12.07.2009

All Aboard the Polar Express!

I was in charge of organizing and planning our Club's Polar Express Pajama Party again this year, and things went off without a hitch. I think the overall party was more magical last year. Penny pinching and a General Manager who is a bit on the lazy side made things a bit different, but still successful.

The children entered the room through the "blizzard" (this was my responsibility):



My two boys, outfitted in robes and slippers:



The train tunnel leads to a mini-buffet just the rights size for children:



Our own Polar Express train made from melons and filled with candy:



The show stopper of the evening? The grand entrance of Hot Chocolate while the song played and the children cheered!



The children help themselves to the Hot Chocolate Bar:





Save your spot with a blanket!



Time to settle in to watch the movie...

Click here to see last year's party photos along with some links to help you plan your own party.

Want to make your own "blizzard" at home? This is fashioned after something my boys and I do to decorate our own home each year. I will share the details tomorrow!

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24 comments :

  1. OMG! That is crazy fun! Can I get an invite for next year :)

    XOXO

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  2. I'm trying to talk the Director at the daycare into doing something like this for the pre-k kids. A Polar Express pajama party where the kids can wear their pj's to school, watch the movie and have cookies for a snack. They aren't allowed to do the hot chocolate. Someone might get hurt.

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  3. I am flipping out here. I totally want to be invited! ;) My oldest would love to do something like this. Your blizzard is one I'd like to be caught in--just lovely!! :)

    Stopping by from Kimba's party. Hope you'll come by--I have a Blogiversary/Christmas Giveaway up. :) Here's my link:
    http://serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com/2009/12/girlie-tree-skirt-and.html

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  4. I want to come! I would be cheering for that hot chocolate bar as well!! Nicely done.

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  5. WHAT FUN!! The Polar Express is one of our favorite holiday movies!!! My kids would love to go to something like that. Great idea!!

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  6. My goodness! This is amazing! What a wonderful treat for these lucky kids--and a great cooperative project for the adults! Well done. VERY well done. :)

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  7. Oh wow I thought this would be a little party at someone's house. This is over the top fun!

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  8. What a fun idea...we just watch the Polar Express last night as our Santa countdown activity.

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  9. Sounds like a country club event?
    I'm an Event Coordinator/Banquet Manager.

    Chocolate fountains are yummy and messy. PJ parties for the kids are the best.

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  10. AWESOME!! I just love this whole idea and the blizzard is breathtaking. My mind is really going now. ;)

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  11. this looks like so much fun! I love it!

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  12. What an idea! Can't wait to see your post tomorrow.

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  13. Ooohh.. this is perfect inspiration for a fabulous cousin party! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. cute party! What fun for the kids! I think you did a great job - penny pinching is awesome! :)

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  15. Your party-planning skills are very impressive! Even with the obstacles, you pulled it off just fine. In fact, it totally made me wish I was a little kid in your area so I could come to such an awesome party!

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  16. I remember this from last year - along with your "blizzard" of snowflakes a la Elf!!! This party looks like SO much fun!! What little one wouldn't have a blast?! I'm extremely jealous! I would've loved an invite for me and my little guy - he's a Polar Express FANATIC!!! :)

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  17. Amazing! I cannot imagine how much fun the children had doing this!

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  18. What an AWESOME kids party idea! I LOVE it! Everything looks amazing. I'm sure tons of fun were had by all.

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  19. Jen, that was a great idea. It looked like everyone was having a lot of fun.

    Sorry that I've been MIA for the last week. I'm trying to get caught up on some of your previous posts as we speak!

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  20. I'm so glad that it went off without a hitch!

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  21. Those lacy snowflakes....how do you do that? When my kids make them, they are clunky rounded squares.

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