SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY IDEAS
On Aug. 21, 2017, America will experience a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. In Nashville, we are right in the path of the eclipse. All our hotels have been sold out for months. The city is READY. We’re not the only ones gearing up for a big Solar Eclipse Day on Monday, however, so I wanted to share a few party ideas should you want to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event!
Let’s get started with the solar eclipse party ideas! Food is definitely an easy way to incorporate the solar eclipse into your viewing party. I’ve listed out a few foods that are fitting for the occasion! Some are perfect for kids and some are more fitting for adults.
SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY FOODS
- Sun Chips
- Moon Pies
- Milky Ways
- Eclipse Gum (cute favor!)
- Sunny Delight
- Sun Drop
- Blue Moon Beer
- Sun-Maid Raisins
If you’re up for a challenge and feeling very creative, check out these ah-mazing solar eclipse party food ideas and click through to get the how-to/recipe for each.
I adore everything about this Solar Eclipse Soiree hosted by The Scribble Studio and Swoozie’s! See it all here!
These star and moon rice crispy treats are too cute! Check out the full recipe from Little Life of Mine!
I adore this bento box full of solar eclipse foods for your little ones. Check it out here.
This cocktail from Simply Darrling sounds delish! Grab her recipe here and serve it up at your party!
Speaking of cocktails, this Full Moon Martini from my friend Jojo is “out of this world”! HOW CUTE? I love this idea. Get her recipe!
Color changing lemonade slushies would absolutely be a hit at your solar eclipse party! Or any party, because hello, look at them! Get the recipe here at The Flavor Bender.
These solar eclipse cookies from Alison Ashton are the perfect sweet treat to serve up!
I love the idea of serving a few “galaxy goods” like this ice cream from Some of This and That! Get her recipe here! If you search galaxy recipes on Pinterest, you’ll find dozens of unique and colorful ones to try!
You could also use various moon, star, and circle (sun) shaped cookie cutters to cut out simple sandwiches or other mini bites! There are lots of moon cutters on Amazon!
SOLAR ECLIPSE PLAYLIST
Naturally, you need a great solar eclipse music playlist for your party! Here are my recommendations.
- Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
- Eclipse by Pink Floyd
- Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers
- Dark Side of the Moon by Chris Staples
- Blinded by the Light by Bruce Springsteen
- Talking to the Moon by Bruno Mars
- Steal My Sunshine by Len
- Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
- Fly Me To the Moon by Frank Sinatra
Share your pics with me if you throw a solar eclipse party! I’m @Pizzazzerie on all social media channels.