Planning an event at school

Hosting a Cupcake Day at school is a wonderful way to bring students, teachers and parents together with one common goal – eating scrumptious treats and saving lives!

If you’re a parent, your little sous chefs can bake at home, sell their creations to their school mates and adopt an amazing sense of responsibility and pride knowing they’ve done their bit to help their furry friends.

If you’re a student or teacher, you can take the opportunity to throw a bake sale and show initiative in your school environment (and put your baking skills to the test!).

Remember, you can hold your Cupcake Day event anytime across September!

Hosting at school is easy!

1. Prepare

Begin your Cupcake Day journey by signing up as a host. You could sign up as an entire school or just a class, whatever you like!

It's totally up to you how you run your party. Some ideas include:
  • Host a bake sale (or a few!) - consider a competition between classes or stages. Everyone can purchase sweets with a donation and the class/stage/group that raises the most wins!
  • Have a free dress day for a donation!
  • Have a staff morning tea and everyone donates to attend!
Use our Host Tools for help with planning, promotion, decorations and activities.

2. Plan

Next you need to tell your school or class what you're planning! 

The Host Tools are there to help! Hang your posters around the school and let fellow students, teachers and parents know when your Cupcake Day event will be held. 

Don't forget to share why the RSPCA is a cause you’re so passionate about and encourage everyone to bring along a plate and a donation in sup-paw-t of the animals.

Then the serious stuff begins: what marvellous creation are you going to bake or bring?!

Remember! Always consider safe food handling practices. Check out your local Council's website for more information on food safety!

3. Party

The day has finally arrived!

Hang up your bunting, wrap and label your treats, lay out the sweets and tell everyone about all the animals they’re helping!

Remind your school friends of all the ways they can contribute – by donating online via your fundraising page or with cash on the day.

Time to host, share, and show animals how much you care!

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