The big event: Hen party
What they wanted: Murder mystery, wine tasting, dinner
Having crossed the M62 border between Manchester and Merseyside, manned by the usual entourage of armed guards and people selling knock-off football shirts, I happily headed to Liverpool to meet my hens for an evening for wine, good food and laughter.
MMM was hired to arrange a 1920s wine tasting and murder mystery dinner for Steph’s hen party. Bridesmaid, Faye, had let us know exactly what she wanted, which was something truly memorable for her friend’s big night.
“From the minute we met at Veeno everything was so perfectly arranged. We sampled five different wines and four delicious spuntini platters. Extremely generous portions of both. It was so good.”
Our aim is to provide just that. Be it a hen do, birthday party or corporate event, you can take the time, frustration and fiddly admin parts out of organising an event and put them squarely in our hands. We talk to the best venues and suppliers, get the best deals, and do all the leg work. You can any add on you like with your murder mystery party, be it wine tasting, dinner, cocktail making or dancing. So all your party needs to do is relax, get dressed up and head down to the party venue.
I met the party at our first stop for the evening at Veeno, an up and coming Italian wine café with branches across the North-West and Yorkshire. They arrived in 1920s costume ready to receive more information on how the game is played. Unlike traditional murder mysteries, we do not use actors at MMM. Every member of party has their own character to play that has a small role in the tale.
“Our MMM host kept us all in line. Haha – we needed it! She was so organised – just brilliant. Our host then took us to a lovely restaurant, where we all enjoyed a sumptuous meal in a private dining room.”
They played their parts with gusto, whilst sampling five different wines and getting stuck into the spuntini (Italian tapas – and there was tons of it!) Our wine expert talked us through every wine, each of which was matched with its accompanying spuntini, whilst the hen party played games and acted their parts in order to gather information and solve the murder mystery.
We waved goodbye to Veeno and headed around the corner to Restaurant Bar and Grill. Now, if you’ve never herded a pack of hens through the centre of Liverpool dressed up as 1920s gangsters and flappers, then I suggest you attach them all to a piece of string or bring a giant butterfly net!
Once I’d disentangled my hens from several other parties having a good night out, we headed into the restaurant for a two course dinner and the final activities – including the ever popular dance off to win the best two clues of the evening. Once the murderer was identified (and the murderer isn’t told in advance so it’s a secret), the villain said their final words before being locked up and a prize was awarded to the winning team.
During the wine tasting, San, the hen’s auntie, told me how impressed she was with the care and attention put into arranging this fun filled night. Here’s what San had to day:
“It was the most fabulous day and we can’t thank you enough. Perfect organisation. We would highly recommend you and most certainly use you again.”
One guest then said to me at the end of the night, only slightly reluctantly, ‘You know, I’m not normally keen on Mancs, but you’re alright.’ You can’t say fairer than that can you? Although, I wish I hadn’t fessed up to being born in Kent…
Are you facing the challenge of organising the hen party of the decade? Let MMM help you.