When Tiana hit the big screen she quickly stole our hearts (and our stomachs!).
There is so much to love about this movie – from the music to the animation to the message that strength and determination are an excellent pairing with hope.
Are you as excited as we are to celebrate this amazing film?
Here’s some ideas to turn this modern day classic into a fun movie night for you and your family.
First things first
New to planning a Disney Movie Night?
We have lots of tips and suggestions to get you started but the main thing is have fun!
Below you’ll see that we have tried to provide a variety of ideas to fit a wide range of ages.
And, don’t feel like you have to do exactly what we say; think of this more as a jumping off point or a place for inspiration.
You can go big or keep it simple – the choice is yours!
We love a pretty invitation to help set the mood for a themed movie night!
With frogs playing heavy in the theme, you could cut out some out of green construction paper and hand write the details of your evening.
If you’re looking form something already made, you can download the pdf below!
There are oh-so-many amazing places to get menu inspirations from The Princess and the Frog.
Of course, you can go with any of the Cajun classics like red beans and rice or Jambalaya or, if you want, you can use the menu from Tiana’s Place on Disney Cruise Line to guide you.
Note: for most of these suggestions you’ll find hundreds of recipe options online to choose from BUT there are also lots of easy to use boxed and frozen varieties if you want all the fun of the themed dinner without a lot of work.
- Red beans and rice
- Mama Odie’s Tomato Soup
- Swamp punch (fun name to give to any green colored beverage)
Once you’ve narrowed down your selections for the evening, make sure you let everybody know exactly what you’ll be serving up with this fun menu.
Just download it and write in what’s on the menu!
Make a felt Prince Naveen
We did this Felt Froggy Prince Naveen years ago and our frog collection still graces our dining room shelves. This one is a little tricky, so it might be better for older kids OR you can do some of the prep work ahead of time to make it easier if your kiddos are younger.
Make a firefly mason jar nightlight
There are all sorts of different ways you can do this, but the main premise is to create a nightlight out of a mason jar and fairy lights.
DIY Network has an easy-to-follow tutorial to help you out if you need some inspiration!
If you don’t have fairy lights, you can make a non light-up version.
If you want something you can just print and go, this Princess and the Frog Memory game is fun!
Lily Pad Games
If you have younger children, you can do lots with some homemade lily pads.
Use paper plates, construction paper, or green foam sheets to cut out lily pad shapes.
Then it is time to get creative:
If you have a child working on their sight words, add those to the lily pads and then you can either call out a word and have them hop to it OR they can hop from pad to pad shouting out the words as they go.
Instead of words, you could do colors and ask your child to hop to a color or you could add math problems and have them hop and solve.
You could even play musical chairs with the lily pads.
Princess and the Frog coloring pages
Probably the easiest and one of our most favorite activities is coloring.
There are tons of free coloring pages online, and coloring is something that almost anybody can do.
Plus, you can hang your artwork up when you are done for decorations!
Want to jazz up your Princess and the Frog movie night even more?
Here’s some of our favorites things to do just that.
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Disney World connections
Wondering where you can find The Princess and the Frog represented in the parks?
We have a giant list of Disney movies and their connections to the park to help you out.
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