70s Party Foods

Updated June 19, 2018

When you think about the 1970s you might think of disco balls, bell-bottomed trousers and tie-dyed shirts. If you are planning a 1970s themed party, you can serve foods that will remind people of this era of history. Many foods that were popular in the 1970s are still things that people enjoy eating at parties today.


Fondue became popular in the 1970s to the point that a fondue pot was one of the most common newlywed gifts of the time. Fortunately, fondue pots are quite affordable and fondue itself is easy and versatile. Cheese fondue is perfect for dipping bread or meat while chocolate fondue with fruit or pound cake is an easy and elegant dessert. If you do not have a fondue pot, a small slow cooker can keep food warm without needing constant attention.

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs were another popular 1970s food that works for a theme party. These tasty and tangy meatballs are sure to bring back great memories. You can cook the meatballs ahead of time and serve them over noodles for a sit-down dinner party. For a more active group, you can serve the meatballs buffet-style and have toothpicks available for people to use. A small slow cooker will keep them warm without the need for someone to be constantly monitoring the buffet table.

Devilled Eggs

Devilled eggs are a versatile dish that is ideal for a 1970s disco party. These eggs can be made spicy or just simply tangy and they are excellent finger food. Devilled eggs can be somewhat labour intensive since you will need to hard-boil and then peel the eggs before you can slice and fill them. Even so, they are always a crowd favourite and should make an appearance at your party.


To go along with the fondue, chips with era-appropriate dips will match the 1970s theme. Try serving vegetables with ranch dip or crisps with onion dip. These finger foods will allow your guests to munch without having to sit down for an entire meal. Even better, they are quick and easy to prepare and allow people to only eat what they want to eat.

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Stacy Zogheib's writing has been published in various online publications. She is a teacher and developmental specialist with experience teaching first grade, special education and working with children ages 0 to 3. She has a Bachelor of Arts in elementary and special education from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University.