Your guests will really think you went OVERBOARD at your next summer party when you whip up these 1950s jello recipes! Bananas posing as sailboats, how a-PEELING! Ok, I’ll stop now. Actually the Pinapple Lime Parfait doesn’t look too bad. You know these could easily be an alternative to jello shots. Just add some coconut rum, vodka or whatever FLOATS YOUR BOAT. Sorry.
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The holidays are a very nostalgic time of year. So why not entertain in classic style with an old fashioned retro cocktail party? There are plenty of helpful decorating tips, and food and drink recipes all over the internet to ensure you pull off the swankiest party on the block.
From Bon Appetit Magazine, yummy appetizer recipes for a 50s cocktail party remixed for the 21st century.
Another stop should definitely be Martini Art , where they sell everything you need to shake and stir your way to cocktail nirvana. There are also tons articles with party tips . I love their suggestion of having your guests do a holiday gift exchange where everyone brings a unique martini glass. Sure beats the cookie swap they have in my neighborhood every year! They’ve also got a great selection of gifts for the martini lover in your life.
Cocktail Cologne Set for the person who enjoys wearing the scent of their favorite alcoholic beverage.
Martini Pinup Magnet Set – A great stocking stuffer!
And of course it wouldn’t be a retro party without some swanky lounge music.
Don’t forget cool atomic style party invitations from Rock Paper Scissor and make sure you let your guests know only their finest vintage style cocktail wear is acceptable attire! A black and white dress code is always very classy. Women should channel Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys. And for men, think Sean Connery as the original James Bond.