Every family movie night isn’t over the top elaborate, but sometimes I go a little big. I have all sorts of party decorations from years past, and there really isn’t any sense in them sitting in a closet collecting dust. They should be used! I wanted to do something special this time for our family movie night. I thought the Princess and the Frog movie would be a great theme to be a little fancy, and enjoy some amazing food. And it would be a great teachable moment with the kiddos on how to eat from the fancy dishes. Even though I had most of the decorations I needed, I did have to hit Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby for a few items.
I wanted the meal to be formal, but not “sit-at-the-dining-table” formal, so we ate at the coffee table. It’s kid/frog sized. This is where we tend to eat a lot of our family meals.
I purchased green fleece from Wal-Mart and made lily pads for our seats, and the purple fabric for the table cover came from Hobby Lobby.
The cute little frog princes came from Hobby Lobby as well and were in the spring section. The yellow flowers in the background were a Dollar Tree purchase as well as the green glass beads.
Dinner was delicious. I knew that the hubs would have a fit over it. He loves Cajun food. Can I just say that those grits were the very best grits I have ever eaten!! And yes, those are homemade “man-catchin’ beignets” in the back.
After we had thoroughly stuffed ourselves, we settled in on the couch, and watched the Princess and the Frog. It made me miss being in the Royal Guest Room at Port Orleans Riverside (Our favorite resort, thus far). We always watch the movie after dinner, so we can enjoy a little dinner conversation. Out of all the family nights we have had, this one has to be the best thus far. The bar has totally been raised now.
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