Employee Basics

How Should I Celebrate Employee Birthdays in the Office?

Birthdays can be a special occasion to show your team members some love.

Before you head off to get that balloon bouquet, chat with your team and see what their preferences are for celebrating birthdays. Some people may want to be the center of attention all day, while others may want a low-key card slipped under their keyboard. Once you know where everyone stands, go forth and get creative!

Here are some options to show your team you care:

  • Balloons
  • Card signed by the team
  • Cake, cupcakes, cookies or other sweet treats
  • Gift card for favorite restaurant or a coffee break
  • Flowers
  • Anything that makes them feel special!

Tip: Keep an event calendar for your team so you’re never surprised by an upcoming birthday.

This article provides general information and shouldn’t be construed as tax, benefits, legal, or HR advice. Rules and regulations may change over time and may vary by location. So, please consult an appropriately certified expert (such as a lawyer, CPA, tax advisor, licensed broker, or HR expert) for advice specific to your circumstances.