Welcome to the year 2017 where parents go over and beyond to keep their littles happy and content but doing whatever it takes to put a smile on their tiny faces. Welcome to a time whereby happiness is measured in items, and monetary gifts that in the end get tossed in a corner. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy making my own little people happy, but birthdays in our home have been simplified for the simple reason that my own kids do not look at the effort we put into planning the perfect party, or the gifts they receive but rather want more, and more and more….
So what did we do?
A few years back my husband and I decided to cut the school friend birthday parties in exchange for an overnight hotel stay. One night in a hotel with my boys and my husband come birthday time is the perfect way to escape the madness of party planning and the stress of entertainment, loot bags and giant cakes! We usually bring balloons and a small cake/cupcakes for the morning after they wake up and sing happy birthday together as a family – nothing super fancy but it works for us and my kids are so happy to have 2 days dedicated to them. They get a small gift and the rest of the time is spent in the pool and making memories – this is by far one of the best decisions we’ve made as a family it’s cheaper than throwing a party and it is a tradition that we will forever cherish.
Nearly half (44%) of parents around the world feel the pressure to be “party perfect” for their kids but you don’t have to go overboard on the confetti and streamers. Just search “Birthday” on Netflix to unlock the 14 Birthdays On-Demand titles available for streaming (full list below). Now that’s a wrap.
This year got a little better with yet another FREE fun addition to our party!
After all, it really doesn’t matter how much you spend on a party – your kids (like mine) just want memories, smiles and a whole lot of love on their special day right? Here’s an easier way to make birthdays feel special for your kids. No candles required! Netflix is granting parents the ultimate birthday gift with the launch of 14 Birthdays On-Demand. Let Beat Bugs, Barbie and Pokemon, make your kids will feel like the characters are singing just for them. Celebrate Birthdays On-Demand with Netflix! I know I’ll be adding this to my tiny list of birthday surprises – can’t wait to see their faces when their favourite characters sing to THEM! How’s that for a birthday hack?
Titles include: DreamWorks All Hail King Julien, Barbie, Beat Bugs, DreamWorks Dinotrux, Legend Quest, LEGO Friends, LEGO Ninjago, Luna Petunia, My Little Pony, Pokemon, Project Mc2, SkylandersAcademy, DreamWorks Trollhunters and Word Party.
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Enjoy the party!
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