Cinco de Mayo Fiesta murder mystery game
Isadora Frankston is a distinguished socialite in Del Rio West – an upper class neighborhood in the bustling city of Palo Verde. Isadora is hosting an annual Mexican fiesta in honor of Cinco de Mayo. She's breaking out the chips and salsa, hiring the mariachi band, and prepping the dance floor for fun times with her friends & family.
In hopes to become the town’s premier party host, she has reached out to all of her new friends with invitations this year. Sadly, Isadora has no idea she has invited over a disaster in the making. Her friends have entangled themselves into a web of scandals, ill-will, and horrible misfortunes. Unfortunately for Isadora, she isn't as integrated into society as she might believe. You've received your invitation, have picked out your most festive attire, and are crossing your fingers that your enemies didn’t get an invite to this party. This is where your story begins.
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Isadora Frankston is a distinguished socialite in Del Rio West – an upper-class suburban neighborhood in the bustling city of Palo Verde. Known for hosting the best parties, she can be a bit of a tattletale, so it is best to leave your secrets at home.
Suggested attire: glamorous Mexican fiesta attire. Mexican hand fan as an optional prop.
Jessie Dixson is a hardworking summer camp counselor. Jessie spends all year preparing for the long days of the La Quinta Summer Camp in the neighboring town of Santa Paola Valley. Jessie is a loyal employee but tends to find trouble at the wrong times.
Suggested attire: casual camp attire – shorts, t-shirt, floppy hat. A whistle as an optional prop. Optional to make a name tag that says ‘La Quinta Summer Camp Counselor.’
Casey Rowan is the peculiar standup comedian and finger puppeteer. Casey is known for roasting the town’s residents during performances during a finger puppet act. Many locals are annoyed by it, so this comic usually tries to avoid social gatherings.
Suggested attire: quirky clothes and a messy / trendy hairstyle. Optional to draw other characters on your fingers to use as puppets during the game. Add a festive sombrero to your costume.
Harley Diamond is the boisterous piñata designer. Harley loves to talk about one thing and one thing only – Harley Diamond. Harley tests new piñata designs at the city park, so if you are a candy lover, it’s best to hang around the park on Saturday mornings. Harley is a reformed nerd, but sometimes, a nerdy past shows through in Harley’s behavior.
Suggested attire: casual, nerdy attire (i.e. high-waist shorts, t-shirt). Optional to bring mini piñatas to ‘show and tell’ during the party. Add a festive sombrero to your costume.
Armani Cole is the bossy banquet server at the Palo Verde Country Club. Armani has a shady past and should not be trusted. Those who double-cross Armani live with regret.
Suggested attire: white oxford shirt, black pants (or skirt for a female) and a black vest. Add a festive sombrero to your costume.
Social Media Consultant
Bianca Pokers is an intellectual social media consultant. Bianca is a true friend but has a super quirky personality. Bianca’s weird antics drive some people crazy!
Suggested attire: casual attire (t-shirt, jeans). Smart phone with access to social media sites (i.e. Facebook. Twitter, etc.) as an optional prop. Add a festive sombrero to your costume.
Owner, Cliché Couture
Josefina Graves is an arrogant fashion designer and owner of the kooky clothing store – Cliché Couture. Josefina designs, creates, and sells the city’s most horrendous, one-of-a-kind attire. You can’t help but smile when you see someone wearing a piece from Josefina’s collection.
Suggested attire: crazy, non-matching attire such as a body suit, tutu, sombrero, mask and parasol with patent leather go-go boots.
Olivia Shady is the creative living artist. This performer is meticulous, which is why her creative displays pop up all over town. Olivia always has to be the star of her living art exhibits, so her plate remains full with very little time for anything else.
Suggested attire: art-inspired attire. Your hair should be in pin curls with part of the hair (real/fake) in a bun with the other part down in curly locks. Put fresh flowers in your hair, wear wild, artistic makeup and flowing clothes. Add a festive sombrero to your costume.
Malena Gonzalez is the rude cosmetologist at the Palo Verde Hair Tavern. Malena Gonzalez is a notorious party crasher but has recently acquired an invite to Isadora’s fiesta - even though she lives in the neighboring Santa Paola Valley.
Suggested attire: casual clothing with a smock / apron. Outrageous hair and makeup. Optional to have a makeup kit, brushes and combs as optional props. Add a festive sombrero to your costume.
Carolina Herrera is the antisocial guitarist for the band The Blonde Destroyers. Carolina suffers from anger management problems and is openly judgmental of others. These nasty qualities anger her bandmates as well as anyone around her for more than a minute.
Suggested attire: glam rock hair, heavy rocker makeup, and optional to have a guitar (real or fake) as a prop. Add a trendy sombrero to your costume.
Ballroom Dance Instructor
Lola Linley is a feisty ballroom dance instructor at 5, 6, 7, 8 Dance Studio. Lola is one of the most energetic people you will ever meet. At times, her high energy comes off like gamma rays. Lola is a notorious gossip with over 500 students in her dance classes each week. Because of this, she is well-integrated into Palo Verde society.
Suggested attire: Mexican folkloric dance dress or any style of Mexican dance dress. Flower in your hair &/or a mini sombrero on a headband.
Madison Thomas is the friendly interior designer who sings nightly at Julio’s Taco Lounge. Madison hasn’t been lucky enough to find a big break with a singing career yet. A serious negotiator, if there’s ever a need for a peacemaker, choose Madison.
Suggested attire: casual attire. Paint swatches &/or a toy microphone for your (optional) singing impromptu performances as optional props.
Mariachi Band Manager
Emerson Jade is the insufferable band manager for the Mariachi Los Toros Rojos. Lacking control for volume and content, Emerson speaks without a care in the world. Amicable to others most of the time, this guitarist has a short fuse. It’s best to keep verbal sparks far away from Emerson.
Suggested attire: Mariachi style clothing of any kind. Optional to have an instrument (i.e. guitar, maracas, etc.) as you are sometimes a member of the mariachi band when you make your band members angry and they refuse to perform.
Quinn Ivy is the haughty, exaggerating antique dealer and adventurer. Quinn can win you over with a little charm, but don’t be fooled – Quinn only cares about one thing in this world, and that’s money.
Suggested attire: rugged explorer costume. Bring along ‘pieces’ (i.e. old costume jewelry, interesting figurines, etc.) that look like rare antiques to show other guests.