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We are having a hard time coming up with food for our party this year. We would like to keep it on theme, if possible. We are doing a haunted hotel from the 1920s. We plan on getting it catered or ordering from a restaurant. It should be buffet style and doesn't have to be a full meal as the party starts at 8:00 pm. However, a f full meal is fine also!

We are at a loss for what to serve. Any suggestions?
 

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I would have appetizers that are easily picked up and eaten ... go with some 1920's recipes if you can find any ... nothing with picks or skewers unless you have stations or somewhere to throw them out. Devil eggs ...crostinis with different toppings ... pizza ...
 

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This website is great for info about particular foods that were popular at a given time ~ http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html

From the 1920s section - " Popular foods and snack fare:
Serving a large crowd on a low budget? We suggest:

Molded/fruited Jello-salads, fruit cocktail, sliced pineapples & bananas (maraschino cherry ok)
Deviled eggs, celery, olives, pickles, salted nuts (almonds, pecans, peanuts, filberts)
Bread sticks, Parker House rolls, saltine-type crackers, potato chips
Caesar salad, Waldorf salad
Finger sandwiches...peanut butter & jelly, ham, turkey, chicken salad, tomato, egg salad, cream cheese
Fried chicken, baked ham
Pineapple Upside down cake, angel or devil's food cakes, ice cream & chocolate sauce, chocolate pudding. Canned peaches work well.
Beverage service:
Soft drinks garnished with fruit & fruit juices (ginger ale with maraschino cherry juice, decorated with cherries), Ginger Ale, Coca-Cola, Kool-Aid, Lemonade, punch, coffee, cocoa & Orange Pekoe tea"


 

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This website is great for info about particular foods that were popular at a given time ~ http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html

From the 1920s section - " Popular foods and snack fare:
Serving a large crowd on a low budget? We suggest:

Molded/fruited Jello-salads, fruit cocktail, sliced pineapples & bananas (maraschino cherry ok)
Deviled eggs, celery, olives, pickles, salted nuts (almonds, pecans, peanuts, filberts)
Bread sticks, Parker House rolls, saltine-type crackers, potato chips
Caesar salad, Waldorf salad
Finger sandwiches...peanut butter & jelly, ham, turkey, chicken salad, tomato, egg salad, cream cheese
Fried chicken, baked ham
Pineapple Upside down cake, angel or devil's food cakes, ice cream & chocolate sauce, chocolate pudding. Canned peaches work well.
Beverage service:
Soft drinks garnished with fruit & fruit juices (ginger ale with maraschino cherry juice, decorated with cherries), Ginger Ale, Coca-Cola, Kool-Aid, Lemonade, punch, coffee, cocoa & Orange Pekoe tea"


Yum damn next time you have a party id love to come by all that food sounds perfect and is making me hungry :)
 

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Good advice guys! We are going to go with period appropriate appetizers/Hors d'oeuvre. Hopefully they will turn out yummy!
 
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