be part of it!

Tanya found the perfect venue for her party – Ginger and Lime Food Studio in Fresnaye, Cape Town. It is one of the few venues in Cape Town that offers a private dining experience. I often find it’s exciting to use the venue as the springboard for the murder mystery’s theme, because that way you will have the look and feel pre-built into your game, so I was incredibly excited to explore a foodie scheme for her special party.

Thanks to everyone for a truly glorious evening. We laughed and laughed and laughed. So much fun and a perfect way to celebrate the 40th of the lovely Tanya

Party Guest

This particular murder mystery game included an immersive and interactive murder mystery experience, complete with a party host (moi), bespoke stationery, delicious food, and plenty of fun and laughs along the way. I even designed a fictitious recipe book cover so that we could launch the murder victim’s new recipe book. The murder mystery is tailored to the specific venue, so in this case I created a storyline featuring a murder at a Michelin-star chef’s book launch.

What did the murder mystery dinner birthday girl have to say?

Everyone, I canโ€™t thank you enough for all of your effort and enthusiasm. You all looked so great and your outfits definitely suited the characters you were assigned. You made my party so amazing and I absolutely loved it! Thank you thank you thank you. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜


The cast of characters included the murder victim (the fictional Lorenzo la Grasse), the suspects (a variety of different and colourful guests including Tanya). I wrote customized character sketches for each party guest that brought out their unique personalities and quirks.

Purchase the Murder at Peppermint Palace Print and Play game and delight your guests. Simple tap on the drop-down menu and navigate to this specific murder mystery dinner game.

One of my favorite moments from the murder mystery dinner evening was when the psychic, Esmerelda, began to sense the dearly departed’s presence at the dinner table. She started to receive a message the murder victim’s ghost, who then dictated his last words to her, all while the table was shaking. (Esmerelda was obviously shaking the table herself ๐Ÿ˜‰ And it was all totally improvised!

Thanks so much everyone! It was such a fabulous evening! It was so wonderful to get to know everyone who is so near and dear to our special friend!!!!!

Party Guest

If you’re thinking of hosting a murder mystery dinner party for your birthday, family reunion or corporate year-end function, I would highly recommend it. It’s the perfect way to add an element of suspense and excitement to any event. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun!

If you’re in Cape Town and looking for a murder mystery dinner party guide, I would be more than happy to help you create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

It was a truly fantastic evening and thanks so much for organizing it all. Really enjoyed the vibe, food and venue. Well done on a great 40th and thanks for letting us celebrate with you.

Party Guest

Contact me now via my email address in the Contact section at the bottom of my Home Page to discuss your custom-made murder mystery dinner experience, or head to my Print-and-Play shop to host your own party using one of my games. Use the dropdown menu to choose the murder mystery dinner game that suits your needs best.

Venue: Ginger and Lime Food Studio

Table Decor: Petals Group

Photography: Mick Creative

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