70's appetizer?

I'm going to a Retro 70's party this weekend, and I'm looking for an appetizer to bring. I'm having a hard time coming up with something. I was thinking of pigs in a blanket or sausage balls, but anything else would be great. Thanks alot!!

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Gotta put my thinking cap on here...Yes fondue was very popular....

    shrimp cocktails,melon balls.

    BBQ(sloppy jo's)tuna fish and egg salad sandwiches,herring,cheese and sausage.Ham logs(there kind of sweet thing baked)ham,beef and turkey sandwiches cut into triangles.

    We even had pizza's.....hamburgers,fries and a malt was popular.

    Kool Aid,lots of popcorn,popcorn balls,caramel popcorn,seafoam candy,fudge,chex mix,chips,pretzels,mixed nut cups with M&M's,bugels,frito's,corn curls,coke in bottles.(we would mix pretzels,corn curls,frito's and potato chips together...I still do)crock of cheese with bread sticks.

    Lots of cookies and cakes.Everyone made brownies too.

  • Kim W
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Ooh, someone else had a Jello salad idea -- any kind of Jello salad would work. But as to how "appetizer-y" that is, that's a different question...

    Just found this:

    "In the seventies, party foods were pretty simple. Cocktail weenies, deviled eggs, crackers with "Cheese Wiz", and Hamburger Helper were some of the foods served then. One of the most popular was the fondue set, which came with a pot that you could heat chocolate, cheese or other sauce. It came with skewers in which you could place fruit or bread on, and dip into the heated sauce. Quiche, Chex Mix, submarine sandwiches, and the infamous Jell-O mold, also made their way to the party table back then."

    You could go totally retro and get seriously authentic, or do an "upgrade" of something -- devilled eggs with a different spice or other ingredient mixed into the yolk part (I've tried devilled eggs with chopped cooked spinach stirred into the yolks, and those were GOOD).

  • Lori
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Watergate Salad

    1 (3.4 ounce) package instant

    pistachio pudding mix

    1 (20 ounce) can crushed

    pineapple, drained

    1 1/2 cups miniature

    marshmallows 1 (12 ounce) container frozen

    whipped topping, thawed

    1/2 cup flaked coconut

    1/2 cup maraschino cherries,



    1. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and pineapple; mix well. Add marshmallows and 3/4 of the container of dessert topping (add more to get a creamier consistency). Toss in the coconut; mix well. Transfer to a serving dish and top with halved cherries and any extra coconut. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Will be good the next day.

  • 3 years ago

    Seventies Party Food Ideas

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try some fondue recipes, or some guacamole or enchiladas.

    "Fondues were very popular in the 1970s - cheese fondues for appetizers, Mexican chicken fondue for main course and chocolate fondue for dessert. 1970s parties favored theme buffets and barbecue. International themes were also very popular. The foods served were generally "Americanized" versions (Lasagne with American cheese; Chinese ribs with ketchup). The 1970s saw appetizers such as guacamole, meatball dip, mini kabobs, pineapple cheese balls and drinks such as peach daquiris & pineapple fizz."

    Source(s): This website is great. Has recipe ideas and other ideas for retro/1970's parties... http://www.reasontoparty.com/retroparty.htm#1960s%... there's also a link on the page for recipes. GOOD LUCK!
  • 1 decade ago

    Fondue was really popular in the 70's.

    Swedish meat balls in a tacky crock pot

    Egg rolls

    Chicken Kabobs

    Good Luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well the seventy,s is when i was in my late teens and early twenty,s and canape,s prawn cocktail pate of all types were DE rigour of the time we thought we were so sophisticated ,.

    eating snails and frogs legs any thing french or Italian sounding irrespective of it being actually french or Italian it just had to sound as if it was that was the important thing and it had to look good taste came a long way down the list of importance .

    as it simply had to sound and look right darlings oh that's simply divine darlings.

    i can not believe that's how we were back then but it is true i was there and saw it all first hand

  • 1 decade ago

    Chicken Salad Croissants make good appetizer , Ham Biscuits, Sweet and sour meatballs Sound like you will be having lots of fun

  • 1 decade ago

    Deviled Eggs

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Definitly Fondue!! Also, mini quiches, little meat balls, melon balls and other cut up fruit, trail mix remember we were the health food nuts. A loaf of french bread or italian that you pass around and take a hunk off of. Have it w/cheese or dip

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