One of my absolute favorite movies growing up is The Polar Express. There is just something so magical about believing in Santa and The Polar Express is a perfect journey to that magical Christmas world.
In an effort to come up with fun, safe ideas for family fun and date nights, I have been coming up with weekly themes I am calling “Stay Home, Saturday’s”. This week we had a Polar Express Night, complete with a hot cocoa board, golden tickets and the magical book and movie.
Tips to make the perfect Hot Cocoa Charcuterie can be found here.
This version of The Polar Express book also comes with an ornament for the tree in the back and being able to grab it on Amazon makes it even better!
We started our day by reading the story of The Polar Express and Charlotte was so excited, especially as decorations started going up!
As a fun addition, we also built small “trains” using Lifesavers, Rolos and Hershey Kisses!
How to build a Polar Express Train:
Supplies: Rolos, Lifesaver rolls, Hershey kisses, Hot Glue gun:
- Use a roll of Lifesaver’s as the body of the train.
- With the hot glue gun, attach 4 rolos as wheels to the body with 2 on each side of the Lifesaver’s roll.
- Glue an upside-down Hershey’s kiss to the front/top of the train
- Attach 2 Rolos, stacked on top of one another to the back/top of the train.
- Optional: add a small chocolate Santa or Elf using the hot glue gun to the back of the train.
This backdrop, also found here on Amazon, was such an easy way to transform the room into a Polar Express escape!
We made our hot chocolate and brought our tray with our treats to our movie night as well!
These straws are such a great option, especially if you have kids! They are BPA free, dishwasher-safe and made completely of an FDA approved silicone, making them a much safer option than metal straws for kids!
If you’ve seen the movie, this letter board, featured with a quote from the film, is such a fun way to add some special touches to your Polar Express Theme!
These Gold Polar Express Tickets were such a great addition and really made my daughter feel like she was boarding the train for an adventure! They were found here on Amazon and the best part is the quality – made out of an almost metallic, thick card-stock. I have stashed them away to bring out next Christmas to make this theme our yearly tradition!
The joy and magic that this theme creates is fun for all ages. I hope that your family enjoys it just as much as ours did!