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5 Team Building Ideas for Your Orange County Meeting

From Newport to Huntington Beach, from Irvine to Anaheim, the Orange County team building options are huge! With dozens of customizable team building concepts for your next staff meeting, incentive event, sales kickoff, or holiday party, FireFly Team Events knows just how to amp up the fun of your next gathering! We also understand that team building is more than fun and games. Our amazing facilitators will help your team recognize how these experiences can reveal powerful messages about your team. Take a look at some of our Client favorites below.

1. Scavenger Hunts That Don’t Suck

It’s team against team as you take to the streets of Orange County for our our Techno Rally! Crews compete for a first place ranking in our wild photo, trivia, and checkpoint challenges.You won’t find the standard scavenger hunt challenges in our hunts. Our staff has a created a hilarious assortment of social interactions that will keep your team laughing. This team builder is completely customizable and works with any size group! We highly recommend the following areas for your hunt: Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Downtown Fullerton, Downtown Orange, Downtown, Santa Ana,  and Downtown Disney.  Read More

people scavenger hunt corporate team building2. Team Olympics or Iron Team Challenge

This last team standing, winner take all Iron Team Challenge is loaded with team building fun! Groups are put to the test as they go head to head in our wacky challenges. We’ll have you relaying, searching, solving, and high fiving from start to finish! This is our unique version of a team olympics rooted in fun and team building concepts. This is the perfect event for Salt Creek Park next to the Dana Point Ritz Carlton or the beach in front of the Pasea Hotel in Huntington Beach. You’ll need trust, communication, and leadership if your team wants gold! Read More

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3. Tactical Challenge

Looking for an experience that you can’t find anywhere else in Orange County or the United States? Look no further than our Tactical Challenge! Your team will learn practical hand-to-hand combat and self defense skills in this interactive weapons experience. This amazing experience is a peek into how your team performs under stress. After you’ve saved the world from the forces of evil you can put your skills to the test in our Top Shooter competition! It’s within 30 minutes driving to the Ritz Carlton, Hotel Irvine,  St. Regis, The Resort at Pelican Hill and John Wayne Airport. [This event is site specific] Read More

4. Minute To Win It

Considering something a little more lighthearted? Minute Madness takes a group approach to the famous TV game show, Minute To Win It! Each lightning-fast round is packed with silliness that’ll give everyone the giggles. Teams compete to complete a deceptively simple challenge before their opponents. This pairs great with cocktail hour if your onsite at a hotel like the Hyatt Huntington Beach or Newport Beach Marriott! Read More

5. Graffiti Team Buildingteam building graffiti group photo

Mural Madness takes team building and graffiti to a whole new level. It’s all about collaboration as crew members learn skills from world class graffiti artists to create one-of-a-kind piece. With spray paint in hand, crews will transform a blank canvas into art! This bold and colorful creative exploration is all about identity at the personal, cultural, and brand levels. Explore your team identity outside the office in this unique experience. We’ve produced this event in a variety of venues like Lantern Bay Park in front of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Huntington Beach Resort and Spa Hyatt Regency, and event a clients parking structure in Irvine. Read More

Leave it to our experts to plan your next event! For more OC team building opportunities and to book your event, go to www.fireflyteamevents.com or contact james@fireflyteamevents.com.

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Give Back for Your End of Year Office Party

We may still be melting in the August heat, but as Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) reminds us- Winter is Coming. We are approaching that time of year where we can appreciate all we have to be grateful for and help those who have been less fortunate.  At Firefly we are lucky that we’re able to assist companies in making a difference for their communities in Los Angeles and Orange County with our Big Give events.  We know that need is need and any CSR commitment goes a long way to improving lives. Consider the following Holiday Party ideas benefit your staff as well as your chosen charity.

Involve Your Employees

Some companies choose to generously make a monetary gift to a local charity and announce it at their holiday party.  This garners some heavy applause and certainly benefits the charity, but what impact does it have on your staff other than that momentary appreciation?  Staff want to feel responsible for a corporate donation.  That’s why we put participants to work at our Big Give event.  Teams earn donation supplies by completing fun challenges during the high energy, fast paced event.  Because staff have had to earn the donation supplies they feel a sense of ownership and accomplishment.  This makes a connection for them between productivity and altruistic rewards which could have positive effects all year long.

Ways To Donate

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After completing their team challenges teams use the provided supplies to assemble their team’s donation.  We’ve worked with many different charities so you’ll be able to select a cause that’s important to you.  Past events have seen the assemblage of:
Backpacks stuffed with school supplies for children living in poverty
Decorated duffel bags for kids in foster care
Hygiene kits and Payday Pails for job seekers trying to reenter the workforce
– Super Hero Starter Kits for hospital bound children
– Bicycle Assembly and Donation

The best part of any Big Give is the presentation of the donation.  This is when you get to present the work your staff has done to a representative from the selected charity.  They will explain what their organization does and how your group has helped.  One of my favorite memories was seeing kids of the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club presented with brand new bicycles.  Several of the children didn’t know how to ride, having never had a bike on which to learn.  That didn’t stop them from gleefully pushing themselves around and excitedly ringing their bells.

A Big Give event involves your staff in your contribution.  Excited by your CSR commitment they become more engaged in your company.  Make a difference in your community and inspire your staff through a partnership with FireFly Team Events. Our Big Give events can easily be produced at your place of business, hotel lawns, conference rooms, and even the parking lot. We’ll help you customize the team building event to your space.

For help organizing your team’s give back contact us at james@fireflyteamevents.com

Fun Corporate Holiday Parties in Orange County

Shields for kidsTry something fresh for your corporate holiday party in Orange County, Los Angeles or San Diego! The holidays are more than days-off and lots of sugar. They are a celebration and recognition of all the hard work leading up to the end of the year. Your team deserves more than bowling. The party options we’ve assembled below offer community give back options and unique experiences that will allow you to build for the future. Team building is a great fit for your holiday party.

Future Heroes
Every day there are children all over the world fighting. Some fight disease while others might face poverty. Are you ready to make a difference? Our Future Heroes event provides a way for each of your teams to craft new super charged super hero identities for very deserving local children. You’ll use your creativity and competitive spirit to design a super hero starter kit. They’ll get custom mask, cardboard shield, and a how-to booklet for all aspiring heroes. Our light hearted fun event designs will have your team laughing, working together, and making a difference. We can produce this fun corporate event in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. View More Details

Launch It

Launch, lift, and propel objects further, higher and more accurately than the other teams! This is the perfect event for teams that like to go BIG. You’ll be responsible for creating projectile contraptions like slingshots, rockets, and catapults. Each round you’ll receive supplies and instructions for a new height, distance or accuracy challenge. Build the best device and you’ll earn BIG points for your team. Teams LOVE hurling objects in pursuit of the win!!! View More Details

Minute Madness

Your teams will compete for the top spot in our team-based version of the popular game show – Minute To Win It. Instead of competing solo Your team will have to complete 1 minute wacky challenges to try and out score the competition. You’ll be laughing hysterically from the first to last challenges in this hilarious event! View additional Details

Bike Build

A bicycle is more than just a toy in the life of a child. Every time the turn the handlebars they’re making a choice. Each press of the pedals gets them to their destination under their own power. Bikes can help kids feel empowered to be independent, fit, and motivated. HG Wells once said that for every adult he saw on a bike he had hope for the world. We like to say the putting kids on bikes gives up hope for the future. Gather your team and get ready for a transformative team experience for your coworkers and the kids that receive the bikes. Create a breathtaking experience for local children for your employee party.  View Additional Details

Holiday Team Building Ideas for your Christmas Party

charity team buildingWe’re starting to get calls about corporate christmas party events that involve team building. We’re only a couple months out – I like the initiative people! For those of you brainstorming event ideas, especially team building event, here’s a few suggestions if you’re in the Orange County or Los Angeles area.

Holiday Minute Madness

Based on the TV show Minute To Win It – your teams will compete in a series of wacky goofy fun challenges! Each challenge will give you team a chance to earn points. It could be as simple as wiggling a cookie from your forehead to your mouth…. with no hands. Or you might be stacking apples higher than your opponent. This is the perfect cocktail hour event and great for venues like Pelican Hill near Newport, Montage in Laguna Beach, or the Hyatt Regency. OR we can come to your meeting site or offices in Irvine, Tustin, Anaheim, Lake Forest, Orange and beyond! Our Minute Madness can be set-up in ANY location. It’s huge laughs and massive smiles!!!

Holiday Reality Rally

Can you catch Santa’s Elves? Think you know all the reindeer names? You’ll be dashing through the streets trying to outwit and outplay your opponents in our version of the Amazing Race. Imagine the Amazing Race and Survivor mashed together with a lot of caffeine and holiday spirit. You’ll need strategy, spirit, and lots of cheer if you want to be the big gift winner! This team building competition plays well with Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Balboa.

Be Charitable

We have some great charitable holiday ideas with our food bank and local community partners. Let us know if you’re interested in finding a way to give back for your holiday party this year.

Want more ideas? Call us at 877.267.1939 or email james@fireflyteamevents.com