Recognizing and celebrating your employees on their special day can make a huge positive impact on how your employees view their workplace. Better yet, having the opportunity to celebrate birthdays alongside fellow team members is a great way to foster a strong company culture!
Our team at Epoch has come up with a list of virtual and in-person ideas to make your employees’ birthdays memorable.
💙 Decide on a budget and keep it in mind when planning festivities
💙 Keep celebrations consistent and equal for all employees
💙 Gather employee information ahead of time (eg. sending out an employee survey during onboarding)
💙 Determine key celebration logistics: are activities virtual or in-person? Does every employee get their own birthday event or will there be one big celebration at the end of each month?
💌 Send an employee care box including company swag such as T-shirts, coffee mugs, and water bottles.
☕️ Send them an electronic gift card for their favorite cafe.
🗳 Make a donation on their behalf to a charity of their choice.
🥃 Have multiple birthdays in the same month? Plan a virtual happy hour on Zoom with the team and learn how to make cocktails to celebrate.
🎞 Create a custom video with personalized messages from the team.
🧁 Order sweets, such as cupcakes, cookies, or donuts, to their home from a local bakery, or use an online delivery service such as Crumbl.
🎤 Gather the entire team on Zoom and sing the Happy Birthday Song!
🍝 Email them an UberEats voucher and let them order their own birthday lunch.
🎈 Decorate their office space with balloons, confetti, and streamers.
🍹 Organize a happy hour or birthday dinner with your team at a nearby bar or restaurant.
🎁 Surprise them with fun goodies at their desk, such as swag, candies, or chocolate.
🏷 Leave a note or birthday card on their desk signed by the entire team.
🍕 Have multiple birthdays in the same month? Throw an office pizza party at the end of the month to celebrate all employees together!
👑 Give your employee a birthday hat or birthday pin to wear for the day.
🎂 Decorate the office lunchroom and offer cake for all employees to enjoy! Consider dietary restrictions at your workplace to accommodate everyone’s needs.
🌱 Arrange a team outing, such as a hike or walk, after work hours or on the weekend.