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Re: 70s dinner party
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2006, 04:22:52 PM »
A typical meal back then was probably a TV dinner-you might use that as a style for service rather than the actual menu.  If you can get trays or plates that have been divided into sections, you might serve the meal that way.

Oh - and cover them with foil - they always had foil tops. and if you are - really - going for kitch (sp ?) serve your dinner on TV trays in front of the TV, we still did that when I was a kid. find some 70's TV shows. (graduated high school in 77)

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Re: 70s dinner party
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2006, 11:08:29 PM »
Oooooh I think I need to do that tv dinner with foil thing!  DH will get such a kick out of it!


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Re: 70s dinner party
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2006, 08:49:27 AM »
Some other suggestions for convenience foods would involve things like Hamburger Helper and Shake and Bake.  I remember those being pretty big.
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Re: 70s dinner party
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2006, 09:46:17 PM »

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Fondue was the order of the day.

Does anyone remember drinking glasses made with those bottle cutters?  We had the cutter, but always thought it would be deadly to drink out of razor sharp glass edges.

Can you get some depictions of 70's Coke cans, print them on the computer and glue the labels over existing cans?  Too inane?

How about the Un-Cola?

Or Tab?

Remember Hojo Cola?  It was advertised as being "for people under 21"


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Re: 70s dinner party
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2007, 05:22:12 AM »
Fondue gets such a bad rap.  I always thought it was a fun, easy meal :(


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Re: 70s dinner party
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2007, 10:39:36 AM »
If you can go online or look around in some antique shops, try to find some avacado green dishes. Avacado green was very big in the 70's. Also fondue, as has been mentioned, crepes, quiche.

Also try asking your older relatives what was served.

Try to dress the part too with plenty of polyester and bell bottoms. Wouldn't be too hard since that stuff is back in style.

VH1 had a show called I Love the 70's. You could check out the websight to see what was in, also.

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