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Maxine Mystery Tea PartiesImpress your friends by host­ing a unique and fun mys­tery tea party! Maxine’s mys­tery tea party themes take the mys­tery (and stress) out of find­ing a novel way to enter­tain. Each tea party theme plan book­let includes easy to fol­low host­ess instruc­tions, scripts with cos­tume sug­ges­tions, invi­ta­tions, name tags, place cards and every thing you need to host a tea party game and solve a mystery.

Every guest has a role to play, a unique and humor­ous iden­tity, and a script to fol­low. Lots of laughs along the way as you solve a mys­tery while enjoy­ing tea.
The mys­tery tea party theme plans are writ­ten for eight guests, but can be done with large groups as well. Popular with friends and fam­i­lies, women’s groups, tea rooms, and bed and break­fast inns.

Each Mystery Tea Party Theme plan can be ordered and shipped to you as a printed bound book­let. Or to save time and money: down­load the mys­tery party theme plan to your com­puter to print at home. Detailed instruc­tions on how to down­load can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. Order now and receive my free “Tips on Hosting a Mystery Tea Party”. This guide will lead to a suc­cess­ful, fun mys­tery tea party! Discounts are given if mul­ti­ple Mystery Tea Party Theme Plan book­lets are ordered.

What peo­ple are say­ing about Mystery Tea Parties

A great party idea. An ideal group game. Fun for Luncheon and Church events. Marvelous party idea.” Seen in Tea Time mag­a­zine and Romantic Country mag­a­zine. See tes­ti­mo­ni­als on the right.

Characters from Mystery Tea Parties

bodacious babesDear Maxine;

We are “The Ladies Between the Lakes” chap­ter of the Red Hat Society in Ticonderoga, NY. Thought you would like to see our “Bodacious Babes”.


GAOur Murder Mystery Dinner pre­sent­ing the “Decadent Housewives of Hysteria Lane” was a huge suc­cess!
Our “actresses” did a superb job and our patrons want another mur­der mys­tery din­ner! We are plan­ning to host another in the fall and one at Christmas. Other tea­rooms who may be feel­ing the pinch of the econ­omy at this time may want to con­sider doing this.
It cer­tainly helped us out and gave our patrons a won­der­ful evening of enter­tain­ment as well.
Thanks so much! Looking for­ward to Bodacious Babes!”

G. T. from Barnesville, GA.

7extra (WinCE)Several months ago I ordered “Who Killed the Roving Romeo of the Red Feather Ladies”, and I just wanted to express what a delight­ful time we had pre­sent­ing your play. It was such a suc­cess that we have been requested to present our pro­duc­tion to a church group and we def­i­nitely will be order­ing another play for next year.


red hat ladiesMaxine, my red hat ladies love your mys­tery scripts. Thanks for bring­ing so much fun and joy into our lives.


tealadyHi! Just thought I would let you know about our mys­tery lun­cheon. We had it at our church for all ladies. The ladies that were the char­ac­ters were hilar­i­ous. We had about 30 ladies in atten­dance.  Just thought I would tell you about how much fun your mys­tery lun­cheon was.


prime timeDear Maxine,
My Red Hat chap­ter is Prime Time and Sublime. I want to share these pho­tos with you. We had so much fun. This is the first mur­der mys­tery tea party I hosted last year. “Who Killed the Darling Duke of Darjeeling”

Prime Time and Sublime

18 (WinCE)Dear Maxine,
Just wanted to let you know that our Mystery Teas this week­end. It was fab­u­lous! The ladies really put a lot into their cos­tume and char­ac­ters and the inter­ac­tion was won­der­ful. We were laugh­ing so-everyone was very funny. I have another group inter­ested in doing the Mystery also. You pro­vided every­thing needed to hold the mys­tery in that book­let, it was just great. I even had 2 can­cel­la­tions due to ill­ness at the last minute, but it went off with­out a hitch, the Mystery was so skill­fully done. I’ve let the Tea Guild know what a suc­cess it was. Please be sure and let me know when your next one comes out! Thanks again.

Mary, Ladies Tea Guild, Memphis Chapter

inviteDear Maxine,
I just wanted to let you know that yes­ter­day we cel­e­brated my mother’s 70th birth­day with the mur­der mys­tery tea party.
It was a blast! My mother, 7 sis­ters and myself did it. Everyone got into the cos­tume and char­ac­ter so well.
Mom was thrilled. Thank you for cre­at­ing the script that made the say so spe­cial. If you come up with any more let me know.

T. Morton

4 ladiesThanks, the last one was great.  My red hat ladies want to do it again.  Bring on more Red Feather Investment Club mysteries.


BFFEHi Maxine,
Here is a pic­ture of our Who Killed the Darling Duke of Darjeeling. We did this mys­tery at The Carolina Bread and Breakfast here in Helena, Mt. I believe it was built in the 1930’s. It was a per­fect back­drop for the mys­tery. I am the one on the left side end in the back. (I played a detec­tive and directed it) Can you guess which gal did it? She played the Duke’s sec­re­tary and is the sec­ond one to the left in the back wear­ing a dark green dress and jacket. We all had a lot of fun. They also decided that she deserved her just desserts which was a Red Toile Stoneware Teapot.

Sue Hunt Heavenly Special Teas

Book by Maxine Holmgren

Murder at the Fancy Frills Tea Room

Book Cover Murder at the Fancy Frills Tea Room

Sit back and enjoy a cup of tea as you read this Christian mur­der mys­tery. Learn more.
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