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Isa Gutierrez  

Polar Express Pajama Party Featured Hot

Written by Isa Gutierrez On  May 20, 2011   6334   16
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Polar Express Pajama Party
Together our team put on a Polar Express Pajama Party. As you approached the doors to our clubhouse we created railroad tracks using black electric tape and we put up lights all around our doorway to create a magicial look. When you walked inside you were greeted by our Groundskeeper dressed as a train attendant. He handed every person a ticket when they walked through the door. Our entryway had a large train made out of heavyweight paper and glue. Using 250 cotton balls we stuck tape on the back of them and put them all over to create a snowy effect. Lastly we added tons of snowflakes, trains, and other small paper decorations around the clubhouse.
When you walked in, we had all of our furniture set up like movie theater seating and then we pulled our two large rugs for the kids to put their pillows and blankets on. Right before the movie was about to start, our maintenance supervisor walked out dressed like a conductor and yelled "All Aboard the Polar Express...get your tickets out". He then walked around and punched every persons ticket. During the movie we had hot chocolate with extra large marshmellows, popcorn, cupcakes, cookies, and more. Not only did we get to enjoy the Polar Express Movie in our coxy clubhouse, but we also had a craft station set up where you could make a rudolph the red nose reindeer ornament to take home. Hidden in our back hallway we put together a wrapping paper station so that people could use our back door and sneak in and wrap their presents without anybody peeking.

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5.0

Awesome!!!

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5.0

How CREATIVE and I love how cost effective it is!! What a fun way to get the community together!

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5.0

Easy to make

This was not only cost effective, but it was so much fun to do. It was super easy to make as well and we really only used paper. Hope you all have just as much fun as we did.

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Heidi Galey
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5.0

Fun & Festive!

This team is always "cooking" up some sort of fun and creative event. This one included a perfect blend of creativity & team "love" that made this a fantastic event for the entire community! Way to go!

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5.0

This was so much fun

I took my son and we had a blast. All the treats were really yummy and his ornament came out great. He loved the movie and was waiting all week to wear his pajamas down to the clubhouse.

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5.0

Best Event By Far

This event was so cool. I went down to the clubhouse and the railroad tracks were so cool looking and the lights made it even better. Inside it literally looked like snow had fallen and the set up was very cozy. Everyone including the staff was wearing pjs and everyone had a smile on their face.

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5.0

A great event for everyone

I brought my friend and her daughter to this event and they loved it. They thought our community was the best ever and they couldnt get enough of the sweets. They loved the decorations and the staff treated my guests as if they were part of our Rice Hope family. It was one of the best events ever and the decorations were awesome.

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5.0

BEST Event EVER!!!!!

This event was by far the best ever...not to say this community doesn't have the most awesome events. From the moment you walked up to the door you could tell the staff put so much work into the polar express party. Everyone was in their pjs happy as can be and the snacks were delicious. The decorations couldnt have gotten better and the cotton balls were such a hit with everyone. it looked like real snow.

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Cathy Slone
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4.0

Creative and Visual

This is a very creative event that is for adults, families, and children.
A lot of creativity and planning went into your event! Beautiful visuals!

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5.0

Can't wait to see what they do next year

I loved this event and had so much fun. I went with a resident of the community. I was able to be comfortable and the staff was super inviting. The snacks were great and the craft activity was very cute and fun.

Good Luck Rice Hope

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5.0

i loved this event. it was a lot of fun and the girls did a great job with the decorations and snacks. when i saw the craft station i thought that was awesome and it was a resident volunteer running the station...how cool is that? i think that all the events are fun at our community but this one was EXCELLENT!!!!

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This event was really cool. We got to dress up in pajamas and relax with our neighbors. the craft was cool too. inside looked very nice with the decorations and lights. the kids had fun and the wrapping station was very useful for all. very cool event.

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This was a very easy event to set up. we moved furniture to look like movie seating and eveyone was very happy. also dressing up like a conductor was fun and the kids thought it was very cool when i yelled out all aboard the polar express. they got more and more excited as i walked and punched tickets.

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love this

i would love to see this made into a ready to purchase pack. It looks great

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I haven't tried this yet... but GREAT ideas.

This is wonderful. Since reading your story... we decided to create a resident wrapping event. This event is extended office hours from 6-8pm one night. Residents can get away from their apartment, have a large space to wrap... and get it all done!! I'm great with bows and have extra stuff left over this year. We will use that and make up some pretty presents! How cool is this. This will be very affordable as we can provide a few things like chips and salsa and some 2 liters. We can also get a few roles of wrapping paper and use tape that we have here! Wonderful. We can't wait to do this!!

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