11 Fun Solar Eclipse Party Themes

Need solar eclipse party themes and ideas for celebrating the eclipse? When planning your eclipse party, consider making it a fun sun-themed party with these great watch party ideas!


Ideas For Solar Eclipse Party Themes

Create your own solar eclipse festival at home with these fun eclipse-themed party ideas! Here’s how to throw an eclipse watch party people will talk about for years!

Solar Eclipse Themed Parties

  • Ring Of Fire Party
  • Walking On Sunshine Eclipse Party
  • Eclipse Watch and Wine
  • Total Eclipse Of The Heart Party (Or Solar Eclipse Of The Heart)
  • Cosmic Karaoke Party
  • Space Odyssey Theme
  • Sci-Fi Solar Eclipse
  • Eclipse Art Party
  • Retro Eclipse Party
  • Eclipse Movie Marathon
  • Ring of Fire and Ice Party

FULL DETAILS on these themes for solar eclipse parties and more ideas for solar eclipse party and activities belowincluding cool eclipse party names for adults and kids and quick tips for how to throw a solar eclipse party!

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How do you throw an eclipse party?

Tips For Planning Your Solar Eclipse Party:

  • Pick a fun party theme based on solar eclipse themes.
  • Make sure you’ll have unobstructed views of the eclipse.
  • Be sure to provide your guests with safe eclipse glasses like these for viewing.
  • Have a craft table where kids can make their own pinhole eclipse viewer before the eclipse event and everyone can make their own glowing solar eclipse shirt like this.
  • Create a signature Cosmic Cocktail for the event.
  • Play eclipse party games.
  • Have fun entertainment eclipse-related trivia, astronomy lectures, storytelling sessions, or music playlists with space-themed songs or sun themed songs.
  • Don’t forget the eclipse photo props to commemorate the event! Create a designated photo area with eclipse and space props like these and backdrops for guests to capture memorable moments during the eclipse.
  • Enjoy fun sun-themed foods and eclipse party food — bake sun bread, make a sun tea recipe, have sunflower cupcakes, serve sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella drizzled balsamic vinaigrette to go with the sun bread, etc. Get creative with your solar eclipse themed snacks!
  • Offer fun party favors! Send guests home with eclipse-themed party favors, such as eclipse glasses, sun-shaped cookies, galaxy stress balls, and eclipse-related trinkets.


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30 Fun Eclipse Party Names or Invitation Wording:

  1. Eclipse Extravaganza
  2. Total Eclipse Bash
  3. Eclipse Fest
  4. Sun and Moon Soiree
  5. Eclipse Odyssey
  6. Celestial Celebration
  7. Solar Eclipse Shindig
  8. Sun-Sational Soiree
  9. Solar Spectacle Soiree
  10. Astronomical Fiesta
  11. Golden Eclipse Gala
  12. Cosmic Gathering
  13. Twilight Time-out
  14. The Great Eclipse Get-Together
  15. Luminous Luncheon
  16. Ray of the Eclipse Party
  17. Eclipse Elegance
  18. Stargazer’s Delight
  19. Solar Flare Fiesta
  20. Sun and Stars Soiree
  21. Celestial Serendipity
  22. Solstice Soirée
  23. Solar Magic Mixer
  24. Galactic Get-Together
  25. Starry Night Soirée
  26. Cosmic Crescendo
  27. Sun Salutation Soirée
  28. Celestial Carnival
  29. Eclipse Illumination
  30. Skywatcher’s Soiree
  31. Eclipse Spectacular
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11 Best Solar Eclipse Party Themes and Eclipse Party Ideas

Great party ideas for the big eclipse, a partial solar eclipse, or total eclipse theme parties!

Ring Of Fire Party

Channel your inner Johnny Cash and pair up a Ring Of Fire Cash song with the ring of fire solar eclipse.

Ask guests to wear all black, play Johnny Cash’s Ring Of Fire and other Cash music.

Walking On Sunshine Eclipse Party

Celebrate the sun’s temporary disappearance with a vibrant and sunny theme.

Use bright yellow and orange decorations, and encourage guests to wear their sunniest attire.

Decorate with sun motifs and play sun-themed music.

Add this fun solar eclipse party drink!

Total Eclipse Of The Heart Party (Or Solar Eclipse Of The Heart)

Having an adults only solar eclipse party or couples party?

Celebrate the eclipse with a romantic twist and a play on the song by Bonnie Tyler.

Decorate with hearts, candles, and soft lighting to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

Have fun partner-based trivia games like this.

This is great if you’re looking for solar eclipse activities for adults only party.

Cosmic Karaoke Party

Go with an all planetary and cosmic decorations theme.

Set up a karaoke machine and encourage your guests to sing space and eclipse-related songs.

Create a playlist that includes songs like “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler or “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra or “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves.

Fun party activities after you watch the eclipse!

Space Odyssey Theme

Go all out with a solar space-themed party.

Decorate with stars, planets, and astronaut gear.

Encourage guests to come dressed as their favorite planet or astronaut.

Eclipse Watch and Wine

Combine your eclipse viewing with a wine tasting.

Set up wine stations with different wine and cheese pairings. (Bonus points if you have mini sun bread and cheese cut into sun shapes or celestial shapes!)

Provide wine-related facts and trivia mixed in with eclipse trivia.

Sci-Fi Solar Eclipse

Celebrate the eclipse with a science fiction twist.

Encourage guests to come dressed as their favorite sci-fi characters and decorate with props from popular sci-fi movies and TV shows along with planetary and celestial decorations.

Host a vintage sci-fi movie fest after the eclipse viewing.

Eclipse Art Party

Provide guests with art supplies and encourage them to create eclipse-themed art during the event.

You can have a contest for the best eclipse-inspired artwork.

Be sure to provide all different types of art supplies — from paints to crayons and even chalk. This will make it more accessible for people who may feel intimated.

Retro Eclipse Party

Transport your guests back in time by having a retro-themed eclipse party.

Decorate with 1970s, 1980s or 1990s-style decorations and music (or pick a specific era that resonates with you!)

I think 70s themed party would be great with an eclipse party with lots of groovy decorations like this and 70s music!

Eclipse Movie Marathon

Set up an outdoor or indoor movie screening area (learn about setting up a backyard movie here) and show a series of eclipse movies, space-themed movies, or even solar eclipse documentaries after watching the eclipse!

Movie Ideas With Solar Eclipse Themes Or Mentions:

  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Little Shop Of Horrors 
  • The Eclipse: The Courtship of Sun and Moon
  • Apocalypto 

Ring of Fire and Ice Party

Host an Eclipse Bonfire Party!

If you have a safe outdoor space, set up a bonfire for your guests to enjoy during the eclipse.

Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, tell stories, and watch the eclipse in the flickering firelight.

Use ice lanterns like this to round out the theme.

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We hope you have fun with these solar eclipse party themes!

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