Hi, I’m Stephanie Chambers founder of MERRI
Mysteries.com. That’s Merri with an “I”. I’m also the author of “Why Mystery Parties Make
Magic Happen”. My aim is to bring more bliss into people’s lives.
How can a mystery party help your bored teenagers to have fun?
This may seem like an impossible task, but teens aren’t that different from you — they
just want to spend time with each other and to connect more deeply. But they want to do
it in new and innovative ways. So when offering party suggestions to teens, your challenge
is to think of ways to make it different from their ordinary lives.
Mystery party games are a great way to do that. Playing someone new — playing a character
can allow them to explore new sides of their personalities. They might play someone who
is mega rich, someone from another time and era, or even someone from outer space. There
are lots of possibilities. In our MERRI Mysteries kits, for example most
of the characters don’t require fancy bought costumes. You can just gather things from
your wardrobe and put them together in different ways to suit the character they wish to play.
So you can easily print out, assign everyone their roles and hold the party within a few
days. Our kits are also flexible so that if someone decides not to show up, you can simply
give their lines to someone else. So next time your teenagers are complaining
about being bored, challenge them to change their world by creating and entering a new
one. Challenge them to try living out their fantasy lives rather than just watching them
on a screen. For more talks, go to MysteryPartyLady.com.