Murder For Hire: Take Your Party to the Next Level

Mad Men Style Party

When it comes to celebrating the big milestones and special occasions in life, you want to do it with style; something unique, exciting and something that your guests have likely never experienced before.

This was my line of thinking when I began planning my husband’s milestone surprise birthday party. After some research, I happily discovered Murder For Hire, a high quality, interactive murder mystery dinner theatre experience.

I loved the concept of providing entertainment for our guests in a home setting and providing something just a bit unusual. For the guests that preferred to sit back and watch, a live story unfolded right in front of them. For the more outgoing guests, an opportunity to become a part of the story presented itself. And to round it all off, all the guests were able to interact with the actors and take part in trying to solve the murder. It was so much fun!

THE MURDER FOR HIRE EXPERIENCE

Murder For Hire is a company based in Thorndale, Ontario (just outside of London) and is dedicated to the presentation of the highest quality interactive murder mystery dinner theatre, paying particular attention to detail. The company was established in 2006 by Kay Rogers whom writes all of the scripts for the stories as well as the creation of costumes, props and sound effects for each show.

When you visit the Murder For Hire website, you can check out the different script options. I chose the Diamonds, Death and Second Chances show because I loved the idea of the late 60’s themed basis. The script is based on an auction of fine jewels hosted by Lady Ophelia so I decided to go with a Mad Men-inspired theme. I even asked the guests to dress up in their favourite 1960’s look…it really added to the experience.

I served 60’s style foods like Swedish meatballs, deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket and a cheese ball. I also set up a Martini Bar so that guests could sip away in style.

The party starts like any other, mingling among the guests; the Murder For Hire actors blend seamlessly into the crowd and begin to tell their back stories. This shapes the characters for the upcoming events. With fun sound effects, vibrant props and costumes, the mystery unfolds until the climax takes place; the murder.

During this time, the cast will get to know you and your guests too and they will throw in some fun surprises that will seriously take your party to the next level. Again, I don’t want to give away too much, but let me just say that I never knew some of the guys in my life looked so good in leisure suits!

It is then time for the guests to gather the evidence, question the actors and submit their hypothesis on whodunit and possible motives. The truth is finally revealed and awards are given out to party guests based on various criteria (I don’t want to give anything away here) that are fun!
This all takes place over a few of hours and provides a really fun and out of the ordinary experience. We opted in to add a photo booth setup to enhance the experience and to make sure we got some great shots of all the fun costumes and actors. You receive all the images on the spot on a handy USB card.

Murder For Hire Photo Booth

The Murder For Hire team does a wonderful job of staying in character and providing laughter, entertainment and the opportunity to bring out your inner detective. This is something that I would highly recommend for your next celebration.

TAKE ANY PARTY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Each month, there are featured Murder For Hire scripts to bring your party to the next level…check out GHOULS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN! for a unique way to celebrate Halloween, or CRIMES OF PASSION to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a whole new way. And the Holidays will never be the same with the 2017 featured script, THE CHAOS IS KILLING ME, a Christmas themed show featuring the annual CHAOS (Canadian Honorary Association of Santas) Convention. Sounds fishy huh?!

CONTACT MURDER FOR HIRE

If you want to throw a party that your guests will never forget, be sure to check out Murder For Hire online or call 519-495-1446. You can also follow on Facebook to learn more.

Thanks to Kay and the Murder For Hire Team for providing such a fun and memorable event to celebrate such a special day in our lives!

City Mom

Disney on Ice: ‘Follow Your Heart’ has made its Canadian debut right here in #LdnOnt

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

I was lucky enough to attend an opening show of Disney on Ice, again, for the second year in a row!  Last year I attended with my daughter who was in awe of all of the beautiful Disney princesses. This year, my husband and my two-year-old son were able to come along with us! I wasn’t sure if the content would be enough to hold my son’s limited attention span for the duration, but with the added feature of Pixar’s Finding Dory, which kicks off the second half of the show, my son was as gripped as my daughter was the entire time!

For ticket information click here.

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

DISNEY ON ICE FOLLOW YOUR HEART

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

This is an all-new Disney on Ice show and will only be playing in three Canadian cities: London, Montreal and Toronto.

The show kicks off with the characters from Pixar’s Inside Out; Riley and her Emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, as they lead us through the show by helping Riley to work through her emotions of growing up and finding her confidence to win the hockey championship!

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

Every Disney princess makes an appearance and as they skate out, they mention the virtues that each princess possesses like bravery, kindness and perseverance. I thought this was a great message to deliver to kids and complimented the Inside Out story line of emotions as well. There were also some amazing aerial acrobatics displayed by Rapunzel and Ariel. My husband and I were both really amazed, as well as the kids!

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

My daughter was loving every moment of the show but was even more thrilled when she saw the wintry-world of Frozen come alive! Snow fell from the sky and Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff skated around Arendelle to help show that love is the most powerful magic of all! Even my husband and I were singing along to all of the songs!

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

And what would a Disney on Ice show be without seeing Mickey and the gang? The characters from Toy Story come together to celebrate friendship as well.

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

SEE THE SHOW

You can “Follow Your Heart” and attend the remaining London shows this weekend:

  • Friday, March 3 –  7pm
  • Saturday, March 4 – 11am & 3pm
  • Sunday, March 5 – 1pm & 5pm

I definitely recommend it!  It was a fabulous show.  My kids had a great time and my husband and I had fun as well; we all made lasting memories together.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart start at $20.

Your seats will be reserved and tickets are available at budweisergardens.com, disneyonice.ca, at the Budweiser Gardens Box Office, or by calling 1-866-455-2849.

For group rates and information, call 519-667-5741.

Enjoy the show!

Village Mom

Huge Limeapple Children’s Apparel #BlackFriday Sale Nov. 25 & 26

Limeapple Black Friday Clearance Sale

More often than not, when Little S is out and about wearing a piece of Limeapple apparel, we receive compliments and always the question: “where did you get that?” and of course, we happily reply, “Limeapple!”.

Awarded Best Tween Line via the Earnie Awards, Limeapple not only sells style, but quality too. From active wear to school wear to party attire, Limeapple has everything and anything for your stylish, active tweens.

LIMEAPPLE BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Limeapple Black Friday Sale

Just in time for the holidays, Limeapple is offering yet another amazing sale that not only includes 50% off all clearance items, but also these awesome outfit bundles at amazing package prices. This sale only lasts for two days (Nov. 25 & 26, 2016) so grab the deals while you can.

We got to pick out one of the holiday packs and Little S fell in love with the Bells Boutique Pack which includes the following items:

This pack is on sale for $100 CAD! Amazing huh?! The other packs are filled with cute and functional pieces for equally amazing prices. Be sure to check them out.

Check out our images below and click to see a larger version:

Limeapple Bells Boutique Pack

Be sure to check out the Limeapple Sale section to see the items that will be selling at an additional 50% off for this Black Friday sale.

PIN YOUR FAV FOR LATER

So I know I’ve got you all excited but you’ve got to wait right? The sale doesn’t start for another two days so I’ve got some handy prepared pinables for you to save so that you can go back to them on the 25th and 26th .

Which is your favourite?

Limeapple Jungle Active Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Limeapple Bells Boutique Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Limeapple Merry Minky Bubble Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Limeapple Joy Boutique Holiday Pack on Sale Nov 25 & 26

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

City Mom

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