Netflix says this year’s celebrations should involve streaming, not streamers.

By Blake Bakkila
Updated September 14, 2017

Netflix may now be home to your child’s favorite birthday surprise. On Thursday, the streaming site released 15 Birthdays On-Demand, which provides birthday tributes from iconic kids shows.

Start or end their day with a special message from their favorite TV star, like Barbie or the LEGO Friends. Other casts that made the list of birthday singalongs are on shows including Skylanders Academy, LEGO Ninjago, Project Mc², Pokemon, Word Party, Trollhunters, Dinotrux, My Little Pony, Luna Petunia, All Hail King Julien, Legend Quest, and Miraculous Tales of Lady Bug & Cat Noir.

In the press release, the company said, “Netflix is taking the celebrations to the next level—no cake baking all-nighter required.”

Type “birthday” or “birthdays” into your Netflix search bar and all 15 options will appear. Each option shows the name of the show and the message, “Happy birthday to you!” Click on the video you want and within seconds, your child will be dancing and singing alongside their fictional pals. Each video is approximately one minute long.

Netflix was inspired by the idea of an “easier” celebration after recognizing parents’ stress when it comes to party planning for their little one’s big day. According to a survey conducted by SurveyMonkey earlier this year, 71 percent of U.S. parents agreed that “birthday planning is stressful.” Most of the responders deemed that money and time were the main factors causing their birthday blues.

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