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How to Throw an Awesome Office Birthday Party

How to Throw an Awesome Office Birthday Party

Vicki Santillano | Divine Caroline

Set aside one day a month for staff birthdays.
Unless you have a very small staff, honoring everyone’s birthday individually could become tedious and costly. I’ve only worked in places that reserved a day to celebrate the birthdays that fell within a given month, and that usually worked out well. It also makes the occasion less pressure-filled, which falls in line with the “break from work” mindset I suggested previously. This might not work for every company, as some people who genuinely like having their special day honored. But it doesn’t hurt to suggest the change and see how people respond.

If someone doesn’t want his or her birthday celebrated, don’t make it mandatory.
Not everybody likes birthdays. Not everybody enjoys being the center of attention, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Rather than forcing people to celebrate, give them the opportunity to bow out via their HR representative. You can still have cake day, but don’t guilt someone into standing in front of the group if she doesn’t want to.

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