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Retro Cocktail Party: Part 2: The Nibbles!

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Retro Cocktail Party: Part 2: The Nibbles!

You have topped off the drinks in everyone's fabulous cocktail glasses, so let's serve some nibbles. We wouldn't want our guests to be a bit peckish, or to drink on an empty stomach! Now, some of the party food of the 1950s and 1960s is a little, ahem, interesting. You could totally go authentic and serve a tree of cocktail weenies or you could serve shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, a cheese ball and crackers, bacon wrapped olive cheese bites, and other more traditional treats. Really, no one will be upset if you sneak some Chex Mix in or add a...

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Host a Retro Cocktail Party: Part 1: The Drinks

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Host a Retro Cocktail Party: Part 1: The Drinks

My drink of choice is a dirty vodka martini - not a terribly authentic retro cocktail, but we needn't tell anyone it is vodka and not gin. It still looks classy - a nice martini glass and a few olives skewered on a toothpick. I would argue that presentation is just as important as the cocktail recipes, especially if you are hosting a retro cocktail party. Whatever you choose to drink, including ginger ale, will taste better when served in a fabulous glass. Bonus points if you choosing bottles from a fancy bar cart or globe bar!  Serve an old...

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Putting on my Big Girl pants

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Putting on my Big Girl pants
Treating A Daily Obsession like a legit business means wearing my big girl pants.

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