So much fun to plan, and such a great evening of '60s style eats, drinks and cigarettes
(candy, that is).
This is my friend Teresa, who is Michael and Brody's mom. She has a little candy buffet business and let me use some of her vases for the little candy buffet we had.
Below is Teresa with her husband Cameron. Their older son is my oldest son's age and they are good friends. Then they have their twin boys and we have our twin boys. Not only are they wonderful friends and neighbors, but they have been unbelievable support for us in this crazy world of having 3 boys - including a set of twins.
I remember the day Teresa called to tell me her sons had an audition for a show that she had known was my favorite. I couldn't believe it and told her they would the perfect baby for Don and Betty Draper. They obviously got the part and I was lucky enough to accompany them to the set one day to help out. I got a little tour and even said a little hello to Jon Hamm. Small world...but he and I both went to the University of Missouri at the same time. How could I have never run into him there? I've since met him when the cast of MadMen hosted the annual brunch for the Rape Treatment Center this year, which I volunteer for every year.
|Here's my little photo for making a very worthy donation at that event.|
Okay...back to the party. The retro furniture was borrowed from storage from my inlaws. I went to the library to check out art books published in the mid-60s for the coffee tables. Probably should have rolled up the contemporary non-matching rug for the party, but just getting the toys put away was a feat.
I had fun with the little touches, like framing a picture of JFK and putting together a slideshow in the digital frame of MadMen stills and pictures of Michael and Brody. I even put retro Vogue pictures and artwork from the 60s in my bathroom.
I pulled all the scenes from the episode that had the twins in it so we could have a special viewing of their parts. Even projected on a vintage screen.
Teresa and I in our MadMen outfits (retro clock courtesy of my inlaws...took me a couple of months to take it down because it was such a big hit).
|Everyone outdid themselves dressing the part|
|All the MadWomen|
|All the MadMen|
|Enjoying our candy cigarettes...maybe a little too much|
Well, I forgot to take pictures of the cleverly named retro appetizers and food (deviled eggs and pigs in a blanket included) but got a last minute photo of the vintage wooden pineapple cheese holder. LOVE (again a thanks to my inlaws).
|Someone caught this very unflattering photo of me, but at least you see I did serve food.|
|Not very retro, but yummy red velvet mini cupcakes|