Team Building Activities for Large Groups

Though it might be hard to focus on every team member individually at large corporate events, there is a multitude of ways to get the group interacting, practicing teamwork, and building relationships. Take a look at our favorite ways to entertain a large group!

Relay Races
Until now, you may have never realized how much you want to see your boss hopping in a potato sack or balancing an egg on a spoon. It can be quite comical — as well as challenging — to work as a group when you’re trying to finish a relay race. (Especially when you have to get a ball through a series of pipes only by tilting the frame.) Relay races are an excellent way to break the ice and encourage teamwork.

Arcade Rentals
Everyone loves a good arcade! Our variety of game room and arcade game equipment can fit any theme, including ocean, hunting, futuristic, classic billiards room, golf, and more. Our list of games is constantly expanding, so please feel free to ask for an updated list of games for your event date.

Casino Tournaments
Consider hosting a poker tournament. Our Casino tables are designed for a genuine casino atmosphere; each one is held at a Las Vegas standard. Tables even come staffed with certified dealers and croupiers who not only entertain your guests, but teach them! All you need to worry about bringing are the prizes you plan to give out.

Carnival Fun
You can’t go wrong with a carnival event. Whether you’re looking to plan an event inspired by pirates, the tropics, or the wild west, we can help you create the carnival of your dreams. Guests can race through an inflatable obstacle course, compete to outlast each other on the mechanical bull, or challenge each other to an inflatable jousting duel.

Game Show Mania
We’ve all sat around the television and cheered on countless game shows, secretly thinking that we could be better; we could solve that puzzle faster; we know more trivia. Why not bring the game show to your coworkers? From speed rounds of trivia to spinning a wheel for your fate, everyone will be on the edge of their seats.

At Funplanners, we’re all about Florida team building. We can match your activities to the theme of your event and provide all gaming and hosting means so that you can just kick back and enjoy. Contact or call us at 407-955-4949 for a guaranteed fun time!

Crafting the Perfect Family-Friendly Corporate Gathering

Are you planning on hosting a family-friendly corporate gathering? There are some special considerations that should be made. Being considerate and planning for appropriate entertainment, like Orlando inflatable rentals, will help to create a family atmosphere.

Be Considerate When Coordinating

When planning a corporate gathering for families, special considerations need to be made. First, consider who you are inviting and what dates and times might work best. If children are being included in the gathering, it is likely best to schedule the party for a weekend afternoon when they are out of school and before their bedtime. Being considerate will go a long way when planning for families!

Choose an Appropriate Venue

Choosing a very formal venue probably would not make sense for a family-friendly event. Instead, look for a venue that might have entertaining features built in. Maybe there is an outdoor park or an amusement park that would fit well with your event plans. A corporate picnic might be perfect for the family!

Plan a Kids’ Meal

Food is an important aspect of any good party, and one thing you absolutely cannot forget to do is plan a kids’ meal. Children can sometimes be very particular and it will relieve a lot of stress from parents if there is an alternative food option. Choices could include pizza, chicken, hot dogs, and more.

Include Family-Friendly Entertainment

It is paramount that both the parents and the children enjoy themselves during a corporate event. Entertaining both can be a challenge, but Fun Planners can make it easy. Your event can feature Orlando inflatable rentals which can create competition and interaction between families. Consider hiring face painters, a DJ, and even balloon artists to keep children entertained and happy. Unique activities like giant slides and carnival games will help your corporate event stand out.

Without a doubt, Fun Planners can assist you in creating a wonderful, family-friendly event. We can provide games and activities, like Orlando Inflatable rentals, as well as catering and entertainment. Our services take the hassle out of party planning. The possibilities are endless! You bring the people, we bring the fun. Call us today at 407-955-4949.

Inflatables to Use at Your Holiday Party

If you’re charged with the task of planning a holiday party for your organization, you’re really coming down to the wire at this point. Since that time of year is creeping up on you, it’s time to think about what more can you add to the party to ensure it’s memorable for the employees and their families. Now, let us tell you that no holiday party is complete without inflatables. You definitely don’t want to go around setting these items up yourself, especially since you’re going to be busy with a million other things. Let Fun Planners help bring your holiday party to the next level. Here are some inflatables you should consider for your corporate holiday party.

Bouncy Boxing

Bouncy boxing is a fun inflatable that can bring out the competitive side in friends, family, and co-workers. We provide an over-sized, inflatable ring and the giant gloves to go with it. We recommend that all participants in Bouncy Boxing are ages 13 and up. Who will be crowned champ at your holiday party?

Bungee Run

The bungee run is a classic, and most people have enjoyed this inflatable at some event they’ve attended in the past. This inflatable takes two participants and puts them in body harnesses that are attached to a bungee cord connected to the back of an inflatable wall. The two competitors will then race down an alley to see who is the fastest of them all. This fun inflatable is recommended for adults and children ages eight and up.

Human Foosball

Human foosball can definitely bring your event to the next level, and it allows for up to 10 players at a time. Players will compete in a life-sized, inflatable foosball arena. Five vs. five–the two teams will get harnessed into their belts and positioned like a real game of foosball. This inflatable is recommended for adults and children ages eight and up.

Moonwalk

Who can go wrong with a classic moonwalk at your corporate holiday party? Moonwalks are the perfect distraction and a fun activity for the kids at your holiday event. We provide colorful bounce houses that allow for multiple children to bounce at one time. We recommend ages toddler to 10 years old for this inflatable.

If you’re struggling with ways to spice up your holiday party, try reviewing some of the inflatable rentals that Fun Planners has to offer. We can bring multiple inflatables, and we also have other games and rentals that will be sure to bring cheer to any holiday party. For a free quote, contact the experts at Fun Planners by visiting our website and building a quote or giving us a call at 407-955-4949.

3 Events an Inflatable is Perfect For

koombo insideIf you are in charge of planning a corporate event, a large-scale fundraiser, or even a company anniversary party, one way to make sure fun can be had for all is to have an Orlando inflatable rental at your event! Children and adults can have fun with an inflatable, and Fun Planners as a large variety of inflatables sure to make your guests happy. And what events could use an inflatable? Here are three that can help get the party started!

  • Church Festival: Church Festivals are great events as whole communities come together to enjoy what a festival has to offer, such as food, music, art, and entertainment. As for entertainment, one way to make a festival’s guests happy is an inflatable, such as our 20 Foot High Inflatable Slide for smaller guests and our Baseball Radar Pitch for older guests. The slide is big enough so that many children can enjoy a very tall slide, while the radar pitch allows adult guests to test their speed and accuracy in which they can throw a baseball.
  • Company Picnic: A company picnic is the perfect time for employees to bring their families to meet the rest of the team. Parents love nothing more than to show off their bundles of joy, and children love nothing more than inflatables! Our 3-Play Sports Combo is perfect for the children attendees as it features a football quarterback toss, a soccer goal kick, and a basketball hoop challenge, all rolled into one!
  • Team Building Day: For a lot of business owners, when they tell their team they are going to participate in a team-building exercise, he or she is met with groans and eye rolling. But what about our Four Player Gladiator Pedestal Joust? Imagine how much fun your employees can have while trying to “dethrone” their opposition on a pedestal. Team building is ensured because it is two on two, meaning collaboration must happen to help secure a win.

For more information on our wide assortment of Orlando inflatable rentals, call Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949, or contact us online. Our inflatables can help take your event from just to OK to just amazing!

5 Fun Inflatables for Your Event

Here at Fun Planners our Orlando inflatable rentals are the standard for fun! We guarantee that our inflatables will bring enjoyment to any event. Are you looking for a classic inflatable, a multiplayer inflatable, or one that will leave you on the edge of a competitive streak? Consider these inflatables to give your next event the fun your guests will love!

  • Surf machine simulates a Florida fun-in-the-sun experience at any time. Keep your balance as you rip and ride the waves in the quest to last 10 seconds on the surfboard. Look out, you may crash into the waves sooner than you think!
  • Our classic, Moonwalk, is ideal for our little inflatable fans at heart from toddlers to 10 year olds. Jump to great heights at your own pleasure in our 20’ x 20’ or 15’ x 15’ option. Play a game of moonwalk popcorn or duck duck goose. In whatever you do, each step will keep you bouncing on an inflatable moon.
  • There is enough space for anyone to fall, but the last player standing wins the accolades. Battle in Gladiator Pedestal Joust where four players attempt to knock the opponents off of their pedestals with cushioned jousts. Play as a team of two or last player standing. Aim on target and keep away from your opponent’s hits. For the same fun but less players, we also have our two-player Joust inflatable option.
  • Make it a sports day, and use our Orlando inflatable rentals to play a game of basketball, soccer and basketball hoop all in one. Our Inflatable Sports: 3 Play includes Football Quarterback Toss, Soccer Goal Kick, and a Basketball Hoop Shot Challenge. This inflatable will keep your event guests taking on the challenge of becoming a multi-star athlete before the event ends.
  • Call him Cameron the Caterpillar, who is equipped with a fully enclosed obstacle that any child from ages 3 to 10 years old will enjoy! This inflatable has a bright appearance and fun size that is just right for any occasion.

At Fun Planners, we are always excited about making your event an enjoyable experience. Are you looking for an Orlando inflatable rentals? Our inflatables are ready to create a fun atmosphere for your event! Call us at 407-955-4949 today!

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Inflatable Rental Company

At first glance, it may seem simple to choose a bounce house to rent. It doesn’t take long to build up a list of potential Orlando inflatable rental companies. However, are all of them reputable? The experts at Fun Planners know what problems you can run into when picking a company, so ask these questions to make sure that you’re getting the best service possible.

 

  • How is Their Reputation? Think about how you found out about them. Did you hear about them from a friend who had a fantastic experience, or did they show up on your Google search alongside mixed reviews? The answer to those questions can signify whether that company is worth contacting.
  • Are They Answering Your Calls? Once you’ve found the number of a potential company, it’s time to pick up the phone and call. Do you talk to a person or a machine? While an occasional automated response isn’t always a red flag, never being able to get in contact with a person is. This could be a sign of a part-time company that may lack adequate knowledge and resources.
  • How Long Have They Been in Business? Experience speaks volumes. If a company has been around for 10+ years, they’re probably providing excellent and reliable service to their customers.
  • Do They Have Insurance? Accidents can happen in bounce houses. Ask to see your company’s insurance certificate, and make sure that they also include worker’s comp. If they don’t have proper insurance, go elsewhere.
  • What Will They do if it Rains? Check your company’s weather-related cancellation policy before you rent. Central Florida is prone to sudden afternoon showers that are dangerous for inflatables. If the company will still set up an inflatable in bad weather, that’s a sign that their paycheck means more than your child’s health.

 

Knowledge and safety are important concerns when looking for an Orlando inflatable rental company.  If you’re looking for inflatables, contact Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949. We have served Central Florida with entertainment services for over 15 years. You can also browse the rest of our blogs for more information about inflatables.

Moonwalks, Inflatables, & Bouncers, Oh My!

An outdoor summer party isn’t complete without a colorful Orlando inflatable rental for the kids to hop around in, such as the moonwalks and bouncers that have attracted so much attention. Did you know that there is a surprising history to these bounce houses? They didn’t start out as a fun attraction. Fun Planners is here to share where these inflatables came from and how they’ve grown to become a party staple.

If there’s anything science has proven, it’s that if there’s a way to make an experiment entertaining, people will do so. John Scurlock discovered this when he experimented with inflatable pool and tennis court covers. His employees had different plans for these covers: they preferred jumping on them. While Scurlock insisted on using his technology for practical uses, his wife saw the opportunity for something great: bounce houses.

From there, the popularity of these houses exploded, and more companies created new bounce houses of all shapes and sizes. Several different names have been coined for these attractions, such as moonwalks, inflatables, and bounce houses. Don’t be fooled by the variety of names; they are all regular terms for the same attraction! However, these inflatables still come in a vast number of shapes and sizes to add to the fun.

Fun Planners’ offers a wide variety of bounce houses that show how versatile these attractions can be. Does your party crave more than a house that you can only jump in? Try competing against your friends in the Bouncy Boxing inflatable, complete with giant gloves. If you have particularly adventurous children, send them through Cameron the Caterpillar. This bouncy obstacle course is fully enclosed and safe for the little ones. And if you prefer simplicity, we still offer the classic Moonwalk.

If you’re interested in a bounce house for your party, call Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949, or check out our inventory of Orlando inflatable rental  online. You can also browse the rest of our blog for more information about inflatables.

Have a Bouncy Good Time with Fun Planners’ Inflatables

Fun Planners has several options available for Orlando inflatable rentals for corporate parties, school events, and fundraisers. Fun Planners has been in business for over 15 years, and we’ve been serving the community and other areas of Central Florida with corporate event rentals and planning services. We have a wide variety of Orlando inflatable rentals that will be sure to be the talk of any event that you’re hosting. Let’s review some of our most popular inflatable rentals.

  • Bungee Run: Our bungee run is perfect for people who have a competitive spirit. It’s set up so that two participants are wearing body harnesses, which happen to be attached to a stretchy bungee cord that is connected to the inflatable wall. The two competitors must race down a 32-foot alleyway. If you’re going to have a lot of kids eight years old and older, then we highly recommend this particular Orlando inflatable rental. Don’t forget to try out the 50-foot version of the bungee run as well!
  • Giant Inflatable Slide: Our giant inflatable slide is 20-foot long, and you can have your guests slide down a giant hill as many times as their stamina will allow. If you want to tire all of the kids at your event out between the ages of three and 12 years old, then this is going to be perfect for your event. Also, this allows for many guests to ride it within a short period of time, which means everyone gets a turn!
  • Obstacle Courses: Obstacle courses are great for team building events, high school grad parties, or even a family corporate picnic. We have several obstacle course inflatable rentals available that range from 30 to 60 foot long. The obstacle courses also come in standard, liquid nitrogen and swamper stomper, which can challenge anyone over the age of five years old. It’s designed to create competition, allowing competitors to race side by side through uneven surfaces, through tunnel tubes, up a climbing wall, and down a long inflatable slide.

If you’re looking to host a corporate event or company picnic and you want to add a little spice, contact Fun Planners to order an Orlando inflatable rental that will be sure to be a hit for guests of all ages.

Orlando Inflatable Rentals at Fun Planners

When we hear the word inflatables, childhood memories probably come flooding back. Whether it be a past birthday party or the local carnival, inflatables were a hit, and you could spend hours on them. However, Orlando inflatable rentals company, Fun Planners, would like to share with you that these are still a great way for corporate events to gather and entertain everyone for a time of excitement.

 

  • Create Memories: The more your guests enjoy the event, the more they’re going to want to stay. By having inflatables, the excitement they’ve felt back as a child can be felt once again while creating new memories to take back with them. These memories are priceless, and it will be all thanks to your event.
  • Less Stress: When you have inflatables to entertain your guests, the workload is actually less on you. This equipment can bring in a light and fun atmosphere and will help you have less to prepare in terms of both activities and the number of staff required.
  • Inflatable Games: Inflatables don’t always mean bouncing for long periods of time inside a bounce house. Instead, inflatable games are an excellent option to consider. These interactive games are a great alternative to team building activities. Not only are these easy to participate in, but will have all your guests enjoy their time and relish the memories.

From corporate picnics to a customer appreciation day, having Orlando inflatable rentals at your next corporate event is highly recommended. Inflatables have come a long way since your childhood bounce house days and the amount of creativity put into the new ones will surprise you. We guarantee you, inflatables are not loved just by children! For more information, please call Fun Planners at 407-880-3521.

Combatting Obstacles for Organizational Success

In the corporate world, the term “overcoming obstacles” is more than just a metaphor for solving a tough problem. Obstacles are both mentally and physically exhausting, but once the goal has been met, it’s a liberating and gleeful experience. As a team, you work together, establish goals, and do everything within your power to excel and squash the competition. For your next team building event, give your employees an obstacle like no other–let them conquer mountains and race down slides with Fun Planner’s expansive selection of inflatable rental obstacle courses.

An obstacle course is a great way to let your team work together to accomplish something that may seem impossible. When presented with an obstacle course, your team will stare at this looming challenge, unsure whether they can accomplish their goal. Once they have, they’ll look back and be presented with a visual reminder of their achievement and feel immense satisfaction and unity.

To ensure that your team building event doesn’t result in an unexpected trip to the emergency room, make sure your team recognizes and knows their limits, drinks plenty of water, and practices safety while tackling the course. Allow your team to preview the course and discuss how best to accomplish their goal. This will also give some the opportunity to assess which hurdles they are unable to accomplish due to injury. If they are unable to get on the course because of a disability or chronic injury, allow them to help coach others through the course on the sidelines. Better yet, let the entire team help coach the person currently on the course–make it a timed event and break your team into smaller groups of 3 or 4 and let them battle for a free lunch or day off.

Treat each inflatable hurdle as a life- or work-related obstacle. A team building challenge will help your team work together; recognize weaknesses and strengths in one another, allowing them to solve problems and strategize; and celebrate personal and group achievements. Always remember to stretch appropriately before the event. You can lead a large team stretch or allow each team to lead their own stretches. If you choose the latter, consider handing out a form that lists and demonstrates all the appropriate stretches so everyone is properly warmed up and prepared for the event.

If you’re looking for a reliable company to provide your team with the necessary tools for your next team building event, contact the professionals at Fun Planners today. Has your team ever faced and tackled an obstacle course? Share your experiences with us!