Party #2: Mad Men 2013

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Last night was party #2 on the Prasil Party Agenda.  I guess we have party agendas now.

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This was a small one.  Alright you guys, I have a fear.  My fear is that no one will show up to parties I throw.  I’ll have gone way overboard on everything and 2 people will be there to see it all.  Yeah, it’s pretty much everyone’s fear, I know.  But last night was kind of a trial run for the Prasils.  I invited just a handful of friends.  I wanted to get a feel for how things would go and if I should really go ahead with my December party or if I should bag it and retreat back to the life of Friday night DVRs.

We’re gonna go ahead and do it.

I started this little party project a long time ago.  I have been searching for 50s/60s decor and things for weeks.

Check it:

(cigarettes from Etsy -- they're fake, duh.  Lucky Strike tin from Karen.  Matches from Karen.  Tin and ash tray from an antique store.  Table cloth from Amber.)

(cigarettes from Etsy — they’re fake, duh. Lucky Strike tin from Karen. Matches from Karen. Tin and ash tray from an antique store. Table cloth from Amber.)

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($5 from Dan's Antiques)

($5 from Dan’s Antiques)

(I collect vintage kids' books so I just grabbed a few)

(I collect vintage kids’ books so I just grabbed a few)

(The photos are of my grandma -- she worked as a secretary at the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce.  She totally ran the city.  Basically.  The phone is Karen's.  The lamp was Dan's grandma's.)

(The photos are of my grandma — she worked as a secretary at the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce. She totally ran the city. Basically. The phone is Karen’s. The lamp was Dan’s grandma’s.)

(My mom's old Barbies)

(My mom’s old Barbies)

(The tv came from Rainy and the tv cart came from Amber)

(The tv came from Rainy and the tv cart came from Amber)

(Magazine rack from Amber and magazines from antique shops)

(Magazine rack from Amber and magazines from antique shops)

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(The record player was on Zulily a few months ago and the cool bowl/dish thing is Amber's)

(The record player was on Zulily a few months ago and the cool bowl/dish thing is Amber’s)

(Karen.  Again.)

(Karen. Again.)

(The beverage cart is something I bought from Amber and a lot of what's on the cart came from Karen.)

(The beverage cart is something I bought from Amber and a lot of what’s on the cart came from Karen.)

(My friend Steve let me borrow these tv trays.)

(My friend Steve let me borrow these tv trays.)

You know you have awesome friends when you throw a party like this and they basically have everything you need to make it authentic.

I wanted the menu to be completely 50s/60s.  So, naturally, I cooked a ham.

My mom and Aunt Shari saved me with the pineapples and cherries.  Because they are awesome.

My mom and Aunt Shari saved me with the pineapples and cherries. Because they are awesome.

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There were rolls and potatoes, too, but for dessert my mom made a jello……thing.

It was legit.

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Maggie presented it.

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And what’s a party like this without fondue?

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Delicious.  Bread is wonderful, first of all.  But dip that in a cheese and wine blend and you’re suddenly transported to heaven.  Danny is the best ever.

There were nuts to munch on.  There was a relish tray.  And thanks to Megan, it all looked super 50s and 60s presented on pretty bomb platters.

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(old timey sodas of course)

We had a lot of fun.  And, of course, our awesome friends dressed up.  Partly because I forced them to, but partly because they are super groovy.

(puff cigarettes)

(puff cigarettes)

Peggy and Matt

Peggy and Matt

Roxy.  Comin' in hot.

Roxy. Comin’ in hot.

Maggie, Jessica and Roxy

Maggie, Jessica and Roxy

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Roxy might be a little freaked out by Roger there in the background.

Roxy might be a little freaked out by Roger there in the background.

Roxy and Ginger

Roxy and Ginger

Oh look it's Pam and.....Jason.

Oh look it’s Pam and…..Jason.

Group shot of awesome.

Group shot of awesome.

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They are besties.  Like...for real.  Not just on Mad Men night.

They are besties. Like…for real. Not just on Mad Men night.

The best.

The best.

Danny treated his man friends to some cigars.

Danny treated his man friends to some cigars.

Jessica needed a ham roll.  Roger approves.

Jessica needed a ham roll. Roger approves.

Apparently Roger is quite the lady's man.  Sorry, Maggie.

Apparently Roger is quite the lady’s man. Sorry, Maggie.

Oh, don’t you recognize these names?  It’s because my friends are fun and came up with names for everyone.  I love it.  It makes for some fun hashtags and hilarious conversations.

And in addition to these awesome peeps pictured above, we had Ellen and Joel and Megan and Matt and MariaJose and Justin and Tobe.

And can I just say that even with a small-ish group, when the group is full of people like that, it makes evvvvvvery minute of party prep worth it.

[ cigarettes were full of baby powder, so when you blew on them, “smoke” puffed out.  I thought they were genius. I have also never been a cigarette smoker so I found it fun and awesome.  But apparently it’s not as fun if you’re either a smoker or used to be a smoker.  Hey, I’m Ruthie, and I’m 12 years old. ]

And today we recovered.

It’s not often that I drink too much.  Like…hardly ever.  So waking up to 5 babies can be just a bit rough on the ‘ol head.  We took ‘er slow today.  Papa delivered donuts.  Then went back to get them McDonald’s because they are spoiled rotten.  Then I got myself together and showered and Maria and I met Sadie at the highschool to shop at the craft fair where I purchased these:

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I die.  That ‘beardie’ is hysterical. And my hat is so comfy.  They came from my super rad friend Blake.  Go buy yourself a few.

Then I went to feed the chickens (who we are going to move to our house VERY soon!  hooray!  I can’t wait to just walk right outside our back door to collect eggs.).  Look what I did:Photo Nov 16, 12 48 02 PM

You probably can’t tell what is happening in this picture so I will just go ahead and tell you.  See that white egg?  You guys, it was rolling out of my hands and I caught it with the very tip of my middle finger!  That was the most exciting and awesome thing that happened to me today.

I saved the egg.

Happy Saturday!

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2 thoughts on “Party #2: Mad Men 2013

  1. Kerry

    I love my backyard 🐓🐓🐓! They are so much fun!! For some reason I thought you couldn’t have them in the city limits though?

    Reply

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