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Netflix Happy Birthday

Minnie Mouse Birthday

When kids are little, it’s pretty easy to rock the birthday parties. Balloons and a lot of cake can go a long way! As they  get older though it gets to be a little bit more of a challenge to make that special day just a little bit more special. Cue the blowing up balloons the night before while they sleep to fill their bedroom, hanging up a streamer hallway for them to burst through, planning the party that is just different enough from the last year to feel special, ordering the giant themed cakes…. sound familiar?

Netflix Happy Birthday Party

WE get it, and thankfully so does Netflix!  You’re not alone, over three-quarters (82%) of parents around the world wish there was an easier way to make birthdays feel special for their kids (without breaking the bank, or your sanity!). There’s a lot of pressure on parents nowadays to rock those kids parties, but what if we told you there is an option out there that is stress free, pretty spectacular and is sure to make just about any kid feel special on their big day?

Enter Birthday’s on Demand! Netflix has slowly been introducing some content that is very personalized from the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure series and now to the Birthday’s On Demand featurettes! Starring some well known characters from many favourite shows including DreamWorks All Hail King JulienBarbieBeat Bugs, DreamWorks DinotruxLegend QuestLEGO Friends, LEGO NinjagoLuna PetuniaMy Little PonyPokemonProject Mc2Skylanders Academy, DreamWorks Trollhunters and Word Party. These game-changing featurettes are going to help you (and me) hack the next Birthday by making a certain little person feel super special.

Netflix Happy Birthday Party

I know first hand what stresses me out the most is comparing parties, being the perfect host and making sure the kids have a blast and I’m not alone! Nearly 44% of parents around the world feel the pressure to be “party perfect”, I’ve been known to go a little overboard (just ask any of my friends…) and now, Netflix is making it a little bit easier on all of us.

Has anyone else browsed Pinterest and saw the perfect DIY for your kids birthday? Only to discover the night before it falls more into the Pinterest-fail category? You’re scrambling for something last minute and coming up empty handed? Gone are the days of baking homemade cupcakes (or in my case.. hitting up the grocery store the night before) and the night before panic! Netflix hears my plea, and likely yours and is granting our ultimate birthday wishlist with the launch of  14 Birthdays On-Demand featurettes.

Starring the characters in your kids’ favourite shows, kids are sure to love seeing their favourite characters wish them a special Happy Birthday and may want to watch it over and over again!

Though completely unrelated to birthday’s, a show that has been making waves in our house lately (since we don’t have any Birthday’s until June!) is a magical little yellow bus that many of us probably remember from when we were growing up! Ms. Frizzle was one of my favourite characters when I was little and I have to say I am pretty stoked that she’s back and better than ever!

Bus, do your stuff! Kids can now enjoy The Magic School Bus for a new generation with The Magic School Bus Rides Again, now available on Netflix! With Lily Tomlin reprising her original role as “Professor Frizzle” and Kate McKinnon taking over the keys to the bus as her sister, the re-imagining of the beloved animated science-comedy series features a brand new set of out-of-this-world field trips and adventures. Plus, with a theme song performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, it’s a show jingle I’m not likely to get sick of as quickly….. right parents?

Whether you’re looking to rock the Birthday Parties this month, or just want to switch it up with something other than Paw Patrol, there are some awesome new hits coming to Netflix that are sure to keep kids laughing, and parents feeling just a tiny bit less stressed!

{Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Stream Team and receive special perks for sharing our fave shows and this information with you. All opinions and binge watching is our own.}

Tara Jensen
Tara is a parenting influencer based on the West Coast. With her full time career in health care, she focuses on green living, healthy family choices and encouraging families to live a fabulously frugal lifestyle. She lives on coffee, cuddles and post-its, generally in that order. When she isn’t working, she can be found outdoors exploring beautiful British Columbia with her family.