This post, Kids Party Planner Activity Sheet & Netflix Birthdays On-Demand, is part of my sponsored participation with the Netflix #StreamTeam. Opinions are my own.
Throwing a birthday party for your kid can be stressful. In fact, 2/3 of parents across the globe agree with me. There is pressure to make treats for school. Pressure to invite all the right kids to the perfect party. And. of course, the pressure to actually throw the perfect party. Sometimes I think birthday party planning gets a little bit out of hand, but hey, kids deserve to have their special day celebrated!
So what’ a mom to do?
How do you make your kid feel extra special and make them feel like their day is being acknowledged, but not go broke or insane in the process? Because I have a little secret for you. Your kids don’t care if it’s perfect. Seriously, they don’t. All they care about is being doted on, sung to, fed delicious cake and maybe receiving a few gifts. They don’t expect perfection. Sure, some kids have to have the Pokemon plates or tacos for dinner. But their definition of the perfect party is far less detailed than yours.
So let yourself off the hook. That’s what you do. You let yourself off the hook.
First, you get a feel for what your kids envision would be the perfect birthday. Find out their current favorite character or thing to use as a theme (because you know it changes every three hours), who they would like to invite to their party, and what they want to eat. Beyond that, kids are just happy to be recognized. You can use the free printable kids party planner activity sheet that I made (scroll to the end to download and print) and let them fill it out.
You can use the free printable kids party planner activity sheet that I made (scroll to the end to download and print) and let them fill it out to find out exactly what they think makes the perfect birthday party.
Next, cue up their favorite characters to sing them a happy birthday with the new Netflix Birthdays On-Demand programming.
To access Netflix Birthdays On-Demand, just search for “birthday songs” in Netflix. You will find special performances from some of kids’ favorite characters including DreamWorks All Hail King Julien, Barbie, Beat Bugs, DreamWorks Dinotrux, Las Leyendas, LEGO Friends, LEGO Ninjago, Luna Petunia, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug* and Cat Noir, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Pokemon, Project Mc2, Skylanders Academy, DreamWorks Trollhunters and Word Party.
To help celebrate the launch of this great new feature, we got to host a little mini birthday party of our own.
So relax, and let Netflix help you out.
Don’t forget to snag the free kids party planner activity sheet below (download link is at the very end of the post). In the meantime, don’t forget to Pin it on Pinterest too for future reference.
Get the free printable here: kids party planner activity sheet.