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 26, 2018. Not able to participate on the actual day? No problem! You can hold your Cupcake party any time. Once you’ve worked out the date, time and location of your party, mark it on your calendar and start brainstorming some fabulous, creative cupcakes!

Register online and customize your Personal Fundraising Page 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 party.

From your Personal Fundraising Centre you can send emails to friends and co-workers letting them know what you have planned and asking them to visit your page and donate.

Be sure to use Social Media including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Follow us on Pinterest for some great cupcake and party ideas! We also have some handy items available for download in our Resources and Downloads page right away! Did you make a self-donation of $25 or more? You will receive an extra special Cupcake Host Kit by mail within 10 days of your registration*!

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 19, 2018 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 party extra special, decorate your venue with National Cupcake Day™ posters available in your Cupcake Host Welcome Package, or download them here. 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!

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

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

Getting Started