Use this birthday cake box idea as a fun act of service using your stockpile of cake mixes and frosting or inexpensive non-perishables from Dollar Tree or Walmart.
Here’s a thoughtful and affordable way to give back to your local community!
Consider compiling and donating birthday boxes that include all the items needed to celebrate someone’s birthday such as cake mix and frosting. Be sure to check with your local food bank beforehand, but this typically makes for a thoughtful and welcomed donation.
You can even make this a group activity! Involve your family, church, or scouting organization to collect supplies and make a bunch of birthday boxes.
What exactly is in a birthday cake box?
It’s a collection of festive birthday cake supplies using a disposable pan so that the recipient has everything they need to make a delicious cake. You can include a can of light-colored soda, such as Sprite, which is a common substitute for eggs and oil. Feel free to print a little note that says something like, “Bake as directed except substitute in the can of soda for the eggs and oil for convenience. The cake will be delicious. Enjoy!”
The best part is this birthday cake box can be a very low-budget idea!
Feel free to grab supplies for cake boxes at Dollar Tree or Walmart. They will have cake mixes and frosting for just over $1 and lots of paper products and inexpensive party supplies. At these affordable prices, this makes for a frugal donation idea to a local shelter or food pantry. You could create this with your kiddos or with scout groups as a service project.
Supplies to consider including in your birthday cake box:
To compile, add all your items to the disposable cake pan and then wrap it using clear plastic wrap so all the items are visible. If your pan comes with a lid you could also just tape it shut. Add a little ribbon or bow to make it a bit festive.
This small act of kindness could really brighten someone’s day!
You can donate your birthday in a box knowing someone will now be able to easily celebrate their child or family member’s birthday and have all the items on hand already. With everything going on in our world, if you are able to contribute, I think this is a thoughtful way to do so!