Coming up with a way to entertain and wow your guests can be daunting, but here is a way you can do both (and stun Grandma). Feature an Aphrodisiac Bar at your cocktail hour or reception and you are sure to get people talking. E-events put together a bar of this sort for a recent wedding and I've heard only rave reviews. To come up with your own aphrodisiac menu, visit Eat Something Sexy, a site dedicated to the sexiest foods around. We knew about oysters and chocolate, but hot chiles, caviar, and truffles? What about blowfish? Some of the foods listed are rare and thus, more expensive, but there are plenty of everyday options that will, at the least, get guests talking. Here are some aphrodisiacs you may not have known about:
- The Kava Kava herb can be mixed into a traditional Polynesian drink that is believed to elevate consciousness while relaxing muscles. In the South Pacific Islands, it is considered a natural aphrodisiac.
- Mint can be strong or sweet depending on the variety, and is credited with increasing appetite and inspiring kissing.
- Ancient Greek mythology says that the goddess Aphrodite was carried to earth on the shell of a scallop. Recent studies show that scallops may raise hormone levels in both men and women.
Your Aphrodisiac Bar can be as elaborate or low-key as you'd like. Start by choosing a few items you'd like to serve, and consider how they will taste when consumed together. This is a unique way to entertain guests at cocktail hour, and they might even learn something new!