Coordinate with your theme or, if you're honoring a special goddess incorporate one of her
symbols into the menu...for example, seafood for Aphrodite, a special bread for Demeter,
olives for Athena, edible flowers for Persephone, Bar-B-Q Pork for Hestia. (In case
you need ideas, you can find the goddesses'
If you have a theme of Egyptian goddesses, beer
would be appropriate, while the Greek goddesses would favor wine and the Celtic goddesses
would feel at home with mead. Lemonade and herbal teas do nicely too.
One of our contributors described a gathering where each of those attending
created a "special" liqueur in honor of her favorite goddess: vanilla or apple
for Aphrodite, almonds for Isis, melon for Persephone, etc.
Her recipe was simple: Sterilize beer bottles, 1 for each goddess, and use
corks that fit them. (Or you could use other suitable containers.) To six (6) ounces of
vodka, add two (2) ounces of strongly flavored "goddess essence" that you've
made by simmering the special ingredient in water for an hour or so (or use 2 Tablespoons
of concentrated extract or flavoring such as vanilla, almond or orange extract, etc.), and
2 tablespoons of "rock candy". Seal the container and let set for one month
(cycle of the moon) before serving. Voila!