Just the other day I celebrated turning another year older. It was a Friday and the office had El Pollo Loco brought in along with one of those giant, frosted cookies for everyone to share. The employees sang to me and all day I was given nice gifts and well wishes. I felt very special and fortunate to get to work with such a great group of people.
I try to make it so everyone on our team feels that special come their birthday.
So here are three things that happen in the office every time an employee has a birthday:
Some Form of Dessert
Sometime in the afternoon, after everyone has gone to lunch, the Director of Operations and myself bring treats for the birthday boy/girl and everyone else in the office. Desserts range anywhere from ice cream in the summer, hot chocolate in the winter, and cupcakes any and all times of year. You really cannot have a proper celebration of anything without some designated sweets.
A Decorated Desk
A few streamers here and there, a sprinkle of confetti, an appropriately draped ‘Happy Birthday’ sign, and you have the perfect birthday-themed work space. We prepare the set-up the day prior as soon as the birthday boy/girl leaves the office so when they enter the next day it will be all ready.
Sing the Birthday Song
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to yooooou- It’s not a birthday without it!