The Polar Express Pizza Night!

Thanks to Barnes & Noble offering a storytime with “The Polar Express”, we decided to do “The Minivan Express” night tonight!

We started off with a make your own pizza night:

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Getting ready for the ride, we used our Plastic Cup Rudolf craft to hold the popcorn, and I did opt for hot chocolate, but don’t be afraid, I put sippy cup lids on them LOL!:


We hid the tickets in the kids beds and listened as they all screamed with excitement that they’d found golden tickets!

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Getting tickets punched to board “The Minivan Express”: (Please overlook the insanely dirty Minivan Express! This is a real live working minivan, its not just for show people!)

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We showed up for the story time and found that they’d asked two children’s authors to read the story for us. They gave all the kids little silver bells to ring each time they turned the page, it was a lot of fun!


Afterward we went driving around looking at lights and singing Christmas Carols in the car. I think overall the night was a success!


  • Lisa December 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    How awesome! What great memories!! I can't wait to do this with my kids.

  • welcome to our wonderland December 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    what a great night and memories!!!

  • beforethedawn December 5, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    What a fantastic night! That sounds like so much fun!

  • Debbie December 5, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Oh what excitement! I love the way you did this with your kids!

  • Sheri December 5, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Oh that sounds like fun! I miss those days when the chitlins were young-only have my 8 year old left to spoil (my 15 year old would have rolled her eyes-now if I had given her tickets to a concert she wanted to go to that would have been a totally different story! LOL)Very sweet.

  • Ticia December 5, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I really need to dig up my copy of that book. We just watched the movie together yesterday.

  • Anonymous December 6, 2009 at 1:44 am

    I am so glad that you got to go to B&N; Friday evening. Yeah! Sounds like a splendid evening. I was hoping to have made it ourselves, but I haven't been able to squeeze one more thing into our crammed weekend. Have a very Merry Christmas.~Wendi

  • Desiree December 7, 2009 at 5:30 am

    What a fun night. Can't wait to do this with my kids, they'll love your tickets!

  • Rebecca December 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I love this minivan express idea!!

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