Saturday, January 24, 2015

Princess and the Frog Movie Night

Mr. came home from a quick trip to the grocery store the other day with ingredients for Gumbo. When he said he was going to make it, I immediately started planning a Princess and the Frog Movie night. HD was so excited we were going to have one!
I went with a green theme for frogs and also because it's the color of the dress Tiana wears at the end of the movie. I decided to run a blue table cloth down the center of the table to simulate water from the bayou. On the blue table cloth I placed some plastic floating leaves, water lilies, two plastic frogs and a crocodile. (I used an old Crocodile Dentist we had laying around)
The items on the "water"
I placed two plastic frogs on one of the lily pads. 
I made some movie tickets and placed them on the table. HD was upset I didn't print enough. Mr. decided that we had so much Gumbo that we needed to invite his parents over to join us. His dad loves Gumbo. And, not to brag, but my hubby can make a mean pot of Gumbo. 
I made some labels to put on our glasses of Mama Odie's Swamp Juice. 
I picked up some paper plates and plastic bowels at the party store. Dollar Tree didn't have anything in green. 
The table all ready for dinner. 
I cut an apple into the shape of a frog and placed him on the table. I cute kiwi and cut out a little triangle so they looked like lily pads. HD made sure to tell me that they weren't big enough for my frog. I followed the guide on Krokotak to cut out the apple. 
I printed out our traditional menu. We can't have movie night without one of these now. 
Back cover. 
Inside of the menu. 
For dinner we had Tiana's gumbo, Big Daddy's corn bread, lily pad fruit and a frog apple. Our beverage was Mama Odie's swamp juice. For dessert we had Charlotte's man catching beignets. 
Our crafts were to make perler bead frogs, paint Tiana and friends, and make Ray's lightening bug jar. Then our games were to pin the kiss on the frog, play musical lily pads and have a frog hopping race. As soon as HD read the menu she started practicing her hopping skills. 
Mr. let HD help add the spice and Tabasco to the gumbo pot. I couldn't get a good picture because she started going to town adding a ton and we had to stop her before it was way too hot. 
Home made beignets for dessert! They were so yummy!! My in-laws said they were even better then the ones we had on our last Disney trip. I got the recipe from Country Cleaver
HD loved shaking them in the powdered sugar. 
This was our first time trying Perler beads. I bought these months ago at Micheal's on clearance. I didn't get a pic of the kids putting them together because they both wanted my help. 
Then we used water colors to paint some pics of Tiana and friends. 
Then it was time for musical lily pads. I got the print out from a link on Pinterest that is no longer working. It originally was pinned to I printed out and laminated the lily pads. Then I played some of the fun music from Princess and the Frog while everyone walked around in a circle. Once I stopped the music you had to jump on a lily pad. 
Every time I restarted the music I took away one lily pad. 
We played twice and each of the kids won. 
Then we had our frog hopping races. I bought these jumping frogs at the Dollar Tree a long time ago. Everyone was given one frog and they had to jump it across the room. First one to the other side was the winner. 
Grandpa learned that the frog actually jumped best if he was upside down. HD quickly started using that method. 
Our last game was pin the kiss on the frog. I bought this at Dollar Tree months ago. 
HD went first. 
It was too funny when the men donned the pink frog glasses. 
This frog was covered with kisses! 
Our last craft was to make Ray's lightening bug jars. I found this fun idea on Come Together Kids. Since we don't have lightening bugs where I live I didn't worry about using a jar that I could poke holes in the lid. I found these little jars at Micheal's for about $1.50. We used a paint brush to put spots of glow in the dark modge podge inside the glass.  

Then on the outside we drew wings and antenna around the spots to complete our lightening bugs.  
Cute little glowing jar of lightening bugs.
And finally it was movie time. We ate some yummy gummy frogs while we watched the movie. 
Monkey see monkey do. Little man copies whatever HD does. So as soon as she moved to the floor so did he. It was really cute to watch them enjoy the movie together. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winnie the Pooh Movie Night

I've been trying to get around to a movie night for a couple of weeks. I buy supplies at Dollar Tree, Michael's, etc while I'm out running errands and see something that I think might fit a particular movie. The supplies are starting to take over a corner of my computer/craft room so I decided I needed to clear some out. I asked HD what movie she wanted. She said Frozen and then quickly changed her mind and went with Winnie the Pooh. So that's what we did and it was great! I forgot how much I enjoy this movie.
When I think about Winnie the Pooh, I think of him trying to get honey from a bee hive. One of my favorite Pooh stories is when he's trying to be a little black rain cloud and float up to the hive without the bees catching him. So I knew I had to have him sitting below a tree with a hive in it as our table decor. I made a fairly simple tree out of brown packing paper and then cut out some leaves to tape on. 
The beehive was made out of some paper mache I found on clearance at Michael's. I packed it into the shape of an egg and let it dry. Then I taped some honeycomb scrapbook paper around the outside before gluing some of the packing paper around it to finish it off. I added a few simple bees to complete the look. The bees are made of yellow pom poms with black pipe cleaners wrapped around them and then wax paper wings I cut and glued on.  
I went with a red table cloth and yellow plates. 
I made up some movie tickets and put them on the table. 
I found these cute ear printables at merrimentdesign. They were super easy to make and I knew the kids were going to love them! 
I quickly made a cute design to add around the outside of our glasses. Then I threw in some blue straws I had laying around.  
Our movie nights are never complete without a menu. The kids always love to look at these as they sit down to eat. I found this cute poster art on buzzfeed and decided to use it for the cover. 
The inside of our menus. I used Pooh and Tigger font. 
For dinner we had Piglets in a blanket with Pooh's honey mustard dipping sauce, vegetables from Rabbit's garden and Eeyore's feeling blue punch. For desert we had 100 Acre Wood trail mix. The trail mix was Cheetos (Tigger tails), pretzels (sticks from Eeyore's house), teddy grahams (Pooh bears) and Nutter Butters with Hershey Kisses attached (Piglet's haycorns).
Our crafts were to make Winnie the Pooh from a paper plate and to color pictures. Then for activities we played honey pot hunt, helped Tigger bounce, pinned the tail on Eeyore and then played a game of don't get caught by the bee hot potato.
The back of our menu. 
About a week ago HD and I made this honey pot out of a small planter, planter base and wooden ball. We painted them gold and then used a black paint marker to add Hunny to it. On movie night we played a game of honey pot hunt. One of us was chosen to be Winnie the Pooh and the rest of us became Backsons. Winnie the Pooh had to hide his honey from the Backson group. We played several rounds of this so that everyone had a turn being Winnie the Pooh a couple of times. I helped Little Man when it was his turn to hide the pot. He came up with a great spot but then excitedly took HD right to it.   
Piglet's haycorns were made with mini Nutter Butters and Hershey Kisses. I stuck them together using peanut butter. 
I printed off pin the tail on Eeyore from Disney family. I laminated it and then hung it up. 
I found these really cute snack boxes for our 100 Acre Wood trail mix on merrimentdesign.  
Once I had everything set up I had the kids start painting their paper plates while I cooked dinner. Once their plates were painted we set them aside to dry. 
Then we moved on to coloring pictures of Pooh's friends. 
HD knows that our meals during movie nights are themed. She asked me what the vegetables were named. I told her they were vegetables from Rabbit's garden. She was so excited to tell Mr. when he got home that I'd gone to the 100 Acre Wood to get them from Rabbit. I also decided to add Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet to the table with Pooh. 
Eeyore's feeling blue punch. 
The kids were so excited to put their ears on during dinner. 
This is the reason I have movie nights! 
After dinner we finished our Winnie the Pooh plate craft. 
Then played our game of honey pot hunt.
Then we helped Tigger bounce. We put Tigger on our blanket and then used it to bounce him up as high as we could. The kids thought it was so fun.
Next up was our don't get caught by the bee game. I turned on some Winnie the Pooh theme music and we quickly passed the bee around until the music stopped. Whoever was holding the bee had been caught and was out.
Then we played pin the tail on Eeyore. 
Little Man quickly decided that he didn't like being blind folded. So he took it off and stuck his tail on the paper. 
Then we finished off by watching the movie. HD made sure all the 100 Acre Woods crew was there to watch with her. 
Little Man was just excited about his snack. 

As always, to see the blogs and boards I got inspiration from please check out my Winnie the Pooh pinterest board