Every eclipse or full moon party has one thing in common: FOOD and DRINK. If you’re planning a magical lunar get together with friends, family or coven, you’ll need a moon-themed menu to nourish and inspire your guests! Here’s our Full Moon FOOD Guide including Cookies, cakes, moon milk, moon-themed foods, foods and herbs linked to the moon, and more.
So when I think of Full Moon food, I think of any food that is crescent, circular or sphere-shaped. The first thing that comes to mind is croissant rolls. These are SO versatile! Dunk them in soups or stews OR offer as a side item to nearly any meal. And they look and sound like “crescent” moon. Do your foods have to look like the Full Moon? I think any moon-shaped foods will do the trick.
Another popular Full Moon food is crescent moon cookies or what some call moon spell cookies. You’ve probably seen them on Pinterest or on your witchy FaceBook group. Have you baked them yet? Are you worried you won’t be able to make that pretty crescent-shape? Pick up a crescent-moon cookie cutter on Amazon (super cheap) and purchase pre-made sugar cookie dough. So if you’re not a baker, no problem! This is the easiest way to make crescent moon cookies.
How about those Russian tea cakes, also called snowballs, Grandma used to make at Christmas-time? Don’t they sort of look like miniature moons or planets? What about also taking the regular round sugar cookie and painting chocolate over each to show the different phases of the moon? You can do SO much with cookies and cakes to turn them into memorable full moon food!
Moon cakes are a traditional dessert in China to celebrate the annual Lunar festival. They are similar to sugar cookies and sometimes incorporate ingredients like nuts and fruit jams. Look up a recipe and give this traditional moon dessert a try!
Enough with the baked goods, what about regular foods that are moon shaped? Honestly, i had a hard time thinking of any, until i realized you can pretty much cut any vegetable or fruit into crescent or at least half-moon type shapes. BOOM. Zucchini, bananas, squash, even potatoes can be sliced and cut in half to resemble a half moon. Mix in whole pieces to have waxing/waning and full moon slices.
A big tea trend in the past few years is something call moon milk. It’s a frothy milky herbal tea based on Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. There are literally hundreds of moon milk recipes out there, particularly circulating on Pinterest. And you can choose the moon milk with ingredients that might support your magical intentions for the next Full Moon.
This tea recipe is one that I’ve used many times, particularly powerful on a full BLUE moon. The blue color of the tea (made possible by the amazing butterfly pea flowers) is a nod to the “blue” moon symbolism, and the ingredients used support feminine health: body, mind and soul. Which also links us to the Moon and oceans. I’ve found it also aids in cleansing one’s aura of negative vibrations. Drink it separate from your other full moon food choices, as it is filling.
Any herbal tea can be made into moon milk by substituting the herbs in the recipe above. Consider red hibiscus, which will tint the moon milk a beautiful dark pinkish to reddish shade. Perfect to ignite passion in yourself or partner. Add rosebuds for an extra oomph of loving vibes. Full Moon is a great time to manifest a new love or strengthen love with another and hibiscus-rose moon milk is the potion to drink!
If you don’t already know, Full Moon is a time to manifest your dreams and goals. It’s a time to cast your most powerful spells and rituals. Why not do a little money-drawing magic by making matcha powder moon milk? Matcha is a beautiful green color and is in alignment with strong money energies.
Every plant is linked to a planet or heavenly body. Here you’ll find a list of foods that are magically linked to the moon:
Any food or beverage that reminds you of the moon or moon phases, incorporate it into your next full moon gathering or personal ritual. When we partake of magical food on an Esbat it makes that Full Moon that much more special. And when putting your intentions into the full moon food, you’re making magic.
I’ve seen people recreate old school moon pies. I’ve also seen bottles of wine named for the moon with moon phase labels. Make a charcuterie board with moon shaped veggies and fruits, and don’t forget the Swiss cheese.
Don’t forget to consult your magical herb and tea books to find herbs and flowers connected to the moon and incorporate those. Get creative and have a happy Full Moon!
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