Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors + A No Bake Option

{Thrifty Thursday} Handmade Wedding Favors

Happy Thursday lovelies! Here's a budget favor idea to help you stretch a dollar if you only have a few to spend but want your wedding to feel like a million bucks. Fortune cookies - I know, they get a bad rap; stale, cardboardish, plastic wrapped, questionably edible "cookie" you get from take out Chinese places. Truth is, they are a sweet, affordable, and personal ending to your already fabulous wedding. 

There are lots of different routes you can choose for your cookies. You can go slightly more expensive and purchase personalized fortune cookies OR go thrifty and gather your ladies for a favor making party.  We’ll go thrifty, since this is Thursday and the thrifty way, in my humble opinion, is just a lot more fun and memorable; the idea of lovingly assembling your own wedding favors with a gaggle of giggling bridesmaids, makes me smile. So let's get to it. 

FYI: Be sure to check out our No Bake Paper Fortune Cookie DIY ideas at the end of this post! 

  Photo via Your Wedding Support

What do you need?  Cookies, dipping sauces/frosting, sprinkles if you choose, boxes and ribbons, and if you go the totally self made way, paper, printer, scissors.  

Cookies - There are a number of places on the internet to purchase regular fortune cookies, with fortunes already inside.  The Oriental Trading Company offers a great deal with 50 for $6.99.  Another option is making them yourself – hence the need for a girl party. Here is a great tutorial/recipe for personalized cookies. I love the idea, however as a stressed out bride you may not have to time since the cookies should be relatively fresh.

Delicious Dipping – For an extra touch of class and decadence, how about serving up cookies partially dipped in all sorts of yummy flavors?   Here is a super easy recipe for Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookies using semi-sweet chocolate chips that just about anyone can master.  You can do the same with white chocolate, peanut butter or caramel chips. You can even add color, festive sprinkles, even nuts to match your wedding color scheme. Go fancy or go fun, either way you are sure to please!

Photo via Bridal Banter

Photo via Beau-Coup

Final Touch - Remember, presentation goes a long way in pulling off thrift. Head over to your local crafts store or online crafts vendor  for some favor or jewelry boxes, appropriately colored tissue paper and satin or grosgrain ribbon. I love this cute little handprinted bag. Adds a nice splash of color and culture. Also Luna Bazaar has an impressive collection of colorful and interesting wedding favor boxes and bags to help add a little culture.

You might want to tuck in a sweet note of thanks or even a small love poem before your tie up your favor treat.  A label with your names and wedding date attached to the box or tied on the ribbon is nice but not necessary....they did get the invite after all

Photo via Sophia's Favors

Photo via My DIY Wedding Day

No Time for Real Fortune Cookies? Try this super cute Paper Fortune Cookie instead. A little less hassle, same great effect, and no potential cardboard tasting cookies! Go at your own pace and they never go stale. There cuties are a great way to continue your wedding branding - you know look, feel, color, and patterns. Best of all, they are super inexpensive, less that 10 cents per cookie!

Want More? Head over to Kind Over Matter for this adorable free fortune cookie printable. I totally did the patterns and the sayings. Super easy, just add paper, printer, scissors and glue!

Photo via Kind over Matter 

What is the most memorable fortune you've ever received in a fortune cookie? Leave us a quick comment below! Join us on Facebook and Twitter to here what others say.

Have a deLicious day,


  1. wow!! These are all cute..
    Thanks for the share. :)

    1. I love the paper fortune cookies! I think they are just adorable. I even saw a tutorial to make soap fortune cookies which is pretty neat too!

      Thanks for the comment,

  2. Weeding is such a moment which every couple remembers. As Wedding ceremonies decoration should be much wedding favors creates extra innovation in wedding ceremonies. These are much beautiful.

  3. Nice! I love those cute colorful gift boxes!! Absolutely wonderful!


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