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Celebrate a milestone birthday or just have fun! Pick your favorite decade (or the decade the birthday guy or gal was born in). Below you’ll find a terrific retro menu as well as tips for great invitations, decorating, party favors and more! Retro Appetizer Party Menu (for 15) Baked Spinach-Artichoke Dip ... page 10 Original Chex® Party Mix ... page 20 Italian Stuffed Mushrooms ... page 22 Swiss Cheese Fondue ... page 24 Shrimp Cocktail Platter ... page 26 Hot and Saucy Cocktail Meatballs ... page 28 Sparkling Citrus Punch ... page 30 Back to the ’50s Party YOU’RE COOL! THE ’50S WERE ALL ABOUT SLURPING MALTS AND THE JITTERBUG. DECORATE Re-create the ’50s by decorating with vinyl records, fuzzy dice, pictures of Elvis and classic cars. Invite guests to dress in leather jackets, with greased-back hair and sunglasses for the guys, or poodle skirts and cardigans with pony tails for the gals. Set up a malt and soda counter (ask a friend to be the soda jerk). PARTY PROP/GIFT If using this theme for a milestone birthday, consider purchasing a vinyl record formed into a serving bowl, available online (do you know the celebrant’s favorite song from the ’50s?) to use for the party and then give as a gift to the birthday gal/guy. Simply line the record bowl with plastic wrap or set a clear glass or plastic dish inside to fill with your snack of choice. CANDY BUFFET A special touch for a trip down memory lane! Set up a buffet of favorite candies from the ’50s in glass apothecary jars, decorative tins or Chinese take-out containers. Check drugstores, specialty food or gift stores for nostalgic candies or purchase online. INVITATIONS Look to party stores or online for a wide variety of invitation options. Like the look of custom invites? Make your own on your computer with desktop publishing software—or go green by designing and sending your invites with free social-planning websites. If it’s a birthday, use a picture of the celebrant when he/she was young. Add clip art of famous people, or include major 4 Betty Crocker All-Time Best Recipes events or fun facts from the decade you are using as a theme. Here are some typical items associated with each decade: ’50s: Elvis, vinyl records, poodle skirts, jukeboxes ’60s: Tie-dyed shirts, smiley faces, peace signs and lava lamps ’70s: Disco balls, mood rings, platform shoes Photo credits: (left page, top to bottom), Liz Gregg/Getty; (right page, top to bottom) Teresa Woo-Murray/Getty, Richard Bradbury/Getty, Hans Neleman/Getty Blast from the Past Party

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of All-Time Best Recipes 21.5

All-Time Best Recipes 21.5
The History of Food: 100 Years of Great Eating
Blast from the Past Party
Retro & New Twist Appetizers
Appetizers & Snacks
Salads & Sandwiches
Weeknight Main Dishes
Cakes, Pies & Cheesecakes
Cookies, Bars & Brownies

All-Time Best Recipes 21.5