Retro Party Time!

 

One of the best things about the 70’s (besides scampi of course!) were the fun family times. Follow our top tips for a great night in with family and friends, complete with proper retro games.

The Essentials: Food and Drink

Scampi Cocktail

Serves 4

For the sauce:

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 2 pinches smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Iceberg Lettuce

Whitby Whole Scampi

Fresh Parsley or Dill to garnish

Method

Make the Marie Rose Sauce by mixing all the ingredients together.

Wash and then refresh iceberg lettuce in a bowl of cold water with ice cubes.

Cook Whitby Whole Scampi according to instructions on the back of the pack.

Meanwhile dry lettuce and arrange at the bottom of 4 martini glasses (or similar).

Dollop a generous amount of sauce on the lettuce and then just before serving divide the cooked scampi in 4 and place on top of the sauce.

Garnish with fresh herbs.

Best served warm

 

The Essentials: Entertainment

70’s Karaoke contest

Break out that karaoke machines and prepare those voices… Ask everyone to sing their favourite 70’s classic and by round of applause, decide upon a winner.

 

Disco Dancing competition

Dancing was what defined the 70’s and why not have a dance competition with your family and friends? Put on some Kool and the Gang, Barry White or even The Jacksons and bust a groovy dance move!

 

Nets and Langoustines

Snakes-n-Ladders-for-web

Snakes and Ladders were a great board game hit in the 70’s but why play that when you’ve got Nets and Langoustines to climb up and slide down? Download our very own take on this 70’s game HERE (opens in new window) and, as an added bonus, you can use it as your very own placemat too.