Easy eclipse party snack board filled with fun party snacks is perfect for solar eclipse party food, snack ideas for an eclipse viewing party, or treats for a galaxy party or space-themed birthday party. Fun recipes for solar eclipse party ideas!
Fun Eclipse Party Snack Board
Add this to your eclipse party menu for easy eclipse themed snacks everyone will love! It’s also a fun treat for eclipse kids activities.
What do you serve at an eclipse party?
For your eclipse dessert board or snack board, you’ll need:
- Eclipse-themed candy (Milky Way candy bars, Pop Rocks for moon rocks, gold gum rocks)
- Chocolate solar eclipse suckers and galaxy lollipops
- Galaxy fruit dip with fruit stars
- Solar eclipse bark candy
- Red Grapes / green grapes
- Moon pies (chocolate moon pies and yellow moon pies)
- Vanilla pudding or banana pudding
- Chocolate pudding
- Eclipse Oreos
- Banana slices
- Moon and sun skewers (pineapple chunks and grapes)
- Yellow star sprinkles
- Galaxy sprinkles
How To Make A Sweet Eclipse Party Snack Board Step-By-Step
We made our solar eclipse snack board a sweet board (or more of a dessert board), but you can easily make it a savory snack board (an eclipse charcuterie board) with meats and cheeses cut into star shapes, crackers, a savory dip (instead of a sweet dip), and vegetables cut into moon, star, and sun shapes.
This is a simple eclipse snack board (that’s even great for an after school snack or to go with an eclipse theme study), but you can make your party board as big or elaborate as you need for your party.
1. The largest food item goes in the middle of the snack board.
ALWAYS START IN THE MIDDLE AND WORK OUT.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your charcuterie board / table is.
The building blocks in the middle are the “stars” of your board Place those in the middle, then around those items, place things that may go well with them.
For our solar eclipse snack board, we put grapes in the middle. But, grapes also make great “end caps” in opposite corners on both sides of the board or table. Leave them on the vine and include them as a bunch!
2. How to keep the snack board visually appealing…
Once you do something to one side of the board, stop and do something on the opposite side of the board of the same color and/or bulk. This will help you keep the board feeling balanced and will help to avoid putting a bunch of the same colors together.
When you add a ramekin of dips or puddings, also add one in around the same area on the opposite side of the board, diagonal from the other one.
We added sweet fruit galaxy dip on one end and then sun and moon pudding diagonal from it on the other end.
RECIPE TIP: I made the sun and moon pudding by adding chocolate pudding to one side of a bowl and vanilla pudding to the other and then adding themed sprinkles on top.
Arrange items that go well with the dip around the ramekins as a “hint” for guests. For our sweet dip, we added sun skewers made from pineapple chunks and sun and moon fruit skewers with grapes and pineapple and also sliced banana suns — things they can use with the fruit dip. I also used these cute galaxy themed skewers (party picks).
RECIPE TIP: If you only have one dip start with that in the center.
3. Fill in your snack board with your other eclipse themed foods.
I filled in the rest of our snack board with:
- Solar eclipse bark
- Eclipse suckers (galaxy lollipops)
- Sliced banana suns
- Chocolate moon pies (also add in some yellow moon pies / banana pies, too!)
- Eclipse Oreos (Oreo cookies dipped one side in yellow melts to make a sun and moon eclipse cookie)
4. Check the snack board progress.
Stand back and assess your graze board.
Are there too many of one color together?
Does one side of the board look “heavier” than the other?
It’s easy to fill in your board with stacks of candy, fruits, and more to make your charcuterie graze platters or tables appear fuller and more balanced.
Finish out your board by adding in yellow star sprinkles and also fun galaxy sprinkles like this by sprinkling them around the board. It’s a great way to bring color and easily fill in the “blank” spaces on the board.
I also added sprinkles to the top of the fruit dip and also the sun and moon pudding.
Then, I added in some fun yellow gum nuggets like this that are like sun rocks or moon rocks.
5. Don’t forget serving utensils for your snack boards!
Add many small tongs, spoons, and forks at different areas around the table or board.
Don’t forget to add small appetizer plates and napkins.
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Have a fun eclipse party and enjoy your eclipse party snack board!