Anaheim has some sneaky fun options for team building events your team will thank you for. I recently attended an expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. It may have been a Disney fan convention. My nerdy-ness knows no bounds. If you are brought out to Anaheim for a sales conference or meeting, know that the city has so many unique venues for a team outing. What was once just sprawling citrus groves is now jam-packed with entertainment options. I’ve compiled my favorite ideas for Anaheim team building events below. Read more
It’s an unfortunate fact that people in today’s world are feeling pretty divided from one another. Even though most people are prepared to be polite and kind to each other, there’s always the potential for tempers to flare or mistrust to grow. This is especially true when folks feel like the group they belong to isn’t adequately accepting of them, or that they’re not truly welcome to be part of the group at all. Read more
OMG We are a Huntington Beach based team building company and LOVE when corporate groups plan their retreat or offsite here in HB. Use our extensive local knowledge of locations, permits, and fun to plan your next team building event. We’ll have your group burying team members in the sand, building skateboards to donate, having cooking battles on the Ocean View lawn at the Pasea, and doing it all while soaking in the surf city vibes. Did we mention the Olympics is coming to HB in 2028?! It will be hosting the skateboarding and surfing competitions and we are STOKED!
Many company founders start their businesses with the best of intentions in mind. They want to build a successful company, certainly, but they often also want to become pillars of their local communities. Read more
Get ready to take on the lights of Sin City with our list of 45 exciting team-building activities in Las Vegas! Whether you’re battling it out with remote control cars or soaring through the sky with SlotZilla’s zip line, we’ve got everything you need to make your next corporate event in Las Vegas unforgettable. Read more
Are you planning a corporate team building event in San Jose and Silicon Valley, or Bay Area as part of your next retreat and need activity ideas? Use our collection of 26 fun team-building activities in San Jose to plan your next outing or company retreat. Each list item was chosen to bring employees together, enhance communication, and provide team memories. You could get your team battling remote control cars with us or throwing axes with Axeventures. Boosting your corporate team’s morale and relieving stress with a well planned San Jose team building idea is easy. Read more
Are you planning a corporate team building event in San Francisco and the Bay Area as part of your next retreat and need activity ideas? Our list of 33 fun team-building activities in San Francisco for your next outing or company retreat is designed to bring employees together, enhance communication, and provide team memories. These activities include flying kites at Ocean Beach, throwing axes at Bad Axe Throwing, or participating in a private team-building Mixology Session with Soma Bartending. Strengthen interpersonal relationships with these SF team building ideas but also relieve stress and boost morale, contribute to a more productive and positive workplace. Read more
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. Read more
I recently accompanied my boyfriend to his work’s end of summer BBQ party. His boss grilled burgers and a Spotify soft rock station played unremarked upon from an iPhone speaker. Of a staff of over 50, 12 people attended the party. Don’t host THAT party. Don’t be THAT boss. I couldn’t help think of all the amazing holiday parties I’ve seen with Firefly and what made them so spectacular. Don’t throw a lame holiday party. Throw an epic staff party for the end of the year that your staff will talk about through Valentine’s Day.
You NEED new ideas for your end of year holiday parties. Use these 10 new ideas and fresh outlooks on the end-of-year bash to celebrate with style. It doesn’t matter if your event is in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County or Palm Springs we can meet you there.
10 Awesome Holiday Party Ideas
1. Team Arcade: Holiday Madness
A small group high energy competition that uses a healthy dose of High-tech. Teams will literally be yelling out loud as they try and score high during our Scream Team video game match. Remember Pacman? What if you could only control 1 of pacman’s directions? We rewired the arcade classic so that 4 people must work together to munch power pellets and avoid ghosts. It’s hilarious with a touch of nostalgia and perfect for groups. Spice up your next party in Orange County or Los Angeles.
Timeframe: 1 hour
Suggested Group Size: 20 or less
Hunger Games style Nerf battle in the office? Team building. Bringing a photographer in to shoot new profile photos? Team Building. Office trashcan hoops tournament? Yes, team building. I can make cleaning the storage closet a team building moment. Team building activities aren’t limited to facilitator led sessions. Embrace the idea that it doesn’t matter WHAT you do. It’s about reflecting on what happened while you were engaged.
Every team building event should add value to your organization. After the event you need to reflect on what happened during the activity. Can you recognize how it affects, helps, or changes how you do your job? My goal as a facilitator is to help groups find that meaning. Any facilitator will help find where you’ve increased communication, elevated engagement, strengthened relationships, or increased trust. Each of those benefits has a direct effect on productivity and profits. If you don’t have a facilitator handy, below are 3 easy questions that can help you find meaning in ANY activity. Going Bowling? Ask these questions. Volunteering at a shelter as a company? Ask these questions. Covering a coworker’s car with Post-its? Post on Instagram then ask these questions.
Before you unleash these on your group, consider how You would answer them. Ask your first question to the group then count silently and slowly to 10. The group will break and speak before you do. The hardest part is staying silent until they break. You can do it.
1. Why did we do this activity?
- This makes the group to consider the cause and effect of this outing. If you went bowling it wasn’t because you were dying to wear the shoes. Or because you really wanted to win a bowling match. What’s the greater truth to this action? Increased cameraderie? Building forearm muscles? Try to steer them away from catchall answers like “team building”.