Q. How far in advance do I need to book your services?
A. Ideally, we'd like to have a minimum of three weeks. We can often turn around things in two, but this can be chancy at busy times of the year. A lot of work goes into preparing your event, and we want the time to ensure it is done right.
We encourage hosts to plan and book their event as far in advance as possible, as dates are booked on a first come, first served basis.
Q. My company has a no alcohol policy at events, but you say your events are for a “cocktail party” atmosphere. Does this mean your parties would be unsuitable for us?
A. Not at all! We call for a cocktail party atmosphere in part because of our events’ sophistication, and their intimate size. But the most important reason is because they are the sort of party where everyone stands up pretty much the whole time!
While we certainly do not discourage alcohol at our events, it does not alter their entertainment value.
Q. My teenager is having a birthday (sweet sixteen, etc.) party. Would your services be appropriate?
A. Our storylines tend to feature adults, so we seldom market them to teenage events. We are currently developing a Cocktail (Mocktail?) Caper for teenagers, however. Please give us a call to see how it is going.
We do not recommend our products for children's parties.
Q. Are your mysteries humorous?
A. We certainly hope so!
Q. How mature is the subject matter of your events?
A. Our material (at its raciest) runs along the lines of your average prime time soap opera (at its mildest).
Q. Do you do decorations?
A. We provide props as necessary for the advancement of the mystery and to help guests stay in character and in the mood. We do not provide standard party decorations such as balloons, streamers, etc.
Q. Are your parties costume parties?
A. No and yes. None of our parties require guests to dress in costume. In our experience, calling your event a costume party will excite a few of your potential participants, but will seem like a chore to a lot more. We do however suggest that you encourage your guests to "do a little something to dress the part", just to get into their role. We have found that this approach makes for the most fun, and usually results in some pretty outrageous costumes, without the pressure!
Q. What sort of locations are good for your events?
A. Our parties need a comfortable space for the guests to congregate. Anything from the living room of a private home, to a large suite or adjoining meeting rooms in a hotel will do. We also need several exits from the room which lead to different areas to send people in and out of the main party during the course of events. Please talk to us if at all possible before booking a venue.