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Alvin and the Chipmunks
Birthday Party Planning Guide

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Get together with all the chipmunks and chipettes and rock on with this way cool theme!

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Alvin and the Chipmunks Birthday Party Supplies, 
Alvin and the Chipmunks Favors & Party Activities

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • Mail Alvin and the Chipmunks Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party



Bust out your favorite Alvin and the chipmunks CD and have the kids sing along! Make sure to have a stage and microphone set up! If your television connects to the internet, you can find chipmunk karaoke songs with the lyrics on YouTube or other like video streaming sites! .

Musical Chairs

Use your favorite chipmunk jams to play a game of musical chairs!

  • 1-Chair for each party guest - 1
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks CD
  • CD player

Start the music and let the kids jam out while walking in a circle around the chairs. When the music stops, the children must find a chair to sit in. The child left standing is out. Take out one chair and repeat. The last child left sitting is the winner!

3. ALVIN!!! Character Hunt

  • 10-Alvin character cut outs

Hide Alvin cut outs around the party area and have the kids search for them. When an Alvin cut out is found have the child yell “ALVIIIIN!!!” and give them a prize.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Movie!

Once all of the party guests have tired of running around, sit them down to watch one of the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies (My personal favorite is the old school “The Chipmunk Adventure”) to entertain them while they regain their energy and you get the food ready!


Waffle Bar

Waffles are good at any time of day AND they just happen to be the favorite food of Alvin, Simon and Theodore!

  • Waffles (recipe of your choice or toaster waffles)
  • Whipped cream
  • Strawberries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Blueberries

Chipmunk trail mix

Estimated Total Time: 5 minutes

  • 2-Cups peanuts (unsalted)
  • 2-Cups M & M’s
  • 2-Cups raisins
  • 2-Cups goldfish

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a spatula. Put in a bowl for the party guests to snack on during the party! Add more ingredients as needed.

Microphone cupcakes

  • Colored sugar cones
  • Baked cupcakes
  • White frosting
  • Black sugar sprinkles
  • Black icing coloring
  • Licorice (for the cord) – you can use any color or flavor
  • M&M’s – my added surprise in the cone

Use black food coloring to turn the frosting black. After you frost the cupcakes, use the frosting around the inside of the cone to make the cupcakes stick. Then sprinkle the black sugar sprinkles on the cupcakes. If you’d like, add m & m’s or any other type of small candy as a fun surprise inside of the cone before you add the cupcakes. Poke a hole in the side of the cone and insert licorice so you’re little one’s will look ready to rock out!

Ants on a Log

Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes

  • 10-Stalks of celery
  • 1-Cup of peanut butter
  • ½-Cup of raisins

Cut your celery stalks in half. Once they are all cut spread the peanut butter inside of them. After that, sprinkle on the raisins. A fun, tasty and healthy treat! (Makes 20)

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