Getting Started

Hosting a National Cupcake Day™ Party is simple; just follow these simple steps to “bake” a difference.

National Cupcake Day™ is officially held on Monday, February 27, 2017. Not able to participate on the actual day? No problem! You can hold your National Cupcake Day™ Party any time in December, January or February. Once you’ve worked out the date, time and location of your National Cupcake Day™ Party, mark it on your calendar and start brainstorming some ideas for fabulous, creative cupcakes!

Register online and personalize your Online Cupcake Kitchen with stories and pictures showing off your passion for animals and how your supporters’ donations will change the lives of the animals who need us most. Be sure to include the details of your Cupcake Day party.

From your Online Cupcake Kitchen you can send emails to all of your friends and co-workers announcing your delicious Cupcake Day party and asking them to visit your page and donate in exchange for a delicious cupcake.

Be sure to use Social Media including Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. Follow us on Pinterest for some great cupcake and party ideas! We also have some handy items in the Cupcake Host Host Kits, which you will receive by mail within 10 days of your registration, and online in our Resources and Downloads page.

It’s a great idea to ask supporters to donate in advance of the event. That way you can relax and enjoy your Cupcake Day party (it also cuts down on administrative costs, ensuring your donation dollars go further for the animals!).

Please note that Host Kits will not be sent out for those who register after Monday, February 20, 2017 as they will not arrive in time for National Cupcake Day. Host Kit materials are available to download here.

When baking cupcakes for National Cupcake Day™, please consider using eggs from free range facilities or SPCA Certified eggs. Also,consider making delicious vegan cupcakes. Your baking helps raise critically-needed funds for animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted.

To make your National Cupcake Day™ Party extra special, decorate your venue with National Cupcake Day™ balloons and posters available in your Cupcake Host Welcome Package. Spice up your Party by decorating your cupcakes with an animal theme or hold fundraising, decorating or baking competitions.

Consider holding a themed Cupcake Party for the holiday season, New Year's or Valentines Day! The decorating opportunities are endless! You can even order special Holiday Cupcake Day Host Packages in our Online Cupcake Kitchen to help you.

Show off your Cupcake Day party! Share your pictures on our National Cupcake Day™ Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Your success will inspire others. Follow us on Snapchat and use your own account to post fun snaps! Don’t forget to use #CupcakeDayCA

Don’t forget to send a special thank you to all your donors. Your Online Cupcake Kitchen features a list of everyone who donated online and a tool for sending thank you emails.

Getting Started