How to organise the perfect office celebration

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The office day-to-day is a lot of work. But with all that work comes celebrations: when you and your team nail a project, when someone celebrates a big work anniversary or when it's time for yet another birthday. We've covered Valentine's Day and the summer party, and you know about the food trends to bring to the office. But, there are other office celebrations to get right, so check out these five tips for the perfect office celebration from City Pantry.

1. Pick the right venue
Obviously, birthdays, small victories and end of month targets are going to be right there in the office, or you're going down the pub. Otherwise, think about getting a unique venue to complement whatever you're celebrating: we'd recommend partnering up with VenueScanner to pick out your perfect site.

2. Pop up with something new
Drinks, dinners, or dinners with drinks are always nice, it's true. But there's much more that can be done with a celebration, especially if you're celebrating something within an individual team. Bring in a yakitori station or a Scottish whisky tasting, hassle-free — no need to head out of the office when you can bring something unique right to your door.

3. Take it personally
Birthday treats make everybody feel special, and they're a great way to bring the whole office together to celebrate a special day. However — not everyone loves cake, and not everyone can even eat it: tucking into a birthday cake with eggs or gluten will ruin your vegan or coeliac birthday faster than you can say cake. Check in if you can on people's dietary requirements, and on their tastes: being surprised with their favourite food or a personalised, customised cake or doughnut will make that special day even more... special.

4. Experience is everything
Like we said, it's rare that dinners or drinks will go down badly, especially if there's a pop-up involved. But there's more on offer than the usual. City Pantry's connections with London's best restaurants means inside knowledge on experiences, classes and special days that can make for the perfect special celebration treat. Pasta making? Sourdough? Haggis? Drop us an email and we can help to sort something out.

5. Get the food and drink right
It's the easy way to make any celebration tick: it's food. Order pizza in for a Friday to celebrate target; make lunch extra special for someone's last day; brand up some cupcakes and meringues for your office anniversary. There's a whole world of food out there from London's best restaurants, you know where to go to find it.

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