June 16, 2012

Cocktail Party - Mad Men Style

Last weekend Andrew and I hosted a classic 1960's style, Mad Men cocktail party. Oh so fun!

We dressed up in 1960's cocktail attire. A little consignment dress and vintage cocktail ring for me and a 1960's tie for Andrew. 

And our lovely guests came dressed with 60's flaire as well.

Ali even had her hair done. Isn't it lovely?

And Cherolyn styled her own pin curls. Fab, eh?

After all the picture taking (because, really, when are we all dressed up this nicely?) the cocktails began.

Andrew was our bartender. He is good. Really. Andrew served up cocktails from the 1960's. On the cocktail menu: Lime Gimlet, Old Fashioned, Tom Collins, Mojito and a Manhattan. 

The bar cart normally acts as Andrew's bedside table, but for this occasion it was put to its original use. Complete with a vintage ice bucket.

 Although we have some rock and martini glasses, we were in need of more for the party. Thankfully kind friends lent us theirs. Using a china marker, we wrote Men Men on the bottom of our glasses so we could easily tell them apart.

As for the borrowed martini glasses, we simply wrote Mad Men on metal rim tags. It made returning the right glasses so much easier.

 And of course what is a party without food? I raided my mom's china cabinet for some authentic 1960's serving dishes. So fun!

Kind friends brought food. Thanks Marshal & Cherolyn, Leslie and Rik & Ali. They brought awesome 1960's inspired food. We ate Pigs in Blankets, Deviled Eggs, Salmon Mousse, Shrimp Cocktail, Chips and Dip, Jelly Rolls and other yummy goodness.

We kept the rest of the decoration to a minimum. A cocktail banner.

And Mad Men inspired hoop art.

A fun evening indeed.

1 comment:

  1. Joyous to know about cocktail party. Couple of months ago, I arranged my brother’s wedding anniversary dinner cum cocktail party at a graceful venue NYC. Hired party DJ service and enjoyed a lot at this party with family and friends.


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