Rescheduling Your Events

Event planners everywhere are scrambling to figure out how to continue without live events during the global pandemic. It’s important to remember that the world’s situation right now is a temporary — not permanent — disruption. Fun Planners, the experts in planning Florida corporate events, are here to help you continue implementing best practices, including how to move forward with rescheduling events.

Review Contracts
Changes in plans happen quickly and you need to be prepared to cover all of your bases. Review your contracts to make sure what’s covered and which policies can change. Some venues and service providers allow changes up to a certain amount of time before the event date. Hopefully, you’ll be able to recover some of the costs you’ve put down already.

Be Communicative 
Don’t leave your partners, sponsors, vendors, service providers, or any others who would be affected go without a word. Through personal notice, let your contacts know immediately of the changes to your event. Up the communication by 10 times. Showing proper communication and being open to discussing alternatives puts you in a good light, and they will continue to value you going forward. After all of this passes, they will remember who was a trusted partner and that rapport will be cherished. Don’t forget to make your announcements privately and publicly. Include the reason for rescheduling, the new date for the event, and a refund policy. Include a FAQ section to avoid answering any repetitive questions.

Don’t Cancel
The first rule of thumb: Don’t cancel your events. Reschedule your events. Don’t let your audience and partners assume this is the be-all-end-all. Letting them know that you are simply postponing the event shows them a light at the end of the tunnel.

Go Virtual
Certain events, such as ones for team-building, don’t necessarily need to be done in person. With electronic communication platforms, such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom, you and your team can continue to connect even during social distancing. Have everyone grab their favorite drink, join the chat, and let the games begin!

As an event planner, you know to always have backup plans. Being adaptable is often the key to every event planner’s success. Fun Planners, the experts in planning Florida corporate events, can help you make a comeback after postponing your event. Call us today at 407-955-4949 to get a headstart. 

Easter Festival

Easter is quickly approaching on April 12th, so it’s time to brainstorm a fun event! With carnival game rentals in Orlando, you can make your Easter festival dreams come true. To help you better plan for your event, we have come up with some ideas that will come in handy when you’re in need for a little extra inspiration.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Searching for eggs is one of the many staples of the Easter day celebrations. Rather than the usual run-of-the-mill scavenger hunt, the Easter bunny can take things to the next level. With dozens of carnival-themed activities at your event, you can incorporate them into the scavenger hunt. Hiding the eggs within the carnival games, will make for a perfect activity that children and adults can both participate in. The winner can take home a prize!

Easter-Themed Carnival Games
Don’t be afraid to add some pizzazz to your event. By renaming traditional activities like a potato sack race to a “bunny hop sack race,” your Easter theme will stand out. Adding some prizes like chocolate eggs in big competitions and activities, such as a tug of rope competition, will also give your event the fun Easter theme feel you are looking for.

Keep the Classics
Just because you are mixing carnival entertainment with your Easter celebration, it doesn’t mean that you have to forgo your classic holiday fun. By incorporating your favorite activities to your event, you will have the best of both worlds. While some of your guests can paint eggs, others can play ring toss or even whac-a-mole! This will ensure that your guests are never bored, and that there is always something fun to do.

Easter is a great holiday for a fun and lighthearted celebration. So don’t be afraid to use carnival game rentals in Orlando to make sure that your celebration this year is everything your guests could have ever dreamed of. Planning an event doesn’t have to be overwhelming, especially if you plan ahead. Need a little extra help on preparing the most fabulous event? Call the experts at Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949.

Best Events for Inflatables

If 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! Children and adults can have fun with an inflatable, and Fun Planners has a large variety of inflatables sure to make your guests happy. But 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 Cameron the Caterpillar for the little ones or our Basketball Connect Four for older guests. The latter is a unique interactive take on the classic game of Connect Four that we all know and love!

Company Picnic

A company picnic is a 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 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 rental, 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!

Do’s and Don’ts of Event Planning

Orlando event planning can feel like a nightmare. But here at Fun Planners we have all the tips and tricks to make that nightmare become a dream come true. We help you plan the fun, and will show how incredible planning an event can be. With these do’s and don’ts, don’t be afraid to plan ahead!

Don’ts
Planning is more than getting all the fun things in one location for your company to enjoy. You need to think about your budget, the proper location, time, catering, services, and amenities. Although it’s a lot to do, Fun Planners can help you in this process and ensure that the event is an ultimate success. When event planning, it is imperative that you don’t commit any of the following actions:

  • Don’t do it alone. Don’t try to plan everything out by yourself. If you have a team, delegate as much as you can. This helps complete all of the tasks efficiently.
  • Find the right venue. Don’t choose a venue that can’t accommodate all your needs.
  • Don’t skip the venue walkthrough. If you don’t see it in person, you won’t be able to ensure that the venue provides everything it promises. By seeing it ahead of time, you can imagine all the pieces of the party puzzle put together.
  • Don’t underestimate the size of the event. Make sure that the venue you picked is the right size and won’t feel crowded for the attendees. Nothing is worse than being crammed beside so many people at an event.

Planning is more than getting fun things in one location for your company to enjoy. You need to think about your budget, the proper location, time, catering, services and amenities. Although it’s a lot to do, Fun Planners can help you in this process and ensure that the event is an ultimate success.

Do’s
When it comes to planning, it’s important that you know what to do, what to plan for, and what to expect. For a successful event, don’t forget to do the following:

  • Create a budget. It’s better to know ahead of time before event planning out a location what your budget is like. It will keep all ideas realistic and cost effective.
  • Plan early. Planning early is one of the key aspects that creates a successful event. By planning early, you are able to have more control over your event, and have less chaos at the last minute.
  • Take a risk assessment. Before the event, it’s good to know what could possibly go wrong. If you know all the possible things that could derail your event, you will be able to prevent it or mitigate the situation and ensure your event goes as planned.
  • Think like an attendee. Thinking like an attendee will allow you to see any flaws or blunders that you might have made. ou will be able to fix any issues and successfully plan your event.

If you have successfully managed to follow all of our tips, your event is on the way to become a major success. With our tips, this time your Orlando event planning will run smoothly and effortlessly. Planning an event doesn’t have to be overwhelming, especially if you plan ahead. Need a little extra help on preparing the next corporate event? Call the experts at Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949.

International Women’s Day

On March 8th, celebrate International Women’s Day with all the strong and powerful women in your company by holding a team-building event! Team building is more than just trusting each other, but also accepting and applauding our differences. To become a real team, everyone has to acknowledge each other and respect everyone’s different path in life. By creating team-building events to spread awareness and love, you will allow for a more safe and mindful workplace.

Traditional Team-Building Games
To encourage your employees to mingle, you can go through the traditional route. Whether you choose to rent a gladiator pedestal joust, giant tricycles, or even bingo, it will definitely encourage your employees to bond. Another fun activity you can rent the game show mania set up, and test your employees’ knowledge of company rules, inside jokes and on facts associated with female empowerment.

Alternative Team-Building Games
If you want something that’s more outside of the box, Fun Planners has a variety of different games that you can rent. You can make it a carnival theme or even a casino theme, which includes games according to their theme. Team building is more than just the same old pizza party; enjoy a real team-building event by renting the ballistic carnival swings.

Creating a team-building event doesn’t have to be hard. Celebrate the diversity within your employees through all your events, get creative and dedicate team-building activities towards recognizing what makes your team members special. Here at the team-building game rentals Orlando located business, Fun Planners, we are all about team-building and helping you create a safe welcoming working environment. 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 us online, or call us at 407-955-4949 to find out how we can help.

Planning a St. Patrick’s Day Event

When you are planning a St. Patrick’s Day Event, it is best to make the celebration fun and lighthearted. One way to make sure your event packs in the fun is with carnival game rentals Orlando. We have also put together some tips to help put your event over the top for this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day.

Wear Green
Christmas gets red and white. The Fourth of July gets red, white, and blue. But on St. Patrick’s Day we wear green. It’s a no brainer, but you have to remember that everything for your St. Patrick’s Day event needs to be green. The decorations, the clothes, even the food and drinks should be colored green. You can go ahead and throw in some other colors like gold to break it up a bit, but this is green’s day to shine. 

Scavenger Hunt
Who said the Easter Bunny should be the only one allowed to hide things for everyone to find? St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to break out the scavenger hunt ideas. You can have your guests searching for shamrocks that will lead them to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Include the carnival games in the tasks to add an extra level of activity!

Plan Your Own Parade
A parade at your event is a great way to get your guests involved in the action at your event. Prior to the event, let your guests know that your event will have a parade, and that they can be part of it. Allow groups to create their own themed outfits, or bring small props they can all carry together. Then give them the spotlight by letting them march down the middle of your carnival like they are their own floats. It’s a great way to let everyone have their own part to play in your celebration.

St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday for a fun, lighthearted, and over-the-top celebration. Carnival game rentals Orlando is a great way to make sure that your event delivered the type of fun that St. Patrick’s Day is meant for. Planning an event doesn’t have to be overwhelming, especially if you plan ahead. Need a little extra help on preparing the most fabulous event? Call the experts at Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949.

Arcade Game Rentals for Fraternity Events

When you are planning for your events, you first think of what you and your brothers would enjoy doing. After racking your collective brains for hours on end, no one can think of anything new to do apart from the usual movie night. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you are planning events, you should first think of Orlando arcade game rentals. Fun Planners will help you create one of the most innovative new experiences that you can enjoy with your brothers during your events

Themes
It’s important for you to choose a theme for your event. You don’t want a boring party! Plus, it allows you to easily choose games, decorations, and food based on that theme. Fun Planners has ideas for themes, including:

  • Carnival theme
  • Casino theme
  • Football theme
  • Pub theme
  • Retro arcade theme
  • Rustic theme
  • Sports theme
  • Tropical theme
  • … and more!

With this wide array of options, you will certainly find a theme or a mix of themes that will best suit your desires and ultimately make your next event the best one yet.

Games
The variety of game options will allow you and your brothers to handpick your favorite ones without ever running out of choices. Due to our large inventory, no matter how big your event is, Fun Planners will be able to accommodate all your brothers, guests, and even your sorority sisters. We have a large assortment of arcade game equipment and other types of games that you can rent, including:

  • Arcade games
  • Branded games
  • Carnival games
  • Basketball/baseball games
  • Oversized giant games
  • Inflatables
  • Glow in the dark games
  • Virtual reality
  • … and more!

Extras
Apart from all the amazing themes and games you can choose from, we also can provide all sorts of entertainment, ranging from a band to belly dancers they have it all. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we also have concession equipment that you can rent to give your brothers the best experience yet. You guys don’t want to go hungry!

Don’t plan your event alone. Go online or call 407-955-4949 to get everything you need for your best event yet from the Orlando arcade game rentals and event planning company, Fun Planners.

2020 Catering Trends

An Orlando company picnic is a great way to show your team just how thankful you are for them. After all, keeping your team happy often leads to improved productivity, which then leads to your customers being happier, and keeps your business flourishing.  The real question is what are you going to serve? Well, lucky for you, Fun Planners has put together some of the top catering trends for 2020 to help you with that exact decision!

Go International
International cuisine is a way to provide your team a little taste of everywhere right in your own backyard. Be sure to expand your horizons and think outside of the traditional Italian and Mexican cuisines. Serve foods from new and interesting places that are filled with fresh and exciting foods like in India or Southeast Asia.

Sustainability Is King!
Businesses today are working towards environmental sustainability, and your company picnic doesn’t have to be any different. Utilizing fresh locally-sourced foods is a great way to ensure your company picnic is environmentally friendly, is supportive of the local community and its businesses, and is something your team will certainly appreciate.

Eat Smart, Not Hard
If you have decided to plan your company picnic for a work day, pick meals that will boost energy and not weigh down your team. Heavy foods may cut into their production for the rest of their day. After your picnic is over, your team is heading back to their desks or workstations ready to roll. Stick to healthy and fresh options so that after the picnic, your team is working better than before.

It’s Food and It’s Art!
Sometimes the star of the event is the food itself, so why fight it? The food you serve can be related to or tell a story about the mission of your company. You can even use food to announce a new project or client you will be working with, or maybe help hint at the next big team-building event.

You appreciate all the work that your team does for you, and you want to be sure to showcase that appreciation with your company picnic.  Deciding how to best cater your event can go along way to showing your team how thankful you are to have them part of your business or organization. Planning an event doesn’t have to be overwhelming, especially if you plan ahead. Need a little extra help on preparing the most fabulous event? Call the Orlando company picnic experts at Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949.

Casino-Themed Entertainment

Enjoying a casino style night doesn’t always mean losing your money. At Fun Planners, you can get both the gambling thrill and keep your money safe in your pocket. Whether it’s a corporate event, a big family gathering, or just hanging out with your friends, you can live your casino dreams.

Casino Corporate Event
If you are planning a corporate event, a casino night might not be the first thing on your radar, but it should be. Sitting down and trying to do outdated team-bonding exercises won’t cut it anymore in today’s climate. A thrill-filled night is bound to break the ice and have your guests enjoying some friendly rivalry that will bond everyone for years to come. Rent a Skill Stop Machine and give your employees a night of free play! 

Gambling in a Family Gathering
I know what you are thinking, how is my 80-year-old grandmother going to enjoy this? Just because she is old doesn’t mean that she won’t also enjoy the highs and lows of a thrilling gamble, especially when all the money is play money. Having family fun doesn’t always mean having a nice dinner or going to a park. Leave the kids with the nanny and have some poker fun!

Gambling With Your Friends
Enjoying a casino night doesn’t mean you have to go all the way to Las Vegas; gather your friends right at home for a fun time and gamble the night away. Choose from a Blackjack or Craps table for the night — and you can even order them with LED lighting! At the end of the night, they will all thank you for the best night of their life, because here at Fun Planners we go all out to ensure your satisfaction. 

When it comes to planning your casino night event, Fun Planners is committed to helping you every step of the day. We have an array of different casino games that you can enjoy, and every table and accessory is held at a Las Vegas Standard, making your experience more authentic. We provide everything you could possibly need for a casino night event, and with fake play money you can bet as high as you want and save your wallet. Our casino event packages are designed to perfectly fit you, your organization, and your guests. Contact us today at 407-955-4949 

Planning a Carnival

Is your dream to host a carnival? Carnivals are a fun way to community-build and raise money for good causes. Whether it’s for a school or church, you’ll need to make sure you plan ahead and have all the pieces to the puzzle. Fun Planners has the equipment and tips you need!

Research
The best way to learn about any event is to do your research. Visit a carnival before planning your own. Attending events executed by others will help you realize what you need for yours!

Budget
One of the most important parts of planning an event is determining a budget. You can’t even begin to think about anything else without a budget in mind. Appoint a treasurer to be responsible for all of the money that is going in and out of your event.

Team
A carnival is not a one-man job. You’ll need to recruit coordinators and volunteers way ahead of time. Set timelines and assign tasks. Organize areas of the event into sections, then assign a leader to coordinate that area.

Goals
You can’t jump right into hosting a carnival without mapping everything out first! Be sure to make clear and concise objectives. If you have goals set from the very start, you’re more likely to reach your goal. 

Organization
The most crucial part of planning an event is to be organized. Your goal is to have a successful event that will continue annually. Cut down on costs and time by going digital, including for ticket purchases.

Equipment
Set a theme for your event and start booking a company to provide your equipment! Carnival booths, games, and rides are all available at Fun Planners. From Mardi Gras to Medieval, the options for themes are endless!
Planning an event doesn’t have to be overwhelming, especially if you plan ahead. Need a little extra help on preparing the most fabulous event? Call the Orlando event planning experts at Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949.