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I love the thought of a Detective Party because I have long been a fan of mysteries.

From my early years, when I devoured every Nancy Drew or Hardy Boy mystery I could find, to today, when I still love to read, what (and play!) detective.

Detective Party Ideas and Games

My favorite detective movies are the old Thin Man Movies.  Not exactly appropriate for little kids - but I love them! Tracking down "who done it" with humor and 1930's splendor...they are great fun!

Whether you are planning a detective theme party or mystery party, the theme will involve a mystery or scavenger hunt of some kind.

Having a slumber party?

A mystery can also lend itself well as slumber party games, with a mystery or hunt developing throughout the evening. It is good because you'll have lots of time on your hands, and can really spread out the clues and control how quickly the solution occurs.

Fun Detective Birthday Party Ideas

  • Have everyone take their fingerprints, or do other "detective training" exercises.
  • Have a grab bag of disguise materials and let everyone create their own disguise. You could even play musical dress up as a fun way to create a disguise.
  • If you are having just a few party guests, you could play some fun board games. Probably the best known board game for mysteries is the famous Clue Game.
  • At a slumber party, watch the Nancy Drew Movie. No one solves mysteries better than Nancy Drew!
  • For older guests, play one of the mystery party game plans from the SimpliFun Studios website! They have scavenger hunts for kids as young as 5 and mystery parties planned out for kids for ages 9 and up.
  • Creating your own Case to Solve at your Detective Party

    If you'd like to create your very own mystery, with a little planning and thought it can be done. Read all about the mystery detective party I recently created.

    It was a lot of fun, and as a matter of fact, it was one of the favorite parties I've ever planned! It was a lot of fun coming up with the clues, and casting my friends and family into the parts was a riot.

    As mentioned earlier, you can go on a hunt. These are always fun and can lead to a mystery destination or an ultimate mystery items. Here are some tips and links for how to easily plan a terrific treasure hunt or scavenger hunt.

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