Spending an evening outside, cooking delicious food over a campfire, and gazing up at the night sky becomes even more remarkable when you have people who can help you spot shooting stars and planets! Stargazing with your family is an excellent, educational, and enjoyable hobby. Small children might not enjoy themselves because it’s too late for them, but give it a shot; you might be surprised.
Whether it’s a lunar eclipse, blood moons, full moons, meteor showers, blue moons, or just a regular night, sitting out under the stars, listening to the stars, and watching celestial bodies dance across the sky is a great way to spend an evening.
What better way to appreciate the stars than to throw a star-studded bash? This is a fantastic way to spend an autumn or summer evening. So, the next time you plan to have a stargazing party at your house, keep the following ideas in mind to make it more enjoyable!
Setting Up For the Stargazing Party
Soft throw pillows, throw blankets, and squishy arm pillows to snuggle under are all necessities when stargazing. Place a heavy comforter on the floor and pillows all over the borders to sit on. You may also install fairy lights at the edges to make it easier to see the blanket without obstructing your eyesight.
You can also bring the following items to your star party:
- Body pillows
- Lawn chairs
- Bug repellent
- Throw blankets
Use a Telescope to Look at the Stars
Don’t forget to bring your trusty telescope along for the occasion. If your family owns a telescope, now is the ideal situation to bring it out. Everyone will enjoy taking turns staring through the telescope at the magnificent starry sky.
A telescope may not be necessary depending on what you expect to see in the night sky, but you should have a set of binoculars on hand just in case.
Hang Up Moon and Stars Balloons
Half the joy of a stargazing party is planning the decor. Place some gleaming moon-shaped balloons by the food tables or around the back deck to get the party started right away.
Make Your Party Shine With Fairy Lights
Install strings of lights throughout your backyard as the sun begins to set to create a glow. You can do this using Christmas lights! Everyone will have the sensation of floating in space, enveloped by stars. (However, when you’re ready to gaze at real stars, remember to unplug the lights.)
Set up a Photo Booth
When your company has a good time at your event, they will want to take pictures to remember the occasion. Set up a galactic-inspired backdrop composed of silver or gold foil strings so people may take images for safekeeping.
Serve Star-shaped Food
Bake and decorate Star Cookies, or serve a fruit salad with starfruit as the main ingredient. You may even make star-shaped sandwiches with a huge star-shaped cookie cutter purchased online. (You don’t need to do all of the cooking; enlist the help of your pals.)
With star-shaped marshmallows coated in rainbow sprinkles, you can build a cute s’more station. A s’more station is a terrific idea for a stargazing party because it allows your guests to cook a sweet treat while stargazing in low light. You can place everything for the s’mores station on an attractive star plate.
Make Your Galaxy Ice Cream
This party necessitates a unique dessert. Make homemade ice cream and have your pals add swirls of gold star sprinkles to each bowl to make a galaxy.
Make Delicious Galaxy Cupcakes
Bake a batch of fantastic galaxy cupcakes topped with homemade icing and sparkly star decor for your star party; if you don’t have your own recipe, you can find a homemade recipe online. They’re a great food idea with the added benefit of serving as table decor. You can serve cupcakes on a star-shaped cake plate with a beautiful sparkly cupcake holder.
Make Extraordinary Cocktails
Drinks that are both pleasant and vibrant are the finest! Serve drinks in colors reminiscent of the Milky Way, such as purple, pink, and blue. Serve fresh and bubbly mocktails, fresh apple cider for a tangy fall flavor, Wassel, or s’more hot chocolate as an alternative.
Use a fold-out table with a black tablecloth to accommodate the refreshments and snacks. Place some gorgeous imitation mercury glass LED lights and a strand of LED fairy lights down the table to add just enough light to see the table in the dark (nothing is worse than snatching a cupcake by the icing), though not enough to obscure the stars.
You don’t need to go excessive with your star party decorations; sometimes, less is more. If you wanted, you could also use candles rather than LED lights.
Pull out your drink dispensers and fill them with your favorite beverages for a drink dispenser (on a colder night, you could always exchange this for a warm drink dispenser). Drink dispensers are pretty helpful! You’ll be able to utilize them at practically every party you throw in the following years.
You can also use a beautiful garden globe and lovely moon, star, and sun-shaped decorations for table decor.
Go on a Moon Rock Hunt
Paint a handful of stones and pebbles with glow-in-the-dark paint before the party and hide them before your friends arrive. People will have a great time racing about searching for them as the sun sets.
Send Attendees Home With Stars
Send your guests back home with glow-in-the-dark stickers. Even after the stargazing party is ended, your pals will be able to continue gazing at the stars.