Polar Express party + free printables

So I’m a bit giddy this morning. We’re taking the boys to ride the Polar Express (a real train with hot cocoa and everything… eeek!) tonight. My sweet mom even made the boys new (so handsome) pajamas with white piping and monograms. And I have my little one’s chocolate soy milk packed so he can have hot cocoa with all the other kids… it’s going to be fabulous!

And in honor of our little trip, I thought I would share a few Polar Express party ideas and some free Polar Express party printables so you can create your own fun, even if it’s just for you and the kids to watch the Polar Express movie in front of the fire… which we did last night. {grin}

So first, this sweet Polar Express birthday party was hosted and photographed by Patty K Photography for her son. I love the Polar Express train centerpiece on snow, the authentic tickets and of course, the photography! Very fun. And these pics are just a little snippet of the big day she created. You have to pop over to her blog to see the cups and all the goodies she baked. Lovely!

And if you want to put together a little fun yourself yet this season, Jamie of The Crafting Chicks created these Free Printable Polar Express Tickets ~ The Bell Still Rings For Those Who Truly Believe. These would be great tied to jingle bells… to see if your kiddos still BELIEVE!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy Tuesday everyone!

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gift: BELIEVE printable

As a small thank you to all of you who have helped us have a fabulous 2009 year: our customers, loyal readers of our blog, bloggers who have shared our shoppe and candidly everyone who was intrigued enough to stop by, we’re offering this free “BELIEVE!” printables collection for a limited time.

When thinking about what I wanted to give, I thought about what this year has been like. About how many people are suffering in this economy and I thought this message, BELIEVE, was appropriate for all of us this holiday season:

  • Believe in Him,
  • Believe in a better new year,
  • Believe in miracles,
  • Believe in each other, or simply
  • Believe in yourself.

The “BELIEVE!” printables collection includes:

  • Silver B-E-L-I-E-V-E-! cupcake picks
  • Silver cupcake wrappers
  • Red & White BELIEVE! Snowflake cupcake picks
  • Red & White Snowflake cupcake wrappers
  • (NOTE: Designs can also easily be converted into gift tags and a beautiful BELIEVE! banner)

Here’s a look at the red & white snowflake set. I’m not sure which one I love the most!

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HURRY because this offer ends Dec. 24, 2009. UPDATE: Although this freebie is over we offer something new each year. And if you’re just in love with this design, the collection is now available in our shoppe and has been expanded to include beverage wrappers, mats, placecards and more. Join us on facebook, twitter or sign up for our RSS feed (links all in the right navigation) and you’ll never miss a freebie!

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Merry Christmas and thank you!

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