Sip & Dream: An Unforgettable Vision Board Night!
I strongly believe in the power of speaking things into existence. Hence, my obsession with positive affirmations! Your mindset is a very important tool. Everything starts there. It’s hard to accomplish something if you don’t honestly believe you can do it. It’s also hard for others to believe in you when you don’t appear confident in yourself.
Making a vision board was a priority for me. It is important for me to continue building on my growth and progress from last year. I have a few goals and projects that I am focusing on in 2019. I wanted to start the year off by manifesting my goals and dreams into reality. And I needed to create a visual representation of what my year will look like. There are many other reasons to make vision boards, including:
You’re more likely to hold yourself accountable when your goals are staring you in your face. So be sure to put your board in a place that is very visible.
It’s a fun way to organize your thoughts and put them in one place. It’s also an excuse to get creative!
When you dream it, you achieve it! (Corny, but very true!)
The last time I made a vision board was in 2016 at a party. I was really sick at the time so my energy and spirit were not in the best place. My motivation was so low that I couldn’t even think of goals. I didn’t even fill up half of the board and it spent the year in the corner of my room collecting dust. I found out I was pregnant a few weeks after the party. Turns out, my low energy and lack of motivation were due to my body being exhausted from growing a tiny human (ha!).
I had my first annual vision board party over the weekend, Sip & Dream. It was a successful night. It honestly exceeded my expectations. Going into the night, I was a little weary because all of the guests did not know each other. I figured everybody would get along fine but wasn’t sure how open the conversation would be. The night was filled with positive energy, encouragement, vulnerability, and lots of laughs. By the end of the night, everyone had become friends!
Here are some tips for throwing an unforgettable vision board party!
Your guest list can make or break the night. Invite people that will bring positive vibes and be supportive of others. I don’t recommend inviting people that would kill the mood. You don’t want your party ruined with negative energy or drama.
Break the ice. I felt it was important to have an icebreaker since all of the guests didn’t know each other. We started the night off with an activity, “This Year I Will”. We went around the table and shared our answers. In addition to talking about our goals for the year, this allowed everyone to get to know each other on a more personal level. Here is a printable copy.
There are no rules to vision boards. Make it clear that there is no right or wrong way to make a vision board. We all have different goals and creative minds. No two boards should be alike.
It’s not a party without food and drinks. This is a nice touch to any party. Food makes people happy. You don’t need to serve a four-course meal and I doubt anyone is expecting you to. We had appetizers and a dessert. It was inexpensive, easy, and delicious! All of the guests brought a bottle of wine. So we were all set!
Poster board is bigger than you think. We cut 22”x28” poster boards in half and most of us still had trouble filling them up. Trust me, it’s enough space!
You can’t have too many magazines. I started rounding up magazines about a month in advance. Just ask around. Lots of people have stacks of magazines at home and don’t know what to do with them. Also, asks guests to do the same thing. The more, the merrier!
All in all, it was an amazing time. Making a vision board is fun but doing it with a fun and inspiring group of people makes it even better. I can’t wait to do it again next year!
What dreams are you manifesting this year? Are you making a vision board?