Honestly though, it went pretty well, considering.
Paper Plate Fireworks! I even made some special treats - I tried to make a less-sugary version of these marshmellow snowmen from Reading Confetti by using bananas instead. They were definitely less cute (no pics) but yummy.
Afterward we drove around watching fireworks. The girls were a little scared at first but soon were asking for "mas!". Chiquita was the first to fall asleep. That meant hubbie got to stay up with her friend. His idea :)