Chipettes Birthday Party Ideas

by Christine Gauvreau

The female counterparts to Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Chipettes, were first introduced in the cartoons of the 1970's. The 2009 film, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," brought them back into the spotlight --- and into the hearts of little kids. While Alvin and The Chipmunks themed party supplies are available for purchase, there are currently no party products that feature the Chipettes. With a few supplies and a bit of creativity, your birthday girl can still have the Chipettes-themed party of her dreams.

Invitations

Cut out images of The Chipettes from printable coloring pages. Use these as templates to trace the images onto your blank invitation. Have the birthday girl color in the images. Write the party details along with a note of request for guests to come dressed in the colors of their favorite Chipette or Chipmunk.

Decorations

Use the colors of the Chipettes' clothing to decorate your party space. Hang pink, purple and green streamers. Dress the table in a green table cloth and set it with pink and purple plates, cups and napkins. Create pink, purple and green balloon bouquets and weigh them down with plush beanie-style Chipette dolls. Tie a balloon to the back of each chair. The Chipettes are singers, so accessorize the party room with musical props such as inflatable microphones and musical instruments.

Activities

Supply a few rock star inspired dress-up items in the Chipettes' colors. Suggestions include jackets, scarves, boas, sunglasses, hair bows and jewelry. Include items in the Chipmunk colors of red, green and blue for unisex parties. Set up a stage or clear a dance floor where they can perform with the inflatable microphone props. Play "The Squeakquel" soundtrack and watch them dance, sing or lip-synch along to the songs from the movie. Other party games to play along to the soundtrack include musical chairs, freeze dance and hot potato. To play hot potato with a Chipettes theme, use a plush Chipette doll or inflatable microphone instead of a potato.

Cake

Take a picture of the Chipettes to a bakery that specializes in custom cakes. Chances are they will create a replica or screenprint the image atop a professional birthday cake. Order your custom-designed Chipettes cake a few weeks before the date of the party as this order may require more preparation time than a standard birthday cake. To make your own Chipettes-themed birthday cake, search online retailers and auction sites for Chipettes figurines to use as cake toppers. Add food coloring to white frosting to create Chipette-colored frostings. Bake three round cakes according to your child's favorite recipe. Frost each cake with one of the colored frostings. Place the coordinating Chipette atop her colored cake. Serve pink, purple and green frosted cupcakes as an alternative to the birthday cake.

Favors

To thank them for rocking out at the party, send guests home with a Chipettes-themed party favor. Suggestions include Chipettes colored cupcakes, inflatable instruments, plush beanie-style Chipettes, Chipettes figurines, Chipettes coloring books, "The Squeakel" DVD or the soundtrack CD.

About the Author

Christine Gauvreau is a freelance writer from the East Coast. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and has spent over 10 years writing for several online publications.