Homemade Ideas for Boss's Day


Celebrate the hard work your boss does and how much she helps others in your workplace by making homemade party favors, gifts and decorations to celebrate Boss’s Day. Making your own items will help you save money while exercising your creativity. You can also add a personal touch by incorporating your boss’s interests or office inside jokes. Put some thought into your crafts, and you are sure to provide your boss and other co-workers with a memorable celebration.

Photo Streamers

  • Print photos of your boss and memorable events around your workplace. These photos should measure about 3 by 4 inches. You can cut out the people in the photos and discard the background for a creative silhouette effect. Glue the photos to streamers and hang them along your office walls at eye level. This personalized decoration will provide an enjoyable conversation piece, as co-workers and your boss walk around the room looking at the pictures and recalling each event depicted.

Boss’s Cake

  • Bake a cake in your boss’s favorite flavor. Find out surreptitiously if your boss prefers chocolate with vanilla frosting, raspberry with butter cream frosting or another variety. Bake a round or rectangular cake with a large flat surface that gives you space to write a message. Use a cake mix from a box or bake from scratch. After cooling and frosting the cake, use decorative frosting tubes with delicate tips to write a message such as “Thanks for being great, Shirley,” or “Skyscraper’s Best Boss.” Your boss is sure to be flattered, and the entire office will enjoy the homemade cake.

Best Boss Ribbon

  • Create a homemade award ribbon to present to your boss to commemorate his hard work and good treatment of employees. Purchase six inches of blue ribbon that measures about three inches wide. Cut out a circle of blue construction paper that measures four inches in circumference. Cut small divots in the outer edge of the circle so that it resembles an official award ribbon. Glue the blue circle at the top of the length of ribbon and write “Best Boss” in the center. Give the ribbon to your boss on Boss’s Day so that he can display it above his desk.

Quotation Board

  • Ask each employee to make a brief statement about positive feelings they have toward your boss. For example, someone might state: “Jen is the most understanding, patient and down to earth boss I have ever had the pleasure of working with.” Conduct these short interviews without your boss’s knowledge. Write down the statements word for word and transfer them to a large piece of construction paper. Draw quotation bubbles and transcribe the kind words of your boss’s employees inside each one. Present this sheet to your boss on Boss’s Day. She is sure to be flattered and touched by the kind words of her co-workers and employees.

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