Last week we were invited to a screening of Alvin & the Chipmunks Chipwrecked! Not just any old cinema screening. A squeak-tastic screening on a river cruise on the Thames.
We are quite canny in our household and we tend to leave telling Aleyna we are doing exciting things until the very last minute. You know, just in case. Changes to any plans do NOT go down well with Aleyna, so thank goodness we applied the same principle to the Chipwrecked cruise as due to my husband having surgery, we were unable to attend.
Fortunately my sister (who is a fashion stylist), was able to step in and take along my 5 and 3 year old nephews.
This is my sister’s account of the day. I am very jealous!
“London in great, sunny London is better. When my sister gave us the opportunity to join a river cruise on the Thames to watch Alvin & the Chipmunks Chipwrecked, we were over the moon.
Just a short drive from our house in North London, we arrived at the London Eye at 10am. With no fuss at all, we were welcomed on board by three very special people. None other than Alvin, Simon & Theodore themselves.
Breakfast was served, a delicious feast of croissants, bacon butties, strawberries & cream, cakes and hotdogs. Could things get any better?
Well, yes they could I realised as I was magnetically drawn to the marshmallows and chocolate fountain.
We are lucky enough that our children go to school with some premier footballers’ children, which makes for pretty fantastic birthday parties. One of these parties had probably the best children’s entertainment act we have ever seen; Sharkey & George entertainment. Can you imagine my children’s delight when the very same Sharkey & George came aboard.
The children were led upstairs where they were treated to lots of fabulous games including one of my children’s favourite pastimes, a treasure hunt for gold chocolates all over the boat followed by water balloons blasting into the River Thames. Next was the best balloon modeler we have ever seen and he even made a full size ostrich!
After all that excitement the children sat down to watch the film were given popcorn & drinks. A little bit of peace for me (still standing next to the chocolate fountain) as they sat through the film transfixed.
When we moored there was a treasure island set up and we were given fab goody bags with chipmunk stationery set, magnetic jigsaw, luggage tag, key ring and red zip up hoody with an “A” on the back.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is now out on general release in Blu Ray and DVD (although is not being stocked in Tesco ??? perhaps too squeaky for them)
The DVD and Triple Play editions include extra features including Chipmunks music videos and featurettes like Munking Movies In Paradise.
We are popping out today to buy the movie which should keep the children busy over the Easter weekend as it comes with an activity pack containing stickers, name labels and a super card-match game.
As a little teaser here are some activity sheets to keep you going”