We celebrated Earth Hour last night from 8:30 - 9:30 EST. Well, we actually celebrated for 2 hours because I knew the kids would really enjoy it and they generally go to bed much earlier than 9:30.
So we started at 7:30 with roasting marshmallows over a beeswax candle. (Not my idea, I saw it here.) This part was a surprise so they were thrilled, to say the least. It was at this point that Elizabeth declared Earth Hour to be "best celebration we've had in a long time."
Then we got down to business with a bit of family game playing. The favorites of the night...Gobblet Junior (by Blue Orange games, sustainable, all wood games--quite fitting for Earth Hour, I think) and Apples to Apples Kids.
After the kids brushed their teeth by candlelight and crawled into bed, Paul and I sat alone in the dark, breathing the silence. I think it shouldn't take another Earth Hour to spend more time this way.