Out of This World Recipes to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

Three colorful cake pops that look like mini planets.


Have you ever hosted or attended a Solar Eclipse party? Well, on April 8, 2024, a Solar Eclipse will be visible from North America, so this is your chance.

As many know, a solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and earth, and depending on where on earth you are at the time, the moon can block some or all the light from the sun.

During this path of totality, the part of the eclipse where 100% of the sun is covered by the moon, will be visible for people all the way from Texas to upstate New York.

This rare event is worth celebrating, whether you decide to host a viewing party or attend one. Our out of this world solar eclipse inspired recipes are easy to whip up, even with kids who are young space enthusiasts.

Let’s dive into these delicious, delightful, and guaranteed crowd pleasing recipes!

Galaxy Cake Pops

A singular galaxy cake pop close up with colorful icing and sprinkles falling off.

These cosmic Galaxy Cake Pops resemble miniature, edible planets.  Swirls of vibrant colors are mixed with glittering stars and sprinkles enveloped in a delicious buttercream frosted coating.

The best part is that you can customize the colors however you want by using a variety of food colorings.

Eclipse Cookies with Cream Cheese Dip

A row of delicious yellow eclipse cookies with black icing of differing sizes to represent the eclipse.

These simple yet delicious Eclipse Cookies visually captures the awe-inspiring moment of a solar eclipse.

They feature a sugar cookie base representing the moon, topped with a curve of creamy black icing to mimic totality. The contrast between the sweet cookie and rich icing creates a delightful blend of flavors in every bite.

Making these cookies is a great hands-on way to teach young kids what a solar eclipse is. If you can resist eating them for long enough to do a quick science lesson that is!

Out of this World Charcuterie Board

A colorful charcuterie board with meats, cheeses, and fruit. The centerpiece is brie with a star cut out.

A creative twist on a classic charcuterie board is the perfect addition to any solar eclipse viewing party. The delectable assortment of cheeses, fruits, and meats artfully mimics the diversity and expanse of the cosmos.

Whether you are sharing with your coworkers, loved ones, or just making a charcuterie for one, it’s truly an ultimate crowd pleaser.

Cotton Candy Galaxy Milkshake

Colorful and whimsical cotton candy flavored milkshakes with rainbow lolipops and rock candy sticking out.

Take a whimsical journey through the sweet sides of the cosmos with our enchanting Galaxy Cotton Candy Milkshake recipe. A delicious concoction that combines the nostalgic sweetness of cotton candy with the creamy decadence of a classic milkshake, resulting in a celestial treat that’s as mesmerizing to the eyes as it is delightful to the taste buds.

With swirls of vibrant colors reminiscent of distant galaxies and a velvety texture that’s simply out of this world, this milkshake is sure to transport you to a universe of flavor-filled bliss.

Get your solar eclipse viewing devices ready along with one or more of these delicious recipes to make sure that this year’s eclipse is one for the books!