Did you know that Saturday morning cartoons are DEAD, GONE, RIP?!?! We held a family Saturday Morning Cartoons party to mark the end of the cartoons of my youth AND celebrate the fact that we can still watch some of our favorites as online cartoons.
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Good-Bye Saturday Morning Cartoons
October 2014 was the first month with no animated cartoons shown each Saturday morning on a broadcast television network. According to the Washington Post, the CW was the final network to cut cartoons.
When I heard the news it felt like a piece of my childhood had disappeared when I wasn’t paying attention.
I grew up in a house with no cable, so Saturday mornings were our only chance to binge-watch shows that were meant for kids. I wished that my kids had that experience of waking up early to hang out in pajamas watching tv.
Easy Family Cartoon Party
I decided to honor the unfortunate demise of Saturday morning cartoons by setting up a profile dedicated to animated kids shows and throwing our family a Saturday morning cartoon viewing party!
The night before the big day I made invitations for the event and placed them on our kid’s beds. Download the free printable PDF invitations.
Custom Netflix Profile
After everyone was in bed I went through the Netflix library and selected shows that our kids enjoy (and we approve of them watching) and added them to a profile I titled, “Saturday Morning Cartoons.” It’s a high-tech reboot of the Saturday mornings of my youth.
We had a great Saturday morning, spending time together as a family and enjoying fun cartoons. Each member of the family got to pick an episode they wanted to watch while we lounged around in our pajamas with unbrushed hair eating breakfast.
The kids are already asking when we can do it again.
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