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What to bring, birthday in the office

Muhlyssa | Apr 27, 200810:10 AM

About four years ago, the powers that be at my office stated "the association will no longer be paying for birthday cakes for employees birthdays" - and so it is. Our department of 12 decided we didn't want to give up our 12x per year afternoon sugar fest so we'd each bring the treat on our respective birthdays. Just like when it was your birthday in elementary school, you'd bring the cupcakes.

Anyway, at first it was just people bringing in a typical sheet cake, sometimes a pie, your very average birthday treats. When it came to my turn that first year, I did an ice cream sundae bar. From there it really ramped up with creative choices, not all of them sweet. The following year, I did coke and rootbeer floats (complete with souvenier cups). Last year, I made hummus, baba ganoush and tarma and brought veggies and pita.

So it's coming up upon my birthday again and I'm not coming up with anything new or exciting. I was thinking of doing quiches and having the party at breakfast, but all we have at the office for reheating is a microwave and that might just ruin a quiche.

Donuts and bagels are something that show up pretty often regularly so thats not an option.

Any ideas for something easy but fun? Transportable is key.

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