Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is a great way to enjoy cupcakes with family, friends and workmates, whilst also helping animals in need!
The official date for Cupcake Day is Monday 15 August 2016, but you can choose to hold your event any time during August.
Not sure where to start? Just follow the RSPCA’s five simple steps for a perfect Cupcake Day party:
Plan where you’re going to hold your Cupcake Day party, organise what you are going to bake and decide if you’re going to theme your event. You could hold a raffle or include competitions for the best looking cupcake, the best tasting cupcake or even the most creative cupcake. It’s totally up to you!
Once you’ve decided when you’re hosting your party, invite your colleagues, family and friends via social media, and send them a save the date email. Update your online fundraising page with the details of your event and send everyone the link, asking them to donate to support your efforts. Don’t forget to follow up with a reminder email closer to the day of your party!
If you’re hosting your Cupcake Day party at your school or workplace, remember to put up posters to tell everyone about it! You can find lots of free downloadable materials to promote and decorate your event by clicking on ‘Resources and Posters’ under the ‘Planning an Event’ tab. These will help you spread the word and maximise your fundraising efforts.
Once the big day arrives, make sure everyone knows you are fundraising for the RSPCA and display your donation box in a visible spot. That way, your guests know where to donate their funds. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy your party with all your favourite people!
Once the party is over, remember to bank your funds. The easiest way to do this is via your online fundraising page. This will contribute to your fundraising total and help you get on that much-coveted leader board!