Total eclipse watch party: 5 must-have eclipse party favors

Posted: Aug 10 2017 11:15PM EDT

Updated: Aug 16 2017 11:08AM EDT

The big solar blackout of the century is just days away! What better time to throw an eclipse watch party!? But wait— you’re going to need party favors.

Here are five must-have party favors to help impress your guests and ensure your eclipse throw down is remembered forever:

1. Eclipse t-shirts
Celebrate this cosmic occasion with a stylish eclipse t-shirt! It’s an easy way to make sure you always remember what could be a once-in-a-lifetime event. You can even get designs that include the date, like this one for $16.99 on Amazon.com.

2. Tableware
It’s a party so you know you want to set it off! So, keep the solar theme going with this super-cool set of tableware. Just one order will get you everything you need for 16 guests. Two-day shipping is available for Amazon Prime members!

3. Eclipse glasses
Safety first! Looking at the sun with the naked eye can cause permanent damage, even during an eclipse. So, if you plan on taking the party outside to watch it, then certified eclipse glasses are a must. But watch out for fakes! Only buy glasses like these that are certified solar safe.

4. Eclipse books
Want to build excitement and anticipation ahead of the big moment? Try setting out a few books that cover the coming eclipse. This one, called “Totality”, explains what causes a solar eclipse, and how to best observe them. It also contains beautiful photographs of these stunning celestial sights.

5. Eclipse stamps
The perfect favor for the stamp collectors at your party! These one of a kind stamps are the first U.S. stamp to use thermochromic ink, which reacts to the heat of your touch. Your mail has never looked better! Get one sheet for $14.90 or five sheets for $62.99 on Amazon.

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