1970's party food?
We are having a 70's themed party and would like some ideas for typical food for a buffet, apart from cheese and pineapple on sticks!
- ClareLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
This site has a great list of foods that were typically served at parties in the 70's.
Reading those sure brought back memories!
Stuffed celery (usually stuffed with peanut butter or tuna salad, cut into bite size pieces.)
Green and Black Olives
Jiffy Pop Popcorn
Cocktail Weenies served w/ tooth pick and a dipping sauce
Cocktail Weenies wrapped in dough and baked
Lipton Sour Cream n' Onion Dip w/ chips
Classic Chex mix
Lays Potato Chips
Cheese and Cracker platter
Chicken Drummies w/ BBQ or Sweet n' Sour Sauce
Veggie Platter with Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
Fruit Platters, make balls out of various melons, served in a carved watermelon.
Deviled Ham on crackers ir Mini Rye with gherkin on top.
Mini Pizzas (frozen or make your own the toaster oven with English Muffins)
Rumaki 1) chestnuts wrapped in Bacon
Rumaki 2) - Chicken Livers wrapped w/ Bacon
Angels on Horseback (Oysters)
Salsa and Corn Chips
Cantaloupe slices wrapped w/ Ham (serve w/ toothpick)
Common Crackers: Ritz, Triscuits, Melba Toast --serve w/ "Squeeze Cheese" which is now just called "Easy Cheese".
Salads --Salad Bars were VERY Popular in the 70's... -- it was all about "choices". Consider making a 'salad bar' for your next 70's party...
Take some bowls and lay them in a nice pattern of your choice, stick some kale in between the bowls for that professional salad bar touch and fill to your hearts content with the following items:
Alfalfa Sprouts and Bean Sprouts!
(Add those 3 items and you'll see a sly smile from anyone over 40... "Oh, yeah...!")
Some more choices: Lettuce, of course, Tomatos, Broccoli, 3 Bean salad, Shredded Cheese, Onion, Celery, Green Pepper, Beets, Garbanzo Beans, Red Cabbage, Bacon Bits, Chopped Egg, Croutons, Olives
Wilted Spinach salad
Spinach salad (Cold, vinaigrette, crumbled bacon, mushrooms, croutons)
Three Bean Salad
Popular Salad dressings in the 70's
French Dressing, Russian Dressing, Ranch Dressing, Thousand Island Dressing Italian Dressing
70's Party Main Dishes
Fondue (Meat, Cheese)
Monte Cristo Sandwiches (I loved these! I never see these in restaurants anymore)
Beef Wellington (fancy dish)
Egg Foo Young
Chicken Chow Mein
Meatballs with a jam or jelly sauce (can be served over rice or w/ toothpicks)
Pita Pocket Sandwiches
Hamburger Helper (verrry 70's --but would you want to serve this at a party?)
Smoked Sausage (such as Hillshire Farms) sliced, in a crockpot, with apricot jam glaze (serve w/ tooth picks)
Macaroni and Cheese
Stove Top Stuffing
Green Beans Almondine
Candy and Fun Foods for atmosphere:
Twix Cookie Bars
Screaming Yellow Zonkers
Non Alc Drinks
Coke, Pepsi, Tab, Sprite, 7 Up, Rootbeer
Old Time Lemonade
Celestial Seasonings Teas
Cold Duck Champagne
Sweet cheap wines such as Boone's Farm and Annie Green Springs don't exist anymore --use wine coolers
Kahlua n' Cream
Daiquiris (Strawberry, Banana, Peach, Pineapple)
Chocolate Fondue (dip strawberries and pound cake)
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
Bob's Big Boy Ice Cream Cake
Jello and or Jello mold
Pudding served in individual glass cups
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Coconut Cream Pie
Boston Cream Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Chiffon Cake
Yogurt and Granola (considered a dessert or breakfast in the 70's)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
sorry but the fondue didnt reach our area until the mid 1980's in fact I had one as a wedding present in 1990!
No one has mentioned Scotch Eggs - they were deemed to be very special party food because they took so long to make (no you didnt buy them from the supermarket).
Dont forget iced party biscuits with holes in the middle (no one ate the brown ones) and iced gems.
Also it was still the era of big trifles
- Tonya WLv 61 decade ago
Finger sandwiches filled with colored cream cheese(use food coloring for different colors).
Potato salad(don't forget to add chopped green peppers)
Town House or Ritz crackers with french onion dip.
Fried chicken wings
Don't forget to add ginger ale to the fruit punch.
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- yashLv 41 decade ago
fondue , gouda cheese balls, vienna sausages in bbq sauce, tom collins (alcoholic drink),quiche , chex mix,peach daquiri,Molded-Cheese Pineapple, Herbed Roast Beef, Chutney Fruit Sauce, Mustard Cream, Parker House Midgets, Seafood Salad Souffle, Tiny Tim Pecan Tarts, Coffee, Tea; Dilled Relish Tray, Crisp Crackers, Buffet Glazed Ham, Sweet-Sour Mustard Cream, Button Biscuits, Meatball Miniatures, Cherry Tomatoes,Pretty Party Pate, Melba rounds
HAVE FUN !
- Helen SLv 71 decade ago
Well if you're having the cheese and pineapple sticks you must also have silverskin onions - the tiny ones, and baby beetroots, bowls of fresh rice with peas and sweetcorn mixed through and bowls of fresh fruit salad made using pimms with the fruit juices. Have a lovely party!
- 1 decade ago
There's a TV programme on Tuesday BBC2 The supersizers go seventies. They live the lifestyle and eat food from the seventies for a week. So I hope that helps you.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Aw - My first thought was the cheese and pineapple sticks!
Mini sausages on sticks, Ritz biscuits.
If you're having sweet things, those little French Fancies. They remind me of the 70s and the cherry bakewells.
- 1 decade ago
Finger Sandwiches, fondue pot., deviled eggs...ect. Food hasn't changed that much since than. Have fun.
- TX2stepLv 71 decade ago
First, the 70's was "my" era, and I don't remember EVER eating cheese fondue, or cheese & pineapple on sticks! (Los Angeles area)..... Make some brownies with a little oregano in them (for texture, not flavor, to be like Alice B. Toklas brownies).... onion dip & chips ...rumaki ... jello molds were still popular (although not as popular as in the 50's, when our parents always made them) ... Mac & Cheese ... pizza ... Come to think of it, most of the basic foods we eat now are what I made then! Hamburger Helper was popular, but I never made it, but you could do a casserole. I DID have fondue pots with hot oil, with dishes of tempura batter, to dip veggies, fish & meat in and cook yourself (but never a cheese fondue) - and made chocolate fondues for dessert with fruit, marshmellows & ladyfingers .....