Now that you know exactly what time the eclipse will happen where you live, you can do some early recon work to find your best viewing spot for the event. At our house, it’s the top of the driveway.
Once you know where you’ll want to watch, lay out blankets and throw pillows so people can sit (or even lie) down instead of craning their necks standing up. I love this picnic setup we found at Catch My Party, with some really fantastic ideas. Because of course, you’ll want to fill each basket with solar glasses, snacks, and drinks to pass the time while you wait for the big moment.