As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults“) the Sun. This can happen only at new moonwhen the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured. – Wikipedia
I had never heard about a thing such as an Eclipse Party. Sorry, don't know how I ever missed that class in school.
The idea sounds fun and it just might be exciting for the kiddos. Click on the image below to see what NASA recommends for your eclipse party: