March 23, 2011

Taste Test

When you see this image, what are some of the first things that come to your mind? I am willing to bet that you are not having a very positive experience with the above image. Why? Well, it DOES NOT ACTIVATE YOUR TASTEBUDS. Seeing the above food combination is enough to make you resort to vegetables for dessert instead!

My point in that photo is to show you how important the activation of taste is when going through an experience, especially at an event. If the food or drink does not taste good, then it puts a bad taste in your mouth (literally) and otherwise negatively alters your experience whether for that moment in time or for the remainder of the event.

The BEST way to activate taste is to spell it out for your guest. No, seriously SPELL IT OUT. When I write "Chocolate covered strawberries" what picture is painted in your head?

The picture you have painted in your head of "Chocolate covered strawberries" has now subconsciously made your mouth water.


Kendall did a great job of "spelling it out" at her "Hot Dog! The Bachelorette is Back!" Party. The party was appropriately themed to reflect Kendall and her girlfriend's new philosophy on men and hot dog condiments, inspired by Jillian from the show 'The Bachelorette'. Her philosophy:

“Ketchup guy is a good, strong, loyal, loving guy. He loves his mom and talks to her several times a week. Sauerkraut guy is the bad boy who they all go for. The onion guy – they all love him, but he’s never going to get married. And the mustard guy, that’s the guy who they all want to settle down with, because he’s part ketchup, part sauerkraut.”

Let's take a look!

Spelling it out is that simple! You can get beautiful card stock in any color or pattern at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, making sure the color white is somewhere in the mix. From there, cut out the colored or patterned cardstock into whatever shape you desire and cut the same shape out in a white color (a little bit smaller). Glue the two card stock shapes together with the white cardstock shape on top. If you want to be quick and simple, with a sharpie, write in whatever description you want for whatever food or drink you're describing. If you want it to look more clean, use a computer to write your label description and then cut it out into the shape you want.

Done and done :-)

1 comment:

  1. Haha, my mouth literally did water! Great post and actually it never crossed my mind before to do that! :)