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

Orange County Team Building – Lawn Bowling with HGST

We had a great time lawn bowling with HGST in Orange County! Having recently been acquired by Western Digital, the goal was to give the staff a chance to get to know one another. Lawn bowling combined with  a gorgeous day and an ocean view was perfect for this team building event. It’s light competition, relaxed pacing, and accessible to anyone regardless of physical strength. We loved how HGST really embraced the spirit of the day by wearing the traditional all white associated with the sport of lawn bowling. After a quick lesson the teams jumped right into the tournament that we’d arranged for them. We finished it out with a large group challenge called a Spider Bowl.

See some images from the day – https://www.facebook.com/fireflyteamevents

 

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3 Great Fraternity & Sorority Team Building Events

Orange County Team BuildingTeam Building is the FUN way to build brotherhood and sisterhood! Our events challenge your sorority or fraternity to work together, play hard, and overcome obstacles. We LOVE the energy that greek groups bring to the starting line! Whether you’re working toward greater cohesion within your house or helping a new class bond, we can help. We also understand that sometimes you want to do something CRAZY FUN – just cause.  Read through these Orange County team building ideas below and get EXCITED for your next brotherhood event, sisterhood retreat, bonding, social, or Greek Week Competition! Contact James at james@fireflyteamevents.com for more information. 

Iron Team Challenge

Orange County Team BuildingYou’ll need your brain, your brawn, a whole lot of trust and the ability to Kick Awesome to walk away with top honors in our Iron Team Challenge. Organize you Greek brothers and sisters into teams and see who comes out on top. Teams will rotate through a series of team challenges facing different teams on each rotation. After you’ve had a chance to put points on the board for your team… we’ll throw you into the final showdown… the Gauntlet. This is a multi-team relay where the Winner takes all!

A-Team Tactical Challenge

Orange County Tactical Team buildingThis has NEVER been available to the general public. We’re giving you an experience that was previously only accessible by lawn enforcement and military. Grab your fraternity brothers or sorority sisters and step into Orange County’s only high tech tactical weapons simulator. You’ll face fully interactive armed assailants, foil robberies, and save the day as you take on the bad guys. This is an adrenaline filled event that will elevate your heart rate and show you how you perform under pressure. Will you take the shot? Can you handle the stress? Don’t mistake this for a boys only event! Some of our top shots are females and we love it. For an an even bigger experience ask us about hand to hand combat modules. This is the ultimate bonding experience for your fraternity or sorority!

Throwdown Rally!

Grab your fraternity or sorority team and battle your competition in the ultimate Greek race combining technical, mental, and physical challenges. We’ve pulled together game play elements from shows like Amazing Race and Survivor. Your team will race to answer trivia, solve clues, and out think the rest of the teams. Along the way you’ll tackle some of our specially designed team physical challenges for huge points. It’s like a scavenger hunt that’s been pumped full of Red Bull that’s watched too much reality TV. Will your team rise to the top?

 Let your Panhellenic Council or Interfraternity Council know about us for your next Greek Week!!!

3 Easy Sales Meeting Team Building Events

We’ve chosen 3 great team building ideas for your quarterly or annual sales meeting in Orange County. We know Sales groups are driven, competitive, and don’t mind a little attention. Here are 3 ideas for team outings that we think sales groups will LOVE! Just gather your group and show-up while we handle the details.

team_tacticalA-Team Tactical Challenge
Challenge your group to neutralize targets and resolve hostile situations in the most unique team building experience in Orange County. We’ll put your team through a series of fully interactive weapons simulators lead by experts in the field. We’ll conclude the session with the ultimate Top Gun shootout because there can be only ONE. Want more? We can add practical hand-to-hand combat instruction and adaptation team challenges as additional skills stations. The entire experience is unique to Orange County and we’re the only ones offering it to civilians. View additional details -> Tactical Team Challenge

 

team building foot golfFoot Golf Tournament – The New Soccer
Everyone can Kick, but not everyone can swing a golf club. In Foot Golf you don’t need a club. You’ll play a 9 hole golf course using normal golf rules for this team building. Instead of a golf ball you’ll use a soccer ball, instead of a club you’ll use your foot. The holes are soccer ball sized and ANYONE can play. This is the perfect mix of competition and strategy for a Sales or Marketing group. Will your group be above par? Contact james@fireflyteamevents.com for pricing details or call 877.267.1939

 

 

Techno Rally 

Take the Amazing Race and load it up with RedBull then add elements of Survivor and a scavenger hunt and you might come close to describing this team event. Each team solves puzzles, completes challenges, and hunts for answers as they race to the finish line. They’ll have to strategize and execute if they want to maximize their points. You can’t win if you don’t play hard. Does your team have what it takes? Great for large and small groups in areas like Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. Contact james@fireflyteamevents.com for pricing details or call 877.267.1939

 

Irvine,CA Team Building with AutoAlert

AutoAlert brought HUGE spirit and energy to the Iron Team Challenge we created with them! Their enthusiasm was high during the challenge rotations and jumped even higher during the final “Gauntlet”. We want to thank them for letting us be part of the AutoAlert family for the day. Check out some of the images from Mason Regional Park in Irvine where we held the team building event.

If you’re interested in your own team building in Orange County, please contact us at 877.267.1939 or james@fireflyteamevents.com

View video –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQdjyzce4Os

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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