Happy solstice! I wish I'd seen this thread earlier. We had a nice little celebration with me, DD Marian (2), my sister, and DH and DS Leo (3 months) in the background.
I laid a yellow blanket over the dining room table, with 2 large red candles burning. (We have a drought and many fires here in Colorado, so this was as much fire as I would hazard.) We started out by singing "Daylight Follows Night" from Circle Round (CR), then read about the Summer Solstice on CR p. 201, talking about what solstice is, how it is a time of letting go and moving on, and a brief tidbit about fire. Then we voiced things that e had outgrown or wanted to let go of (destructive relationships, diapers--for newly potty-trained Marian, old habits, etc) and sent our energy and these thoughts into the flames of the candles. After this, we did a time capsule, with the adults writing lists of things we and other family members have accomplished as well as things we were just starting out. DD drew a picture, and we put it all in a large envelope appropriately labeled along with hand-tracings of the kids, and some of Marian's artwork. After sealing the envelope, we all gave it a kiss, then handed it to Marian to color. (We will open it and discuss the contents at next year's summer solstice, then we will make a new one.) While Marian decorated the envelope, I read part of the Father's Blessing from CR p. 221. Then we sang another song in a round: "Round and round we go, we hold each other's hands and weave our lives in a circle. Our love is strong...the dance goes on. Round and round we go...etc" After that, we lit small red birthday candles from the two big candles and each held one... We focused on the thoughts we had sent into the fire earlier, then blew out our candles, releasing them. Then DD and I each blew out one of the large candles. Then we read a poem about Dandelions from the book Pieces, and went outside to play on the grass, feed the birds, and dance in the surprise and welcome rainshower. It was beautiful.
edited to correct an insane amount of typos