Yesterday, after the kids took several carloads of clothing and food to the local shelter, we began to get ready for our Martinmas party. We made new lanterns because I wanted some safer, jar lanterns in the house. They glowed quite beautifully in the dark.
She made a path of luminaries down to the bonfire.
The kids played a wild game in the dark that featured split second timing with stop watches, bursting out of leaf piles, flashlights, and running hard.
Later, we all retreated into the warm glow of the lanterns for the feast followed by tea, gingerbread, and brownies. The kids and many of the adults then joined in a big game of sardines in the dark. It was quite the romp through the house.
What a fun, glowing night. It ended, quite thankfully, with a gentle rain that eased my mind about any bonfire remnants.