Fun and Exciting Team Building Games Ideas

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Team building activities give good momentum to every member of your organization. They offer a great opportunity for communication and better understanding between every member. After you choose your team building venue in Tagaytay, it’s time to come up with the most exciting part, your games!

Gather all your members now as we list down some fun team building game ideas, both indoor and outdoor:

Indoor Activities

1. Game of Creativity
Participant: 2 to 3 groups with equal members
Tools Needed: A random list of objects
Game Instruction:
One at a time, a member of each group will pick a word from a list of random objects. After picking a random word, he/she has to go up in front and demonstrate its use. The rest of the group will guess what the player is demonstrating. However, the demonstrator cannot speak, and his/her demonstration must have creative and wacky twists.

Game goal: This exercise can boost everyone’s creativity and innovation.

2. Personal Test
Participants: All employees
Tools Needed: None
Game Instruction:
This game must be prepared the day before. Each member must write 3 different facts about them in separate papers. These will be folded and put in any container. On the team building day itself, each player will pick 3 papers and determine which member best describes the fun facts they picked. After guessing, whether they’re right or wrong, the player whom the facts described will stand in front and tell a story of why they wrote them.

Rule: The person who will keep the fun facts must ensure that there no member has the same description.

Game Goal: This team building activity will let each member of the team know each other better.

3. Clients Scenario
Participants: 2 to 3 group with 5 members
Tools Needed: List of possible problems encountered by the company clients
Game instruction:
Possible problems are written on a piece of paper and will be given to each group. These will depend on the company industry. One at a time, each group will present the possible solutions they picked. Other groups may ask questions to other groups. The team leader will then decide which group presented the best solution.

Game Goal: This team building activity will enhance the problem solving skills and creativity of each member.

4. Blind Drawing
Participants: Groups of two
Tools Needed: Pen, Papers, a Picture (Any random photo)
Game instruction:
Have each person sit back to back. One will hold a picture, and the other person will hold a blank sheet of paper and a pen. The person holding the photo must not show it to their partner. Instead, he/she will describe the image (without using words that will give it away), while the other will draw what is being described.

For example, the photo is a cat standing on a bench. It can’t be described as “draw a cat standing on a bench”. Instead, use other terms like “On the upper left, there is a straight line with a curve linings on the edge”, etc.

In the end, the partner will view the original photo and the drawing.

Game Goal: This team building activity helps improve the communication skills of each group.

Outdoor Activities

1 Island Hunt
Participants: Group with equal members
Tools Needed: None
Game instruction:
Assume that you’re on an island. You’re all stranded and no one will pick you up unless you give them a signal. The team building venue serves as the whole island. Each member will pick at least 3 things in the “island” that they think will save them. After hunting, each team will explain why they came up with those things.

Game goal: This team building activity helps in improving members’ problem solving skills along with their creativity.

2. The Perfect Shape
Participants: All members
Tools Needed: Cotton for blind folding, long rope
Game instruction:
There must be one leader. He/she will then gather the team into circle and put on blindfolds to everyone. Then, they must take the long rope with the ends tied together, and place it on each member’s hands for them to hold it. The team leader will instruct them to form a shape (ex. square, triangle, etc) without removing their blindfolds.

The team leader can add twists to the game. For example, members are not allowed to speak.

Game Goals: This team building activity helps with both communication and leadership skills. There will be one member of the team who will inevitably want to take charge and communicate the directions.

3. The Field
Participants: Groups of two
Tools Needed: Any random objects (ex. bottles, clothes, etc.) and a masking tape
Game instruction:
Find an open space. Each edge of the open space must be surrounded by masking tape, it could be a circle or square). After taping, scatter the objects inside the shape. Have everyone paired up, one will be outside the shape, while the other one will be inside and blindfolded. The person outside the shape must lead the other one inside to get those objects, using only verbal communication. The blindfolded person cannot speak at all. To add a little twist, create specific routes that the blindfolded person must walk on.

Rule: The person outside cannot step inside the shape.

Game Goal: This team building activities helps build trust, communication and improve listening skills.

4. Jog the Memory
Participants: Groups with equal members
Tools Needed: Boxes
Game Instruction:

Each group will be given time to find objects. It can belong to them. At least 20 are required for this activity. Then, they must put them all in a box. The boxes will be switched with the other group. Each group will be given 20 seconds to stare at the box and remember the objects they see. In 60 seconds, the other groups must list down the objects they saw in the box in a piece of paper. The score will depend on the names of the objects the other team put inside.

Game goal: This team building activity will enhance the memory of each member and improve their teamwork.

5. Acid Walk
Participants: 6-10 members in a group
Tools Needed: Hard objects they can step on.
Game instructions:
Line the hard objects closely together. These will serve as the members’ steps for a specific destination that the team leader will decide. While holding hands, the first person in the group will act as a leader who will guide his/her members to reach their destination. The team that walks together in proper coordination wins.

Game Goal: This team building activity will help develop cooperation and synchronization with each team member.

Hope you all have fun in your team building games!

Tagaytay Wedding Themes and Ideas

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Planning to tie the knot with your ‘the one’? Congratulations! Not all people are lucky enough to find their forever! Now let’s roll our sleeves and focus on your wedding plans.

Now that you’ve decided to hold your wedding in Tagaytay, you can cross that out in your list. It’s time to sit down and talk about your wedding theme. Choosing a theme for your wedding is a little daunting at first so let us help you decide by giving some ideas that you can consider.

Theme Color
Though this is not unique in weddings, selecting the perfect color for your theme is not easy. If you love colors and already eyeing to choose your favorite one, then go for it. On the other hand, if you and your partner are thinking about different colors, make sure these are complimenting and will not ruin the look that you want to achieve. You can use swatches and ask the help of your stylist to help you decide.

Garden Wedding
Your wedding venue must go hand-in-hand with your theme. Since you choose a Tagaytay City as your venue, make the most out the greeneries it boasts. A garden wedding is a perfect choice for this setting so make sure that your flowers, ornaments, and other decorations will enhance the beauty of nature.

Movie / TV Series
Are you both a huge fan of movies such as Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Game of Thrones? Why not consider a movie or a TV series as a theme for your wedding? This is something different from the usual weddings but nowadays, incorporating your hobbies and interests with your theme will surely make you a unique and creative couple. Now that’s a statement!

Cinderella / Snow White Wedding Theme
Don’t worry! Women are not the only one who will enjoy these themes, everyone does! This is your chance to be the princess and prince in your big day. Transform the venue as your castle, with the other prince and princesses and the parents as the king and queen of the event. Sounds just like a fairy tale coming true, isn’t?

Vintage Theme
Are you a fan of the Victorian era fashion? How about if we travel a little closer and have Great Gatsby themed wedding? Don’t worry about sweating with your clothes. Tagaytay is a perfect wedding venue for this types of themes. The city always provides a cool breeze and clear sky for you and your guests to enjoy. So don’t forget to wear that glamorous wedding gown with a smile because that will be the best accessory that you can wear on your most special day.

These are just some of the themes that will look amazing for your Tagaytay wedding. There are plenty of choices and you will always have the freedom to tweak and give it your own twist. Enjoy your wedding day! Best wishes!

Planning a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

 

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So you might be planning to have a surprise 50th anniversary party for your parents or maybe they asked you to plan it for them as they have been waiting for this event to come. Don’t be afraid as planning a golden anniversary can be simple. Just make sure you plan ahead and follow these tips:

 

Choose a venue

When you finally settled on a date (either the exact wedding date or close) it’s time to book a venue. This 2017, it’s predicted that a lot more couples will have a Tagaytay wedding due to its beautiful scenery, the cold breeze it provides and the fact that’s it’s only a 2-hour drive from Manila. It’s also nice if you like to plan it outdoors if you want more space and creativity.

 

Guests List

Consider how big you want the party to be, and then start writing the guest list. List down the important people first such as close friends, relatives etc. Then add the other guests if you can still accommodate. Have a minimum and maximum number of attendees and use it as guide in creating your guest list.

 

Plan food and beverages

Since it’s a golden celebration, expect guests from different ages. So, picking out food and beverages will be tricky as you need to satisfy everyone. Consider picking out healthy foods for the seniors, a little meat and beef for adults, and sweets for the kids. Pasta and wine is always a safe and delicious choice.

 

Invitations

Celebrations like these needs to be have more effort. Even though email and social media is already a thing, it’s still better to hand out invitations personally or via snail mail, they’ll appreciate it more. Plus, most of your guests are probably not tech-savvy especially if they are your parent’s friends. Just be creative and put some effort to the invitation. Also make sure that you remind your guests about the attire, theme, location, date and if they need to bring anything. And don’t forget to remind them to RSVP so you’ll know how many people will come.

 

Decorations

Minimalism works, especially at golden celebrations. But if you have nice decorations in mind then why not go all out? Just remember to consider the couples who are celebrating, your guests and theme (if any).  Tip: Anniversaries are meant to celebrate the years of marriage. Why not gather all their sweet moments in either photo or video and remind them the reason why they got married (and lasted that long) in the first place.

 

Toast and Tributes

Toasts and tributes are two of the highlights of the party. Arrange at least 2-3 days in advance for that person (or a few numbers of people) to give a toast. Make sure to have a non-alcoholic option for toasting as not everyone drinks.  Have a blank journal too where people can leave a message for the couple since not everyone can give their own toasts.

 

Capture the moment

Today is the age of technology, even without a professional photographer, almost anyone can take a picture. Though, it’s still best to hire a professional since they can capture the best moments of the wedding, like they say, leave it to the experts.

 

Planning a golden anniversary is much like planning for a wedding minus the ceremony. You can be as creative as you want to be but keep in mind that this celebration is about the couple and their years of romance. If it’s not a surprise, don’t be afraid to ask them what they want. Good luck!

 

6 Possible Wedding Trends in 2017

Another year means another batch of lovely of I Dos. Each year, more and more couples are planning their beautiful wedding but only a few weddings actually stand out. If you’re newly engaged and want your wedding to be a big thing this 2017, you need to keep up with the trend! We listed 6 wedding trends that we might see this 2017.

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Removable skirts

The trend in 2016 was full-length gowns ranging from Ball gown, sheath to A-line etc. With so many choices, brides are having a hard time to choose the perfect dress. Then, removable skirts arrived! Now, brides can wear a ball gown or sheath or even a cocktail dress without having to change clothes. It’s a possibility that we might see more of this in 2017.

Garden themed wedding

Garden weddings are not new to the wedding scene but a large number of garden weddings happened in 2016 and this might go on for a much longer time. Garden weddings have a large open space where you can freely design it the way you want it to be. It’s a combination of nature and your creativity to make everything work together. Here in the Philippines, one of the most popular garden wedding venue is in Tagaytay. The fact that it’s only 2 hours away from the Manila also makes it an ideal venue.

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Over-the-top decor

Simple and classy weddings has always been the popular themes, but nowadays, couples are looking for something different to make their wedding memorable and unique. That’s why over-the-top-decorations are going to be in-demand next year. Most of the couples are also taking advantage of the open space of the garden venue. Expect to see a lot of hanging decorations, beautiful, outstanding chandeliers, buffet table, and centerpieces.

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Statement earrings

In a wedding, the first thing we notice in a bride’s look is the dress, then the hair or perhaps the shoes but this year, we’re expecting to see more gorgeous earrings! Statement wedding earrings are perfect especially if your hair will be pulled up in a bun, it’s definitely a head turner and will be popular in the coming months.

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Metallic cakes

Metallic hues are starting to get popular and they’re not going away in 2017. You’ll see more brides choosing metallic colors such as gold, rose gold, silver and copper because they can fit anywhere especially on wedding events. These metallic cakes are combination of class, elegance and ageless beauty.

Creative Ice Breakers

Weddings are getting more and more fun and creative each year, so this 2017, expect to see out-of-the-box icebreakers and guest entertainment. From cocktail hours to photobooths, we’re looking forward for more creative food bars, photo walls and anything out of the ordinary.

These wedding trends are just possibilities and there might be other style or gimmicks that we’ll be seeing so it’s good to keep up to date and read our Tagaytay wedding blog regularly to get wedding tips and the latest trends in the wedding scene.

5 Reasons To Have A Garden Wedding

Congratulations and hello bride to be! Getting married is really exciting, but the most enjoyable (and stressful) part for many couples is the preparation and wedding planning. Though it can be daunting at first, always try to have fun and be creative. Ever since we were 5, we’re already dreaming of our beautiful perfect wedding. Just like what we read on fairy tales, we want our wedding to have the magical vibe of endless romance. If you have the same wish, then a garden wedding might be for you! Here are top 5 reasons why you should have a garden wedding at Tagaytay!

It’s beautiful

A garden is already pretty so there’s no need to worry about expensive decorations or over-the-top designs. The best thing about a garden wedding is you can make the whole venue simple or extremely unique. Whatever your desire wedding theme is, a garden will be a perfect venue for it.

There’s plenty of open space

A garden wedding can provide enough space to entertain your guests while waiting. You could put up a cocktail hour and have a mini bar. Perhaps a photo booth (photo booths are always a hit!), or a cute snack bar where your guests can hang out for a while. Sky’s the limit, anything you think that would be fun would fit. A swingset fit for your theme? Why not!

It can serve as the venue for both ceremony and reception

After the beautiful ceremony, it’s time to pack up again and move to the reception where chances of getting lost exists. The hassle of having two venues can be a nightmare, so why not have it in one place? At a garden wedding, that’s possible especially if the venue is absolutely made for ceremonies and receptions. Your guests wouldn’t have to worry transferring from one venue to another (plus imagine how much money you’ll save}.That’s why choosing the right venue for your Tagaytay wedding is very important.

 

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Great weather and natural lighting makes the best decorations

And the best wedding pictures! The cool breeze, aura, and beauty of nature adds the whimsical, and vintage vibe effortlessly while the natural sunlight can make your wedding photos extra stunning. Your guests will surely enjoy the cool weather and appreciate the gorgeous sunset.

It’s unique, flexible and creative

The ideal wedding venue is where you can have a blank canvas and turn it into your own style. You’ll have the chance of making your wedding extraordinary as garden venues can allow you to put more decorations and be unconventional. Unleash your creativity on how you want things to be done like adding more lights to trees and plants that can make the whole venue sparkle especially at night.

Need we say more? Keep in mind that the venue is a big element in your wedding, If it’s too dull, crowded or plain it might ruin the whole wedding vibe. Just imagine how beautiful and romantic your wedding will be if it’s in outdoors. If you’re not convinced, just imagine how beautiful it would be at night.

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