Monday, January 21, 2008

Fifties Flashback

I visited my friend Miss J in Melbourne over the weekend. While I was there, Miss J had a tupperware party (we LOVE tupperware!) and had the inspired idea to theme the party as a 50s night.

We had the most fun planning and executing the food items.

Devilled eggs:
Tuna and corn vol-au-vents:
Little boys:
Jatz and dip (note the inspired use of the Tupperware!) and prawn cocktail, party style:
I hope you've all noticed the dalek like grapefruits with cocktail bits (pineapple and cheese, gherkins and cocktail onions) as well as the spam topped with a maraschino cherry (is there nothing that cannot be improved by the addition of the maraschino cherry??!!)

And for dessert - individual trifles (see, what did I tell you, vastly improved by the addition of the maraschino cherry):
Pavlova:

And of course there were cocktails - strawberry dacquiri and the pina colada (mmmm, umbrella drinks!):And the piece de resistance:The hand carved cucumber flower basket, which was our table centrepiece! What fun!! And I may have (ahem) bought just a wee bit of tupperware...

22 comments:

kms said...

the prawns hanging off the side of a dish made me laugh out loud! mmmmm tupperware....

Bells said...

oh my lord. Utterly spectacular! My eye was really drawn to the dalek, I mean, grapefruit. I kept waiting to read what it was!

That cucumber flower basket is genius! It's all astounding. What a hoot!!!

Clever, clever girls.

Michelle said...

I love it!

m1k1 said...

Ah, possums. You younguns really missed something, not having the 50's the first time round. Such a culinary paradise it was! But my ma never managed the cucumber flower basket, and I grieve over its omission from my life.

TinkingBell said...

And just WHERE was the grapefruit hedgehog? (Half a grapefruit skewered with kabana,cheesesquares and luminous cocktail onions on toothpicks and made into a hedgehog)? What a great night - looks like lots of fun!

MadMad said...

OK. Now this looks like a bit more work than I do for my parties...

2paw said...

Yes, I'm with Tinking, where are the bits and bobs on toothpicks??!! Lovely party!!! MrsDrWho had a retro party one year and we had fondue as well. Yum!! Not so very secretly I love Tupperware!!!

Georgie said...

Fabulous work ladies!! I bet it all got scoffed up too, even the spam with cherries (shudder). Inspired!

kim said...

Oh, wow; what fun! That is quite the spread! I'd never heard of "little boys" before...

Ann said...

Wow - the food looks so yummy & it must have been a fun party! We girls can never have enough tupperware!

Alwen said...

And radish flowers, too! That's hilarious!

amy said...

What an awesome idea! Did you all wear aprons with frills, too? That looks like a really fun theme party. Although...no Jello mold? With canned fruit suspended inside? Is that an American 50s thing? :)

Nellie said...

Gosh all that glorious food just makes me want to slip into a chiffon apron and a hairnet and tuck in! I particularly like your half orange with chedar (coon I hope for added authenticity) on toothpicks. So classy! I made a similar one for a friend's Don's Party election night party but included green cocktail onions too. The poor kidlets all thought they were lollies. You can imagine the looks on their faces on tasting the onions...

Lynne said...

Wow! I'm really impressed. That is the most amazing 'Tupperware' spread I've ever seen!!

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SadieandLance said...

Pass the Spam please darling.

I heart tupperware, especially the 50's stuff of which I have some of my Grandma's.

Lynne said...

Thanks for your good wishes. Congratualtions on your 'more than 100th' post!! LOL

Queen of the froggers said...

Amazing food! Wow! send me a piece of pavlova, my favourite!

amanda j said...

What a fun idea. I think that the 50s must have stuck around for a while in Tassie, because all that stuff is familiar to me and I wasn't born until 1974!!

Mum did sell Tupperware mind you...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love Love Love Love it all.
Love the food, the presentation, Tupperware Parties.
Wished I could have made it......
Looks like so much fun.

kgirl said...

the prawn ring got me too! I don't know what I love more - the curried eggs, or the cherry-topped spam, tho'?!

Michelle said...

Fabulous! That carved flower basket is a work of (tasty) art. Looks like you all had a blast!

Anthony said...

*claps loudly* BRAVO! BRAVO!