Ok, so I like cheesy plastic yard flamingos. With spray paint & bright embellishments, of course! lol I can see these done up in sooooo many ways! Button Flamingo: Handcrafted garden art, reinvented Pink Plastic Flamingo via Etsy.
"I drew a few card soldiers on poster board, cut them out, and duct taped them to the croquet wickets. Then I zip tied a few plastic flamingoes onto the mallets and we had an Alice in Wonderland game of croquet!" (Alice in Wonderland tea party)