My dad turned 62 on October 9th and we wished him Happy Birthday in style. It was a night to remember as the clock turned back to 1962 with a Mad Men themed cocktail party. My parents love the show and thought it would be a wonderful way to celebrate. My mom and her friend Marianna cooked all of the food and our friend Geraldine (who is really more like family) served Old Fashioneds, Vodka Gimlets, Manhattans, and Scotch on the Rocks.
Unfortunately, my camera was on the blink that night and I did not get a picture of the fabulous buffet table (Marianna sent one so you can see part of it). On the menu were deviled eggs, ham and rolls, a porcupine cheese ball, meatballs, crab dip, and breaded olives all served on silver serving trays. The piece de resistance was the pineapple centerpiece flanked by two silver candlesticks.
Invitation, Paisley Prints Etc..
A picture of the table when you first walked in. The picture is of my dad when he was Mr. WHS.
Marianna with her own vintage suit
Homemade after dinner mints
My mom found this oil painting of their good friend Joe from when he was a senior. Notice the old ads posted. They were framed in different areas of the house. I think my favorite was the old Lucky Strike ad that read “To keep a slender figure, Reach for a Lucky”. Can you imagine reading that today???
My dad and mom
Ginger, Mom, Sandy, and Betsy
Joe, Mom, Rex, and Debbi. I think Rex could have stepped right off of the show.
Betsy, Ada, Me, and Mom
Rex and me
Marj, Mom, and Donna
Joe and Bob
Of course you can’t come to a party with us without playing a game! Everyone was given a sheet of paper with ad slogans from 1950 – 1970. Guests had to come up with the product that matched the slogan. Debbi and Sandy won. He got a vintage skinny tie as a prize and she got the pineapple!