My parents knew how to through a birthday party for me when I was a kid. I would wake-up that morning and the streamers would be all around the home, the special cake in a cake box on the counter, party favor bags aligned on a card table with a paper table cloth in pink. Coffee would be brewing and coffee cake for the Aunts, Uncles, Grandmas, and Grandpas.
As a mother, I have not lived up to that level of Birthday Party Power. I know this for sure because I can see what people do thanks to Facebook and Instagram. In fact, many parents admit to feeling social media fueled pressure to give their kids a huge party (49%), most wish they didn’t have to go Pinterest crazy to give their kids a good time (71%). Been there, done that.
Thanks to my friends at Netflix, they have thought of this dilemma and provide an easier way to make kids’ birthday dreams come true.
On September 14th, for the first time ever, Netflix released 15 Birthdays On Demand where characters from LEGO Ninjago, Luna Petunia, Beat Bugs and more help make birthday celebrations a piece of cake.
How I would have loved to have had this when I was a kid, right? Imagine, us parents can simply press play and our kids’ favorite characters will sing them a special birthday greeting.
Netflix Birthdays On Demand gives parents an easier way to make their kids birthdays special.If you’ve been sweating party planning, you’re not alone. Nearly three – quarters of parents (71%) in the US agree that birthday planning is stressful. But how the celebrations unfold varies by region:
C’est La Vie.
If only we could be more like French parents: 71% of US parents feel the Pressures of planning the perfect party, while 46% of French parents say birthday planning isn’t stressful, and parents in Peru and the Philippines feel most stressed about kids’ birthdays (77%).
How many likes did I get? Parents in Turkey (56%) and India (52%) feel the most social media heat around their kids’ birthday parties, compared to US parents at 49%.
Mexican kids are all about character – themed birthdays: 91% of parents in Mexico have hosted a character – themed party for their child, while 77% of US parents have hosted similar celebrations.
Trying to save a buck.
US parents are more interested in saving money than time when it comes to party planning (60% vs. 43%). Italian parents are most interested in birthday money – saving measures (72%).
Brazilian big spenders.
Brazilian parents go all out for birthdays, racking up an average bill of $620 (vs. the US average of $200). Just searching “birthday” on Netflix will unlock a special performance from 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.
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