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Nostalgic party food ideas?

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MrsHarker Mon 05-Mar-18 15:37:33

I quite fancy a tea party in the style of the birthday parties I remember from the 1980's eg

Cheese & pineapple sticks
Party rings/iced gems
Sandwiches cut into small triangles
Jelly in little bowls
Tinned fruit salad
Space invaders/skips

What else would be good?

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InDubiousBattle Mon 05-Mar-18 15:40:03

Vol au vents. Sausage rolls. Little sausages on sticks.

greendale17 Mon 05-Mar-18 15:54:22

Pizza, onion rings, fairy cakes,

Tigerpit Mon 05-Mar-18 17:04:43

Fairy cakes or butterfly cakes - not the massive cupcakes everyone does now, but the wee dinky fairy cakes with icing and smarties on the top, or buttercream and "wings".

Battenburg cake!

Marmite sandwiches and twiglets (unless you're a "hater")

Old fashioned trifle? Not sure if this is a tea party thing, but it wasn't a party without a trifle in our house....

Ritz crackers with primula cheese spread squeezed onto them, so you could still see the ridges in the cheese.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 05-Mar-18 17:08:36

Caterpillar cake
Cocktail sausages
Cheese straws
Rainbow drops
Flying saucers
Bowls of cherry tomatoes
Mini scotch eggs
Hula hoops and wotsits
Pink wafers
Cadbury chocolate finger biscuits
Panda pop

MrsHarker Mon 05-Mar-18 18:38:31

Ooooh this is beautiful!

How could I forget about pink wafers???

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Taffeta Mon 05-Mar-18 19:45:42

The cheese and pineapple sticks must be in a hedgehog
Celery boats with cream cheese in ridge
Devilled eggs
Prawn cocktail
Cheese footballs
Jelly made in a rabbit mould

Sodastream to drink

Starryskiesinthesky Mon 05-Mar-18 20:03:11

Salmon mousse in a mould like this with cremola foam for the kids.

noenergy Mon 05-Mar-18 20:06:42

Vol au vents
Jam sandwiches
Deviled egg
Pink wafers
Hula hoops

Coke float- anyone remember those? Haven't had one since I was about 8/9 years old.

AdaColeman Mon 05-Mar-18 20:10:02

Jelly made in a rabbit mould surrounded by chopped up green jelly dotted with iced gems.

Fish paste sandwiches.

Hundreds and thousands scattered over cakes/custard.

AdaColeman Mon 05-Mar-18 20:11:44

Dandelion and Burdock or Cream soda to drink.

OlennasWimple Mon 05-Mar-18 20:14:44

Party Rings (biscuits)

Iced Gems


InDubiousBattle Mon 05-Mar-18 20:45:26

You could really push the boat out and get a Viennetta!

BikeRunSki Mon 05-Mar-18 20:48:39

cucumber crocodile

Grumpbum Mon 05-Mar-18 20:52:07

Rabbit shapped blamange sat on bed of green coloured desicated coconut

PoohBearsHole Mon 05-Mar-18 20:53:50

@grumpbum beat me to it! No 80's party complete without a punk blamange rabbit!

Joinourclub Mon 05-Mar-18 21:04:16

Evaporated or condensed milk to go with the fruit salad.

Banoffee pie if you're feeling adventurous! Angel delight if you're not!

Skips, wotsits, monster munch, those French fries crisps.

Mini sausage rolls

tigercub50 Mon 05-Mar-18 21:08:19

Great thread! I used to love coke floats.

MrsHarker Tue 06-Mar-18 20:42:16

I knew this was the right place to ask grin
Cheers everyone, I shall be hunting out the jelly moulds next time I'm at my parents home. Bloody brilliant!

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Prestonsflowers Tue 06-Mar-18 20:50:02

I would love to see a punk blancmange rabbit!
Great ideas for party food

PoohBearsHole Tue 06-Mar-18 21:21:16

😂 oops

However a punk rabbit was the era......

kateandme Wed 07-Mar-18 04:22:19

Cadbury animals
caburys choc fingers
pink wafers.
bows of crisps.
baps cut in half. with ham on. coro chicken.cheese and tomato.
jam sandwhiches
kit kats.
rice krispie cake
choc cornflake nests.
choc tiffin
mini flakes
tim out fingers.
twix fingers
birthday cake in novelty shape we had a sunshine shape.choc heldghogs.
chuppa chupps lollies
those bags of mixed retro sweets
sandwhich triangles
mini pizzas
selection of fruit platter
jelly beans
mini sausages.
garlic bread
selction of mr kipling
jam tarts.

Grumpbum Wed 07-Mar-18 06:55:53

One rabbit

FancyRibbon Wed 07-Mar-18 07:47:02

Ooh there was something you could do with the shells of oranges to fill them with orange jelly and make boats with cocktail sticks and paper sails. I never had this kind of party but I would still love to do this!!

TinyRick Fri 09-Mar-18 08:31:14

These things -

Closest I could find as I have been overseas far too long and forgotten what they are called. Little cheese biscuity shapes thingies.

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