All week long I will be involved with preparations for a vintage croquet party we're having on Sunday. Why croquet? Well, other than the fact that this was a classic pastime of many Victorians, Edwardians and folks through the '20s and '30s, croquet is a terrific party activity. You don't need a lot of physical strength or skill to enjoy it ('tho competitive croquet is more demanding). You also can eat and drink and mingle while you play, and that's perfect for a party. (If you don't already have a croquet set sitting on a corner of your porch, you can pick an inexpensive one up for between $40 and $80 a local sporting goods store, or online shops (www.croquet.com.)
Our vintage croquet party will aim to infuse the spirit of vintage fun into our time togther, and make sure all the guests are comfortable regardless of how much they know of croquet, Victorian manners or Edwardian fashions.