You Say It’s Your Birthday? Beat Bugs TM Have a DIY Plan for Your Child’s Next Birthday!
Fact: Worldwide, more people’s birthdays fall in the month of September than any other month on calendar. In honor of the month, Netflix created some really cool birthday messages that parents could share with the kids to celebrate birthdays in September, or whenever that special day falls. Be a hero and share a special Beat Bugs Birthday Message with your little birthday bug. #NailedIt
Some of you might be familiar with Beat Bugs, the hit preschool show on Netflix. If you have a preschooler, and don’t have Netflix, Beat Bugs just may be a reason to become a member. Meet Buzz, Walter, Jay, Crick, and Kumi, the Beat Bugs. Josh Wakely’s Beat Bugs is an Emmy Award-winning animated kids series featuring music made famous by The Beatles. Stories revolve around the lives and adventures of these five best friends; charming and funny childlike bugswho explore and learn life lessons in their suburban backyard home. Each episode ties in a song inspired by the Fab Four, reimagined in an innocent and child-friendly fashion, sung by one of the characters or guest stars that include mega-musicians P!nk (“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”), Sia (“Blackbird”), Aloe Blacc (“Rain”), The Shins (“The Word”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’ll Follow the Sun”), and more. Find it here on Netflix: http://neflx.net/DreamTeamBB
For families that keep the fab five close to their hearts, you may be wondering if there are any party supplies to be able to throw your very own Beat Bugs themed birthday party for young bug-fanatics. Unfortunately, no official merchandise is available just yet, but the Beat Bugs Dream Team and Netflix Stream Team have been given an official ‘how to guide’ to share with readers to help parents throw the awe-shom-est Beat Bugs Birthday Party ever!
Let’s get this party started…
Beat Bugs has you covered with Party Invitation available as a free downloadable template here: http://bbugs.net/BdayInvite Simply fill in you party details, print, cut, and wallah!
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Make your own Beat Bugs headband!
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Or wear a Beat Bugs outfit available at Target!
Beat Bugs Posters
Create your own Beat Bugs personalized posters by combining images from the show and your own home photographs. Here’s a few websites that will make that process super easy.
A green table cloth or green crepe paper will brighten up you array of delicious treats. You could add some blue cellophane for the ocean or an ant hill made of chocolate. Add some flowers, a few Beat Bugs toys, or get handy and make characters using Play-Doh. Have fun with it!
Party Games/Arts and Crafts:
Set aside a coloring area in your garden. Free printable coloring and activity sheets are available on the Beat Bugs website. Crayola also has some Cricktastic Beat Bugs arts and crafts available at Target.
Pin the Antennae on Walter
After the kids have completed their works of art, you can play a game of ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’ Beat Bugs style. Print out large activity sheet for Walter (at link above), cut out an antennae, stick on a piece of tape and voilà.
Beat Bugs Musical Chairs
Download the Beat Bugs soundtrack on iTunes, or Amazon HERE.
Beat Bugs Karaoke
Food and Drink:
A brown paper bag with a Beat Bugs DIY tag is the perfect way to wrap up your Beat Bugs birthday! It can be as simple as making a homemade terrarium (with reused materials) for each party-goer instructional guide HERE, or simply putting in a special Beat Bugs gift. There are many choices under $10 at Target HERE.
Beat Bugs images, music and videos are available at: