Remote working is the new normal, and it is here to stay even after COVID-19. The employees are getting acquainted with this new working culture. Companies should try and maintain a certain level of normalcy. They should celebrate the small and big milestones of employees along the way. One important event to celebrate is employee birthdays. Even being apart, you and your team members can plan something to make your colleague’s birthday special.
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some fun office birthday celebration ideas with social distancing.
Plan a virtual party
Just because you aren’t physically together doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate together. Get everyone on a video call, sing happy birthday and celebrate your teammate.
Make a customised video
If it is not possible to get everyone in the team together at the same time, get everyone to film a video message for the birthday person. Later, you can combine the videos together, edit and send it to wish your teammate.
Send Gifts Online
On their special day, send them a nice gift online– flowers, chocolates, gift hamper, soft toys, scented candles or personalised photo frames. The surprise gift delivery will get the birthday person excited and put a big smile on their face.
Surprise with a digital gift
Another way to celebrate your colleague’s birthday is to send a digital gift– guitarist on call, digital caricature, celebrity video message or an e-greeting card. The touch of personalisation will make the gift quite special and show that you’ve put a lot of thought in it
Send a cake
Take celebrations to a whole new level with a delicious birthday cake. There are plenty of cake flavours and designs online. Pick a flavour that your colleague likes the most to share the birthday love.
Even when apart, these ideas are best to come together and celebrate your teammates during these tough times.