Grab your platforms, we’re taking you back in time to the groovy ‘70s!
Yes, the disco balls are being revived in this special 1970s-inspired blog.
So let’s get started!
What to wear
Calling all fashionistas out there! Look out your flared polyester disco jumpsuits…you know exactly what we mean! We all had (and guiltily loved) these skin-tight, flared-bottom jumpsuits, which we, of course, rocked on a night out to the disco, dancing to a bit of ABBA or rocking out to the one and only Led Zeppelin.
For all other occasions, this was definitely the decade of the skirt. Empire waist midi skirts with asymmetrical flares were most popular, accompanied by a floral shirt and your favourite knee-high platforms!
What to eat
The 70s saw a huge rise in the popularity of dinner parties and it was all about the colours!
The classic cheese and pickles hedgehog was a must-have (could you handle the shame of forgetting this?) alongside devilled eggs, prawn cocktails, square sandwiches (with the crusts cut off…obviously!) and quiche!
For dessert, the classic pineapple upside down cake was the centre of attention! But other classics such as the indulgent chocolate roulade, banana splits, soufflé and baked Alaska were also on the table.
What to drink (obvs)
The Pink Lady – gin, applejack, lemon juice, grenadine and an egg white! Oh yes, this uber-popular cocktail actually became one of the first “girly drinks”. You’d sip it from an avocado green glass whilst catching up on some well-needed girl chatter!
Singapore Sling – gin, cherry brandy, soda, grenadine and sweet & sour mix. The Singapore Sling in your favourite hurricane glass, perhaps before a wild night of dancing on tables to a bit of T Rex or Rod Stewart!
Grasshopper – Green crème de menthe, white crème de cacao and cream. Although it didn’t normally have gin in it, it was very much 1970s!
Served straight up without ice, this green concoction may have made you feel green the morning after!
Harvey Wallbanger – Vodka, Galliano and fresh orange juice. This refreshing zesty drink served on the rocks in a highball glass will kick things off at any classic 70s party! Go wild and try it with NB London Dry Citrus Vodka!
70s trivia for your 70s party chat
Slang of the 70’s – ‘Psyche’, ‘in your face’, ‘phony’, ‘4-shaw’, ‘dig it’, ‘get down’ and ‘that’s sick’.
Events – Elvis Presley found dead, Margret Thatcher becomes the first woman Prime Minister, the Beatles break up, the US pulls out of Vietnam, Microsoft is founded, the first test tube baby born, Sony introduces the Walkman and the decimalised currency is introduced.
Cost of Living – Loaf of bread 9p, two cinema tickets 90p, bottle of whisky £3, pint of beer 20p, Range Rover £1,998.
Film & TV – M*A*S*H, Jaws, The Godfather, Star Wars, The Exorcist, Alien, Happy Days, Charlie’s Angels.
Oh, we want to go back to the 70s. For real. Now. Although there would be no NB Gin or NB Vodka so perhaps not.
NB Gin is an artisan gin distilled in North Berwick, Scotland. It was recently voted the world’s best London Dry Gin. NB also produces the world’s only London Dry citrus vodka.