9 Recipes to Make for Your 1970s Cocktail Party


A classic appetizer consisting of water chestnuts and chicken liver wrapped in bacon and skewered. It's savory, slightly sweet, and utterly retro.

Shrimp Cocktail

A timeless favorite, shrimp cocktail was a staple of 1970s parties. Serve cooked shrimp with a zesty cocktail sauce for dipping.

Deviled Eggs

These creamy, tangy appetizers are a must-have for any retro gathering. Sprinkle with paprika for a classic touch.

Swedish Meatballs

Serve up these savory meatballs in a rich, creamy sauce. They're easy to make ahead and keep warm in a slow cooker.

Cheese Fondue

Transport your guests back to the '70s with a bubbling pot of cheese fondue. Provide a variety of dippers like bread cubes, vegetables, and apple slices.

Pigs in a Blanket

Mini sausages wrapped in flaky pastry dough what's not to love? Serve with mustard and ketchup for dipping.

Stuffed Celery

A simple yet satisfying appetizer, stuffed celery was a popular party snack in the 1970s. Fill celery stalks with cream cheese or peanut butter and sprinkle with chopped nuts or raisins.

Jell-O Salad

No '70s party would be complete without a colorful Jell-O salad. Mix flavored gelatin with fruit, marshmallows, and whipped topping for a sweet and nostalgic treat.

Retro Cocktails

Don't forget the drinks! Serve up classic cocktails like the Harvey Wallbanger, Grasshopper, or Tequila Sunrise.