Saturday, August 15, 2009

Party like a Mad Man (or Woman)

I’ve been thinking a lot about the TV series Mad Men after having viewed it on DVD. And I know that for you lucky folks with cable, Season Three is starting up again tomorrow.

Today I was browsing Etsy.com after having purchased 2 vintage cocktail glasses this morning for my own soon-to-launch Etsy shop. I wanted to see if there were any similar items on Etsy, so I searched on the word cocktail. That’s how I came up with my brilliant idea: a Mad Man Cocktail Party! Doesn’t it sound like fun? You and your guests can dress up in your 50s and 60s attire, sip martinis out of vintage cocktail glasses, and munch on hor d'oeuvres. I think it would be a blast!

First, you must send out the invitations! So many to choose from, like these wine and cheese ones, these retro invites, or these, or even these.

Of course, you must have your martini set. There are so many to choose from. Maybe this one is more your style. Or how about this numerology shaker.

Not sure how to shake them? A drink recipe book will help. And a cocktail tray with pink elephants makes it so much easier to serve up the martinis.

Don't forget the swizzle sticks and coasters. And truly, mermaid cocktail glass charms are de rigeur.

Cocktail napkins will come in handy when someone gets sloshed and then sloshes their drink.

If the spill is really bad, you might need to grab a towel.

I’ll be there in my party dress and heels.

Here, would you hold my purse a moment? I need to get out my cigarettes.

OK, now I'm all set! Cheers, everybody!

5 comments:

The Cottage Cheese said...

Fantastic idea for a party theme! And I love all of the Etsy links, and am so excited that you're opening a shop!

Silke said...

Oh, that is so much fun, Beth! I had the best time clicking on all the links - that must have taken a bit of time to do! What a great selection. can't wait until your store opens!!! Hugs, Silke

DUTA said...

Good Luck with your store! Sounds exciting.

Debbie said...

I found your blog and enjoyed your party idea! Best wishes for your new store.

Mary said...

LOVE IT!!!!! Can I come??