Mad Men Theme Party
Fans are gearing up for the new season series of Madmen, the widely popular groundbreaking TV show. Set in the 1960’s the show circles around the extraordinary life of Don Draper, a talented ad executive at a prestigious advertising firm.
What makes this show so wildly successful is the sharp styles, the outstanding class and the pure “sexy-ness” that surrounds every character. Audiences of all ages and genders can relate to this perfect combination of power, control, sex and glamour.
And so there’s never been a more opportune time to hold a Madmen Themed Party! Especially perfect for any Milestone Birthday Party!
Here are a few steps to ensuring that your theme is as glamorous as the TV show:
Create the Setting – 1960’s
It is important to remember the theme should be based on New York in the 60’s. You’re going to want it sharp and glamorous so to do this, keep colors as neutral as possible. Be sure to include Bob Dylan, The Kingsmen and of course, the early Beatles.
If you want to host your party outside, a good tip would be bringing your indoor furniture outside to create that ‘living room’ or ‘office’ lounge area feel. Some necessary decorations include:
- Boxes of Fake Era Cigarettes
- Vintage Bar Carts
- Jukebox , Old Radio or Old TV
- Ashtrays & Cigarette Holders
- Mahogany-Wood Furniture
- Patterned Rugs & Pillows
Powerful Drinks Reception
A Madmen theme party is nothing without the eloquent and prestigious cocktail reception. Some suggested cocktails would include the popular Manhattan, Old –Fashioned and Martini’s of all types. Everyone at your party is going to want to have their specialized cocktail that brings them back to the elegant era. Nearly more important than the drink, is the glass that it is served in and the garnish so make sure to include the Martini glasses with an olive on a toothpick.
With a Madmen inspired theme party, it’s all about the fashion.
For the men, you won’t go wrong with a blazer, white shirt and a skinny tie. A vintage plaid or tweed blazer, hat and thick rimmed glasses would all be a bonus.
For the women: Pencil skirts, a big bright lip color and Accessorize! A hostess apron for that sixties homemaker look will give the party that extra detail along with BIG hair. You just can not be overdressed for this theme.
TIP! The most important tip for a REAL Madmen party experience: Try to keep technology to a minimum. This can include hiding any modern TV’s or computer equipment that can spoil your atmosphere.
We hope you have an incredible party, and if you feel you’d like the real deal, contact us for some help! Any of these decorations are available for rent.
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