Welcome to the Harrison House, in beautiful Pandora City.
‘Tis the season for us to kick off the new year by hosting the annual New Year’s Eve Bash at the Harrison House. Excitement is hanging thickly in the air, as the VIPs of Pandora City gear up to mingle with friends, colleagues, and of course ‐ unavoidable foes.
We have planned a delectable menu, fun party games and of course, spirited New Year’s Eve music for our guests to enjoy. This might be our last shot at hosting a New Year shindig, as my heir to the Harrison estate is growing tired of the way the Harrison House is being managed.
I, Drew Beasley, the CFO of the Harrison House, firmly believe that building community spirit around the Harrison House is the only way to keep the historical bed & breakfast alive. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult for our fellow townspeople of Pandora City to remain harmonious in the same place for too long of a time.
Hopefully, our staff can prove that the annual New Year’s Eve party is a necessity for the Harrison House’s ultimate success. Without the yearly buzz as a reminder, the townspeople could forget about the Harrison House even though it has been in Pandora City for over 100 years.
How the Game is Played
Once you purchase your ticket, you will be assigned a character and given a background dossier on your character. You are encouraged to dress and act the part during the party.
On the night of the party, you will arrive (in character) for the Character Meet and Mingle Cocktail Hour. You will receive secret information that only you know, and instructions on who to mingle with and the questions you should ask them, should it become useful later on.
After the cocktail hour, guests will be ushered into the formal dining room where Pandora City's finest Chefs will have prepared a lavish celebration buffet. Dessert and Dancing will follow the feast in the first floor ballroom, where we will usher in the New Year with a champagne toast.
At some point during the evening's festivities a terrible crime will happen. One of our esteemed guests will be MURDERED by another one of our own! The clues you receive and the information your gather during the course of the evening will help you figure out who dunnit and why.
7:30pm - 8:30pm Character Meet and Mingle Cocktail Hour8:30pm - 10:00pm Dinner Buffet
10:00pm - 11:00pm Dessert and Dancing (Fireworks too, pending City of Rochester)
11:00pm - 12:00pm Murder Mystery Reveal and Awards
*MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST*
12:00am - 2:00am Dance Party
Appetizers and finger foods during the cocktail hour.
Honey Glazed Salmon with Pomegranate and Pineapple Salsa
Grilled and Carved Flank Steak with Garlic Mushrooms
Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Fritters
Roasted Squash and Peppers over Sauteed Kale
Twice Baked Potatoes
Seasonal Rice Pilaf
Honey Tarragon Baby Carrots
Green Beans with Almonds
Salad, Bread, and Butter
Assorted Dessert Buffet