So in honor of the Season Five premiere Sunday night (after waaaaaay to long of a break), we had no choice but to celebrate with a little swingin’ 60s Mad Men party at the office today! Thanks to all the party planning tips and fun little goodies on AMC’s Mad Men webpage, we had quite the successful shindig.
Of course dressing the part was mandatory. We all broke out our best 60s attire. We had hits from that era playing all day and come lunchtime, we made sure our spread represented as well. We took the tips from the Mad Men party planning book for this…Utz chips, Melba toast with spreads, Ritz crackers with pimento cheese spread, veggies, nuts, and of course a few cocktails served in martini glasses. I whipped up some dessert drinks (pink squirrels and grasshoppers) as we watched the first episode, for those who had tragically not viewed an episode quite yet.
As you can see in the photos below, there are character masks on the Mad Men website that can be printed and cut out as a nice decor piece. We also had fun making our own Mad Men avatars. Mine is below, as I’m hanging with the Sterling Cooper Draper Price crew at the office, cocktail in hand, of course.
Back to party decor, a few other pieces we used were the oh so fun candy (in this case bubble gum) cigarettes, which even blew out a puff of “smoke.” I mean, there is smoking in just about every scene of this show! Finally, don’t forget the cocktail glasses and possibly some magazines from the 60s (I found some at garage sales) to lay out on the table. I also printed off some cast images and a poster found on the website that I pinned up on the wall.
So, we all enjoyed our little trip back in time today, but are even more excited for Sunday evening to roll around with the new 2 hour premiere!