Admin Assistance: 7 Creative & Convenient Office Birthday Ideas – Delivered!

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Busy admin assistants and office managers know that delivery is a huge time-saver, from printer paper to business lunches. But when it comes to office birthdays, there’s often a last-minute rush out to the bakery or market to pick up a dessert. Instead of adding a task to your already busy day, take advantage of the delivery options you already use on a regular basis — restaurants!

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Think outside the cupcake box when it comes to office birthday treats!
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From your favorite Mexican spot to the local Italian joint, there are plenty of creative and convenient takeout treats that can be delivered right to the office. Not only will it save you time, but you’ll end up with a delightfully unexpected departure from the usual round of cupcakes or box of doughnuts. Here are some of our favorite delivery-friendly office birthday ideas:

Mexican: tres leches cake

The quintessential Mexican dessert may be churros, but let’s be honest: those sugary treats are best eaten right out of the fryer, and may not hold up well for delivery. Instead, try out the decadent tres leches cake, a richly dense dessert that’s more custard than cake.

French: macarons

These delicate, elegant, sandwich-style cookies are perfect for a light birthday treat. Macarons (not to be confused with coconuty macaroons) consist of flavored buttercream tucked between two rounds of meringue-and-almond “bread.” Small yet indulgent, macarons are just special enough to make an office birthday celebration really sing!

Italian: cannoli

A rolled tube of fried dough stuffed with a sweet, creamy ricotta filling, maybe with a sprinkle of confectioner’s sugar or powdery chocolate on top… you may not be able to put a candle in it, but cannoli will certainly take your next office party up a notch.

Greek: baklava

This classic Greek dessert is made with thin sheets of phyllo dough, chopped nuts, and a healthy drizzle of honey or flavored syrup. Usually served at room temperature, it’s an easy and fuss-free choice for the office.

Japanese: souffle cheesecake

The Japanese version of cheesecake replaces a good portion of the actual cheese used in rich, American-style cheesecake with egg whites and cornstarch. The result is a much lighter cheesecake with a more delicate flavor.

Thai: mango sticky rice

The most ubiquitous Thai dessert, mango sticky rice is incredibly simple: sticky rice layered with sliced mango and smothered with a sweet coconut milk sauce. While not a typical birthday dessert, mango sticky rice gets bonus points for those occasions when you need vegan and gluten-free office birthday ideas!

American: pie, of course!

And last but not least, if you have a favorite good old-fashioned diner, order up a few slices of pie for an unusual birthday treat! Just a warning: you may ignite a lively pie versus cake debate in the break room if you choose to go this route.

Birthday celebrations in the office can get a bad rap, but in truth, they are a wonderful opportunity to communicate a sense of employee appreciation and build social bonds in the workplace. And when busy admin assistants are tasked with pulling off the festivities, can help make treat delivery as easy as apple pie! With online ordering and prompt delivery from a wide variety of restaurants, you’ll always be able to find the perfect office birthday ideas for every colleague’s special day.

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