Throwing Your Own Star Wars Party

Star Wars fanatics, you can still have fun while in quarantine! If you have a team full of sci-fi aficionados, you can still participate in pop culture-influenced activities for the holiday. Even while living in lockdown, George Lucas has a way to connect people — something we all need right now. So celebrate May the Fourth Be With You online with these tips!

Buy Comic Books
While comic shops are closed, some are open online and need your business. Keep your eyes peeled for free comic books or other holiday specials. has created a list of ways to live the sci-fi life from your home. They even include an Alternative Free Comic Book Day on May 1st and 2nd! 

Attend an Online Conference or Convention
Cosplayers aren’t letting COVID-19 stop them from their con life. Virtual expos, conferences, and conventions are taking place all throughout May. Join the fun and read all the information on SyFy’s website.

Binge-Watch Shows and Movies
Thanks to streaming services like Disney+, we’ve got access to the Star Wars shows and movies right at our fingertips. From “The Empire Strikes Back” to “The Clone Wars”, you’ll have enough content to keep you busy all day long!

Cater Jedi-Themes Foods
What fun is a holiday without themed foods? The internet has countless galactic delicacies, such as roasted porg or a Stormtrooper cocktail. Don’t forget dessert; call up your local bakeshop or throw on your apron for wookie cookies.

Online Star Wars Games
We can’t even put a number on how many games are available on the internet. Though they don’t compare to the touch and feel of our pinballs, 3-D rail shooter, or pod racer, they will do in a pinch! Bring on the virtual competition, then before you know it, you’ll be back in front of the dynamic arcade games.  

Virtual Star Wars Hang Out
Set a time for your crew to come together. Dress up in character, grab your lightsaber, drink like a Jedi, and eat like Chewbacca. You can do all of the activities mentioned above, and then some. Either way, the force will be with you while building your team — online!

We know you’re itching for human-to-human contact. In time, we’ll all be able to get back to the party. When that time comes, call the Fun Planners experts at 407-955-4949, or contact us online. Our team is always here for you, near or far, and can help you take your event to the next level!

Team Building Turned Fun

Telling your employees that they have to attend a mundane team building event won’t earn you any cool boss points. These events are key to fostering communication and collaboration within the office, but they don’t have to be something employees dread! Take a look at a few ways to bring fun to team building.

Team Olympics
Hosting a team Olympics is a great way to encourage interactions between employees who don’t typically work together. This event is all about coming together to conquer a challenge, such as oversized puzzles or an obstacle course. By turning a challenge into a fun team activity, you can improve your company culture and help employees view real work challenges as an opportunity to collaborate.

Get Active
Do your employees enjoy getting active? We offer obstacle courses, rock climbing, relay races, human foosball, and more to test your team’s mental and physical strength. Teams are encouraged to depend on each other and have a great time.

Game Shows
If you’re looking for a team building activity that isn’t quite as physical, a game show is the perfect choice. Our game shows can be customized for any size group, style of event, or time frame! Whether you’re looking to quiz your employees on their favorite food, favorite game show, company philosophy, or a new product launch,  we can help.

Role Reversal
Having a strong team of employees requires a basis of mutual respect, solidarity, and understanding for everyone and their roles in the company. Set up a day where employees switch or shadow each other’s roles, and complete those tasks for half the day. Employees will value each team member’s contribution and respect their position.

Improv Class
Incorporating humor is a great way to foster excitement for any activity! Consider signing your company up for an improv class. Improv requires active listening, bravery as you try new ideas, and the ability to build on your teammate’s ideas; all of which are great skills to apply at work.

At Funplanners, we’re all about Orlando 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 us online, or call us at 407-955-4949 to find out how we can help.

Let’s Meet in Orlando

Are you looking for the perfect venue for your next Florida corporate event? Look no further: whether you’re planning a small board meeting, a private business event, or an exhibition with a thousand people, these venues can fit your needs.

The Rooftop
This 10,000 square foot, 360-degree balcony is 21 stories above the heart of downtown Orlando. Located 15 minutes from International Drive and the Convention Center, the Rooftop is a beautiful and convenient option for corporate events, convention groups, business parties, client receptions, and cocktail parties.

Rosen Plaza Hotel
The Rosen Plaza Hotel is known for award-winning service, personalized menus, and customized theme parties. With over 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, you can provide an elegant experience for up to 2,800 guests. Guests also have access to the Gary Sain Memorial Skybridge, a covered walkway that directly connects to the Orange County Convention Center, which offers additional meeting space.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
The Walt Disney World Resort’s reputation for excellence precedes itself. This luxurious hotel is designed to comfortably accommodate meetings of all sizes and purposes! You’ll enjoy award-winning banquet and catering expertise, attentive staff, and professional resources and services.

Orange County Convention Center
Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind location for tradeshows, expos, meetings, or conventions? The OCCC, also known as “The Center of Hospitality,” is the second largest convention center in the United States and offers 2.1 million square feet of event space. Take a look at their website to learn more about their service partners, scholarship and advertising opportunities, and Orlando’s walkable convention district.

Orlando Museum of Art
From small board meetings to large conferences, the Orlando Museum of Art guarantees that their beautiful galleries and picturesque setting will make your event one to remember. You can rent the Council Of 101 Grand Gallery Hall, meeting rooms, the SunTrust Auditorium, or even the full museum.

When you’re looking to plan your next Florida corporate event, take a look at the variety of entertainment we offer to promote networking, reward and incentive programs, and teambuilding. Contact us online or give us a call at 407-955-4949 today!

Work Together With Team Building Exercises

It’s important for a team to know how to work together, communicate, and collaborate during times of stress or high pressure. A great way to encourage this is to plan or host team-building exercises or team-based events outside of work.

We offer several team-building exercises, all of which provide some fun and exciting opportunities for your team to develop experience working together! There are three main activity categories:

Physical Challenges
These events are great for sports teams or fitness enthusiasts. From obstacle courses to gladiator jousting, Fun Planners offers several physical challenges, including but not limited to:

Silly Olympics
Fun, silly exercises are perfect for kids and youth teams, but adults can get in on the action too! The Silly Olympics also include less physical activities, such as puzzles or trivia games, so those who are less fitness-inclined can enjoy themselves. Among other events, this option includes:

  • Got-To-Go Racers
  • Bigfoot Relay
  • Giant Tricycles
  • Oversized Puzzles
  • Riddles & Trivia

Game Shows
We are proud to introduce our exciting new event, Game Show Mania. Game Show Mania features similar versions of your favorite game shows, and includes podiums with lockout buzzers and gooseneck microphones, projection screens, technicians, and more. You can even have a professional host narrate the game if you want to participate as a contestant! Games you can choose to play include:

  • Jeopardy
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Family Feud
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire!

We offer amazing Orlando team building exercises for any group. These activities can be used for any type of event or entertainment— or even if you just want to have some fun with friends! Call us today at 866-511-4FUN or click here to receive an online quote.

2018 Corporate Event Trends

Looking to spruce up your 2018 Florida corporate events in 2018? Look no further, here are our best tips and tricks to starting the New Year off on the right foot.

It’s All About Venue

Nowadays, people look for the venue to be the shining star of any corporate event. It’s time to say goodbye to the days of renting a tent in your company yard. Whether you want to go big or small, it’s important to have a unique venue in mind. Pick one that stands apart from the crowd. It can be inside, outside, it just has to also be Instagram-worthy!

You Can’t Forget the Food

Another make it or break it deal for event-goers is the food. In 2018, everyone is a considered a foodie! It’s time to stash away the chicken nuggets and the french fries, attendees have a different palette this time around. Keep in mind food trends mentioned in our previous blog. It’s important to keep in mind that with the vegan community growing every day, you’ll want food that fits every diet! People are also more willing to eat locally at corporate events, so make sure you have a stockpile of local vendors that you love.

Be Different

Something that shaped 2017 was a disruption in the status quo. Amazon was disrupting the retail industry, Uber was taking over taxis, and the list continues! You want to make sure you put on the best event you can, so keep this in mind when planning for 2018. The bigger the better, and this doesn’t necessarily mean price wise. Simply, think about what attendees are used to at events and amp it up a bit. Make sure it’s different, it’s unique, and it’s something everyone will love!

If you’re looking to host a Florida corporate event, look no further. Fun Planners can help you dive into the New Year with our rides, entertainment, and innovative technology. Feel free to contact us anytime at 407-955-4949.

How Live Streaming Can Boost Your Events

If you’re looking for ways to spice up your Florida corporate events, look no further. We have your answer and it’s live streaming. Yes, as we transition into a completely technologically-advanced day in age, we must adapt our events in order to stay ahead. Here are some tips on how to make the most of these new technological advancements for your upcoming events

So Long Television, Hello Livestream

Recent research says that the majority of users in the United States, about 56 percent, watch live-streamed content at least once a month. With 48 percent of those users watching live streams weekly. Unlike television, live streaming seems to make users feel more like active participants. With many expressing a new sense of keeping up-to-date and informed.

Internet users are now demanding for their content to be available anytime they want, on whatever device they are on. Rather than the idea of sitting down at a specific time in order to watch something on live TV. From Facebook to Twitter, and now Instagram, videos and “stories” are finding their way to the heart of any event-goer.

One Stream vs. Many Streams

When it comes to the new age of technology and event planning, it’s important to know where your audience is, when marketing your event and also when hosting your event. Knowing their social media habits can also benefit how you reach that audience and in what ways you will attract attendees. Instead of sticking to one social media platform, take into consideration using multiple platforms. From Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook stories, to Twitter moments and live streaming capabilities, your options are endless!

Although live streaming is changing the way people attend and even market events, it’s still all about atmosphere and adapting to your audience. As your Florida corporate event experts, we’re here to give you some insight as to how to make the best of any event. If you have more questions or need a one-stop shop for all your event needs, feel free to contact us today at 407-955-4949!

3 Event Themes for Any Party

As everyone knows, themes are the cornerstone of the event planning process. From trends that are shaking up the industry to what society believes is what is cool and unique, it’s important for event planners to keep these theme ideas in mind. We’re here to give your Orlando event planning company the tips they’ll need to have the best-themed party on this side of town!

Top Secret Entry

A unique idea for a theme this year is to keep the event exclusive. If you keep locations discreet with hush-hush instructions, people are more likely to be interested in your event and will be telling all their friends about it! As a bonus, revealing your location a day or two before it’s set to happen will make event-goers antsier and will heighten interest in those looking to attend!

Gather Around a Campfire

For smaller businesses, something as simple as a campfire session for your employees can help team building. Find a night that works for employees and leadership and take turns telling stories around the fire. They can be related to the workplace or just interesting things about their life. This will encourage everyone to become closer and get to each other better, and what could make an employer happier than that?

Switch up the Mundane Lunchtime

Rather than heading to a local Orlando grill, try creating a space in your office to hold a small dance party. Serve spritzer and finger foods and have everyone take a moment from their busy days to relax and have fun. Not only will this boost overall morale of the team, you will also be known as the “cool office” in town.

If you’re looking for more tips and tricks for your Orlando event planning strategy, feel free to contact us today at 407-955-4949. We can help with anything from entertainment, blow up rides and games, and more. If you’re looking for more content, check out our blog page!

3 Innovative Trends in Event Tech

It’s no surprise that the event planning industry has recently taken a dip in the technology field as well. When it comes to enhancing events and making them more memorable for event-goers, it’s important that Orlando event planners keep in mind these valuable trends that can take any event from drab to fab.

Eco-Friendly Deals

The best way to encourage a more “green” event is to incorporate more digital favors. Get rid of the swag, the glitter, and confetti that often clutter the venue floors. Instead, opt for great lighting techniques, e-gift card raffles, and more that way you’re still creating an immersive and positive experience for attendees, but you’re also diminishing your environmental impact!

Live Streaming is the New Thing

At this point, we’ve all dabbled in a little bit of live streaming. Did you know it could also be a great way to market your events too? Live streaming allows attendees to share real-time memories with their social media profiles. Not only can this garner people to share, comment, and like, it also is a great way to get more exposure for your company!

Crowdsourced Content

Putting like-minded people at the forefront of your event is something that many Orlando event planners forget. If you’re holding a conference or even a concert, incorporating user-generated content is a great way to be seen on social media and the Internet. Include a screen where people can ask questions or a live feed of tweets that use similar or relevant hashtags. Whether a big or small event, user-generated content is one of the simplest and most effective ways to get more brand exposure!

If you’re looking for more event tips and tricks, read our blog page. And if you need help planning your event, we are your one-stop shop for anything from rides, games, to entertainment and technology! Call us today at 407-955-4949 to learn more!

Event Planning for Small Businesses

Event planning isn’t only for big businesses. A common misconception is that small business don’t have money to do extravagant parties like corporations can. However, businesses of any size can put on events that are memorable, entertaining, and well-planned. Here are our Orlando event management tips for small businesses!

Who’s Going?

It’s important for any event planner to consider who will be attending their event. Before you start planning, the wants, needs, and desires of the target demo should be clearly defined. Having your event-goers in mind can jump-start the rest of the process and can get you started on thinking about entertainment, food, rides, games, and more!

It’s in the Details

The most important part of your event, arguably, is in the details. From lighting to music to transportation, every planner wants things to go off with no troubles at all! That’s why the details are some of the items that you’ll want to check off your list first. Always be sure to check that everything is working for the event, keep back up batteries, flashlights, and anything you’ll need handy!

Keep Your Goals SMART

Everyone knows the acronym that is often used in education. This goes for all event planners too! You want to be positive that your goals are not only clearly defined but realistic, measurable, reachable and timely. All of these will help your event to stay on track and less of a stress.

If you’re looking for more tips and tricks for your Orlando event management company, contact us at Fun Planners. We are your one-stop shop for anything from entertainment to rides, games, and more! Contact us today at 407-955-4949.

Slogan Tips for Your Event Page

When it comes to taglines, you’re often stuck wondering why you can’t be as creative as the person who came up with McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ it,” or Maybelline’s, “Maybe She’s Born With It.” I mean, really, who is that creative?! Look no further, here are our Orlando event planner tips for creating the perfect tagline for your event page!

It’s important to remember that although you don’t need a catchy tagline; often times, it can help you stick out and sets you apart from other companies in your industry. Keep in mind that if you can’t find a tagline immediately it’s not the end of the world. Keep trying and you’re bound to hit the nail on the end eventually!

Keep it Sweet

When it comes to slogans, the shorter the better. Keep it simple and don’t overdo it. As an added tip, if you have to think too hard about it, it may be time to go back to the drawing board as well!

Highlight the Advantages

Pick a slogan that showcases why you’re different than the competition. Are your events bigger? More technologically advanced? Do you just have an awesome eye for design and culture? Make sure your tagline is the best representation of what YOU can do for your clients.

Stay clear of being too promotional and overbearing, however. Keep it fun, kind-hearted and family friendly; stay clear of controversial topics and pick something that everyone is bound to like!

Be Clear and Descriptive

Above all else, clients are looking for companies that are unique and themselves. Make sure your tagline is a clear indicator of who you are and what your company morals are. Taglines are not the time to be vague either. I mean, how many “Number One Event Planning Companies” can there really be? Choose something true to your brand and your style and you’re set!

Looking for more Orlando event planner tips and tricks? Call our team at Fun Planners today! We can help you with all of your event needs from technology, to entertainments, rides, and games.