How to Plan the Best Birthday Party with Crave – Crave Cupcakes
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How to Plan the Best Birthday Party with Crave

When it comes to planning the best birthday party, Crave knows all the best tips and tricks. From decorations to ordering birthday cakes or birthday cupcakes online, keep reading this blog post to learn how to plan the best birthday party! 

Choose a Theme 

From Under the Sea to 80’s Retro, anything goes when it comes to picking a theme for a birthday party. Our tip is to try to make the theme as consistent throughout the party as possible. Try to incorporate the theme into food, decor, and invitations. 

Pick the Time and Place 

Picking the date for a birthday party can be tricky, so try your best to plan ahead. Picking a weekend is usually a good option because people will most likely be free of work or other plans. Choose a date far enough in advance so people will be able to mark their calendars. One of the best venues to choose is your own house or backyard. If you have it in your budget and you are celebrating a larger birthday, you should consider holding the party at a separate venue (keep your theme in mind when choosing!) It is important to ensure that your guests are comfortable with your choice of location and that Provincial health measures can be abided by. 

Send out the Invitations 

If you are planning your own party, deciding who you want to invite will be easy! However, if you are planning someone else’s party, make sure that you check with them to see who they want on their guest list. If you have a theme for your party, consider making or purchasing invitations that match the theme. You can always personalize an invitation to fit the theme. Be sure to include all the information for the party on the invitation and send invites out at least a month before the party.  

Get Decorating 

Now comes the fun stuff – decorating! If you have a theme in mind, pick décor that matches. We love a DIY moment that lets you get creative, but some decorations may still have to be purchased, such as balloons or candles. Our Crave store locations have a great variety of party supplies from local vendors to make your birthday party just that more special! 

Plan some Party Activities 

It’s especially important to have activities planned for kids to keep them entertained during the party. Consider having a scavenger hunt or themed games for them to play. If there are only going to be adults at the party, they might even like a game or two as well! It is a great way to get your guests talking and connecting. At Crave, we inspire togetherness, and we exist to help people celebrate and to play! 

Order the Sweet Treats 

Crave is the number one bakery for birthday cakes and cupcakes in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Cakes are available in-store to pick up at all our locations as well as available to order online. If you are looking for a specialty cake, please place your order online for delivery or pick up with 48 hours' notice and we will do our best to create the cake of your birthday dreams!  

If cupcakes are what you are looking for, all our cupcakes are baked fresh from scratch the morning they are sold. Choose any of our specialty individual “happy birthday” cupcakes or build your own assortment in-store, or order online for pick up or delivery.  

Thinking about options for party favours? Crave cookies are the perfect way to thank your guests for attending your party! Add some cookies or cookie sandwiches to your order and may we recommend the confetti cookie as a tried-and-true party favourite.  

When it comes to planning the best birthday party, Crave takes the cake! We cannot wait to be part of your special day, so the next time you are searching “birthday cakes near me” be sure to visit our website to get your planning started. For cupcake orders or cake orders, email us at or call us at 1.855.692.7283.