music is such an essential element to the story and overall
entertainment of the movie, you must include this aspect into
your party. From your local library, reserve some music CD's
on Dixieland jazz (if you can't get your hands on the soundtrack
from the movie, that is.)
you're at the library, peruse the non-fiction section for
books on New Orleans, frogs or storybooks on the Princess
and the Frog. These make for GREAT table decorations and centerpieces.
Prop them up so that they beautifully designed covers can
be seen behind the food. They are free and they look great!
you have a television set available, have the movie playing
in the background. If you aren't specifically having your
guests watch the movie as part of the party, it is usually
best to make sure that the sound is turned down. The visuals
are great and work as 'decoration' for your party. If you
leave the sound on, be prepared for several of your party
guests to be visually distracted!
different images online for the different characters in the
movie. Print out different images and cut them out individually.
Create three different groups images in the way of your choice
(for example you might choose People, Villains and Animals
is ok.) Assign a different point value to each group (1, 2
and 3.) Now hide these images throughout the party area, the
higher the point value for the image requires you to hide
the image in a more difficult to find location. When you are
ready to start the game, explain to the party guests that
they must find the different characters and different characters
are worth different point values. Once all of the characters
are found (in an Easter egg hunt fashion) the winner is determined
not by who found the most, but rather who has the most points!
an opportunity for the party guests to engage in a cooking
activity (as the main female character had dreams of opening
up her own restaurant.) This could include anything from helping
prepare the meal they'll be eating to decorating cookies.
food selections (assuming you'll be providing lunch) include
some New Orleans style food such as gumbo or red beans and
rice. For those more adventurous, you can purchase alligator
meat at many of the larger grocery stores. This can be fun
to 'challenge' your guests to try a bite!
For an outdoor, New Orleans garden feel, dig out any white
Christmas tree lights you might have packed away in your garage.
These look GREAT for a real New Orleans feel!