Amazing Race with TJX – Orange County Team Building

team buidlingWe had a great time partnering with TJX Companies! We met them in Laguna Beach at the Surf and Sand Hotel to kick off an Amazing Race  style team building event! It was early but the crew from TJX tackled the rally books we gave them like champions. After some laughs and a brief strategy session they were off and running down Pacific Coast Highway solving clues, finding photos, and answering trivia questions. Thanks TJX!

Want to plan your own team building Amazing Race Style event? Contact us at 877.267.1939 or james@fireflyteamevents.com

Read about our version of Amazing Race – The Throwdown Challenge

Vortex Doors – Tactical Team Building Challenge in Orange County

Vortex Doors conquered our A-Team Tactical team building challenge in Orange County last week. They gave 100% as they rotated through our fully interactive shooting simulators, hand to hand combat instruction, and the team challenges. Vortex Doors proved why they are at the top of their industry. The confidence, camaraderie, and trust they displayed serves them well in our scenarios and in the workplace.

Our A-Team Tactical Challenge emphasizes trust, communication, and problem solving under stressful conditions. Teams must learn to filter out the noise and trust their instincts in high paced tactical simulations designed to distract and overwhelm. This is a unique team training tool perfect for a sales team, marketing department, or any other highly competitive group. Have questions? Looking for an alternative team building activity? Contact James james@fireflyteamevents.com or 949.439.9641

Check out the video and photos below to see the fun side of our A-Team Tactical Challenge.

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Team Building Orange County – Tactical Team Challenge

Sighting down the barrel of a gun is similar to attempting a sales goal. You’re going to need focus, know what you’re aiming for, and proper support. With the combination of those things you or your team WILL find results.

We’ve created a new team building event in Orange County that uses state of the art tactical training as a learning tool. Utilizing a full immersive interactive simulator and simulated live fire we can take your team places never before possible. You’ll face everything from the target range to video realistic tactical simulations. They are designed to increase your pulse rate, breathing, and get the adrenaline pumping to mimic real world stress. The simulation doesn’t end until you’ve done your job and delivered results. Your team will learn to push through the stress and make decisions in a unique environment. Rather than stepping down when they take a hit or a client says no, they PUSH.

Orange County Tactical Team building We’ll rotate your group through 4-6 stations that challenge them in unique ways. Our 3 tactical simulators require them to make decisions under stress and refuse to accept defeat. We’ve partnered with Warrior to Warrior to provide a Hand to Hand combat sessions. We also have a Team Challenge Station with tactical inspired team building challenges that need trust, communication, and problem solving to complete.

Our Tactical Team Challenge is a unique Orange County team building event. Within driving distance of Los Angeles and San Diego as well. Call James at 949.439.9641 to find out more details and get a quote!

Team Building Events in Irvine, CA – Graffiti Art

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Want to stand out? Need a memorable Irvine team building event? Treat your employees to a hip urban adventure that centers around graffiti. We perfectly blend graffiti art and our high energy fun team events to create a unique outing for your group. Watch as your coworkers create amazing murals on canvas using spray paint. Our professional artists and facilitators will guide your team through the creative process. Along the way we’ll use team building challenges to allow them to earn bonus items like new colors, stencils, and more. This is a rare glimpse into an exciting counter-culture that people will talk about for years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do i need to be artistic?

Absolutely Not!!! This is event is for everyone! In addition to spray painting there are team challenges and more to keep everyone involved.

Can we do this inside?

This event thrives outdoors. It’s a great chance to get outside, soak up the sun, and have some fun. We don’t recommend doing this event indoors.

Where do you usually do this event?

Public parks, parking lots, and parking structures are common spots. Graffiti is an urban art form and we love finding unique city locations like alleyways, plazas, etc where we can get permits to set-up up canvases and have fun.

What do we paint on?

You’ll create what we call a “piece” or “masterpiece” by painting on either cardboard flats or a canvas depending on the end goal for your event.

Will this get on my clothes?

Nope, we provide all necessary protective gear like smocks, gloves, and masks.

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To get a quote or ask additional questions please contact James Bennett at 949.439.9641 or james@fireflygroupevents.com

 

2 Great Orange County Catering Companies for Team Building

We love food here at Firefly Team Events!

As event planners and team builders we get to see other facets of the event industry like food service. We see a lot of catering companies and they’re not all created equal. If you need a catered lunch for a team building event or a spectacular dinner we HIGHLY recommend the caterers below. They are highly professional and make DELICIOUS food for any events in Orange County, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, and more.

Creme De La Creme

http://www.cremedelacremefoods.com/

24 Carrots

http://24carrots.com/

They can even create tasty box lunches for your group for before or after your event. After you figure out the food… don’t forget to book the team building with us. =) 877.267.1939

 

 

Holiday Team Building Ideas – 3 Easy Games

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It’s holidays time and that means holiday parties and potentially some team building games. One of our favorite holiday events is Minute Madness because it’s light, fun, and we can tailor it for any timeframe or event space. If you’re just looking for a game to toss into your event here’s 3 great team building game ideas:

Ready Spaghetti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pLQ9V5vrX8

Cliff Hanger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UQSNL3T3Ic

Jingle In the Trunk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_v2D_iX5Ic

Want to plan a team building event in Orange County? Give us a call at 877.267.1939 or email events@fireflygroupevents.com

Team Building Event Tip: Move it Off-site

Leave Your Work Now Moving your team building event away from the workplace or conference site increases engagement, removes distractions, and allows your employees to relax and invest more in the experience. . We’ve found that our clients have a much higher attendance rate when they shift their team events to an offsite venue like a park or hotel. Work comes with a lot of responsibilities and distractions for your team members when they’re onsite. It can be hard to say no to a last minute request from a coworker in a different department. That  todo list is sooooo close if they just snuck away for 10 minutes. Shifting the event to a different venue helps focus your team members on the experience allowing them to give themselves permission to relax and enjoy. This is key to having a successfull team event no matter if it’s team bonding or team building.

If you need ideas for offsite venues check in with our event specialists at 877.267.1939. Or take a look at our post about 3 Great Orange County Team Building Locations

Cheers,

Team FireFly!

3 Great Team Building Venues in Orange County

Looking for a venue for your team building event in Orange County? We typically look for locations that offer a change of scenery, good access to facilities like restrooms, parking availability, and minimal travel time to reach it. Here are 3 venues or locations that are perfect for Orange County team building events.

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa – Huntington Beach

With it’s sprawling resort layout and oceanfront placement, we love playing at the Hyatt. There are 2 main lawns that are perfect for large and small group team activities. Larger properties like the Hyatt also work well for our team rallies. The staff at the hotel is always happy to help with clues, customer service and they treat their guest like locals. A bridge spanning Pacific Coast Highway connects the resort to the beach. From volleyball tournaments to an Iron Team Challenge we love getting groups on the sand.

Downtown Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach offers the perfect backdrop for our Throwdown Rally and other team events. Its adorable shops and world class art galleries give us plenty to work with when we build our scavenger hunts. Wrap up your team building event in Laguna by celebrating at one of the unique local restaurants and bars. It’s a quiet village by the sea and is great for large and small groups. Nearby accomodation includes Hotel Laguna, The Montage, Pelican Hill, and The Ritz-Carlton.

Irvine Regional Park – Irvine, Ca

If you need space for your team event we highly recommend Irvine Region Park. It’s snuggled back in the hills of Orange county but only minutes off the freeway. We’ve hosted large and small groups here. There are clean restrooms, parking, water fountains, and lots of great shade trees to keep your group cool in the sun. Corporate team building events in an outdoor park setting helps support the local community and can invigorate your group the way a city can’t. Take a deep breath, feel the sun on your face, and find out what events we can offer your group.

Orange County Team Building Idea: Huntington Beach

Three legged race team buildingWelcome to the Original Surf City! Huntington Beach is a beautiful location for team building in Orange County. It’s not just because they’ve got gorgeous beaches. You’ll find the tourist friendly local culture perfect for your sales conference or company meeting.  Venue or activity space is a huge consideration with team building events and you’ll find plenty in this seaside town. The 4 most common team building venues we work in are Hotel Event Spaces, Beaches, Parks and Downtown or Pedestrian areas.

Hotel Event Spaces

Thanks to the beachfront Waterfront Hilton, The Hyatt, and the Shorebreak Hotel there are some beautiful resort settings for your team event. We’ve produced events in their conference rooms, lawns, and ballrooms. Hotels have the built in advantage of easy access to amenities like catered food and drink and customer service. The staff at all three of these locations treat everyone like a local so you’ll feel right at home.

Beaches

Want to move offsite? Walk across the street, historic Pacific Coast Highway, and you’re at the beach. Unlike south county beaches, we can accommodate any size group on the sand in HB. They are perfect for our  Adaptation Event, team olympics, group excursions, and beach specific activities like sand castle building competitions.

Parks

If you don’t want sand in your shoes Huntington Central Park is a fantastic location for team team building events in Orange County. The beautiful tree lined walking paths make a great playing field for our Reality Rally, Iron Team Challenge, or a round of frisbee golf at their world famous course.

Downtown

Huntington Beach has a quaint beachside main street and pier area that we’ve used for some crazy fun team scavenger hunts and Throwdown Rallys. Your group will have a great time hunting for clues, chasing points, and trying to outdo the other teams on the streets of HB.

Contact us at 877.267.1939 to start planning or email us at james@fireflygroupevents.com