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1970s theme buffet ideas please

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sandalsinthebin Wed 01-May-19 20:21:28

Having a 1970s themed night with friends we all grew up in the 70s so thought this would be fun! I don’t have bags of time for prep so looking for ideas for snacks and nibbles to buy / make easily and relatively cheaply. Thinking along the lines of cheese footballs. Already got some 70s sweets.

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WhiteDust Wed 01-May-19 20:36:28

An orange cheese and pineapple hedgehog. (Cubes of cheese and pineapple on cocktail sticks stuck in an orange.)

Trifle. Homemade.

Cheese fondue with Melba toast

Melba toast & pate

Chicken in cream sauce vol-au-vants

WhiteDust Wed 01-May-19 20:38:03

https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4876945

sandalsinthebin Wed 01-May-19 20:58:59

Thanks Whitedust! What a great link

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Judashascomeintosomemoney Wed 01-May-19 21:06:24

Black Forest Gateau
Prawn Cocktail obvs
And for drinks Blue Nun, Black Tower, Babycham and Cinzano

Crikeyblimey Wed 01-May-19 21:10:43

For a buffet you’d need devilled eggs, cheese and silver skin onion / pineapple hedgehog, twiglets, Black Forest gateaux for pud, mushroom and/or prawn vol-au-vents and if you’re posh you need a poached salmon deforested with cucumber ‘scales’.

Crikeyblimey Wed 01-May-19 21:11:04

Ffs - decorated not deforested!! blush

sandalsinthebin Wed 01-May-19 21:21:49

Thanks for all the ideas this is going to be so kitsch grin

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cdtaylornats Wed 01-May-19 21:26:15

Bottles of Snowball
Mateus Rose

Orangedaisy Wed 01-May-19 21:28:10

Blancmange (?sp)

Orangedaisy Wed 01-May-19 21:28:37

Prawn ring

Orangedaisy Wed 01-May-19 21:28:56

Ooo and a rice mould

NorthEndGal Wed 01-May-19 21:32:02

Jello salad

Flicketyflack Wed 01-May-19 21:37:22

Vol au vonts 😁

samlovesdilys Wed 01-May-19 21:39:50

I want to come!!!

When you make the pineapple/cheese hedgehog you will make the middle a grapefruit wrapped in foil, won't you??!!

sandalsinthebin Wed 01-May-19 21:51:32

The hedgehog has to be the centrepiece. I need to look up what a rice mould is it sounds very tacky and therefore perfect for my buffet

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TheFaerieQueene Wed 01-May-19 21:57:02

I’ll just leave this here.

sandalsinthebin Wed 01-May-19 22:22:45

Faerie shock that’s so monstrous yet also alluring

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MadisonAvenue Wed 01-May-19 22:27:39

Angel Delight as a dessert.

ChicCroissant Wed 01-May-19 22:29:32

I think the cheese and pineapple on a stick and the vol-au-vents are compulsory for a 70's theme. Also small sausage rolls.

The c&p on a stick/hedgehog does take some cutting and cocktail-sticking time though, I did it once and was surprised how long it took!

TyneTeas Wed 01-May-19 22:32:08

Cracking thread about blancmange recently

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/3551358-When-did-you-last-blancmange?pg=1&order=

MooseBeTimeForSnow Wed 01-May-19 22:34:41

Arctic Roll
Vienetta
Ice Magic (I’m sure I read recently that you can still get this)

Mrsjayy Wed 01-May-19 22:38:30

Mounds of sausage rolls i remember lots of sausage rolls At parties, don't get rubbish booze it will spoil it maybe a snowball but Blue nun is so sharp it cuts your face in 2 grin

elephantoverthehill Wed 01-May-19 22:38:43

Sugar or 100s and 1000s sprinkled on buttered sliced bread triangles, mini rolls and a good staunch fruit cake.

Chocmallows Wed 01-May-19 22:41:06

A bowl of sweet and a bowl of sour onions on cocktail sticks.

Paper umbrellas in drinks, sugar around rims.

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