Blog Party#37: Retro Party, Redux.
Today marks the start of Blog Party, Year 4. Our 37th party, the beginning of our 'looking forward, looking back' year.
To celebrate this new 'season', if you will, of Blog Party, this year's themes will be a mix of brand new and recycled.
I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the parties from those early days, and give them another go. We had some good times, and now that we've all have a little more BP experience, who knows what we can do with those old favorites?
To kick things off, we're taking a look back to our sixth party, Retro Party.
We had a really good crowd. Over a dozen guests! The food, the music, the clothes; it was an absolute blast. Plus, I'm just a retro kind of gal.
Hey, it's my party. I'll Lindy Hop if I want to.
So, this time around, we're going back in time. The same rules apply: to 'attend', you need to bring a minimum of one drink AND one appetizer. But feel free to make as many as you want...I assure you it won't go to waste!
If you feel hung up on the 'Retro' part, let me clarify. For the purpose of Blog Party, 'retro' refers to the period from 1920 through the late 1960's. Other people may have their own ideas, but they're not running this blog, are they?!?
Cocktails (or mocktails, or juices or pops, coffees and teas; anything you might want to drink with hand-held foods; it's just we call this a cocktail party, so cocktail gets thrown around a lot) and small bites from those periods, inspired by them, or even re-engineered or re-imagined from those years. The Web is a fantastic resource for 'old' recipes, and of course if you can get your hands on some women's magazines from that time....oh, the wealth of information to be found! Say it with love, say it with jello...
So, there you go. Dust off your patent-leather shoes, bring down the hat boxes, straighten those ties. Shine up the old Roadster, and come to this month's Retro Party!
R.S.V.P.'s are due no later than Thursday, 21 August; the doors open Saturday night of the 23rd. I've already sent my cocktail dress to the cleaners & scheduled an appointment to have my hair 'done'; have to look my best, you know.
If you're new to Blog Party, find a crash/refresher course here.
Send in your URL's to thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. And as always, I hope to see you there!!
Tagged with: Food and Drink + Blog Party + Events + Appetizers + Cocktails + Canapes + Parties + Finger Food + Mocktails + Retro + Blogging