Need an excuse for cake? Here are 99 altbash ideas to help you celebrate life’s everyday confetti momentsPublished on 28 March 2022 8 min read
We’ve got birthdays, seasonal holidays and wedding anniversaries covered, but sometimes we want more excuses to celebrate. If you’re looking for a reason to bake a cake, an excuse to cheer up a friend, or perhaps you just want that nudge to make something special, then read on! We’ve rounded up 99 alternative bash ideas worth celebrating. It’s time to celebrate life’s big and little everyday confetti moments. You deserve it.
1. It’s your half birthday
Why celebrate once a year, when you can throw a second party for your half-birthday too! Make a note of loved ones’ half-birthdays and surprise them with a handmade card. We love the idea of making a half rainbow cake to mark the occasion too! Check out these birthday cake ideas to help you ceelbrate.
2. It’s the anniversary of your furry friend’s arrival!
Celebrate the anniversary of when you welcomed that little fluffy pet friend or quirky little reptile into your home. Bake a cake that looks like them, make something to pimp up their home, or throw a pet party!
3. You got that promotion or more holiday time, let’s celebrate!
Don’t let these moments in life go uncelebrated. You’re awesome and you’ve worked hard for this! Sprinkle cakes, treat yourself to some luxe yarn, you name it, you deserve it!
4. Mark the first day of the month
Bake a cake because it’s April! Create a scrapbook dedicated to your month’s memories. Or why not create an embroidered day-by-day diary? That’s one way to celebrate your favourite month. Try these easy scrapbook layout ideas.
5. It’s a full moon
For thousands of years the full moon has been celebrated for its divine energy. As the moon enters its fullest and brightest expression, it’s the perfect time to create a little ritual of your own. Perhaps it's time for a candlelit bath, an evening dedicated to scrapbooking, or maybe you’d like to gather friends and manifest positive energy for the lunar cycle ahead.
6. Woohoo! It’s the start of your fave television series
Oh we love this one! Whether you throw a Bridgerton Bash for your friends, or host a Great British Bake off celebration, this is the perfect excuse to throw a get-together. May we advise, if you’re hosting a Bridgerton Bash, you dress like a diamond of the first water to match.
7. You’ve reached your healthy milestones
We don’t mind what your goal is, perhaps it’s to eat more veg, walk 7000 steps a day, or get yourself on that bike. Whatever your milestone, make it something to celebrate!
8. You’ve moved into your new pad!
This is a good one. If you’ve just moved home, or perhaps you’ve got a new housemate, this one calls for a little shindig! And what would a shindig be without cake?
9. You’ve got a friend-versary to celebrate!
Met your bestie 30 years ago? Perhaps it’s one year since you became Instagram friends with your knitting inspiration? Mark the occasion with a make-a-long, or a quick gift knit for that wonderful human.
10. It’s Friday. Or Saturday. Or Monday.
Whatever day you’re in need of a pick me up, turn it into an occasion. “Marble Cake Monday” or “Fondant Fancy Friday”, every day can be a cake day when you use alliteration!
11. Your pal is moving away
Give your friend the send off they deserve with a cake to mark the occasion, or make your bestie a DIY gift to keep you close by.
12. Your pal is moving back
Welcome your friend home with a cake made especially for them! If you need an excuse to perfect your icing skills, we can’t think of a better one!
13. It's your home anniversary
It’s been a whole year since you’ve moved into your place. Perhaps you’re celebrating 20 years in your flat. Whatever the anniversary, commemorate the good times with cake!
14. Your favourite film has been released!
That film you love has just come out on Netflix, or is finally available to rent. Mark the occasion and host a Knitflix night.
15. You’ve reached a savings goals
Whether you’re saving for something big or small, when you hit that target it deserves a celebration cake and the more sprinkles the better in our opinion!
16. You've quit that bad habit!
If you’ve finally broken that naughty habit, you deserve a little treat to say hip hop hooray!
17. Boogie on down, it’s your breakup party!
Forget about anniversaries, it’s time to celebrate those long overdue breakups. Perhaps you’ve finally got that divorce, or you’re ready to date again - make a breakup cake, to celebrate the start of a new lease of life.
18. You’ve mastered that new skill
You clever sausage, you’ve finally completed that course, passed your driving test, or perhaps taught yourself how to Fair Isle! Pat on the back for you and one cake coming right up.
19. Woo-hoo, you’ve conquered your fear
As we get older, we make less time to celebrate life’s little milestones; but overcoming a phobia is a great opportunity to celebrate your wonderful self.
20. Finally, that big project is done!
You’ve cleaned out the loft, you’ve done your tax returns, your website is live…whatever the project, mark that occasion with a little celebration!
21. It’s the anniversary of your special trip
Take a trip down memory lane and remember that special trip you had. Take a look at these 17 inspiring travel scrapbook layouts, to give you some creative ideas!
22. A newbie's started at work
Make your new colleague smile with a bake to welcome them on board! Try these 13 totally tasty cupcake ideas, perfect for sharing.
23. There’s a new neighbour in town
Welcome your new neighbour to the area with a plant and matching hanger to celebrate their new beginning!
24. You’ve made a new friend
Perhaps you’ve bonded over your love of yoga, or you’ve made virtual friends with a fellow crocheter on Instagram. Celebrate your new friend with one of these 29 awesome diy projects you can make in a day.
25. It’s empty nest day!
If your children have flown the nest, mark the occasion as the start of the next chapter of your own life.
26. You’ve adopted a pet or plant baby
Whether you’ve welcomed a scaly reptile into your home, or you’ve just bought a monstera to complete your living room - mark the day with a celebration!
27. You’ve started that side hustle
Yay - you did it, you’re turning your passion into a hobby hustle and making those dreams come true. If that doesn’t deserve a cake, then we don’t know what does!
28. It’s the first day of the season
Mark the changing of the seasons with a new seasonal project. Any excuse for more craft supplies…