Plan a Solar Eclipse Party

When something hasn’t happened in 99 years, it is definitely time to celebrate. Plus, summer drawing to a close, and more wine is called for.

Invite some friends or just have a family gathering with your kids.

Make a Pinhole Viewing Box prior to the big event:
You will need cereal boxes, a pin, aluminum foil and tape. Have everyone bring their own box so you aren’t eating cheerios for weeks. Click here for the video.

Make an Eclipse Playlist:

Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
When the Moon Hits Your Eye – Italian Restaurant Singers
Soak Up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
Skyfall – Adele
Moondance – Van Morrison
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
It’s the End of the World as We Know It – R.E.M.
There’s a Moon in the Sky – The B52s
Eclipse – Pink Floyd
Dark Day Program – Widespread Panic
Walkin on the Sun – Smashmouth
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Lucky Old Sun – Kenny Chesney
Cold Day in the Sun – Foo Fighters
Brighter Than the Sun – Colbie Caillat

Cut a small moon shape out of paper plates and Make Sure to Serve:

Moon Pies
Black and White Cookies
Blackout Cake
Sandwiches on Crescent Rolls
Swiss Cheese
Sunflower Seeds
Pasta with SUN dried tomatoes

and of course, DO NOT forget the Moonshine!

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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.