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Ideas please for 1970's dinner party

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Mayfield Report 28 Feb 2013 11:59

Hi All,
We are thinking about having a 1970’s dinner party.

Starters and puddings don’t seem to be a problem and Black Tower and Mateus Rose are still around, but the main course is the problem as one of the guests (rather a meat and two veg person) is not keen on dishes in sauce so Chicken chasseur, spaghetti bolognaise and Coq au vin are out. Both my wife an I hate garlic so no Chicken Kiev either!

Crown roast is one possibility, or Ring of Mince, however I guess a bucket of KFC would be cheating somewhat! So any ideas please?

Thank you,
Taste buds at the ready,


Sharron Report 28 Feb 2013 12:05

Got to have a chicken brick.

Smash,we all ate Smash!


eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 12:06

How about scampi and chips?

And don't forget the Abba records!


eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 12:07

oh, and can I come, please?


Mayfield Report 28 Feb 2013 12:11

Mmm ErrolSheep, that's a thought lamb, you might well be in the centre of the party :-D

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 28 Feb 2013 12:14

Chicken & chips (you could cheat & hide the KFC bucket)
Steak & chips

I do remember trying a soufle
:-0 = cheese flavoured scrambled egg


Kay???? Report 28 Feb 2013 12:15

chicken in a basket,1970s

scampi and chips,

black forest,1970s

hot cheese dip.

vol au vents.

Beef Wellington.

lots of 60's 70s to choose from.

good old bangers and mash with quality sausages,,,,,



Island Report 28 Feb 2013 12:15

Mayfield, google '70s food' - there's loads of ideas.

Abigails Party? :-D

edit. Errol! What has your sheep got on his head? LOL


eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 12:34

It is my smart new cap and it fits, dontcha know?


Sharron Report 28 Feb 2013 12:37

I have a Fanny Craddock cookery book downstairs.

Will have alook in it when I go downstairs to see if there is something in there to inspire you. I know she bakes something in a big heap of salt which she keeps especially to do this.


PollyinBrum Report 28 Feb 2013 12:38

Prawn Cocktail
Steak in peppercorn sauce
Baked Alaska

Les Vins
Mateus Rose
Blue Nun
Black Tower
Mouton Cadet


If it is formal OH MUST wear little black dress or cocktail dress.
If casual, long/mini skirts, Men Jeans and garish looking shirts with “Kipper” ties. Any thing as long as it is bright colours.
Curly hair (both male & female)

Have a great time. Please can I come? I will "bring a bottle" :-D :-D


eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 12:39

Quiche was thought of as very sophisticated


JoyDean Report 28 Feb 2013 12:44

Prawn cocktail / grapefruit / melon and parma ham followed by rump steak, mushrooms, tomato and chips, and then black forest gateau (which has been granted protected status :) )


My midi-skirt is a must :)


Cynthia Report 28 Feb 2013 13:29

How about a fondue - great time waster and messy with it! ;-)

Errol will give you the info on how the guests should dress.........flares, large collars etc............ I'm sure he remembers them really well..... ;-)

Good job I'm off out now....~~~~~~


eRRolSheep Report 28 Feb 2013 13:36

If my fading memory serves me correct Cynthia I shall endeavour to remember suitable attire.


ChrisofWessex Report 28 Feb 2013 14:03

Prawn cocktail

Steak - grilled (option of sauce) served with roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, cauliflower (no fancy veg then).

Pavlova and/or

Black Forest Trifle - very yummy and a change from the gateau

Cheese Board

Wine - can only recall Hock/Blue Nun.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 28 Feb 2013 14:04

Used to have a lot of parties in the 70's.

They were nearly all where you took a bottle...lot of those already mentioned...for a red wine ...Bulls blood...

Glad you mentioned prawn cocktails ,cos that was a favourite starter although one of our favourites was Dublin Bay prawns with tartare sauce and delicate pieces of brown bread and butter...Living by the sea we also had scallops. Which were called queenies as a bed of them was found nearby and the foreign lorries were waiting at the quay to whisk them off to the continent.

Remember going out in more long dresses for every occasion,but did have some big flare trousers...what about hot pants...they were in the 70's as well.
Flower power as well!


AnninGlos Report 28 Feb 2013 14:56

Used to wear what we called hostess gowns, I.e. long informal dresses, some with buttons down the front in bright designs, or maxi skirts.

Used to eat steak and chips or scampi, but we also used to have fun with a steak fondue.


ChrisofWessex Report 28 Feb 2013 15:23

I went to a Pippa Dee party and fell for a 'granny style' nightie, I wore it several times as a dress until dancing at a dinner dance OH asked me why wouldn't I tell people where I bought it!!!!

When I admitted it was a nightie was the last time it appeared in public!! I was very nearly taken home early.

There were cat suits (Abba style), trouser suits (I have a silk one) friend used the top as a mini dress! Midi dresses. A lot were bright colours. Same colour shirts and ties for men - saw pink shirts for the first time.

Music - Barry White, Captain Hook


vera2010 Report 28 Feb 2013 16:36

Seem to remember Steak and Chips with Mushrooms or Duck - not sure about the l'orange.