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We’ve written quite a few posts about how we celebrate our birthdays here at the office (here, here, here, and here are just a few of them) In this month's Good Things we share a few easy ideas for feting your coworker, using mostly office supplies.


These file folder birthday cards (top and above) are decorated with colored masking tapes and twine. Using folders means that they're big enough for everyone at the office to sign!


No need for fancy gift wrap! Copy paper, graph paper and legal pads will work for small packages. Dress them up with rubber band stripes and bows instead of ribbon.


A small bag of water balloons (available at most supermarkets and party supply stores) is almost all you need to make an easy and festive cake topper. Inflate the balloons and tie to wooden or plastic coffee stirrers--maybe you'll find some in your office's kitchen--or wooden skewers.


Blake's sticky note letters make for the quickest birthday banner. Leave on a coworker's computer the night before their birthday for a sweet morning surprise. As Blake said, the pre-cut squares make it super easy to cut uniform letters. They're already sticky so no gluing or taping needed.


I needed to make a birthday banner recently for my older son. I used Blake's idea and stuck the letters to some baker's twine. He loves origami so I hung some of his handiwork above on another length of bakery's twine. It was super quick!

How do you celebrate your coworker's birthdays?

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  • I really like the cake. So simple, yet so pretty and festive.

  • I have just started receiving Martha Stewart Living Magazine & LOVE it! This month's issue, there is a glass painting craft & a website to get additional instructions & ideas. However, that website, came up not found. Is there an error in the address? Would love to be able to check this out.

    Thanks so much:-)

  • That balloon cake is so awesome! It's a pretty nice gift as well when you don't know what to give. You could fill every singl balloon with some money. Who wouldn't be happy about that?

  • love that cake. what a cool idea. can't wait for someone's birthday so i can make it. or maybe i will just make it because

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