You might think of a prissy little game where everyone wears white, the women hold parasols, and everyone drinks iced lemonade. It might be like that when you throw a croquet party and everyone pretends it's the 1890s. That's not how my in-laws play it! It's much more like the croquet played in Alice in Wonderland and a lot less lady-like than most people think. It's cut throat. There's a trophy. There's a lot of strategy. There's trash talk. There's a lot of competition. And, there's a lot of laughs and fun!
In honor of the annual family reunion I've assembled 5 DIY Croquet ideas:
Thistlewood Farm came up with a great DIY project for turning a croquet mallet into a hook.
And, look! You can make your own flamingo croquet mallet! Instructables member Peterdaughter wrote up an easy-to-follow tutorial.
By the way, if you are not on instructables, you should be! It's a great site full of DIY.
To go along with your flamingo croquet mallet, you are going to need some giant playing cards to turn into wickets. (Full disclosure, I have never bought these playing cards and don't know their quality. They look like a good size to turn into wickets.) Use some stakes to hold the playing cards in an arch and you're all set! This picture is from Lark & Lola. Cute, right?
And, finish up your croquet party with some croquet ball cake pops! These cake pops from Sweet Lauren Cakes are so fun! If my husband and I ever host the croquet tournament I am definitely making these.
Hope you enjoy your weekend! Get out and play some croquet!
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