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70s dinner party hamper

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Epictantrum Mon 31-Oct-16 21:30:46

I have a hard to buy for couple, and was thinking of the new book "70s dinner party" with a hamper of 70s food.
So far I am thinking Mateus rose, cinzano, angel delight, brandysnaps, maybe a vol au vent cutter. Any other ideas for non perishable 70s items still available today?
Thanks. Feel free to steal my really odd idea (desperate, moi?)

Ginmakesitallok Mon 31-Oct-16 21:32:27

Vesta curry

featherpillow Mon 31-Oct-16 21:35:01

Ooh great idea.
some of those umbrellas for drinks
Cans of skol
jar of glacier cherries

ThisIsNotARealAvo Mon 31-Oct-16 21:41:41

Watching as I am going to steal this idea for my hard to buy for inlaws. Some sort of mousse mould maybe.

YabuDabbaDoo Mon 31-Oct-16 21:42:42

Shop bought Swiss rolls have terrifyingly long use-by dates

Downthepubofcourse Mon 31-Oct-16 21:45:45

Babycham and champagne saucers. Cherry brandy.

70s sweets (google it, you can buy jars of popping candy and love hearts and stuff)

ElzBelz Mon 31-Oct-16 22:01:16


Epictantrum Mon 31-Oct-16 22:05:32

Fantastic ideas, thanks. It is going to be the most disgusting hamper in history.

Kidnapped Mon 31-Oct-16 22:09:39


Can you still get that?

YabuDabbaDoo Mon 31-Oct-16 22:13:25

I wonder whether they still sell Bird's blancmange in a little box containing sachets of different flavours? I used to have the annual job of cleaning out the store cupboards when a child and there was always a neglected box of those things.

YabuDabbaDoo Mon 31-Oct-16 22:14:14

Ooh a box of Black Magic! Blerghhh

ShiningWhit Mon 31-Oct-16 22:19:05

Caramella pudding - you can still get this....
Boxed lemon meringue
Prawn cocktail sauce (and wine glass?)

YabuDabbaDoo Mon 31-Oct-16 22:19:42

Here you go, 58p, splash out and go crazy!

What IS that stuff?!

YabuDabbaDoo Mon 31-Oct-16 22:20:34

Oh and a box kit for making cheesecake. Mmm I quite fancy one of those actually...

Gluetap Mon 31-Oct-16 22:22:50

Maraschino cherries and a tin of chicken in white sauce to fill the vol au vents.

ToffeePenny Mon 31-Oct-16 22:23:20

Primula cheese
Tinned hotdogs
Canned fruits (especially pineapple slices and peach halves)
Dream topping
After eight

Or buy them a fondue set...

Laineylou Mon 31-Oct-16 22:25:40

New Berry Fruits (gooey jelly sweets).

elephantoverthehill Mon 31-Oct-16 22:26:11

Sandwich spread, fish paste and if it is still available powdered orange juice. To be really up market find a 'party seven'.

Laineylou Mon 31-Oct-16 22:26:54

Fray Bentos tinned pie?

Spookypoppypoochwoowoo Mon 31-Oct-16 22:27:38

You need to include cocktail sticks so they can push cubed cheese, pineapple and pickled onions on them for a lovely snackgrin oh and don't forget the mango so they can stab them into so it looks like a hedgehog happy daysgrin

TheHiphopopotamus Mon 31-Oct-16 22:35:40

This is an oddly brilliant idea. I remember seeing these hampers in catalogues when I was a kid and desperately wishing my parents would buy one confused

Has Spam been mentioned yet? And always a Fray Bentos pie.

YabuDabbaDoo Mon 31-Oct-16 22:44:18

Oh I had forgotten that catalogues sold these! Wow. Let's see if I can remember what jumped off the page...

Box of Roses
After Eights
Ritz crackers
Licorice comforts

Spookypoppypoochwoowoo Mon 31-Oct-16 22:46:42

Wash it all down with Babycham and Advocaat (not together mind yeugh)

elephantoverthehill Mon 31-Oct-16 22:46:45

Spooky mango???????????? Half a grapefruit if you want to be authentic. grin I didn't know what a mango was until the '80s. I always wondered where mango chutney came from

FrancisCrawford Mon 31-Oct-16 22:48:41

Tinned ham!
Two red "dinner party" candles
Box of Sobranie cocktail cigarettes

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