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DIY Murder Mystery Party Gift Bags


One of the best things about purchasing a Murders Inc Murder Mystery Party is that all of the essentials are done for you already. Hosting a party can be a lot of work, so we like to make sure your storyline, characters, and evidence are squared away. If you're like us, however, that means that you might want to go above and beyond to make this party an event that your guests will never forget!

After we received the prototype for our professionally manufactured box kit, Murder at the Speakeasy, we were excited, to say the least. This beautiful new box sat in front of us and we knew that we had to do something big to celebrate (and take some amazing photos for our Kickstarter Campaign, of course). We decided to rent out a real Speakeasy and throw a killer party of our own.



Adding gift bags was an easy decision for us. We wanted to make sure everyone took home some fun party favors and also had some extras for the night of the party. For our gift bags, we used:

  1. Kraft Gift Bags

  2. Personalized Shot Glasses

  3. Nametags

  4. Black Folding Fans

  5. Chocolate Cigars

  6. Notepads

  7. Magnifying Glasses

  8. Candy Labels

  9. Hershey Kisses

  10. Lifesavers Mints

  11. Liquid IV



As people who enjoy crafts, we already happened to have a Cricut machine laying around. We decided to use some gold vinyl on top of the black bags to lean into the 1920s theme. We then picked a great Gatsby-esque font and typed out the names of all of our guests. After that, it was as simple as cutting, peeling, and using transfer paper to move the decals onto our bags.



For our party, we chose our main favor to be a personalized shot glass. We also considered mugs, beer glasses, t-shirts, draw-string bags, water bottles, coasters, sunglasses, pens, magnets, or photo frames. Doing a bigger favor like this is completely optional, for us, we knew that our promo party would be a big deal and we wanted everyone to leave with a memento so we went a little extra!



If you happen to be throwing your party with our new box kit, Murder at the Speakeasy, this part will be easy for you because we have all of our templates here. On our Speakeasy page, you'll find templates for the nametags, mugshot photo boards, party posters, and invitations available to you free of charge.

If you are using any other party, nametags are actually really easy to make! We purchased these sleeves and then found a template on for the 4"x3" size that would fit within the sleeve. Avery has plenty of templates to choose from to make designing the nametags as easy as possible.