Instead of the typical spooky Halloween party entertain your friends this year with a magical dinner party full of good fortune and fun. We planned and hosted a fun Magical Fortune Teller Halloween Dinner Party. Guest were invited to a magical night under the stars and enjoyed good food, great company and a fun treats. We all want to know what the future holds, so why not give your guest a glimpse into the future with delicious DIY Fortune Cupcakes.
This fate tempting tradition dates back to Victorian times when cakes were baked with tiny charms, typically made of silver with ribbons attached, for special occasions. Guest would pull one of these tiny charms from the cake before it was cut. We thought this tradition was the perfect way to end the night at our magical Fortune Teller themed dinner party. Not only are the cupcakes delicious, but they are an activity unto themselves. Each charm tells a fortune or prediction for the future and is a quaint memento for the memories made at the Halloween party.
This recipe is super easy and can be made with your favorite homemade cupcake recipe or with a boxed mix. Whip up the cupcake batter according to the directions and then follow these simple steps to make your Fortune Cupcakes.
What You’ll Need:
- Boxed Cake Mix
- Cupcake Liners
- Fortune Cupcake Supplies
Tie a small piece of ribbon to your charm. Note: Use food safe charms if you can. If not, make sure you thoroughly clean them prior to baking in the cupcakes.
Pour the cupcake batter into the cupcake liners and then submerge the charm in the batter. Leave a small piece of the ribbon exposed and coming out of the top of the cupcake batter.
Bake the cupcakes according to the directions and let cool completely. Use your favorite icing to frost your cupcakes.
Once you are ready to serve your Fortune Cupcakes let guest know that each one reveals a charm which represents a prediction and foretells their future. Have guest break open their cupcake by hand to reveal their destiny.
You can create a list of fortunes beforehand according to the types of charms you have, or you can make them up on the spot as each guest revels their charm. We kept things simple and had generic fortunes that went with each charm. For example if your charm was the airplane it means adventure is in your future. If you picked the star you are going to be famous, ect. It was fun coming up with ways to predict the future for our guest with these sweet and delicious treats.
We predict that these sweet treats will be an absolute hit at your Fortune Teller themed party. Make sure you check out our post for a DIY Wheel of Destiny game and DIY Fortune Invitations for even more mysterious fun.
Disclaimer: Please use your best judgement when making and serving these cupcakes. Make sure you let guest know that there is a charm baked inside before they eat the cupcake.