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70s Theme Party: Retro Food Recipes

Just when you thought you could donate your disco albums to your local charity, the '70s scene has returned.

70s Theme Party: Retro Food Recipes

Just when you thought you could donate your disco albums to your local charity, the '70s scene has returned. Whether you're planning a high school graduation party, family get-together, bridal shower or even a birthday party, a retro review of the '70s is the hot ticket. This fun spread allows the host or hostess to mingle or even disco with guests.

Show Your '70s Mugs 

When sending your party invitations, ask people to send you a copy of a photo of themselves taken during the '70s. You can use these photos as name tags or to display for fun conversation. If some of your guests weren't born until the 1980s, ask them to send a copy of a photo of a character from a '70s television show or movie (such as Marcia Brady or Vinnie Barbarino). These photos are a great icebreaker! 

Test Your '70s Savvy 

Your guests will have fun with this party game: Create your own '70s quiz. Collect trivia from news, music, year-you-were-born birthday cards and local happenings during the decade to create a '70s quiz. You may even give the winner a prize, perhaps a tape or CD with a collection of '70s music or a lava lamp! 

Here are a few trivia questions to get you started: 

  • Name the presidents who held terms in the 1970s. 
  • In the television show The Brady Bunch, what was Mr. Brady's first name? 
  • Name the two reporters who blew the cover off of Watergate. 

"Right-On" Fashion 

Look around at your local department or discount store. With the '70s decor back in vogue, you can easily find lava lamps, brightly colored napkins and even '70s music to give your party that unique '70s feel. Some party-supply stores even have paper or plastic disco balls—this is a party you can really have fun decorating. And your guests may even want to wear the current retro fashions or dig into storage for that favorite pair of bell-bottom pants they've been saving.

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