Let’s admit it, we all want to get some kind of recognition at work during our birthdays.
Every birthday is a celebration of life. But if you’re a business owner, it’s also an opportunity to show your employees that they’re appreciated and valued.
Besides that, birthdays are a chance to get to know your employees better by asking them about their personal lives, what they like doing outside work, and what they want out of life.
That means that if you don’t celebrate employee birthdays, you’re missing an important opportunity to connect with your staff.
In this blog, we’re going to highlight 5 different ways to celebrate your employee’s birthday and make your company a place where everyone feels loved, valued, and important.
1. Lavish them with sweets and other goodies
Everyone deserves a treat on their birthday, right?
A great way to make someone feel appreciated and loved is through a personalized cake with the employee’s name written on it, or a themed cake based on their hobbies and likes. A pro-tip is to do a little research and find out what kind of cake the celebrant likes – red velvet, carrot, chocolate moist, etc.
You can also go beyond the typical frosted cakes. Delight the celebrant and other people in the office with sweet treats like doughnuts, lemon cheesecake bars, tarts, cake bars, creme brulee, croquembouche, and a lot more! This will make the celebration more enjoyable for everyone.
2. Jazz up their desks
What better way is there to say “Happy Birthday!” than with balloons?
Every day at work we all get serious with a lot of deadlines and meetings. So why not make the birthday person feel that it’s indeed a day of celebration for them, even though they need to work?
An office balloon decoration will brighten up their day and make them feel special. With so many colors, shapes, and sizes of balloons available, you’ll be able to find the perfect one for your celebrant. You can also add some festive ribbons or streamers to tie everything together!
Order custom-made balloon bouquets, happy birthday balloon banners, or even some balloon party backdrop. This will make the atmosphere more festive and fun.
You can even order customized name balloons to make the birthday even more special!
3. Give them a card with a thoughtful note from the whole team
A personalized note card with both everyone’s good wishes and signatures is one of those simple things that can mean so much to people who appreciate such gestures.
A card is also easy enough for everyone to make. But if you have a big team, then why not go for a giant birthday card? It’s a unique piece of memorabilia to keep.
4. Hold a surprise meeting (and decorate the venue for more fun!)
Make the birthday surprise even more special by scheduling a mock group meeting.
The employee will think that they’re in for some serious work even on their birthday. Hence, they’d be more surprised and happy if they find out that the gathering is all about celebrating their birthday
Don’t forget to turn your conference room into a cozy party place, using some personalized balloon decor setups.
Contact your nearest balloon decorator to help you decorate everything a few hours before everyone arrives in the office.
They can also give you suggestions as to what balloon decorations are ideal based on the space and structure of the room.
5. Bond over delicious meals
Of course, birthdays wouldn’t be complete without food!
Make a celebratory fuss over your employee’s birthday by treating them to an epic meal or by ordering some of the best foods in town.
Bring out the best of what you have to offer with sumptuous meals that will be remembered by all.
So if you really want to spoil your employees or anyone special this year…
Contact our team today to learn how balloon decorations can make your next party even better.
Whether you have an in-house event or want us to come to decorate for you, we’ll work with any budget so that everyone can feel special on their big day!
We hope you’ve found this article helpful in understanding how to make your employees feel special on their birthdays.
What other creative things have you done for employee celebrations? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Julie Cylla – Certified Balloon Artist & Award Winning Balloon Decorator at Top Notch Balloon Creations