Recently I bought a copy of Better Homes and Gardens Guide To Entertaining from 1969. Aside from the awesome Mad Men-esque cover, it's filled with hilarious table settings & party theme ideas. My favorite? The "Young People's Party." It says:
"The Teen-age party: easy-to-serve and easy-to-eat foods are teen favorites. They'll devour these Tamale Hero Sandwiches, hot from the oven, with their tempting aroma of chili and melting cheddar cheese. Plate partners of corn chips and "pickle-sickles" are designed for easy eating. Make the ice cream cones and cookies ahead of time - a good project for your young party-giver to do."
Note to anyone coming over to my house for dinner anytime soon, I will be serving pickle-sickles.