A vision board party is a gathering of friends to create and visualize their future. In this post, you will learn all about how to host your own vision board party and what it means. Whether you’re interested in hosting one for yourself or looking to have a fun night with friends, this article will give you the tools and inspiration needed!
What is a Vision Board Party?
A vision board party is a gathering where friends, family and acquaintances come together to create their own vision boards. The host of the event provides supplies for creating the vision boards such as magazines, scissors, glue or staplers, glitter pens etc.
Everyone creates their own collage with pictures that represent what they want in life and put it up on display for others to see. It’s not only about showing off your success but also seeing how other people are achieving theirs!
This can be an inspiration to ask questions like: What do you want? How did you get there? What would have stopped you from doing this? Who helped you out along the way? And so forth.
What is the purpose of a vision board?
Vision boards are a powerful tool for goal setting, planning your future and help you achieve what you want. It’s an expression of what you want and it is often used to help manifest your goals. Creating a vision board will help clarify what you want and can help guide your steps.
In order to do this, take time to reflect on the areas of life that are most important for you right now. What is going well? Where could things be improved? Take note of anything that comes up even if it seems unrelated or unimportant at first glance.
Choose images that represent these different aspects of your vision board so they become more tangible when completed as a whole. Now cut out pictures from magazines, print them off online (if they’re not available in stores), write down quotes or words in text boxes, etc., and put all of those pieces together on one poster board! You might choose to include other objects like crystals, candle sticks or something with sentimental value.
How to get started on your own vision board
It’s important to make sure you have the right materials for your vision board before getting started. You will need magazines, scissors, glue sticks and large sheets of paper (or poster boards).
The next step is to start cutting out pictures from magazines and arrange them on your chosen surface. These are images which represent what you want in life this year or next year! There should also be plenty left over as material when making vision boards for future years too.
Once you’ve collected all your ideas together, it’s time to glue everything down onto the paper with the help of some strategically placed dots and sweeping lines of glue stick – like making artful mosaics!
When the glue is dry, it’s time to frame your new vision board. One of the simplest ways to do this is with a hoop-style picture holder or if you want something fancier, frames work too. Another way would be by using both and then hanging them together on the wall.
How do I host a vision board party?
Vision board parties are a fun way to get friends and family together around the holiday season. It’s also an opportunity for you, as hostess, to share your favorite themes with them too!
If there are kids or people who don’t like crafts – that’s okay because it will be their night off from crafting while they just enjoy time spent in fellowship with each other. If you have both adults and children at the event then make sure that some of these activities are aimed towards one group but not exclusively.
Here are some ideas on how to set up a vision board party:
- Send out invitations either electronically or by snail mail about two weeks before the date so guests can plan ahead if necessary
- Invite everyone over for a meal or bring food to share
- Serve some refreshments and have a few desserts on hand as well
- Give everyone plenty of time to create their vision boards – at least an hour, so that they can be proud of what they’ve created and it doesn’t take over the party. Decorate your space with coloured streamers, balloons or whatever else you like
- The adults will work while kids either play together or watch TV in another room if there is one available. Adults might want to set up a playlist for background music depending on how much they enjoy each other’s company! But make sure not too many people are clustered around the screen otherwise conversation among others may stop dead. If you’re running short on ideas for a playlist, try a mix of ‘feel good’ songs from the 90s and 00s.
- The grownups can either work on their boards together or individually in whichever way they prefer
- If working as individuals: place all supplies (glue sticks, scissors, markers) at one end of the table so that every person has access to them without having to go back and forth across the room. Give everyone ample amounts of time for creating their board before assigning tasks like adding pictures or collages etc.
- Make sure there is enough space around each participant’s vision board that nobody else will be distracted by it while they are trying to create theirs! Encourage people not to post anything negative about others creations – i.e., “I don’t like that” or “Ew!”
- If working as pairs: put two people in the middle of a table with one person on each side. Sit back and watch the magic happen! The pair may need to switch sides from time to time so they can both have access to all supplies, but this will ensure an even distribution of vision boards at the end rather than just one pile.
Tips for hosting a vision board party
To host a successful vision board party, you’ll need to be prepared. Here are a few tips on how you can do just that!
- Send out invites at least two weeks in advance so people have time to plan and prepare themselves for the party. This also ensures that everyone who wants to attend will be able to come, as well as ensuring that your guests will actually want to show up when it comes time for them to RSVP.
- Prepare enough supplies prior to the date of the party with plenty of extras in case there is an unexpected dropout or if some supplies go missing before then. You should include vision board materials like glue sticks, scissors, pens (markers), magazines, photos/paintings from various sources such as Google Image Search or Pinterest, and anything else that can be used to create a vision board.
- Be sure to have plenty of snacks and drinks available for your partygoers, as well as any other entertainment you may want – like music or movies. You’ll also need some place for people to work on their boards after they’re done eating/drinking (this could be the living room table) so make sure there’s enough space in order not to irritate anyone who comes over.
- Once everyone has arrived, introduce yourself briefly before explaining what this event is all about. Tell them how it will go – first, guests will lay out their materials (magazines, photos from various sources), then they’ll rip up everything into little pieces with scissors before curating their boards.
- Tell them how to make a vision board, if they don’t know already (or can’t recall). Explain that it is about combining photos of what you want and see happening in life with words or phrases – like affirmations – repeated on the board until one’s desires are manifest. This will help keep your goals as top priority throughout the year ahead, so everyone knows where they stand when it comes time to plan for new things!
- Ask guests if anyone would like to share something from their own vision boards; this should be encouraged! In fact, feel free to set up an activity beforehand wherein all participants go around in a circle sharing what they wrote down concerning career ambitions/relationship aspirations while holding hands.
- Have all of the vision boards in a central area so guests can go around and take a look at each board. This is an excellent way to get people talking about what they desire for themselves, which will make it easier to have those conversations when you need them most!
- Offer refreshments; if alcohol is allowed, offer wine or champagne with sparkling water for non drinkers.
- Stick close by to answer any questions that may arise as well as encourage conversation among your friends. You’re not hosting this event alone – there are others who want these things just like you do! And now’s the time to talk about how everyone can work together towards achieving their goals
- Set up some music (lively but not too loud) and have a popcorn machine or other food available for guests
- Provide disposable cameras so that you can take group pictures of all the people there – it will be fun to see what everyone has on their boards. Plus, this is an excellent way to get them talking about manifesting their dreams!
Questions to ask before you start planning your vision board party
- Will you be hosting the event at your home or somewhere else? The location will determine how many people can attend and what to do with their belongings.
- What are some of the goals that guests might want on their boards? You’ll need a space large enough for everyone’s goal so make sure to have an idea about this before you start inviting people.
- Do guests know each other well, or is it likely they don’t yet know one another but would like to get acquainted over a common goal? Consider whether there should be games involved in order to facilitate introductions and conversations among strangers. This could also include general icebreaker activities such as drawing pictures on sticky notes for others to guess what they are.
- What’s the party dress code? Whether casual or formal, guests should have enough time to arrive dressed appropriately for the occasion and depending on how long you want them there will be a difference in what they are wearing. Give this some thought before sending out invitations!
- Don’t forget to send an RSVP card with details about parking as well as other logistics like whether children should attend if desired (think about food allergies). If you’re catering, provide dietary restrictions beforehand too!
- How much time are you willing to spend on hosting this event? Are people bringing anything for snacks like chips or cookies/brownies they have made themselves too?
- Who will be planning the games?
- Do you need a projector or TV for any of the presentations like inspirational videos?
These are some questions you need to ask yourself before you plan a vision board party and start sending out the invitations.
The best time of year to host a vision board party
The best to time host a vision board party is usually during the end of the year. This is when everyone’s reflection on the year, new year’s resolutions and all sorts of other ideas can come to light. This also means that there are usually more people with free time at this time as well so it makes hosting a party easier!
You could even have your vision board party before then if you want to get a head start on making new boards or creating new memories. The holidays tend be hectic as they are so having one event earlier in December would help make things less stressful later too.
In this blog post, we’ve given you the basics of how to throw your own vision board party and what it can offer. With the vision board party, you can learn, grow, and explore new things while being surrounded by people who share your interests.
The vision board party is a fun and creative way to get together with your friends and family. It will also open your mind to new perspectives on life, while helping you achieve personal goals that can’t be done alone. By having a vision board party, it’s possible for everyone who attends to have an enriching experience they won’t forget anytime soon!