The Ghosts of Parties Past….

I was looking for retro Christmas Menu’s and came across these…

The menu’s have not changed all  that much, but look at the prices!

1959 Backyard Tented Summer Dinner Dance for 50 People

Cocktail Hour Smorgasbord
BBQ Ribs
Sliced London Broil
Fried Chicken Wings
Chicken Liver & Bacon

Artichokes with Sour Cream Caviar
Cold Shrimp
Cold Lobster Tails

Dinner Menu
Assorted Dinner Rolls
Chicken Tettrezinni
Prime Rib Roast Beef with Tomato Aspic
Caesar Salad
Fresh Fruit

Vanilla Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberries & Strawberry Sauce

Barman & Bar Supplies
Chairs,, tables, yellow cloths, hurricane lamps, club soda, ginger ale
Liquor supplied by hostess

$6.50 per person = $325.00, tax $48.45

$17.00, plus extra items

Grand Total = $487.50


Early 1960 Sit Down Christmas Dinner for 20 People

Cocktail Hour Smorgasbord
Assorted Cold:
Stuffed Beets
Savory Filled Crème Puffs
Deviled Eggs
Cold Shrimp
Cold Lobster Tails

Hot Canapes Passed:
Chicken Liver & Bacon
Quiche Lorraine

Dinner Menu
Assorted Dinner Rolls & Butter
Crudités – Celery, Olives & Radishes
Roast Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping
Green Vegetable Platter with Stuffed Onions
Spiced Peaches
Seafood Aspic

Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Whipped Cream

Two tables of 10 at $14.00 per person
Plus chairs – $15.00

TA DA – Grand Total = $295.00

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