Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast in Ohio Amish Country hosted a luau themed murder mystery getaway to have guests think "warm" in the middle of the coldest season of the year. Bed and breakfast guests were mailed character names, descriptions and costume suggestions prior to the mystery. Coming up with a costume to fit the character was a lot of fun for many people. The middle-aged "swimsuit model" found a shirt/dress that had a painted bikini top and grass skirt for a costume. Another guest found some flippers and scuba gear to look like a scuba diver. The guest that played a Hawaiian Chief found a really creative hat while shopping in Ohio Amish Country during the day of the murder mystery. Another guest practiced his "surfer dude" language to sound like a hip surfer. The innkeepers chose foods that reminded guests of the Hawaiian islands like Mai Tai cocktails and a shrimp lovers appetizer. Whether they were the guest that had participated in 15 murder mysteries or the 1st timers they all were comfortable with the format. Guests had a packet/booklet that told them what clues to reveal and gave them questions to ask of other characters...something simple but fun. During some murder mysteries at the bed and breakfast no one guesses the "murderer", but during Lethal Luau a few people hit the nail on the head. To end the evening the innkeepers gave out awards for best actor, best actress and best costume. Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast does almost 1 murder mystery per month so be sure to check out their website for details and dates. This bed and breakfast makes the perfect Ohio Amish Country getaway. To see more pictures of this murder mystery and get more information about the B&B you can check out their Facebook page.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com