Where would we be without administrative professionals? I would probably be the most hated human being in the office: constantly breaking the copier and double-booking meetings. I’m willing to bet that many others would find themselves in a similar predicament. This is precisely why we all should make Administrative Professional’s Day a BIG deal. And what better way to show your appreciation on Wednesday than with a potluck style thank you feast?!
Encourage everyone in your office to bring in a treat to honor your hardworking administrative professionals. Aside from amazing home-cooked food, participation, planning and socialization are the keys to any appreciation event. When everyone pitches in and commits to bringing in a dish to share, your honored guests will immediately see that they are greatly appreciated. Trust me, no one wants to walk into their own party and find only a measly bag of chips and a store-bought bunt cake on the buffet table.
Even though the big day is only 48 hours away, put in as much planning as possible to make your thank you shindig a success. Consider the details like table decorations, cutlery, and amount of food necessary to help avoid an appreciation flop. Once all your hard work and planning pays off and there are tables upon tables full of delicious dishes, encourage employees to sit and stay a while before rushing back off to work. It will be hard for someone to “feel the love” if you they see their colleagues shoving a heaping slice of lasagna down their throat before rushing off to eat the rest of their meal at their desks.
Don’t consider yourself a talented chef? Show them you care with these simple can’t miss recipes!
Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese: If this isn’t a crowd-pleaser, then I don’t know what is.
Broccoli Cheese Soup: Give Panera a run for their money with this jaw-dropping recipe.
Ricotta and Parmesan Spread: Spread the love with this easy treat!
Three Bean Wild Rice Salad: Brighten up the party with this colorful dish!
Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip: Perhaps the easiest and cheesiest dish you could concoct for your appreciation feast.
Will you be throwing a thank you event for your administrative professionals on Wednesday? Comment below with your most creative ideas!
Abby moved to the great state of Michigan and joined the Baudville team as the Digital Marketing Coordinator in 2016. An admitted social media fanatic and grammar-lover, she's excited to play to her strengths by contributing to Baudville's blog, social media channels and e-marketing efforts.