I just got back from my parents' house and blowing stuff up. Had a bunch of rockets and mortars left over from New Years. Shot off about 90% of those plus some new stuff. Mom has some butterfly-shaped helicopter thingies. She just about killed my cousin'* girlfriend trying out an idea about tying three of them together. It missed her by about a foot!
My Dad has this old grille that'* mad of massively thick steel, and I was throwing mortar rounds under it. They'd lift the thing about a foot off the ground with a blinding flash underneath. I'd lift the thing up and a huge cloud of smoke would come out...
We were also throwing firecrackers at each other, just little Black Cats. Shooting the bottle rockets into puddles was fun too. They go off under water with a "thump" and then these little white bubbles come up, and burst with a little puff of smoke
At the end of the night, I set off a box that was prttey cool, it start by sending up a ring of fire balls, then a ring of reports, then a ring of silver tails with reports, then a ring of fountains with cracklers. Way fun night, and now I'm totally shagged out, G'night!