Mad Men Birthday Party (Mad Men Themed Party)

I am so excited to finally share all the picture from my Mad Men birthday party with you!  I hope you’re ready to look at lots and lots of pictures!  Let’s start with the basics.  When you’re planning a Mad Men themed party there are certain things you will need… 

#1: Great Invitations  When it comes to needing amazing invitations there’s only one person to go to and that’s my friend Tracie of For Your Invitation {FYI}.  Check out these fantastic invitations she made for me!

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#2: Great props  In every Mad Men picture you see online the characters are sitting around a desk with drinks in their hands.  My party was in our backyard so I set up an “office” for the photo booth along with a few different seating areas with food, and of course a smoking lounge.  What’s a Mad Men party without people smoking?  Of course there are people like me that don’t smoke so I also purchased a huge pack of candy cigarettes.  If you grew up in the 50/60′s you might recognize them.

I also printed out some 1960′s advertisements to set the scene.  I loved this Disneyland ad… and of course more candy cigarettes!

Then I got real “fancy” and purchased some cigars for the men and cloves for the girls that really do like to smoke.  Both were a huge hit and really made the night.

Do you like my candy cigarette prop with the ashes from our fire pit? :)

#3: Great drinks  The next thing a Mad Men party needs is great drinks!  I did my research and found a few really yummy drinks form the Mad Men time period, among my favorites were the French 75 and the Old Fashioned.  I also hired a bartender {for the first time ever} that was awesome and mixed the drinks perfectly all night long.

#4: Pictures  Last but not least there must be lots and lots of pictures!  There’s no point in throwing a great party if you don’t take lots of fun pictures to remember the night!!!

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I love my friends!  They are fabulous!!!

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I asked my friend Melissa to make my cake {so that I didn’t have to make my own} and she went above and beyond!  She researched what the popular cake was back in the 50/60s and ended up making me a mouth watering, most delicious cake ever lemon chiffon cake.  It was to die for and it looked incredible too!!!

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As you can see from the pictures it was a super fun party!  Thank you to all my fabulous friends for showing up and making it a great night! 

Here are a couple websites that I used to get ideas from: Cocktail Guide and How to Have a Mad Men Party.

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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. 1

    very fun & hip! great photos!

  2. 3
    Heather says:

    You do know how to throw a great party! Love it!

  3. 5
    Bethany Skinner says:

    Looks like so much fun!!!!!!!! Great pictures Anna! Wish i was there. :)

  4. 7
    Anne Marie says:

    What fun – Anna you look adorable. I remember candy cigarette from way back when – I am surprised they even make them anymore!

  5. 9

    What a blast this looked like! You seriously know how to throw a party!! I bet your friends were loving it~

    • 10

      Thank you. It was a super fun party, I wish I could afford to throw parties like this more than once a year! :)

      Anna

  6. 11
    Brandi Hudec says:

    Anna!!! Such a fun party!! You always throw good ones, and thank you for pointing out that I was not smoking and drinking while prego. ;-) Love you friend!!

    • 12

      Thanks! And of course, I had to add the “disclosure” because I didn’t want to get a bunch of angry comments. :)

      Anna

  7. 13

    Anna,

    I love this…..you have such a group of amazing friends! Don Draper eat your heart out!
    :) me
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    Rachel @ Ongoing Planner says:

    Looks like an absolutely fabulous party! Great theme and everyone seems like they had a blast!
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    • 16

      Thank you Rachel! It was a lot of fun, I already have requests coming in for next years theme. :)

      Anna

  9. 17
    Ali Michelle says:

    Nathan cracks me up in these pics!!!

    It looked like so much fun!! Everyone looked so great! :)

  10. 19

    The invite is divine! You did such an amazing job with everything and how great did everyone look? So great I bet it was hard to come back to the present. Speaking of presents, I hope you got plenty – I consider finding your blog a sweet little gift on this “Inspiring’ Friday.

  11. 21

    I love this, i am a huge Mad Men fan and this looks like such fun! Great idea!
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