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I have recently decided to host a Mad Men party set for a weekend in July. I had been thinking about it for some time and after a friend urged me to hold one, I finally decided to do it! Though our 750 sq ft apartment is not the most ideal location for such an event, I have figured out some the details in advance.

Some possible activities include:

Possible appetizers and snacks:
  • Cheese and crackers (yes, I went there...)
  • Celery stuffed with veggie dip
  • Hawaiian punch with fruit chunks
  • Cocktail shrimp with cocktail sauce
  • Chicks in a blanket
  • Lamb kabobs with red pepper

I've decided to encourage dressing like your favorite Mad Men character, though for people who aren't necessarily into watching Mad Men, I've encouraged 1960s attire (perfect shameless selling tactic for my business, right?)

My boyfriend and I have already discussed the types of liquor we'll have displayed-- I'm on the hunt for some vintage decanters like the ones shown in Mad Men. I have also decided to begin purchasing 60s barware in which guests can keep their glass as a party favor.

1960s Mad Men Drinks:
  • Bloody Marys
  • Retro Highball
  • Old-Fashioned
  • Classic Martinis
  • Manhattans
  • Tom Collins
  • Mai Tai

I will definitely be taking photos of guests and posting them as soon as the party is finished! I will also be adding more party details as the time goes on.

Have any Mad Men party ideas? Share them with a comment below!

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Christina Hendricks as 'Joan' from Mad Men
6/25/2012 11:50:36 am

Oh darn! I had a MAD MEN party last September and this would have come in handy! So bummed. Maybe I'll just have to have another!

6/27/2012 03:57:40 am

Yes, definitely have another! I'm so excited-- I love planning parties, especially themed ones! I'm going to be daring and attempt to dress up as Joan. I found a lovely woman on Etsy who creates custom "pen necklaces" like the one Joan wears so much on the show.

Here is the link for the necklace:

Wish me luck and I will keep readers posted on how it turns out (I'll have lots of pictures too!)


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