Looking for Good Vintage 1950s Party Recipes

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Q: My daughter is getting married and her dress is very Marilyn Monroe. So she has decided to do a whole vintage theme including vintage foods for the reception.

What kind of foods would work that are actually good? We have been going thru 50s cookbooks and YIKES!

Sent by Susie

Editor: Susie, this sort of search should be easier now thanks to Mad Men. Yes, the decades are slightly separated, but there should be enough overlap to help you out. Search blogs and the web for ideas for Mad Men-style cocktail parties and soirees.

We also have a similar question in the archives, with over 30 responses from our readers:

Good Question: June Cleaver Party Foods From the 1950s?

Readers, any fresh recommendations or ideas for Susie?

 

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