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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