We had a lovely waldorfy solstice celebration last night that the kids just loved (much of this is inspired by and "stolen" from Lucie's wonderful site).
While we were at ballet, dh turned off all the lights, laid out a cold supper, and lit one candle in the living room. When we got home we all gathered in front of the fireplace and the girls, dh and I each lit another candle and said a solstice prayer. Then we read the festival of lights story from the tiptoes lightly Festival of Stones book. We have been reading these stories throughout the advent season. We did not do the advent spiral as described in the book, but maybe next year I can get my act together to do it. Then we had a cold supper by candlelight from the advent wreath. We kept all the lights out until the girls were asleep, so they got to take a bath and do their nightly stories by candlelight.
This morning we made pumpkin/squash muffins and watched the sun come up. They each got a felted sun necklace from the christmas elf.
So thanks Lucie for all the inspiration!