neighborhood stargazing party

neighborhood stargazing party

Written By

Jennifer Cooper

This month, gather your friends and neighbors for a kickin’ party under the summer night’s sky. Follow our tips below and you’ll throw one seriously cool stargazing party.

The Invites

Keep the party casual, with a touch of chic with our illustrated invites. They say, let’s have fun but keep it classy.

The Setting

You don’t need a fancy setting for a stargazing party. Grab a few picnic blankets and lay them out on the lawn. Place flashlights in a basket on a table or blanket. If you have stargazing books on hand, lay those out too. Guests can flip through them at their leisure.

The Drinks

A stargazing party calls for a signature drink. Try a Midnight Cocktail. Mix together 1 ounce apricot brandy, 1/2 ounce triple sec, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain.

The Food

Food tastes better on a stick, so keep things simple with grilled kabobs. Go for chicken and pineapple cubes or steak and mushrooms. And don’t forget to load up some skewers with veggies for the vegetarians in your crew.

The Playlist

A relaxed evening calls for relaxed music, so go all-out folk. Throw on some Tallest Man on Earth, The Head, and The Heart and Avett Brothers. Chill.


Since you’ll be outdoors, stock up on natural mosquito repellant. Look for brands that use herbal oils instead of harsh chemicals. Your guests will thank you.