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Let's have a vintage Kids tea party -- what food and drinks would you choose

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Marmiteandjamislush Tue 19-Aug-14 21:27:27

No carrot and cucumber sticks and no houmous. Crisps and e numbers are in. Five a day and healthier options have not been invented yet. Go wild ladies.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 19-Aug-14 21:30:52

Primula cheese spread sandwiches which my Great Aunt always gave us when we went for tea in the seventies.

Excitedforxmas Tue 19-Aug-14 21:32:09

Spam or salmon spread sandwiches with orange in a Tupperware beaker with lid

MehsMum Tue 19-Aug-14 21:32:10

Devil's food cake
White bread sandwiches with fish paste (or similar)
No fruit juice - just fizzy, sugary, e-number-laden stuff

Montegomongoose Tue 19-Aug-14 21:32:30

Pineapple and cheese cubes in a grapefruit covered in tin foil.
Jelly with evaporated milk on
Fish paste sammidges
Bowls of weird crisp things
Cocktail picked onions
Celery boats with grated cheese and salad cream

Dancingqueen17 Tue 19-Aug-14 21:34:51

Skips and frazzles
Watsits and hula hoops
Party rings and chocolate fingers

Cavort Tue 19-Aug-14 21:35:15

Sherbert Flying Saucers! grin

Party ring biscuits
A hedgehog made from cubes of cheese, pineapple & little pickled onions
Bowls of jelly & ice cream

MisForMumNotMaid Tue 19-Aug-14 21:38:27

Magic lemonade (paper cups with food colouring drops in the bottom) so everyone gets different coloured drink.

Marbled, with food colouring, hard boiled eggs.


Cocktail sausages

Lots of things on sticks

Fruit out of a tin

Jelly and sprinkles.

justmuddlingalong Tue 19-Aug-14 21:39:08

Fig roll biscuits...Yes Dm, I'm looking at you! Parties in the 70's weren't about keeping your kids 'regular' in the toilet dept!

Fairy bread (white sliced bread and butter with hundreds and thousands)

MaxsMummy2012 Tue 19-Aug-14 21:39:58

Iced gems,
party rings,
french fancies,
salt n shake crisps,
egg sandwiches on white bread with no crusts,
sausage rolls,
jam sandwiches on white no crusts,
cocktail sausages,
cadburys chocolate fingers
Mini rolls,


WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 19-Aug-14 21:40:30

A huge crystal bowl filled with Skips
A pink blancmange rabbit crouched on a bed of chopped green jelly grass
Mr Kiplings Fondant fancies
Iced Gems
Cocktail sausages on sticks
Sausage rolls
Chocolate mini rolls
Choc ices
Treetop Squash

Marmiteandjamislush Tue 19-Aug-14 21:41:14

Trifle with neon sprinkles

Marmiteandjamislush Tue 19-Aug-14 21:42:00

Fairy bread sounds heavenly

mrspremise Tue 19-Aug-14 21:42:56

Fairy Bread; bread and buter covered with hundreds-and-thousands. You haven't lived, believe me x

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 19-Aug-14 21:43:28

<<puts on "long" dress and links arms with Max>>

Letthemtalk Tue 19-Aug-14 21:43:54

Has no one asked for marshmallow top hats yet? And chocolate crispy cakes?

Marmiteandjamislush Tue 19-Aug-14 21:44:42

Anyone else feel sad that our kids won't know all of this delicious stuff?

Marmiteandjamislush Tue 19-Aug-14 21:45:13

What are marshmallow top hats?

morethanpotatoprints Tue 19-Aug-14 21:46:41

Jam, cheese, fish paste butties.
cocktail stuff on sticks.
Orange cordial that stuck to the side of the glass bottle.
Bar pop, dandelion and Burdock or lemonade.
potato puffs
jelly and evaporated milk
chocolate fingers gypsy creams iced gems
Maids of Honour
Birthday cake mum made with icing and hundreds and thousands, some of those silver balls too.

KnackeredMuchly Tue 19-Aug-14 21:47:36

Ham sandwiches no crust

Cheese and cocktail sausages on cocktail sticks

Jelly and ice cream


A magnificent cake you never get to eat

Butterfly cakes

If you are coming to my sons parties - that's pretty much what you will get.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 19-Aug-14 21:47:57

My DS got most of maxsmummy for his birthday this year

ouryve Tue 19-Aug-14 21:48:47

Luncheon meat sandwiches - on white bread, of course. One child will eat them and another will eat the bread.
The customary potato and foil hedgehog with orange cheddar, tinned pineapple and chopped up tinned hot dogs on cocktail sticks
Butterfly cakes - made with stork and none of this unbleached sugar or flour business, of course.
Sausage rolls so choc full of preservatives that they've been kept in a tin on top of the fridge for 3 days, already.
Jelly and soft scoop icecream for dessert.

All washed down with squash that tastes of gnats' piss, but is still a lurid shade of orange. Served in a flimsy white plastic cup. Posh families will provide a thin straw with no bend in the middle, just to complicate the experience of 5 year old hands dispensing said revolting liquid into their mouths, not via their freshly polished jesus sandals.

BikeRunSki Tue 19-Aug-14 21:50:22

Birds trifle
Cocktail sausages on sticks
Iced gems

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