Robin and I would plan a feast and invite friends to share.
One year we dressed in medieval costumes (with a Shakespearian flare)
ate chicken on trenchers of bread and drank mead.
We had a small talent show, and then went for a late night swim.
Several years ago, I organized a party and put up tents in my backyard- ostensibly as a graduation party for Jordan- but it was really for Midsummer.
This year, I made knotty rolls with anisette on top.
Frank won’t let me have a bonfire.
My birthday is this weekend so I can’t REALLY have another party.
But – I love Midsummer Day or St. John’s Day.
I’m going to light a WHOLE lot of candles on the deck and pretend it is a bonfire.
This is what happens when your childhood companions die young.
You are left with desires for the past that others just don’t understand.
Happy Midsummer Day- Past and Present from Puck, Ophelia, the Lady of the Manor and the crone.
Sounds lovely, even if you can’t have the bonfire. 🙂
Have you ever been to a Shakespeare performance at Stan Hywet? I’ve wanted to go several times and it just didn’t work into my schedule with the kids.
I have, actually! We went to see a performance of Othello some years ago. It was very good- and the ambiance of the setting was spectacular. We are going to Stan Hywet for a luncheon on my birthday, Saturday.
The pictures look good. Did your guests dress for the party? Sure you can have all the parties you want. I like your costume.
Most of the people did dress, but not everyone. I wore that costume for many different events- it was my favorite all around costume.