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Celebrate Mardi Gras with The Princess and the Frog

Today is Mardi Gras! When I think of Mardi Gras, I think of New Orleans. And when I think of New Orleans, I think of The Princess and the Frog. The beautiful city of New Orleans is the backdrop to the story of Tiana, a determined waitress whose life changes after she kisses a frog.

A while back, we had a Princess and the Frog movie night. Here are some ideas that you can use to bring a little of the Big Easy to your home.


This night took place during the summer. We chose to have our meal outside. To set the mood, we strung up white Christmas lights to the patio umbrella. Then to make us feel like we were at Mama Odie’s, we used colorful plastic cup to hang from the light. I wish I had a picture, but it looked really beautiful when the sun went down.


Inside, we set up a table with Mardi Gras beads.





Our menu consisted of Prince Naveen is Now a Frog Apples…


… Mama Odie’s Chicken Jambalaya…


… The Shadow Man’s Voodoo Punch (grape juice with floating grapes)…


…and Frog Cupcakes for dessert. You can find the recipe for these in the Disney Princess Cupcakes and More Cookbook.



For an activity we made Rays or Lightning Bugs. Take an empty soda bottle.  Tie pipe cleaners around the bottle to make legs.

Tape a construction paper body and wings to the bottle.  Glue two beads to the bottle cap to make eyes. Before you seal the bottle, crack a glow stick and put it inside.

We hope these ideas will inspire you to have your own Princess and the Frog movie night or Mardi Gras Party.
Who is your favorite character from the Princess and the Frog?

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Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Best movie i have ever seen !

The Princess and the Frog Disney Movie Night - Creatively Jazzy

Sunday 9th of April 2017

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Sunday 17th of August 2014

How did you do the frog eyes?


Sunday 17th of August 2014

On the apples, they are grapes with a tiny hole cut into them, then chocolate chips inserted. On the cupcakes, they are green candy melts covered with white frosting and topped with a chocolate chip.


Monday 10th of March 2014

This is so adorable and looks like so much fun!! We're going to start hosting neighborhood movie nights so I may have to borrow some ideas :)


Wednesday 12th of March 2014

Definitely borrow away! Neighborhood movies nights sound like a great idea!


Friday 7th of March 2014

Your teacher side is showing Lisa- you always share the most fun and creative ideas. What lucky kids you have!!


Wednesday 12th of March 2014

Thanks, Didi! It's hard for me to take my teacher hat off once I get home.I hope my kids will remember all of these fun nights we do.

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