Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

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!

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

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

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

“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.

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

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

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

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

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

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!).

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas

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.”

Mad Men Birthday Party Ideas



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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Leslie Juarez SAYS:

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

June 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm

ghost chair SAYS:

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

June 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

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!

June 17, 2010 at 5:48 am

Elle Sees SAYS:

Fab. Huge MM fan here.

June 17, 2010 at 7:05 am

Entertain Exchange SAYS:

I love it – fantastic!

June 17, 2010 at 8:17 am

Sasha SAYS:

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

June 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

Jenni SAYS:

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

July 30, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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! ;)

May 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

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.

February 21, 2014 at 1:15 am
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