Monday, December 24, 2012

Polar Express Movie Night

Hello :)
 
This weekend we surprised the kids with a Polar Express movie night, complete with hot chocolate bar and goodies.
 
During the day of I handed out 'invitations' I printed up from the internet, so the kids could get excited about it.
 
 
Right after dinner, they got their jammies on and were treated to special popcorn {I loosely followed this recipe, only I left the popcorn/pretzels plain} and special glow sticks.


 
The glow sticks were found at the store, Five Below, and were originally going to be stocking stuffers, but I felt like they were just perfect for our movie night. The kids absolutely loved them.

 
They also got a chance to try some of the homemade peppermint ice cream Jason made.

 
As they settled in for the movie, we took a quick hot chocolate break to go along with the film.






All the labels were printed out using the free printables found here.
 


 
As their 'favors' we handed out bells toward the end, and small chocolate trains.



 
Mess aside, we all had a really great time :)
 
 
Merry Christmas Eve, guys!
 
 
xo,
Rachel


11 comments:

  1. WOW! What an amazing way of having a movie night...looks like it was a mini party!Your kids are so lucky to have such GREAT parents! You make every event memorable :)

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    1. I was just looking over this, and I'm a little exhausted just thinking about it all! It seems so easy at the time, but looking back it was a lot of work (especially when you are sick!).

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  2. cute movie night! I am just curious, did you just use chocolate molds for the trains, and where did you find them if so? and how cute is the little train ticket that you attached with the chocolate...is that a printable somewhere? thank you!!

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  3. Hi! The train chocolate was a from a mold I bought at our local craft store (it's part of a set that includes a motorcycle, and boat). For the ticket, I just googled "Polar Express Train Ticket" and printed up the best one I could find :)

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  4. thank you so much! very helpful and so adorable, like all of your party ideas :)

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  5. What store did you find the glow sticks at??

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    1. I found the glowsticks at Five Below last year. If they don't carry them this year, I am sure they are available somewhere online. Maybe Oriental Trading?
      Thanks!

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  6. this is amazing and very inspirational! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Thank you for sharing, it is amazing what you did!!!! LOVE IT!

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  8. Your party looks fantastic. We would all REALLY, really, Really like to come to your next party, LOL!

    I'm sharing your post on my PInterest Polar Express Movie board.

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  9. I was asking for Christmas ideas for my niece, and she told me about his, so I am doing it for the kids. Great idea for a "Eve" party. And my shopping will be done for the family. I am thinking of inserting something special for Mom and Dad while the kids are watching the movie. (Adult beverage perhaps?)

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