Broomstraw Fortune Telling Game (1920's)

One verse is to be attached to a straw of a witch’s broom favor (like the one pictured here). The rhyme is to be attached to the broom handle.

From straws, you may know which way the winds blow.

So proverbs quite ancient have said;
Witch broomstraws will tell Life’s breezes as well,
And so let the future be read!

The straw says,”Quite too long you’ve tarried,
But cheer upl You will soon get married!”

The straw sailed through the skies above,
And learned that you will fall in love!

A long, long journey you will take.
(Witch broomstraws never made mistake!)

Some day you will be very rich!
The broomstraw told this to the witch!

“Success will surely come to you,”
The straw said this, and straws speak true.

“A legacy will come your way,”
That’s what the mystic broomstraws say!

Oh, you’ll have happiness galore,
Get all you wish for and some more!

Oh, you will have joy and you’ll also have strife,
Beware the evil person who comes into your life!

In your chosen profession, success you will win,
But you’ll have to work hard, so you’d better begin.

You’ll meet “blue eyes and yellow hair.”
The broomstraw warns, “Beware! Beware!”

If you wed a tall brunette
Broomstraw says you’ll not regret.

You’ll fall in love over and over again,
But never get married, the broomstraw says plain.

This year you will prosper, your path will be sunny,
The broomstraw is sure you will make lots of money.

You’ll travel far, you’ll travel wide,
And have much happiness beside.

A very great change soon, is coming your way,
‘Twill be for the better, that’s what the straws say.

You’ll often go flying, ’tis strange and ’tis true,
But the old witch’s broomstick flies higher than you!

The future will hand you a handsome new car,
In which you will travel so fast and so far!

You want a new house? Well you’ll get it so surely.
On the word of the broomstick, just bank real securely.

A brand new position, with pay that is better,
Now wait, and you’ll see this comes true to he letter!

Fortune Telling Verses (1920's)

Fortunes in verse form can be used in many fun-producing ways at a Halloween party. Here are a number that the hostess can use as best meets her requirements to foretell the destiny other guests.

Keep in mind, these “fortunes” were first published in the 1920’s.  They reflect the views of the sexes at that time.

Fortunes for Boys

West Point you will take by storm-
You look so well in uniform!

Annapolis will be your fate-
You’ll wear a middie at any rate!

You’ll be a very modern sheik-
But do not let your knees get weak!

Some “Gentlemen prefer a blond”
Of them you, too, are very fond!

A man of business you will be­
You’ll make a fortune eas~ily!

As engineer you’ll climb to fame­
All the world will know your name!

You’ll marrya girl bythe name of Kate-
For the wedding day it’s hard to wait!

You’ll be a preacher fearless and bold­
And put Billy Sunday out in the cold!

A chauffeur-that’s the thing for you­
But be a careful driver, do!

A chain of stores is in your eyes-
Your profits will to mountains rise!

Athletics-that’s where you will shine­
Another Babe Ruth may be in line!

Boxing-that’s the thing for you-
But I wouldn’t tryDempseyif I were you!

Fortunes for Girls

A handsome prince with eyes of blue
Is coming straight from France to you!

I see what is in store for you-
A pretty tea room comes in view!

A beauty parlor you will run-
Making curls is lots of fun!

You’ll be happy, I surely know­
With hubby in a bungalow!

You’ll have a husband you can rule­
But do not let him know-the fool!

You’ll have a husband you adore-
And he will love you more and more!

Just act dumb and cry and whine-
For husbands love a “clinging vine”!

You’ll marry a man with eyes of brown,
And he is right within this town!

“Stay,stay at home, dear heart, and rest,” Longfellow said-
and he knows best!

You’ll find your happiness right at home,
No need around the world to roam!

A few old maids the world still needs­
You’ll find your happiness in good deeds!

A masculine girl the men alarm-
So keep your own sweet feminine charm!

Fortunes for Both Boys & Girls

In the movies you will go-
I trust you will not find it slow!

You’ll be a student somber and sad­
Cheer up-the world is not so bad!

You’ll be a leader in your gang-
One does not hear a thing but slang!

A fortune will be left to you-
Take care of it whate’er you do!

You’ll be an aviator bold-
Your stunts will make one’s blood run cold!

I think you’ll be an acrobat-
Unless you take on too much fat!

Around the world your voice will go,
Announcing for the radio!

A singer-your voice is like a bird­
And over the radio will be heard!

As an editor you will shine-
So much money for every line!

Your married Iife will happy be-
With handsome children, one, two, three!

A pair of twins will be your joy-
A little girl and a little boy!

You only like to spoon and spoon­
Sitting out beneath the moon!

Halloween Murder Mystery Party

A Halloween Murder Mystery That May Stir Your Usually Law-Abiding Community

This is a murderous age! To be success­ful, the modern novelist knows he must first kill his man and then find the murderer. “Oh,” shivers the sweet young thing at your bridge party, “I’ve just finished the sweetest murder! By I. O. Dyne, you know, who did ‘The Double Killing on the Roof.’ I haven’t slept a wink for nights. This ace of spades makes me positively quake. For that’s how they found the body, you know! Somebody saw the gardener carrying a spade-oh, it was ghastly-” and so on to the lurid end.

And if it isn’t a murder mystery book, then it’s a murder movie. In short, it has become a social error not to know who killed Cock Robin, and no hostess can hope to be the life of the party unless she is an adept at murder­ing by proxy.

Then why not let its “outing” be on Hallowe’en night? If your crowd is Continue reading “Halloween Murder Mystery Party”