16 Jun

REAL PARTIES: “Mad Men” Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

As a huge fan of Mad Men myself, I was so excited to see this fabulous Mad Men-inspired birthday party created by event planners Lauren and Kristin of Bellafare!

From classic cocktails and vintage photo props (remember those typewriter thingys?!), to custom “Jim & Missy” menus, gorgeous floral designs, and more… I think even the Sterling Cooper art department would approve!

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

Read on for lots more images and a recap of the fun, clever details, as told by Bellafare

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

“On June 5th, Bellafare held a Mad Men themed joint 50th Birthday Party at the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, CT. The main idea was to incorporate bright greens, yellows and whites, while encouraging all of the guests to dress up in 1960′s “Mad Men” attire.

Everyone had a great time getting into the theme, especially at the custom photo booth, designed based on the episode of Sterling Cooper’s Derby Day party. Bellafare provided vintage props of all kinds for people to incorporate into their photos and the photos were available to everyone to download for free the next day.

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

All of the custom designed stationary coordinated, from the invitations and envelopes to the menus at each place setting.

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

Wheat grass was used for the escort card table to incorporate the green color while also giving the party a summer feel.

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

A caricature artist was on hand to draw up the guests, and even the food and drink were part of the theme, as we featured pigs in a blanket hors d’oeuvres, Vodka Gimlets, and Tom Collins (garnished with lemons and limes, of course!).

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

While guests danced the night away on a white dance floor strewn with Mad Men images, the band, decked out in white tuxes, sang 60′s classics on vintage microphones.

Images of the guests of honor through their 50 years streamed onto the roof of the tent, and, as more pictures were taken at the photo booth, those photos streamed as well as the evening progressed.”

REAL PARTIES: Mad Men Birthday

*****

VENDOR CREDITS:

Planner: Bellafare, New York, NY
Venue: Belle Haven Club, Greenwich, CT
Tent: Cove Tents, Stamford, CT
Stationary: Sue Coe Designs, New York, NY
Lighting: Frost, New York, NY
Band: Erik Marshall Band, Hank Lane, New York, NY
Photography: Drew Doggett Photography, New York, NY
Photo Booth Art: Oliphant Studios, New York, NY
Florist: L’Atelier Rouge, New York, NY
Caricature Artist: Philip Herman, Westchester, NY
Lounge Rentals: GreenRoom, New York, NY
Misc. Rentals: Party Rental, Ltd.

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9Comments

1
Leslie Juarez SAYS:

I am an avid Mad Men fan…this is a great party theme and it is perfectly executed!

Reply June 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm

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ghost chair SAYS:

I love the color scheme and especially that seating arrangement by the fireplace! I want that in my home!

Reply June 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

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Katy B. SAYS:

Great theme and I love the photo opps. It’s a wonderful way to have guests interact with each other and having lasting memories of what looks like a wonderful night!

Reply June 17, 2010 at 5:48 am

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Elle Sees SAYS:

Fab. Huge MM fan here.

Reply June 17, 2010 at 7:05 am

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Entertain Exchange SAYS:

I love it – fantastic!

Reply June 17, 2010 at 8:17 am

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Sasha SAYS:

I LOVE THIS THEME!!! I’m planning a surprise 50th birthday for my mom and am totally inspired by this!!!

Reply June 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

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Jenni SAYS:

Where can I find that beautiful blue dress! I love the retro look of the whole party.

Reply July 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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Theater Seating Champ SAYS:

My goodness this is fantastic! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun! What strikes me most is the colors and how they just POP with one another. The centerpieces are fantastic. Wish I could go back in time and join you! ;)

Reply May 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

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Party Dresses SAYS:

I really love this theme. I was just reading you article and trust me it was looking gorgeous and Images were all beautiful.

Reply February 21, 2014 at 1:15 am

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