We go purple. We dress up, we make purple flags of hope, we do face painting, we sing songs, learn, celebrate and turn everything purple. Here's some ideas to get you started.
Brighten up everyone's day with a little bit of purple and a lot of fun in your school, workplace or community. Ask people to make a donation for the cause. Dress casual, dress purple – and have a bit of fun.
Share some quality time with friends and family, baking and selling or raffling gorgeous purple cakes or cupcakes. Make them wild and whacky, or tempting and tasty as you like. Get inspired by our delicious Purple Recipes.
We’ve been given the “thumbs up” from lots of people, including celebrities and sports people who support our work. Why not paint your thumb purple and give us a “thumbs up” on our Facebook page!
Take part in Purple Cake Day and celebrate the arts by creating your own colourful drawings. You could even hold an exhibition or create a calendar.
Get creative and put your message to the wind. Make unique and colourful ‘flags of hope’ to string up outside, spreading messages of hope and compassion to children around the world.
Bella gave up her christmas presents, Havana shaved off her hair, the Fa'avae siblings kayaked the Abel Tasman, Tim makes metalwork inventions with his uncle to sell, Kahu ran 5km, Eli did a triathlon and Skylar turned her whole school purple! If you're passionate about making a difference to children's lives, in your own community and globally, this is an opportunity to lead and inspire. It's not just about cakes!
We have 3 diverse and brilliant songs (composed for Purple Cake Day celebrations) that you can use.
'Purple Cake Day' by NZ children's singer/songwriter Kath Bee.
'L'union Fait la Force' - renowned NZ and international artists.
'A Dream Worth Fighting For' by Leilani Taula, winner of the Purple Cake Day 2012 Secondary School song competition.
Download MP3 files and lyrics from our Resources page here.
You could hold a Purple Cake Day song challenge at your school with the theme of connecting children around the world. Be sure to let us know!
Hold a wearable art challenge at your school and ask for a donation on entry. Design and create a wearable art costume using recycled materials - with a purple theme of course!
Purple Cake Day are proud to be a charity of choice for the World of WearableArt™, and we love the creative work that they do. You can look at their website for more inspiration and see our profile here.
Is your school looking at the UN Global Goals this year? Purple Cake Day is an ideal way for students to connect meaningfully with these Goals in a fun, creative and hands-on way. Find out more about the Goals here.
Purple Cake Day invites individuals, community groups and schools (Yrs 7-13) to host a screening of the multi-award winning film by Jennifer Arnold, A Small Act. Proceeds will support the Kenyan charity HBEF featured in the film.
"A Small Act is such a powerful film to use in classrooms across the globe. It demonstrates how individuals can make a profound difference in the world." - Marc Skvirsky, Facing History and Ourselves.
Critical thinking resources for teachers and students available on our Resources page here.
If you'd like to host a screening, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The rest, is up to you! If you can think of an idea that inspires you, then go for it. Did you know Havana shaved off all her hair in front of her school? Click here to see how she went. But be careful, kids helping kids can be highly contagious!