Dont deny it, as kids one of the best things about parties was the party favor we got to take home at the end.
When we first decided on a Mad Men themed charity dinner, we knew we needed to pass out “thank you” favors for all the guests who donated. We had a prize raffle drawing, but needed a little “fun” adult favor to show our appreciation.
Surfing pinterest for an upcoming Bachlorette party I discovered “hangover kits” were a neat way to round out a long weekend. A scaled down, mini version would be perfect for our Mad Men party.
As promised here is the little How-to for these adult party favors. As well as the free (and customizable) printables so you can recreate them for your event.
Firstly all the items were bought on Amazon and/or at our local grocery store.
The kit includes Advil, a packet of instant coffee, some life saver breath mints, and a box of matches with the label “At times like this what would Don Draper do?”
People asked me why matches? Well for one, they were just so fun to customize, and perfect for our Mad Men themed party. The second, (I will try to explain this as delicately as possible), did your old school grandpa ever tell you there is a box of matches in the bathroom?😉( a hold over from the depression and WWII, but still an effective technique) Just say’in, and just in case…
Either way customizing match boxes is one of the easiest projects for your themed party. Just print, cut and stick. Theses labels print perfectly on the Avery address labels 5162
Here is the free matchbox printable: MAD MEN Labels Don Draper
You will need to cut them to the size of your match boxes. However I just used my cricut straight cut, peeled them from the backing and stuck them on the match boxes.
The second printable for the favor bag, you will be able to customize your name and event, but these are also printed on Avery 5162 labels. No cutting necessary but you may need to ensure your favor bags are large enough for these labels. (I had extra bags leftover from my wedding or I’d provide more details, but they can be purchased at most craft stores)
Here is the Hangover Kit Printable (minus our initials and events info)
Then we just packed them all full of “goodies” and were passed out at the party. You can also customize the favor goodies, such as attaching them to mini water bottles, adding starbucks gift cards, including cold packs and/or cheap sunglasses etc. (Anything that might help a hungover friend the next day😉)
However for our little shindig these were perfect. Easy, simple, and budget friendly, we were glad to provide our friends with a little laugh and a big thank you. Hope your next adult event is amazing! Happy Sunday everyone!
Thank you so much for making the matchbox printable! I’m throwing my sister a Mad Men themed 30th and they were the perfect thing to jazz up the boring matchboxes I bought.