No matter what the occasion is that you're celebrating, getting the menu right goes a long way towards making your 1950 style party a success.
The party food that was popular in the fifties certainly wouldn't be considered the most healthy of choices today but for a one night shindig, I think we can all afford to cheat a little.
As old as I am, I wasn't around during the decade that invented rock and roll so I did a little investigating and found some fun food ideas that are easy to prepare and have ingredients that are still readily available for you to recreate.
1950's Party Food Ideas
The following are a few of the food must-haves when it comes to a proper 50's dining.
A meatloaf or roast of any kind served with peas and carrots and a heaping bowl of hot buttery mashed potatoes would be a wonderful main course.
Martinis for any of the adults who want to imbibe and soda in glass bottles should be on hand to quench everyone's thirst.
For dessert, Pineapple Upside Down Cake or Chiffon Pie would be the perfect ending.
A quick visit to http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html#1950s will provide a huge selection of other popular fifties food choices.
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