Wedding Fortune Cookie Sayings

Wedding Fortune Cookie Sayings

With this ring, I thee wed. Stephanie & Thomas July 8, 1997
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not boastful or rude.

Marriage isn’t a word… It’s a sentence!

“Here’s to the bride, may your hours of joy be as numerous as the petals of your bridal bouquet.”

“To the man who has conquered the bride’s heart… and her mother’s” Kim & Alan  August 21, 2001

Today I marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, love. Liz & Jason  April 5, 2006

Thank you for a wonderful day with our family and friends. Love Rob & Carolyn Hawes

A wedding is a funeral where a man smells his own flowers.

“…and they lived happily ever after…” Barbara and Alex  June 17, 2004

We all have our own path. Sometimes our paths cross, sometimes our paths merge. Thank you for sharing our path this day.

Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round; Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Sarah and Philip  August 18, 2003

A heart that loves is always young. Erin & Mike – December 8, 2006

As we set sail together, thanks for coming on board with us today. Michael and Mary 9-8-01

Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity.

A husband is living proof that a wife can take a joke.

This is the day that the Lord hath made, rejoice and be glad in it. Greg and Jennifer

He loves me, he loves me not, He loves me, we tied the knot. Michele and Jerry  December 12, 1992

Thank you for celebrating our love. Jody & John 9-1-2001

Love is friendship set on fire. Mary & Jason    July 25, 2005

If you would like more ideas for wedding fortune cookie sayings email me at erin@FancyFortuneCookies.com and I will send you more ideas. We have lots of brides and grooms that have done funny sayings, romantic sayings, religious sayings and many other types of fortune cookie sayings.

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Martha Stewart Uses Custom Fancy Fortune Cookies

Martha Stewart Uses Fancy Fortune Cookies

Martha Stewart Uses Fancy Fortune Cookies

This morning Martha Stewart on the Martha Stewart Show interviewed Jennifer 8 Lee, the author of New York Times bestseller Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food. Jennifer Lee talked about fortune cookies in her book and needed a custom fortune cookie for Martha to open and read at the end of the segment.

Read More about it HERE.

Since Jennifer 8 Lee interviewed and even visited a few different fortune cookie companies for her book, she contacted at least 3 of those companies to get the  custom cookies she needed for the show. The only company that called her back was Fancy Fortune Cookies.

Fancy Fortune Cookies created a custom message for Martha Stewart to open and read on her show. The fortune saying entitled the audience to a free $25.00 lunch at Chinatown Brasserie in downtown New York. Then baked and shipped the custom fortune cookies the same day! Talk about a great fortune cookie coupon.

Fancy Fortune Cookies is a small family owned fortune cookie bakery that specializes in flavored and colored fortune cookies. They also have the largest fortune cookie in America. Their giant fortune cookies are all hand made fresh to order and weigh over ONE POUND. Giant fortune cookies make a great edible gift for all types of occasions.

Both Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Weddings have used custom fortune cookies by Fancy Fortune Cookies. We have also done fortune cookies for Oprah, Donald Trump, Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Osborns, the Grammy’s, and many other celebrities.

But most importantly are our customers like you. Here we try to give everyone the celebrity treatment. Custom fortune cookies make a great addition to most parties and events and are an economical favor choice since they start at only $38.00 for 100 custom fortune cookies.

We’ve helped the Martha Stewart show, now let us help you!

Thanks Jennifer for letting us provide the cookies for your appearance on the Martha Stewart Show. And congratulations on the success of your book!

Also, thank you to the producers of the Martha Stewart Show for letting us supply the cookies!

Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake

Since I brought a very large King Cake into the office today, and have been munching on it throughout the day, I am doing a Mardi Gras post. Happy Fat Tuesday!!!!!

Here are some fun and unique ideas to incorporate into any Mardi Gras celebration.

Try a unique invite to your party. Sometimes especially on festive occasions, you need a unique invite for your guests. Consider personalized fortune cookies as a unique way to send out your invites. Fancy Fortune Cookies even has Mardi Gras colors in fortune cookies. Yellow is a Lemon cookie, Green can be Mint, and Purple is a Fruit Punch flavor.

Since the cookies come with your sayings inside, you can write the info for your party. When, Where, RSVP, and Dress!

If you don’t think they are the right invite, then consider using them at your party. They can be filled with fun stuff to inspire conversation – like at a mixer. Or even fun Mardi Gras facts! You can even use them as little take-home favors for all of your guests.

Maybe you aren’t throwing the party but have been invited and don’t want

Giant Mardi Gras Fortune Cookie

Giant Mardi Gras Fortune Cookie

to show up empty handed. Perhaps you need to send a fun thank you gift. A giant Mardi Gras fortune cookie with a custom message inside makes a great gift for the host or hostess.

The Giant Mardi Gras Fortune cookie even makes a great centerpiece. If you are having a costume competition then it can even be a prize for the winner.

There you have it, Mardi Gras custom fortune cookies.

Now go eat some king cake.

Great Fortune Interpretations

I love this little blog. Just discovered it today and think the author really does a beautiful job. The photos are outstanding, the interpretations insightful, and the whole concept really gives inspiration.

Check out the blog here.

Just had to share….

Great Overview of Chinese American Culture

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

Last March Jennifer 8 Lee released her book on the Chinese American Culture, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. It not only deals with the history of Chinese American’s but also with many cultural aspects. It covers foods, and nagging questions like what IS the origin of that pesky little fortune cookie?

As a writer for the New York Times and a Chinese American, Jennifer Lee was able to give a broad overview of her culture. And of American culture in general. After all, what’s more “American” than Chinese take-out. The Fortune Cookie itself is more American than Chinese!

One of the fortune cookie companies she mentions in her book is Fancy Fortune Cookies, the worlds first and only gourmet flavored, colored fortune cookie bakery! Thanks Jennifer and Congrats on the stellar success of you book! Her fun little book made #26 on the New York Times Bestseller list!

10 Indianapolis Businesses You Don’t (But Should) Know About

I moved to Indianapolis, IN back in December of 2004 and have discovered a lot about this city in those 4 plus years. There are some amazing local businesses here in Indy that people just don’t know about! But definitely SHOULD know about.

With all this “bail out” crap going on, I really believe strongly it’s time to support the local guy, instead of giving money to “big business” where our hard earned dollar is most likely just headed off shore anyway. Let’s keep it local, let’s support our city by doing business with our neighbors, and show the rest of the country how great our city and the mid-west really is!

LOVE Indy!

LOVE Indy!

10 Locally Owned Indianapolis Businesses You Should Know About (and Support):

1. The Coffee Break Company – This guy has the best coffee in the city! If you go and try it and don’t agree with me, I’ll refund your money personally. Rick is the owner and most days he’s in there working away. On the best days you will walk in to the aroma and sound of roasting coffee. He roasts his own beans! I personally recommend the Panama Java Estate (super rich dark roast) and the Highlander Grog flavored coffee. (317) 257-8222

2. WB’s Pizza – By far the “best kept secret” pizza joint in the city! I know Bazbeaux’s gets all the raves here in Indy, but I honestly can’t figure out why. WB’s does some incredible Chicago Style pizzas. Their upside-down Chicago Style pizza is my favorite and their olive loaf made fresh in house is addictive.

3. Fancy Fortune Cookies – The world’s first and only flavored fortune cookie bakery is right here in Indianapolis. They do personalized fortune cookies, chocolate dipped fortune cookies, and even giant fortune cookies! They’ve even got a “Horseshoe Blue” cookie in honor of the Colt’s. Custom fortune cookies can be great for tradeshows, unique business cards, wedding favors, party favors, gifts and lots more. Best yet, they ship all over the country, so if you need a unique gift… Check them out.

4. Details – Anytime I am looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member, I start at Details. This little boutique always has unique knick-knacks, gifty items and decor in just about every price range. Sometimes it is hit or miss there though, as a lot of items come from niche artists. Their Story People collection of prints are one of the highlights every time I go in. One other thing to mention, is they have the CUTUEST gift wraping/packaging they do for your gifts. You never have to wrap them yourself.

5. Just POP In – This little shop in Broad Ripple makes their own gourmet popcorn. They have all kinds of mouthwatering flavors and even ship if you need a gift sent to someone near or far. Owned by two twin sisters, they have great treats perfect for any party, office gifts, football/super bowl parties and so much more. Stop by this weekend and pick some up for your Oscar party!

6. Dyno Jaxs – I have to admit, I used to live right by this little place and went in to eat about once a week. IF you love Chicago style hot dogs, bratwursts, or italian beefs, this little place will not disappoint. They have great prices, even better food, and you will regularly see the owner, Jack, working in the kitchen. Fun atmosphere that is kid friendly, I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

7. Taylor’s Bakery – Lots of you may know about Taylor’s but I bet even more don’t. They have two Indy locations, and make great cakes, pies and pastries. I swear that my regular Saturday breakfast there has helped me put on a pound or two. But their cheese danishes are SO worth it! They do great cakes for any type of event, be it birthday, wedding or something else. And even have cute little personal size birthday cakes ready to go – these are perfect for co-workers or your employees. Right now they have Mardi Gras King Cakes!

8. Jasmine – Thai restaurant on the northwest side of the city that I absolutely love and highly recommend. I’ve been to Sawasdee – which won on Indy’s A List – and have never been impressed with the food. But Jasmine has some great items on their menu. Their soup #24 with glass noodles is outstanding and they have a great pad thai. In the summer the sticky rice and mango can’t be beat for dessert but get there early, or call ahead to reserve one because they often run out! The wait staff is super friendly and all the food is FRESH.

9. IMA – Well, most people know the IMA exists, but when I am there, there are never that many people visiting. During the winter, all their regular galleries and exhibits are FREE. So it makes a great place for a first date, or just a unique afternoon to walk the galleries by yourself, with a friend or even the kids on a rainy day. During the summer they have the most incredible gardens! You can spend an hour, or a day walking, sitting, and maybe even reading a book out in their beautiful gardens. Make sure you stop by the garden shop too!

10. Smallbox Web Design – In the days of social media and internet businesses as well as internet marketing you need someone good to build, restructure or tweak your website. Here is something they completed last year in the ecommerce realm.

Enjoy!

P.S. Big shout out to Dr. Thomas of Chateau Thomas Winery for the invite to the Oscars!

What to Look for When Shopping for Fortune Cookies

Drawing of a Small Fortune Cookie Oven

Drawing of a Small Fortune Cookie Oven

Type “fortune cookies” into google and you will get over 2.5 MILLION results! That just boggles my mind. Do we really need 2.5 million pages on the internet that talk about fortune cookies???

And with those kind of results, how do you figure out where to purchase your fortune cookie gifts?? How do you know what you are sending is going to be fresh and actually taste great?? And if you are ordering a giant fortune cookie, how can you be sure it will arrive in one piece??

Would you buy a pie that was stale and bland? Or doughnuts that have sat uncovered in a warehouse for weeks on end?

Here are some tips to help you make the most informed decision possible.

  1. Does this company bake their own cookies? If you don’t want your gift to tasted like the stale, bland, cardboard like fortune cookies you get in Chinese restaurants, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION YOU COULD ASK! If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t gourmet.
  2. Does this company use real chocolate, or confectioners coating? Real chocolate is easy to fake – in a photo. But when you taste it, you will know if it is confectioners coating, which is code for NOT REAL CHOCOLATE and terrible tasting.
  3. Is this company a Better Business Bureau member, and if not, WHY NOT? Any one can do business online, and make up anything they want to. They can lie. They can present mis-information. And they can take advantage of the uneducated buyer.

If you are looking to purchase fortune cookies, personalized, giant, or just fortune cookie gifts, get educated before you buy.

  • If they aren’t baking their own cookies, then your “tasty gift” is sitting in a warehouse, unwrapped, getting stale.
  • If they aren’t baking their own cookies, they have no control of the ingredients or facility that is baking your cookies.
  • If they aren’t using REAL chocolate, with real coco-butter, why are you paying for real chocolate, and why are they claiming they have a great tasting product?
  • If they aren’t BBB members, then they could be lying to you.

Here is an interesting checklist on fortune cookie companies. If you want to know more about where your fortune cookies are coming from check it out.