Hen Nights and Murder Mystery!

I’ve spoken to a number of hens over the past few weeks, some planning for next year and some, in slightly more of a panic, planning for next week!  It’s struck me how creative hens are becoming these days, looking for more and more sophisticated hen parties for brides-to-be and her friends.

With a background in Event Management I’ve been able to help with all sorts of elements of a hen weekend but primarily I’ve focused on providing murder mystery game advice.  That said, if you need venue and food advice, add-on suggestions and even location help I can certainly help!

A game just for you!

At Red Herring Games we pride ourselves on the variety of games that we offer and as everything is custom written we can even write a game just for you and your hens too.  We’ll take your stories and anecdotes, your character traits and personalities and turn you all into suspects.  In fact, we’ll even take your photos (good and bad, we’ve seen them all!) and use them to adorn the covers of your suspects’ booklets and answer sheets.


Well, customising a game might be slightly out of your budget option, but panic not.  We’ve plenty of all-girl games that you can chose from, ranging from a 1980’s dressing up opportunity right back to costumes from the 1920’s being needed.  Definitely something for everyone…you only have to ask!

Actors required

Sometimes not everyone wants to play a part in a game; they simply want to test their super sleuth skills and work out the whodunit.  That’s fine.  We can come along with our Police Inspector and his assistant, lots of photographic evidence and a picture of the crime scene.  All we need from you are six willing guests who are happy to act along for the evening as suspects, reading their lines and proclaiming their innocence!  One of them is definitely guilty, but don’t worry, our Police Inspector will help you work out who!

What do you need to do?

With, or without my help you need to finalise your venue, your number of guests and your dining options.  However, don’t panic!  If things change and you need a bit of flexibility we can support you.  I’m only ever at the end of the phone and right up until the 11th hour we can help you adapt things if we need to.

The extra little things that mean a lot

Having put so much thought into your hen weekend, why not say thank you to your guests with a murder mystery themed party bag (come on, it’s not a party without a party bag, no matter how old you are!).   We have a huge range of accessories that you can give your hens, ranging from handcuffs and magnifying glasses through to chocolate guns and red herring key rings.  You can present their thank you gift in an evidence bag, sealed with evidence tape and why not even give them a certificate to say they were there and worked out the whodunit.

So, if you’re Chief Bridesmaid, the Bride or just the organiser, we are the murder mystery company to come to for hen parties and accessories.  Give us a call and we’ll make your party go with a bang!



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Flexible and fun!

We contacted Red-Herring-Games for a party for a special occasion. Why going to restaurants to eat is the preferred activity to mark milestones is beyond me and my friends.   The choice of mystery was obvious, looking at the options from New Zealand on the web Red Herring stuck out from the international options.  A quick look at the site and games showed subtlety as well a range of choices.  The numbers you could have for each evening was important,  Red Herring had scaling options a good range of scenarios but most importantly were Jo and team being flexible, responsive and helpful.

Rachel McWilliam, Arts Development Officer, Lincs Inspire

Thank you Red Herring Games for the marvellous 'Murder!  Cargo Connections?' event that you organised for us as part of Museums at Night at the Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby. The whole evening went so well and was brilliant fun.  I know from all the feedback that our visitors had a fantastic time. It was really good working with you and I have no doubt that we will do again in the not too distant future.  

A. Nonymous (council employee)

I would like to thank you and your colleague for helping contribute towards our successful conference last month.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy the evening and it was rewarding that so many delegates were able to participate in addition to the main "Actors".  Our conference evaluation froms included the following comments:
  • "Enjoyed the evening entertainment!"
  • The evening entertainment was great and the confusion made it great fun!"
With thanks and best wishes.

Sarah Spencer (Cleethorpes Chronicle)

I had no idea what to expect before purchasing a ticket for Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, which was being staged at a nearby hotel, and feared it might involve taking part in some way. However thankfully for me no acting was necessary, just some amateur sleuthing. "Wedding guests" of which I was one, were called upon to move from room to room in the hotel in groups, questioning a number of possible murderers with the aim of solving the mystery of the dead bridegroom. The interviewees were really fun characters and gave us all some good laughs. Of course they all had motives and it was a case of identifying the shiftiest. The wedding theme was particularly good, as it fitted well with the venue, the buffet that was part of the evening (with a wedding cake in the middle) and the fact that everyone had been able to dress up to fit in without going to the trouble of fancy dress. I didn't think I had enough "evidence" to actually accuse anyone but later regretted not even writing down my first guess as it wouldn't have been too far off the mark. The evening was great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it and take part. I would definitely recommend Old, New, Borrowed, Blue as good for getting even reluctant or first-time mystery party-goers involved.  

Alan Young (Personal Touch Mortgages)

What a cracking nights entertainment! We don't get out much nowadays with 2 kids and this was exactly what we were looking for in a good night out. Lots of fun with tongue firmly in cheek and everyone kept guessing whodunnit right to the very end. Would definitely attend another!!!!!  


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