Polar Express PartyIt’s quickly become a classic. If you are looking to enjoy a Polar Express Party this season, here are some ideas & resources to help you plan:

  • Make a ticket invitation to the party providing all of the details. Use gold paper, much like the tickets in the movie. Request that the kids bring their tickets to the party.
  • When the kids arrive, use a hole punch to mark their entrance. You can even hole punch out words or shapes for the kids to keep.
  • Since the kids are headed to the North Pole, make signs and place around the entrance and party room. Some examples include, “Welcome to the North Pole” or “Reindeer Crossing” or “Elves Only, Keep Out!”
  • Place train tracks throughout the party area.
  • Decorate with twinkle lights, bells, and snowflakes.
  • Have the movie and/or music playing in the background.
  • The party table can have a festive linen and blue and silver table ware. Place a snow globe in the middle of the table.
  • An initial activity, have a drawing of a large train on a big piece of butcher paper. Have the kids draw themselves inside or outside the train, and hang in the party area.
  • Turn the lights down low, and read The Polar Express.
  • Have the kids guess the number of whistles and bells in a jar. Whoever is closest wins.
  • At each place setting, provide kids with a jingle bell and a train whistle. These can be fun for them to use during the party, as well as take home goodies.
  • Set Up a Hot Cocoa Bar, unfortunately you can’t throw out the cups and saucers and pour the cocoa from afar, but it will still be loads of fun.
  • Enjoy sandwiches cut into train shapes. You can even use licorice and pretzel sticks to serve them on a train track.
  • Make a batch of sugar cookies in train shapes for the kids to decorate and enjoy.
  • KraftFoods.com has a great Polar Express Train Cake to delight your guests with a final sweet treat.

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  1. Winter crafts and Holiday Games. Add these to your Polar Express Party! We have updated our website and added free printable games and activities for you to play with your family. Check out http://www.funjunx.com/page102.php and click on the ‘seasonal activities’ page. We also have a local events section in which you can check out what’s happening in the greater philadelphia area each week. ENJOY!

    Kate said on December 10, 2009
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    Kids Party said on December 16, 2010
  4. We have all sizes and styles of the Reindeer polar express bells.
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    G Brad McKee said on February 27, 2011

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