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    • charmed1318
    • By charmed1318 22nd Oct 19, 9:42 AM
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    My Mums 60th
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 9:42 AM
    My Mums 60th 22nd Oct 19 at 9:42 AM
    Hi,
    I understand sot quite money saving, so if there is a problem I will get this thread removed.

    I am organising a somewhat surprise dinner for my mums 60th. I am asking for ideas for party bags to give to all the guests;

    What chocolates do you remember from 60's/70's?
    What chocolates would you like to find in a party bag to remind you?

    What sweets do you remember from 60's/70's?
    What sweets would you like to find in a party bag to remind you?

    What toys do you remember from 60's/70's?
    What toys would you like to find in a party bag to remind you?

    What drinks do you remember from 60's/70's?
    What drinks did you first get tipsy/drunk on first?

    Any old style money saving idea's to help.
    I have posted this in a 2 other places.
    Many thanks for any help


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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 22nd Oct 19, 9:55 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 9:55 AM
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    Oh, that's a lovely idea. Find an old-fashioned sweet shop.

    Ideas: Riley's Toffee Rolls, Mintoes, Sherbert Fountains, Sherbert Lemons
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    • charmed1318
    • By charmed1318 22nd Oct 19, 9:57 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 9:57 AM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 9:57 AM
    Oh, that's a lovely idea. Find an old-fashioned sweet shop.

    Ideas: Riley's Toffee Rolls, Mintoes, Sherbert Fountains, Sherbert Lemons
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Thanks for your input. One thing I know she loves is Traffic Light Lollipops, thank whoever for eBay lol


    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 22nd Oct 19, 1:42 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 1:42 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 1:42 PM
    Drinks: babycham ...

    However, the thought of leaving a birthday party with a party bag with a toy in it which reminds me of my youth fills me with despair. What the blankety blank am I supposed to do with that? Sorry, but there it is. Same reaction to little doves and hearts and 'favours' at weddings ...
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    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 22nd Oct 19, 3:36 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 3:36 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 3:36 PM
    I'm a year older than your mum, and back in those days if you came home from a party with a balloon as well as a piece of birthday cake (wrapped in a paper napkin) you were excited

    Pass the parcel would have forfeits every couple of layers, and the 'big prize' was usually a small bar of chocolate or something like an embroidered hanky.

    Not much help, I know, but I had a nice time remembering those very simp!e days and my uncomfortable pink party dress which had a lace panel on the front that my friend said looked like a bib
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    • JGB1955
    • By JGB1955 22nd Oct 19, 4:07 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 4:07 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 4:07 PM
    Babycham, Blue Nun wine, Martini and lemonade.

    Trolls/ gonks. Airfix models. Enid Blyton books. Swallows and Amazon's. Mallory Towers. Rubber band aircraft. Invisible ink spy pens.

    Black jack's. Aniseed balls. Chocolate mice.
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 22nd Oct 19, 6:34 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 6:34 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 6:34 PM
    Corona pop, Liebhfraumilch, liqurice sticks/allsorts, Fox's Glacier Mints, those small hard mint things which looked like a flattened ball and had a hard sugar coating - can't think what they nwere called - dolly mixtures, pear drops, Scottish tablet, etc etc.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 22nd Oct 19, 6:50 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 6:50 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 6:50 PM
    Drinks: babycham ...
    Originally posted by Savvy_Sue
    Babycham
    Originally posted by JGB1955
    Obviously moved in different circles - a half of Guinness would take me down memory lane!
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 22nd Oct 19, 7:27 PM
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    • #9
    • 22nd Oct 19, 7:27 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 7:27 PM
    https://www.keepitsweet.co.uk/retro-sweets/1960s-sweets?page=all

    Quick Google to get you started

    Have fun!
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 22nd Oct 19, 7:43 PM
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    Can you still get "love hearts"? (or were they 80's?)
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    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 22nd Oct 19, 8:03 PM
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    Love Hearts are still going strong. They were my favourite sweets back in the 1960s.
    • moo121
    • By moo121 23rd Oct 19, 7:18 AM
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    Tizer?

    Another vote for Babycham tho.....
    • angela110660
    • By angela110660 23rd Oct 19, 7:36 AM
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    Milk tray or Roses. Black Jacks, Fruit Salad, Sherbet Fountains and pear drops. Spirograph! Jacks game, Clackers. Babycham, liebfraumilch, cream soda.
    Happy party from another 60yo next year! Hopefully no surprise parties for me though!
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    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 23rd Oct 19, 7:44 AM
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    After Eights and Matchmakers
    Irn Bru for non drinkers and a cocktail made using a Snowball for others
    Love Hearts and Curly-Wurly
    Cindy doll for the girls and Action man or Dinky cars for the boys.

    Just to add that first drink would normally have been either a pint of beer, a half of lager or a vodka and orange but that was real people.
    Last edited by duncanthedog; 23-10-2019 at 9:25 AM.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 23rd Oct 19, 8:51 AM
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    Corona pop, Liebhfraumilch, liqurice sticks/allsorts, Fox's Glacier Mints, those small hard mint things which looked like a flattened ball and had a hard sugar coating - can't think what they nwere called - dolly mixtures, pear drops, Scottish tablet, etc etc.
    Originally posted by D_M_E
    Mint imperials?

    Drinks:
    +1 for the babycham (although I wouldn't thank you for one).
    Pony? The little drink with a big kick...
    Cherry B
    Calypso - came in a small bottle - like babycham with orange
    Mateus rose wine - in that odd shaped bottle
    Drambuie or Benedictine if your 'beau' was pushing the boat out
    My Mum used to drink Moussec
    Blue Nun wine


    In fact I wouldn't thank you for any of the above...

    However, the thought of leaving a birthday party with a party bag with a toy in it which reminds me of my youth fills me with despair. What the blankety blank am I supposed to do with that? Sorry, but there it is. Same reaction to little doves and hearts and 'favours' at weddings ...
    Originally posted by Savvy_Sue
    +1 to this.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 23rd Oct 19, 4:30 PM
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    Cherry Lips!
    • Socajam
    • By Socajam 23rd Oct 19, 6:03 PM
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    Make sure to give your mom 60 roses of her favourite colour, one for each year of her birth.
    Once I turn 50, I started to do that for myself. I cannot enjoy flowers when I am dead, so I started a trend to enjoy them whilst I am alive and kicking.
    • FluffyDog
    • By FluffyDog 28th Oct 19, 1:15 AM
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    Late to the party but I turned 60 this year.

    My first legal drink was Pernod!

    I remember the 80's fondly, I was at my peak. Perhaps focus more on her early 20s rather than childhood.
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    • Eenymeeny
    • By Eenymeeny 28th Oct 19, 9:46 AM
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    B&M had the small bottles of Snowball, Cherry B, Calypso etc in stock just before Christmas if that's any help? (Packs of four if I remember rightly)
    How about small bottles of Brut or old style perfumes? (Also B&M) We all used it as perfume 'back in the day' I find smells very evocative.
    Last edited by Eenymeeny; 28-10-2019 at 9:48 AM.
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    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 28th Oct 19, 11:33 AM
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    I was very surprised at the weekend to see a young child had got out of one of the "machines" (only a 1 a time!!) a maze, do you remember having to get the ball to the centre of the maze. The grandparent did an "oh look" & a couple of minutes later threw it onto the table in frustration. Absolutely priceless!
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