3 Ways to Make Your Event More Interactive

Creating the best event for your audience is sometimes a big feat. With varying people, personalities, and ages, events can sometimes be a daunting task. There are a few essential tips that help an event go from drab to fab although, and this means for all participants. The Orlando event planning experts at Fun Planners know exactly what every attendee wants and needs, here are a few tips to curating an event that’s worthwhile.

Encourage Creativity
Deciding what activities will be the most entertaining and interactive is the most important, and most fun part of the job. Begin by picturing what kind of event you want in your mind. Does your event include bouncy castles? Does it include karaoke? What is one way to make your attendees never want to leave? These questions will put you in a great position to curate the perfect event. Remember, it’s important to keep in mind that the key to every successful event, is a little bit of a creativity.

Focus on Memories
What’s going to be even better than being at the event, is remembering it for the years to come. Creating something worthwhile for your attendees is the biggest challenge when event planning. You want something that will stay in their mind. Sometimes, this includes the biggest and the showiest events. On the other hand, sometimes it can even include really beneficial team bonding with coworkers. The path you take is up to you in the end, and by keeping in mind your audience and the setting, you will be sure to create the best path for your future event!

Although it’s important to make lasting memories, tangible souvenirs never hurt either. Think of what your audience will enjoy the most. Whether it’s a gift bag for everyone at the end full of candies, gift cards, and more or even a photobooth at your event for everyone to try out and print their pictures to keep forever. Choosing what lasting gifts your audience will receive mostly depends on the type of event you’re throwing.

Here at Fun Planners, we always reinforce the idea that knowing your audience is a critical step in creating the best and the biggest event. From creativity to memories, and souvenirs, our tips and tricks are sure to help your journey through Orlando event planning. If you want to learn more tips, feel free to read our blog. Are you planning an event this year? Contact us today for a free quote!

Safety First! Inflatable Rental Safety Tips for All Ages

Gladiator-Pedestal-Joust-4-PlayerAn inflatable rental is a great addition to any event. Fun for kids of all ages, some are even built specifically for those of us who’re more mature in body yet young at heart. Like any obstacle course or gravity defying device, there are some hazards associated with Orlando inflatable rentals. However, the professionals at Fun Planners want to make sure you’re safe while enjoying your inflatable rental. Here’s a list of safety tips to keep your fun-filled event safe and enjoyable:

  1. Always have an inflatable-rental police officer on duty. There should be someone monitoring the rental’s use. Whether there was an attendant provided or you’ve accepted the position as the inflatable-rental police, monitor everyone’s activity and make sure all activity is safe and fun.
  2. It’s not a sardine can–don’t overload the inflatable. Whether it’s an inflatable boxing ring, obstacle course, or a standard bounce house, follow the capacity chart or ask your rental expert the safe number of individuals allowed on/in the inflatable. By monitoring the number of little–or big–fish interacting with the inflatable rental, there is less chance for equipment malfunction and injury.
  3. Clear pockets, remove shoes, and no re-entry unless you’re a Homo sapiens. This one may sound obvious, but if someone uses an inflatable rentalwith glasses on or coins in their pocket, they’ll most likely lose them, and once those items are lost and forgotten, they could become miniature missiles for other unsuspecting event guests. Also, I know Fido looks like he wants to get up on the inflatable slide, but he doesn’t. It’ll be an emotionally traumatizing experience, so don’t put your best friend through that.
  4. Match inflatable users by age, size, and maturity level. Do NOT let individuals of varying size, weight, and age enter into a bounce house all at once. Let the children enjoy the inflatable rental with other children, and adults can enjoy the rental with other adults. The only exception is if your sister and her 10 month old baby want to go into the bounce house by themselves for some easy, fun-filled bouncing.
  5. No popcorn! There are 2 kinds of popcorn:the kind you eat, and the kind that results in careless injury. Popcorn is the game where one child (or child at heart) lays on the ground in a fetal position while others attempt to double bounce them into the air, causing them to break their position–kind of like a popcorn kernel popping. We’ve all played this game, but it’s dangerous and should not be allowed.
  6. Unsafe weather conditions. Wind speeds of 20mph or greater, lightning, thunder, and heavy rain are dangerous conditions for inflatable rentals. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, have everyone exit and move away from the rental and do not allow re-entry until the weather clears and the inflatable rental dries.
  7. The rental is deflating? If an anchor becomes loose, or the inflatable seems to be losing all of its air, have everyone safely and quickly evacuate. This may seem like a fun event, but it’s extremely dangerous.

These are just a few safety rules for your Orlando inflatable rentals. Use common sense when judging whether something looks unsafe and don’t forget to have fun. Also, don’t forget to ask your inflatable rental company of their safety record and for a list of their safety rules. If you’re looking for one of the most extensive inventories of inflatable rentals, contact Fun Planners today. We have everything, including surf simulators, boxing rings, obstacle courses, and oversized inflatable games, and we’re here to make your event a success.

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Celebrate the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Are you addicted to soap operas? Do you enjoy watching your favorite chefs create amazing dishes? Do you often find yourself channeling your inner lawyer during courtroom programs? Do you wake up every day with coffee and talk shows? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, Fun Planners has another question: why not throw a Daytime Emmy Awards Show party for you and your closest friends?

The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be presented on June 23rd at the Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills at 8:00 PM EST. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 AM-6:00 PM during the 2011 calendar year.

At Fun Planners, we understand that you probably won’t be able to fly out to Los Angeles to attend the gala and event, so we will bring the party to your through our online party store! From headgear to noisemakers, we have all the accessories you will need!

Customize your decorations with solid color tableware in practically any color you could imagine. Go classic and timeless with early 1920’s style headbands, hats, and other accessories. Why not add a personalized banner? Our online party store has endless themes to customize your decorations. As always, don’t forget the gifts and favors!

With Fun Planners’ online party store, you can make any party a success!  Or, if you want to avoid the stress of party planning, Fun Planners has all the tools and skills necessary to make your event the talk of the town. To learn more about our Orlando party planning services, fill out our online contact form or give us a call today at (407)880-3521.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday held on the fifth of May every year, is celebrated in Mexico (primarily in the state of Puebla), as well as in the United States. In Mexico, this holiday commemorates El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). In the US, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to commemorate Mexican heritage and pride. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music and street festivals in cities across Mexico and the United States.

Celebrate this historic Mexican victory with a grand fiesta. At Fun Planners, we have a comprehensive online store dedicated to all of your party supply needs, even Cinco de Mayo party supplies! Choose from our great selection of paper goods, decorations, candy bar wrappers, and accessories. Don’t forget the sombreros and maracas so that you can dance the Mexican Hat Dance!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Are You an 80s Kid?

The 1980s was a time of development for our nation. We saw great social, economic, and general change as wealth and production migrated to newly industrializing economies. However, chances are that if you were a true 80s kid, you probably rarely thought about the economic change and more about catching up with the newest Saved by the Bell. Here are some other ways to see if you’re a real 80s kid:

  • You remember the snap bracelet craze, followed soon by the snap bracelet ban.
  • You remember the theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air word-for-word.
  • Oregon Trail day in computer class was easily your favorite day.
  • You’ve prank called 867-5309 just to remind Jenny that you’ve got her number.
  • You kept a Trapper Keeper on you at all times.

Of course, these are only a few of the ways to test if you’re a true 80s kid. Why not bring a reunion together with all of your 80s friends to reminisce? At Fun Planners, we have a comprehensive online store dedicated to all of your party supply needs, even decade themed party supplies! Shop today for 80s party items, 80s favors, personalized banners, and 80s decorations. If planning an entire event seems like too much, the professionals at Fun Planners are highly experienced in Central Florida event planning, including planning 1980s decade parties!