1970s themed party ideas

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Special Occasions & Other Celebrations
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Would be really grateful for money saving ideas for a 1970s themed party for my husband’s 50th birthday. Thinking of a 70s party buffet, so would be particularly grateful for any suggestions for that.
Cheese and pineapple hedgehogs...😂

Thanks in advance!

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  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    the 70s huh - let me think - oh yes I remember - substantial manufacturing industry, functioning NHS, working society, same old establishment, but somehow less toxic, meaningful vote on the EU

    more helpfully - spam fitters, black forest gateaux, prawn cocktail, cheese and pickled onions on sticks, angel delight, marmite cheese straws, party 7 - + flares and big hair
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
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    suejb2suejb2 Forumite
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    edited 19 January 2020 at 1:44PM
    Smash, quiche, vol au vents , scampi, avocado (with prawns), fondue, profiteroles. Celebrating with the lights out as I vividly remember the power cuts.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
  • mark55manmark55man Forumite
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    Why, I'll have a babycham
    I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour/Drinking milk shakes cold & long/Smiling & waving & looking so fine
    Weight 29/07/2021:96kg - YTD: -0.5kg, Trips to tip: 06/52 - Rooms Painted: 0/4 - JulSteps (L:Av:H):(589:4602:20372)
    Debt 01/01/2021:£107.5K -- YTD:[email protected]%:£4.5k - Mortgage Neutral:£13.5K/£93.3K - EF:£3K/£10K
    Debt Reduction 2018:£20K 2019:£16K 2020:£37.5K 2021 Net YTD(29/07/21): £26K = (St:£107.5-(M:93.3k+CC:4.5k-MF:13.5k-EF:3k))
  • pra_2kpra_2k Forumite
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    Personally, I love the superhero-themed party because it does not have an age limitation. Kids, teenage or adult everyone love to apply
  • AnneMaryAnneMary Forumite
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    Twigletts, cheesy footballs, iced gems, party rings,  You need to find (charity shop?) a sectioned party platter. vol-o-vents, sausage rolls, bridge rolls. 
  • emmasealemmaseal Forumite
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    Primula cheese on Ritz crackers. Cinzano and lemonade, crispy pancakes and smash. 
  • carriebradshawcarriebradshaw Forumite
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    how about some fondue, that was very popular in the 70's and seems to be all the rage again now, don't forget a nice big bowl of potent punch decorated with sliced/chopped fruit 
  • lambournelambourne Forumite
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    Get hold of a copy of Marguerite Patten’s Cookery In Colour for a many ideas.
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