A Gr8 Olde English Christmas Dinner

This Olde English Christmas Dinner accompanied a murder mystery! Whodunit? A Gr8 way to have a fun and engaging dinner party…try it!

Olde English Christmas Dinner 8 of us
How young we were!

What kind of theme do you choose for a dinner party that is scheduled for December? Well, Christmas, of course! But we didn’t want to host just a standard Christmas dinner, though that would have been Gr8 Fun with our Gr8 Friends…we decided to do something a little different…

Olde English Christmas Dinner Invite
The Invitation

We revealed that we would have an Olde English Christmas dinner, but we kept the main fun a secret from our guests until they arrived at the house. The invitations were small and discreet, and each guest was assigned a character for purposes of dressing up.

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Olde English Christmas Dinner How to Host a Murder
Photo: Amazon

Vince and I chose a game from the “How to Host a Murder” series. There are many different themes, but since we were doing an English dinner we chose The Watersdown Affair, set in a “stately English mansion.” Plus, this particular game is for 8 people…and we are 8 people!

The instructions are detailed which makes this an easy way to host a party. Add in everyone showing up in costume and you’ll wonder why you didn’t do this sooner!

scotch eggs plated1

Once all eight of us were gathered and sipping on Mulled Wine, we revealed that a MURDER had occurred and we needed to solve the mystery as we munched on appetizers and sat down in the dining room to an elegant and traditional meal.

The Menu


  • Bangers & Mash
  • Stilton & Quince Pastries
  • “Gentlemen’s Morsels”
  • Scotch Eggs

Main Course


Cranberry Cognac Trifle

Cranberry Trifle

Throughout the evening we had clues and eventually solved the “murder.” I can’t recall now, all these years later “whodunit” or who solved it, but I do recall the fun and laughs we shared.

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve hosted a successful murder mystery dinner party!

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  1. Anna | 15th Dec 19

    Ooooooh! That sounds like a Gr8 idea to shake up January! We’d love to hear how it goes!

  2. Marti | 15th Dec 19

    Love this idea- might try it in January, an otherwise traditionally boring dinner month!

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