After an eighteen-month hiatus, AMC’s Mad Men returns Sunday March 25 with season five’s two-hour premier titled A Little Kiss and already fans are ordering party supplies for weekly, city-themed gatherings.
“The return of the four- time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series with its Madison Avenue and New York 1960’s style is the perfect theme for weekly parties,” says Jacquie Downey, Director of Sales and Marketing at Shindigz.com, a leading national party supply company.
The budding relationship between secretary and boss has become fodder for ladies nights out, speed dating parties, and office parties. Show creator Matthew Weiner, who rarely divulges much, gave this about The Kiss to TV Guide. “He [Don] may be back with Betty,” says Weiner. “One of my favorite scenes from [season four’s finale] was when Betty offered herself to him again. And let’s face it, those two look really good together.”
Local pubs and lounges advertise drink specials via Martini Time banners, while venue planners cast Walk of Fame ™ stars to floors and windows. A few local spas, salons, and retailers are decorating certain Mad Men nights with red carpet entrances. Party goers are bringing New York in the 1960’s to life with dramatic black, red and white Madison Avenue theme supplies. “New York parties and Mad Men themes are appealing because of their style, affluence, and sexiness,” suggests Downey.”