Posted on January 23, 2016

A Murder Mystery Meal // MurderOnThePoshFloor

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murder mystery meal

Back in early December, I was invited to a bloggers event ย – it was a murder mystery meal to be held at Hilton Leeds City hotel by PoshFlooring. This included a 3 course meal with wine, and we had actors from the Murder Mystery Company come and set the scene.

Last Saturday, after what seemed like the longest wait ever, the time for the event rolled around!

After some pre-drinks in the reception, we were seated. There were three tables with each of our names on a seat. I was on table 1, which is the best table.

I’ve heard of murder mystery meals before but never actually been to one. I wasn’t sure if we would have to play characters, with one of us being the murderer or what.

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Not long after we had been seated, a man BURST through the door with his hands around his throat, gasping for air. Then he stumbled around the room and then promptly died on the floor at the front.

A police women came in and pronounced him dead. Next, Detective Sherlock Holmes came in and tried to ask us all what happened. Of course, when you get a bunch of bloggers in a room like this, it’s kind of hard to get information from them because everyone was too busy taking photos and Tweeting.

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After a bit of probing, each table was given an file. The file had a card inside which told us about each potential suspect. We also had things such as question slips, to ask each suspect any question, some finger print slips so we could match finger prints, pocket search warrants and forensic slips to analyse evidence.

At certain points through the dinner, we were given evidence to look at. Such as a glass with finger prints on.

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It was getting close to the end, we kind of hit a wall during the middle. But then it seemed to all make sense so we wrote down who we thought was the murderer and why. Obviously, I can’t reveal this incase anyone else gets called upon to solve the Murder at Brackett Hall ๐Ÿ˜‰

After reading our verdicts, they asked table 3 to go for a different room for further questioning. A few minutes later, the came out dressed as the suspects..

Sherlock then read out OUR verdict about what happened that night and table 3 acted it out.

He then read out table 2’s verdict and said it was rubbish and then read out table 3’s.

We had very similar verdicts and both of our tables got the right murderer, but table 3 were declared the winners because they apparently got to the answer in a better way than us. Though we didn’t agree, of course.

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The sent us away with goody bag so we can keep being posh at home, as well as a belly full of wine.

I had a friend pick me up as we had a work party that evening, she had to drive me an hour to the hotel we were staying at and I was pretty much wasted and chatting rubbish the whole way there. Oops!

Overall it was a great event! We all had so much fun and it was quite good that they picked our tables for us so you couldn’t sit with people you already know!

Have you ever been to a murder mystery meal?

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21 Comments

  • Reply Darina January 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This looks fabulous! I have never been to a murder mystery meal, but I love to go once too. I love murder mysteries and try to solve them!
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  • Reply Suze The Luxury Columnist January 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I’d love to go on one of these. I think they could have had you all dress up and play the characters for added intrigue!
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  • Reply Anca January 23, 2016 at 11:48 am

    It sounds so interesting, I would love to try to solve a murder mystery like this one ๐Ÿ™‚ Dressing up is so much fun, it seems you had a great time.
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  • Reply Sassy January 23, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Aw, that sounds like one of the best blogger events ever ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only been to a murder mystery meal organised by friends – you can buy games like this and everyone gets an envelope with their part and then we had to talk through different rounds. It was kinda fun, but with a real professional lead for that “crime” it sounds fun as well!
    Awesome that even though you ha such a blast and a lot of wine they even gave you goodie bags ๐Ÿ™‚
    And it’s great that you could meet some new people ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Michelle January 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    That’s the neatest and coolish way to have a blogger meeting. Man, I wish more bloggers lived near me or had events like that. Looks like a blast.
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  • Reply Shannon Sage January 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    This sounds like so much fun!! My friend had a murder mystery party ages ago and I loved it! I know I would totally love this as well!! What a fun way to meet some bloggers!

    Shannon Sage
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  • Reply Ela January 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    That sounds like a really fun event! I like mystery games so I am sure I would like this too ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca January 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Looks like such a fun evening!

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  • Reply Sarah January 23, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Oh wow, this sounds like a fantastic event – I’ve never been to a murder mystery but I think it’d be a fab experience! x

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  • Reply Sophie January 23, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Sounds like a great evening! My work’s Christmas party a few years ago was a murder mystery evening, and they are really good fun. Yours seems like it was much more high-budget though!
    Well done on solving the murder! XD

    xx
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  • Reply Akaleistar January 23, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! It’s like Clue brought to life ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Ella Pinto January 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I think the best part about this is the fact that you got to sit with people you didn’t already know. We always tend to stay in our comfort zone, which sometimes ruins alot of opportunities for us. So I think this part was brilliantly planned out.

    I would absolutely love to go to one of these! I love mysteries and murder related things. I’m always obsessing over movies and books and tv shows like this ahahah

    I love that you had a really good time and everything looks gorgeous!
    Ella x
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  • Reply Bernadette January 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Lovely post. x

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  • Reply adalias closet January 24, 2016 at 1:42 am

    This sounds like such an amazing experience! xx

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  • Reply Kezzie January 24, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to a Murder mystery evening. Annoyingly, my sister had one for her 17th but I couldn’t go- sad times! Well done for getting it right!
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  • Reply Kel January 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I still maintain that table two were onto something….
    our suspect may not have been guilty of THIS crime, but was definitely up to no good!
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  • Reply Sarah January 24, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I’ve never been to a murder mystery dinner before, but it looks so cool! My favourite boardgame as a kid as Cluedo so this would be right up my street. I love that door sign too, ‘busy being posh’ haha, brilliant!

    Glad you had a great night, it looked like so much fun, and who doesn’t want to go home with a belly full of wine?

    Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Reply TheBoxQueen January 24, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I’ve always wanted to attend a Murder Mystery Dinner, this looks like SO much fun. I laughed reading bloggers were busy taking pics and tweeting. I can of course picture that. I have to show this to hubby and friends, maybe I can finally convince them to come with me. ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXO, Elif

  • Reply Laura January 27, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    That sounds so fun, I did have to laugh about all the tweeting though instead of listening for the clues, I’d be so torn between wanting to win and wanting to photo it all!

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  • Reply Katie January 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    It sounds like such a good night! I’ve never been to one (or heard of one happening near me!) but I’d love to. Love a good murder mystery haha! (Fictional, of course!)
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  • Reply Laura February 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    this sounds great! i’ve always wanted to go to one, haha (but i’d be too embarrassed if i didn’t solve the murder because i’m a pleb ha)! xx
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