We didn't do much to celebrate the 4th this year. Not even a parade. We did however do our own mini celebration at home and roasted marshmellows in the backyard. I'm so thankful that our kids are easy to please. A bag of marshmellows, graham crackers, chocolate, and some cheap fireworks and they were completly satisfied to stay home and celebrate with Mom and Dad. Heck they did get to stay-up later than 7 p.m. and in our home that is a treat all in itself!