Princess and The Frog Movie Night

The only way to get what you want in this world, is through hard work.

Disney’s Princess and the Frog is such a good movie! I love that they gave us a Princess that didn’t need a man to come rescue her. Sure, it’s a romantic story, but she would have gotten everything she dreamed of on her own. I used to be so superficial watching movies like this a few years ago, and now that’s all I could ever hope for my children to see role models like Tiana that live and work hard for their dreams. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend this jazzy number! Beware of Dr. Facilier if you have small children though, he is CREEPY! I’m not afraid of much, but voodoo gives me the willies!

Mickey beignets - Princess and the Frog Movie Night - Disney Movie Night - A Magical Kingdom called Home

I was lucky enough to visit New Orleans, pronounced New Or-lins by the locals, when I was younger. It’s absolutely beautiful, the architecture was breathtaking, and the immediately sucked in to the wonder! Before we left, we went to Café Du Monde and ordered a few dozen Beignets and Chicory coffee. The beignets taste exactly how I imagine clouds would, hot and sweet puffy goodness! I wanted to recreate the fun and ordered a box of Café du Monde Beignet mix from Target for our movie night. All you’ll need is some water for the mix and your good to go! I cut the dough into some fun Mickey shapes and tossed them into the hot oil to fry. When they were perfectly browned and slightly puffy, I threw them in a pound of powdered sugar and let them soak it in a bit before giving them to the kids. Traditionally, they will give you a small paper bag full of powdered sugar with the beignets mixed in.

Mickey beignets - Princess and the Frog Movie Night - Disney Movie Night - A Magical Kingdom called Home

If you’re feeling more adventurous thanRed beans and Rice - Princess and the Frog Movie Night - Disney Movie Night - A Magical Kingdom called Home I was, check out my friend Melanie’s, from Polka Dots and Pixie Dust,  homemade beignet recipe, here. Needless to say, they were a hit and we may have eaten the entire batch in one sitting. We’ll definitely be making them again. Maybe tonight even.

My dear friend Lyndsey, from @happylittereads, helped me out with a recipe for Red Beans and Rice for an authentic meal from Louisiana. I loved it, the Cajun spice was undeniably good, and I loved the combination of rice and sausage. My kids just weren’t fans of the beans though. Gumbo or Jambalaya would be perfect alternatives to this movie night meal.

We did all of this while wearing our Mardi Gras masks! I’m not joking. Thinking back though, that was probably a fire hazard wearing it around the fryer. They were our souvenirs from New Orleans and my mother kept them all of these years. Aren’t they beautiful!

My daughter wanted to wear something extra special for the movie night, and since her name is Charlotte, she Disney Bounded as Lottie. I got her beautiful pink tutu dress from Old Navy, added a pink belt, and a tiara to complete the look. Simple and sweet!

“I would kiss a hundred frogs if I could marry a prince and be a princess”

Charlotte Disney Bound - Princess and the Frog Movie Night - A Magical Kingdom called Home

We had such a fun time gearing up for Mardi Gras with our friends Tiana and Charlotte. Do you plan on participating in Mardi Gras this year? What’s you favorite Cajun dish?

Thank you so much for following along another of our movie night adventures! Tag me in your own movie night adventures on Instagram using #amagicalkingdomcalledhome. I would love to see them!

Hope you have a great week!


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Hi, I'm Esther. I'm the author of the blog 'A Magical Kingdom called Home'. I'm a LEO wife and stay-at-home mom of 2. I want to share my love for family, food, and Disney thru weekly movie night fun!

5 thoughts on “Princess and The Frog Movie Night

  1. I like this movie, but I agree with you that the voodoo part is creepy. Years ago, when my brother took a trip to New Orleans, he came back and told me how I would appreciate the architecture there and the French influence. I haven’t made it to New Orleans yet, but I did stay in the Port Orleans French Quarter resort at Disney. 🙂 I love Cajun cuisine too. Your ideas are so much fun. 🙂

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