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Mokepon Sat 11-Aug-18 11:28:00

Having a dinner party. Menu sorted - prawn cocktail followed by beef Wellington and birthday cake for dessert.
Do you having any suggestions, other than the obligatory cheese and pineapple on sticks, for a few retro nibbles?
Also what cocktail? was thinking pina colada but open to other ideas.

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MsOliphant Sat 11-Aug-18 11:36:36

Vol au vaunts!

Ritz crackers with primula cheese or pate on top decorated with a bit of cucumber

Daquiri is quite a retro drink. But I think pubs cola is probably a retro favourite.

MsOliphant Sat 11-Aug-18 11:36:56

Pubs cola= pina colada 🙈

Mokepon Sat 11-Aug-18 11:45:49

Hmmmm forgot about Primula.
Little chunks of 'ham' in the tube.

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Notsoaccidentproneanymore Sat 11-Aug-18 11:55:08

Small pieces of celery with primula piped down the centre

Vol au vents with tinned creamed mushrooms in the middle

I thought trifle (pref sherry) was obligatory for dessert or Black Forest gateau!

And you must have dry sherry with your nibbles grin

Ricekrispie22 Sat 11-Aug-18 12:26:18

Devilled eggs
Cheese straws

Margaurette Sat 11-Aug-18 15:14:43

Bombay Mix and pink gin!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 11-Aug-18 15:15:57

Can you get some Babycham? grin

cdtaylornats Sat 11-Aug-18 15:19:06

Bottles of Mateus Rose

Tequila Sunrise
Sloe Comfortable Screw
Harvey Wallbanger
Sloe Comfortable Screw Up Against the Wall
Sex on the Beach

loveka Sat 11-Aug-18 15:20:34

I think Pina Colada would be a bit sickly if seved with nibbles!

I think a Martini would go with your menu. Or Gin and It.

I would do smoked salmon blinis but they aren't retro!

I had your menu for my 40th dinner party! Are you doing Delia's prawn cocktail?

Have a look on Nigella Lawsons website. She is queen of the nibble.

DandelionAndBedrock Sat 11-Aug-18 15:21:46

Try and find Fanny Cradock’s “cheese and wine party” on YouTube. I’m sure it’ll be on there somewhere <shudder>.

VanillaSugar Sat 11-Aug-18 15:24:12


MrsMarigold Sat 11-Aug-18 15:25:32

DandelionandBedrock - I was thinking just same, also those horrendous vegetavegejlllll jellies in aspic we had when we were children, I think they might have been retro in the 70s.

AuntieStella Sat 11-Aug-18 15:28:24

I think the drinks shouid be dubonnet, campari and the various colours of martini - each with lemonade, plus snowballs (or save then for a Christmas party) and Babycham. Plus some sort of party keg fo quite low strength but very fizzy lager (don't think they make Harp or Doubke Diamond any more).

(Bombay Sapphire only turned up late 89s, so is probably too modern).

StillSmallVoice Sat 11-Aug-18 15:29:41

Devils on horseback, asparagus rolls, ham and cream cheese spirals, curried eggs (hardboil an egg, split in half, mix the yolk with mayonnaise and curry powder and pipe back into the egg).

Dry sherry is lovely, but serve it chilled in a proper wine glass, not one of those thimbles.

AuntieStella Sat 11-Aug-18 15:34:53

Perhaps a few bowls of things like cheeselets, twiglets and prawn cocktail skips, plus green olives in brine stuffed with red pepper.

Mokepon Sat 11-Aug-18 16:21:16

oooh lots of great ideas thanks.
Will be back to make a proper shopping list later grin.

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Mokepon Mon 13-Aug-18 07:09:52

@loveka its a friends 50th!

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