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Updated: May 16

Let's face it, the world runs on coffee (and maybe a sprinkle of magic). But in reality, it runs on the tireless efforts of our amazing administrative teams. They're the glue that holds everything together, the problem-solvers, the organizers extraordinaire. They keep our calendars clear, our inboxes under control, and our coffee mugs perpetually full.

So, how do we show these incredible individuals just how much we appreciate them? Sure, a box of chocolates and a generic "thanks" card are nice, but let's get a little more creative, shall we?

Here are some fun and doable ways to make your admin team feel like the rockstars they truly are:

Desk Makeover: From Drab to Fab in a Flash

Think back to your college dorm room. Now, imagine it being your workspace for eight hours a day. Not exactly inspiring, right?

Here's where you and your team can swoop in like super-decorators. Organize a "Desk Makeover Mission" where everyone pitches in to give their admin team's workspaces a mini-upgrade. We're talking decluttering like champs, adding fun decorations (think quirky picture frames, inspiring quotes, or a miniature zen garden!), or even chipping in for a small, low-maintenance desk plant to bring a touch of nature indoors. Trust us, a little sprucing up can go a long way in boosting happiness and productivity.

Skill Up!: Learning New Things

Your admin team is the backbone of your company, so why not invest in their professional development?

Consider chipping in for a workshop or online course related to their work. This could be anything from a class on a new software program that would make their lives easier to a time management seminar to help them juggle their many hats like absolute pros. Think of it as a win-win: They get valuable skills, and you get an even more efficient and empowered team. (Pssst... Kits by Food Craft, an AAPI woman-owned small business, offers amazing workshops on everything from creating beautiful moss wall art to making your own vegetarian sushi. Just sayin'!)

Relaxation Station: Because They Deserve a Break (or Ten)

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the break room becomes a battleground for leftover takeout and stale coffee?

Here's how to turn the tide! Transform a quiet corner of your break room into a dedicated relaxation zone just for your admin team. Think comfy armchairs, calming plants (lavender is known for its stress-reducing properties!), maybe even a mini massage machine for those extra-tense shoulders. This little haven will be a lifesaver for those moments when they need a quick mental recharge.

The "Thank You" Note Avalanche: A Shower of Appreciation

Sometimes, the simplest gestures have the biggest impact. Take some time to hand write heartfelt thank-you notes to your admin team. But don't just say "thanks for everything" (we've all gotten that note).

  • Highlight specific instances where they went above and beyond. Did they save the day by finding a last-minute meeting space? Did they stay late to help you prepare for a presentation?

  • Tell them how much you appreciate their dedication and how their efforts make a real difference. Leave the notes on their desks, stick them on the breakroom fridge, or create a dedicated "Thank You" wall.

A little public recognition can go a long way in boosting morale!

Fuzzy & Feel-Good Hour: De-Stress with Llamas!

Did you know studies show interacting with animals can be a great stress reliever? Channel your inner zen with a special "Animal Appreciation Hour" for the admin team!

Here's a fun twist: book a workshop with Kits by Food Craft. Their Ceramic Llama Painting & Viewing Workshop combines the therapeutic benefits of crafting with the cuteness overload of meeting real llamas (virtually, of course!). The admin team can unleash their creativity by painting adorable ceramic llamas, and even enjoy a brief virtual meet-and-greet with these gentle creatures. It's the perfect way to unwind, bond as a team, and create a unique keepsake they'll cherish.


Appreciation doesn't have to be a

once-a-year event.

Make it a habit to show your admin team how much you value them every single day. By incorporating these creative ideas, you can create a work environment where your admin team feels truly appreciated and supported.


Ready to take your company culture to the next level?

Kits by Food Craft, an AAPI woman-owned small business with a multicultural team, is passionate about creating joy and connection through shared experiences. We offer a wide variety of workshops and events that are perfect for team building,


Feeling overwhelmed by planning an admin appreciation event?

Let Kits by Food Craft handle the details!

Reach out today for a free consultation and discover how we can create a memorable experience for your amazing team

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Let's show our admin teams the love they deserve – together!

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chinoboy lourdy
chinoboy lourdy
4 days ago

Would love to try one of those activities 😎

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