Make a Memory with a Solar Eclipse Party on August 21st! Part 2: Food, Music & Streaming

Planning Your Solar Eclipse Party Food, Music and Streaming!

 

So, you’ve invited people to watch the solar eclipse (or you just want to have fun watching it yourself).

What fun food can you eat while watching the eclipse?

What songs can you play during the party?

What if you won’t be in the path of the total eclipse?

 

Here are more Solar Eclipse Party suggestions!

 

Solar Eclipse Party Food
  • Moon Pies

  • Sun Chips

  • Cheese (since we all know the moon is made of this)
Solar Eclipse Cheese and Crackers
  • Firecracker Popsicles (rockets)
Firecracker Popsicles
  • Star fruit
  • Sun-dried fruit (apricots, etc.)
  • Milky Way candy bars
  • Mars candy bars
  • Starburst
  • Orbit gum
  • Little Debbie’s Star Crunch snacks
  • Cupcakes decorated like solar systems
Solar System Cupcakes
  • Sugar cookies cut into sun, moon or star shapes
  • Round sugar cookies dipped halfway in chocolate
Solar Eclipse Cookies!
  • And anything else that you can cut into sun, star, or moon shapes (sandwiches, fruit, brownies, or rice crispy treats)

 

Drinks
  • Sun Tea
  • Sunny Delight
  • Capri Sun
  • Tang (an astronaut favorite)

 

 

Solar Eclipse Party MUSIC Suggestions
  1. A Place In the Sun– Stevie Wonder
  2. Blinded by the Light– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  3. Brighter than the Sun– Colbie Cailat
  4. Catch a Falling Star and Put it in Your Pocket—Perry Como
  5. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  6. Dancing In The Moonlight – King Harvest
  7. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me– George Michael and Elton John
  8. Everything is Beautiful—Ray Stevens
  9. Fly Me to the Moon—Frank Sinatra
  10. Galaxies—Owl City
  11. Good Day Sunshine—The Beatles
  12. Here Comes the Sun—The Beatles
  13. Moon Dance—Michael Buble/Van Morrison
  14. Moon River—Andy Williams
  15. Moon Shadow, Cat Stevens
  16. Sun is Gonna Shine—Carman Cusack
  17. Sunshine of My Life—Stevie Wonder
  18. Sunshine of Your Love–Face
  19. Swinging on a Star—Bing Crosby
  20. The Sound of Silence—Simon and Garfunkel
  21. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore—Frankie Valli/Walker Brothers
  22. Total Eclipse of the Heart—Bonnie Tyler
  23. Walking on Sunshine– Katrina and the Waves
  24. When the Day Met the Night—Panic! At The Disco
  25. You’re So Vain—Carly Simon

 

Kids Songs
  1. Endless Night—Lion King, Broadway
  2. The Itsy-Bitsy Spider—Various Artists
  3. Touch the Sky—Disney
  4. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star—Variouos Artists
  5. When You Wish Upon a Star—Disney
  6. Why Does the Sun Shine?—They Might Be Giants
  7. Why Does the Sun Really Shine?—They Might Be Giants
  8. You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash 

And Here’s a Bonus List of Christian Songs for Those of Us Who Will Be Awed By God During the Eclipse:
  1. Amazing Grace—John Newton
  2. Beautiful Day—Jamie Grace
  3. Forever Reign—Hillsong
  4. Good Morning—Mandisa
  5. Grace Like Rain—Todd Agnew
  6. Great is Thy Faithfulness—Thomas Chisolm
  7. The Field of Stars—Matt Maher
  8. I Can Only Imagine—Mercy Me
  9. In Better Hands Now (Jim Daddario, Catt Gravitt, & Thomas Ronald Hardwell)
  10. In the Light—D.C. Talk
  11. Learning to Be the Light—NewWorldSon
  12. Light Up the Sky—The Afters
  13. See You Again—Anthony Evans
  14. Shine—Matt Redman
  15. Shine—Newsboys
  16. Stars—David Crowder Band
  17. Stars—Skillet
  18. Stars in the Sky—Kari Jobe
  19. Starry Night–Chris August
  20. Sun and Moon—Phil Wickham
  21. The Sun is Rising—Britt Nicole
  22. We Are—Kari Jobe

 

And lastly, here’s some help to live stream the event.

 

How to View the Total Eclipse of the Sun Even if You Aren’t in the Path of Totality:
If you’re not in the direct path of the solar eclipse, you can hook up your TV to view NASA’s live stream of the full eclipse here:  
Need some ways to hook up your TV to stream from your computer or mobile device?
To set up the live stream for viewing:
          • Connect your computer directly to the TV via HDMI cable.
          • Connect your computer to an LCD projector.
          • Use AirPlay to screen-share your web browser from a computer or iOS device to Apple TV.
          • Use Google Chromecast to screen-share your web browser from a computer or Android device.
          • Use a Wi-Fi mirroring app with a Set-top box, Smart TV, or Smart DVD player to screen-share your web browser.
(Credit: www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse)

 

Ready? Set! Time to party ‘till the sun goes down!

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If you missed last week’s blog post on planning a solar eclipse party, buying solar sunglasses, and locations–including libraries– for local parties, click here: http://debgruelle.com/small-steps-blog/make-memory-solar-eclipse-party-august-21st/
Do you have any other fun suggestions for food, drinks or music?

 

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