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Celebrating Birthdays at the Workplace ๐ŸŽˆ

 Celebrating Birthdays at the Workplace ๐ŸŽˆ

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!ย 


Our team at Epoch has come up with a list of virtual and in-person ideas to make your employeesโ€™ birthdays memorable.ย 



๐Ÿ’™ Decide on a budget and keep it in mind when planning festivities

๐Ÿ’™ Keep celebrations consistent and equal for all employees

๐Ÿ’™ Gather employee information ahead of time (eg. sending out an employee survey during onboarding)

๐Ÿ’™ 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?


Virtual Ideas:ย 

๐Ÿ’Œ Send an employee care box including company swag such as T-shirts, coffee mugs, and water bottles.

โ˜•๏ธ Send them an electronic gift card for their favorite cafe.

๐Ÿ—ณ Make a donation on their behalf to a charity of their choice.

๐Ÿฅƒ 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.

๐ŸŽž Create a custom video with personalized messages from the team.

๐Ÿง Order sweets, such as cupcakes, cookies, or donuts, to their home from a local bakery, or use an online delivery service such as Crumbl.

๐ŸŽค Gather the entire team on Zoom and sing the Happy Birthday Song!ย 

๐Ÿ Email them an UberEats voucher and let them order their own birthday lunch.


In-Person Ideas:ย 

๐ŸŽˆ Decorate their office space with balloons, confetti, and streamers.

๐Ÿน Organize a happy hour or birthday dinner with your team at a nearby bar or restaurant.

๐ŸŽ Surprise them with fun goodies at their desk, such as swag, candies, or chocolate.

๐Ÿทย  Leave a note or birthday card on their desk signed by the entire team.

๐Ÿ• Have multiple birthdays in the same month? Throw an office pizza party at the end of the month to celebrate all employees together!ย 

๐Ÿ‘‘ Give your employee a birthday hat or birthday pin to wear for the day.

๐ŸŽ‚ Decorate the office lunchroom and offer cake for all employees to enjoy! Consider dietary restrictions at your workplace to accommodate everyoneโ€™s needs.

๐ŸŒฑ Arrange a team outing, such as a hike or walk, after work hours or on the weekend.


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ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ๐Ÿ‘‰ Check out our full list of workplace culture and holiday events for 2022 here! ๐Ÿ‘ˆ