Birthdays in the office are more than just an excuse for a quick break and a slice (or two) of cake. They're opportunities to bring your team together, infuse some fun into the workday, and show your colleagues just how much you appreciate them. So let's raise our forks and dive into some tasty tips and ideas on how to make office birthdays memorable!
When it comes to celebrating birthdays, go all out! Deck out your birthday person's desk with a colourful explosion of streamers, balloons, and post-its. And why stop there? Elevate the celebration by having your graphic designer whip up a personalised birthday card. This lively gesture not only brings joy to the entire office but also makes your birthday employee feel extra special and appreciated.
While it's essential to acknowledge each individual birthday, we've got to admit that having cake every week can start to feel a bit repetitive. To keep the excitement fresh and the sugar cravings in check, consider throwing a monthly celebration for all the employees whose birthdays fall within that month. It saves time, money, and still leaves your staff feeling valued and appreciated.
At Feedr, we've perfected this recipe by having an office cake every month, chosen by the birthday person (or people) themselves. It gives the whole team something to look forward to while offering a chance to explore new flavours and corporate caterers. It's like a monthly culinary adventure that adds a distinctive and delicious touch to our company culture!
Now, let's think beyond the traditional birthday cake. Cupcakes, cake pops, ice cream bars, chocolates, and donuts are all fantastic options to shake things up. Remember, food is the ultimate connector. Sharing culinary delights with your colleagues breaks down barriers, strengthens relationships, and fuels engaging conversations.
And if you're not feeling the cake vibes (it happens to the best of us), spice up your team lunch by trying out different cuisine themes each month. How about some finger-licking BBQ catering or a tantalizing spread of fresh Indian dishes? The possibilities are endless, and who says you have to stick to lunchtime fare? Our breakfast platters and afternoon tea birthday celebrations will keep things interesting throughout the day!
When it's time to celebrate a big birthday or a significant milestone, kick it up a notch with an evening happy hour in the office. It's a fantastic way to bond as a team while honoring those special birthdays. With office alcohol delivery and delectable finger food catering offered by Feedr, you can effortlessly set the stage for a memorable celebration. Cocktails and canapés are like the dynamic duo that turns any gathering into a truly epic flavour fiesta!
Nothing spoils a birthday surprise like ordering a cake for a colleague, only to discover they can't indulge in it. That's where our dietary superpowers come to the rescue! We understand that nearly half of all catering orders come with special dietary needs: nuts, gluten, dairy, vegan, you name it. So, before you place that cake delivery order, make sure to check for any dietary requirements. We've got plenty of mouthwatering options to cater to everyone's needs, ensuring that no one feels left out of the celebration.
Birthdays sure know how to bring the party, but let's not forget about all the other moments worth celebrating in the office! From the arrival of an employee's baby to the launch of a game-changing product, there are countless reasons to break out the confetti and raise a toast. But hold onto your party hats, my friend, because not every celebration needs to be an extravagant affair. Time, budget, and energy are precious so let's make sure we savour every bite without overindulging.
According to the folks at Globoforce, a staggering 95% of survey respondents felt more positive when they were noticed and recognised on their work anniversary. It's proof that you don't need a fancy five-course meal to make your employees feel appreciated and valued. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple office cake and a personal touch to let them know they are seen and celebrated. That could simply be a birthday card signed by the entire team or even an email from the CEO acknowledging their contributions.
While a cake is the traditional go-to for birthdays, cupcakes offer a delectably simple alternative that will have your team swooning with joy. Plus, they save you the hassle of cutting and serving, making cleanup easier than snapping your fingers. Just remember, when ordering cupcakes for your next office celebration, it's always wise to include a little buffer in the numbers, just in case you missed someone. You won't want anyone feeling left out like the last pickle in the jar!
When it's time to choose the cake, Feedr has you covered! We have a wide variety of corporate cakes and cupcake delivery options for your next office celebration or party, such as EK Bakery or Kute Cakes. We deliver to both London and Dublin.
Don't hesitate to get in touch for more details and order some sweet treats for your next office birthday celebration.
Now, let's turn up the heat with some final tips to ensure those special days run smoothly:
1. Be consistent. Keep those workplace celebrations inclusive and full of value for your entire team. You don't want to serve up a five-star experience for one birthday and a bag of stale chips for another. Stick with the tried-and-true classics like all-inclusive cakes and cupcakes that bring everyone together, no matter their taste or preferences.
2. Avoid age jokes. We all know that age is just a number, but it can still be a sensitive topic. So, let's steer clear of any jokes that might come off as disrespectful. After all, you don't want to accidentally burn the boss, do you?!
3. Grab a card. It may sound simple, but having your team members sign a card is a fantastic team-building practice. It's like creating a recipe together – each signature adds a personal touch that makes the celebration even more meaningful.
4. Hungry for more than cake? If you're craving a little something extra, consider pairing your celebration with a delicious meal. Whether it's a working lunch, brunch, morning tea, or after-work drinks, you can easily make multiple bookings for the same day with Order-In. Start the day with a delightful cake delivery and let a delicious working lunch follow suit. It's as easy as pie!
5. Think outside the box. Why not make celebrations personal to each individual while still keeping it connected to the business? Consider celebrating "work birthdays," which are like regular birthdays but on the anniversary of each employee's start date. This way, you can dodge any personal or religious reservations associated with traditional birthdays.
6. Gifts with a twist. If you decide to buy a gift as a team, keep it optional and discreet. You don't want people feeling obligated or left out. Gift cards are a simple and easy option that allows each person to choose something they truly love.
Feedr has a wide variety of birthday offerings from cupcakes to cake pops.
To order corporate cakes for your next office birthday celebration, visit our website, search for a corporate caterer and view their menus for more details and to start ordering. Or, email us at [email protected] to speak to one of our experts to see how we can help celebrate birthdays in the office!
Get in touch also for any other office food delivery or corporate catering ideas for your business!