Thursday, January 30, 2014

Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen Movie Night & Trivia

This blog post is one in a series by the Magical Blogorail about famous Disney couples. 
One of my goals for 2014 is to have more "Disney Movie Nights" with my family. My plan is to have the family eat a meal that is centered around a Disney movie, have the boys do a craft and end our night watching the movie together. The Princess and the Frog is going to be our first movie night. With Mardi Gras right around the corner, we plan to celebrate Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen!

Here is our plan:
1) Eat Jambalaya for dinner and have "Swamp Water" to drink.

Swamp Water Recipe

1 - 46 oz. Dole Pineapple juice
1- 12 oz limeade concentrate, thawed
1 - 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk (this makes the punch murky)
24 oz. water
24 oz. 7 Up or Sprite
Americolor's Electric Green Food color
Blue food color

Mix everything together , adding the food coloring until you get the murky green you want. Serve chilled or over ice.

2) Make Mardi Gras masks to wear while we watch the movie!

3) Watch The Princess and the Frog.

image from movies.disney.go 
After watching the movie, there is still so much to learn about Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. Did you know...
  • Tiana is the first Disney Princess to have dimples?
  • Tiana is the first Disney Princess to be of African-American decent and the first to be voiced by an African-American?
  • Tiana is the only Disney Princess to come in contact with real automobiles?
  • Tiana is left handed?
  • Tiana is the first Disney Princess to only have her mother living?
  • Tiana wore the most outfits (11) of any Disney Princess in her film?
  • Naveen appeared in a GEICO commercial to promote the film?
  • Naveen is fluent in French and Italian?
  • Naveen is the only Disney Prince to speak with an accent? (and "ribbit!")
  • Naveen is the first Disney Prince to have both of his parents in the film?
  • Naveen is the first Disney Prince to have a sibling?
  • Tiana is the first Disney Princess to marry twice? (Once to Naveen as a frog and again to Naveen as humans!)


  1. I think I've only ever seen this movie once. We need to fix that! Thanks for sharing all the great trivia facts.

  2. What a great idea for Disney Movie Night, Beth! I like the idea of theming your dinner around the movie! I might just have to borrow this for my family too! Great post!

  3. I have to admit, I don't know too much Tiana, thank you for doing this post. (Dawn Cullo)

  4. Movie night is the best! And if you have all that Dole Pineapple juice around, you might as well make Dole Whips for your family as well! :)
    Rosanne @ The Disney Point

  5. You are so creative Beth- I can't wait to see photos from your Disney, "The Princess and the Frog" movie night- especially the Swamp Water!!!

  6. I love the ideas of making a Creole evening out of it.

  7. Love the post Beth!! I have learned quite a bit about Tiana today I never knew before, in particular I had never realized she was left handed. Have fun at your Disney movie night!!

  8. Thanks for all the trivia! I love the music in this film.

  9. Wow! What interesting trivia! Princess & the Frog is not one of my favorite films, but I love all those Disney details!

  10. I love this movie! Great trivia! I didn't know hardly any of those before!

  11. Tiana is one of my favorite princesses - I'm so glad you chose to highlight her!

  12. Mama Odie married them as frogs. I absolutely adored the Princess and Frog. I particularly loved the fun loving Charlotte character.

  13. I haven't seen the movie, but I would like to see it.

  14. I love this movie and I love your movie night ideas. I really need to make that drink. :)

  15. I love this movie! I lived in LA for college plus I tihnk the music is fantastic! Thanks for sharing all of this great info!

  16. This reminded me of the new classics when it came out - so much like my favorites growing up!