Crafting / Love

Origami Fortune Fun

If you grew up in the 80′s like me, you’ll remember the oh-so-fun game of creating the folding origami fortune tellers. Am I right? I remember spending far too much time making these little folded gems and writing all sorts of questions like “who thinks I’m cute?” or “who will I marry?” and then hoping the fortune would reveal my latest crush. Oh, fifth grade…

And, as some may know, fortune cookies play a fun role in my relationship with Michael. We always eat our fortune cookies a specific way and have received some very insightful fortunes :: the day before we were moved in together I got a fortune that say “you home will be a place of happiness” and the day before we left for New Orleans where Michael had made plans to propose, his fortune read “people will find it difficult to resist your propositions.” Needless to say, for every big life decision we now turn to the fortune cookie.

Well, for our wedding I wanted to somehow incorporate fortune cookies into the reception. And after noodling on how to do it for awhile, it hit me – a throw-back to our childhood – the origami fortune teller game! Awesome!

I tweaked the game just a bit by adding fun questions about our relationship that guests would have to answer, such as :: where was our first date? (dinner & movie) what is our favorite sports team? (UW Huskies) what can’t they live without? (each other!). Then I put a few on each table I hoped that it’d help keep guests entertained while dinner was being served. I’d have to say it turned out really well!

If you want to make your own fortune game, it’s super easy! And, if like me, you’re making 200+ of them for a wedding, definitely use a handy online template so you don’t have to write all the fortunes yourself!

Happy fortune making!

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My cousin Sean, and his adorably pregnant wife Michelle, enjoy the fortune game at our wedding

My cousin Sean, and his adorably pregnant wife Michelle, enjoy the fortune game at our wedding!

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