If you feel differently, you can purchase these elf pants HERE.
Just can't wrap my head around this birthday pudding cake.
Image via File Photo Digital Archive
I'd go to town with this retro idea, making two concentric rows of pigs-in-a-blanket surrounded by curly parsley. And I'd serve mustard.
If you prefer not to use frozen piggies, make your own with cut-up hot dogs and crescent dough.
Serving suggestion via Dinner Is Served
Hey, parents, want to get your kid to eat his breakfast porridge? Just add a scoop of ice cream.
Serving suggestion from 1956 Cream of Wheat advertisement
Happy Independence Day!
Frankie Doodle Dandy
recipe from old Swift Premium advertising
Make Frankie Doodle Dandy by splitting Swift Premium Franks. Dip into boiling water until "arms and legs" spread. Build sandwich and top with Frank. Wrap in foil and grill 10 minutes. Decorate as pictured.
Edible poodle sandwiches.
Via Kelly's Kitchen
Here's a great way to serve your Halloween punch.
This 1960 ad from Sunkist suggests you squirt some fresh lemon juice into your tomato juice.
I don't drink tomato juice. Not even as a Bloody Mary. Very strange, I know. But I do love lemons. And they look so pretty in this ad, I couldn't resist.
Gut a pumpkin, fill it with ice and you have an awesome cooler.
This serving suggestion comes from a 1947 ad for Dr. Pepper.
ADDENDUM posted 29 October 2012
If you 'd rather turn your pumpkin into a keg, click here for directions.
It's been a while since I've grossed you out with a culinary hot mess from the past. I hope this makes up for my lapse.
I don't know what it is. I do know that I would never let it pass my lips.
Via X-ray Delta One