How to host a vision board party

December 28, 2017

Written By

Tabitha Dumas

With all the talk I’ve done about choosing a One Word for the new year and then displaying it, I’ve never actually given a tutorial on

how to host a vision board party

so here it is.

{ if you are in the Phoenix valley or surrounding area and would like for ME to bring the vision board party to YOUR event or venue, click here for more information }

****For my Zoom video how-to from January 2021, go here.****

Giving people the time and space to create their vision boards is a wonderful gift!

Besides offering these as a fun and meaningful get-together, you can also make money hosting vision board parties! (If you’re good at it and enjoy it, you definitely should!)

As a reminder…

There are two important things to know about WHY you need a vision board.

1. The process of creating a vision board is just as important as the actual board itself.

Looking through images and words will help you get focused and dream big. I love hosting them because it’s fun to see women experience an “a-ha” about what they want for the coming year. Some ladies are drawn to images of nature, exotic destinations or a certain color. They might realize there are people in most of their images. Or pets, flowers or home may be prevalent. You can’t always envision what you want without…well, a visual. 

From there, a woman may realize she wants to nurture relationships. Start a garden. Find love. Then her word and board can reflect that.

2. A vision board gives you a touch point and a visual reminder for the coming year so you can be intentional with your one word, goals or mantra.

Without it, it will be like a resolution–likely forgotten by February.

You’ll keep your board where you can see it it and refer to it and adjust as necessary. Whether near your special space, in your closet or next to your desk, a board allows you to check in before the year gets away from you. Plus, because it’s visual, you can re-prioritize at a glance.

How to host a vision board party

1. Invite people! Text, email, evite, Facebook event…whatever your people use.

Invite your friends, your Bible study group, your co-workers, fellow committee members–or everyone!

I allow my friends to bring along a child if they choose. It’s fun to see what kids come up with!

Wondering what to charge? The answer is, charge what makes it worth your time and what people will pay. For the last two years when I’ve offered all the images pre-sorted and categorized (which I see as huge value and a time saver) I typically charge $20 and require at least ten people. I like the keep the price point low because I want it to be accessible. Plus the “cost” isn’t high for me (poster board, magazine subscriptions, glue sticks, embellishments)–they’re paying for my time and expertise. I’ve perfected the process so I feel like I could charge a lot more if I wanted.

2. Gather supplies.

You’ll need:

  • poster board (I offer them cut into fourths or halves depending on the size people want)
  • glue (I like glue sticks)
  • scissors (some smaller ones for fine details)
  • plenty of magazines (I like a variety of home/garden, travel, lifestyle, family, etc.–ask your guests to bring some to get a better assortment)
  • pens (Sharpies and gel pens are fun)
  • embellishments (scrap booking supplies, letter stickers, gems, etc.)
  • small trash cans (I use paper lunch sacks, one per person)
  • envelopes if someone can’t finish and wants to take her magazine clippings home
  • refreshments if desired (set aside snacks and drinks to enjoy during breaks or have items in bowls for munching while you work)

A friend of mine creates a smaller pocket-sized version folded up for hers, check Pinterest for ideas.

Here’s a handy checklist!

Hosting a vision board party checklist by Tabitha Dumas

3. Get your guests in the mood.

I attended a vision board workshop where one of the guests led us through a mindfulness exercise that helped us relax and open our hearts. We were encouraged to find images and words that we needed. It was powerful!

You can also offer worksheets or a group exercise. SEE BELOW.

When I’ve hosted, I’ve noticed that some ladies carefully complete their worksheets before they get to work whereas others dive right into the magazine clippings. There is no right or wrong!

It would be fun to diffuse peppermint essential oil or a “concentration blend” to enhance the mood.

Here are my 2024 vision board worksheet downloads: 

Steps for Creating a Vision Board-2024 word

2024 word and vision board worksheet (one page I use at my events)

One Word Suggestions to Boost Your Confidence

Hosting your own vision board event?

~~Continuing for 2024 vision boards!~~ For $10, I will send you the above worksheets as individual Word documents so you can modify and brand them for your own use. You are welcome to change the wording, add activities and use your own contact info and logo. I just give you the framework.

The process (very low-tech):

  • Pay via PayPal below
  • You should receive a PayPal message upon checkout that will take you to the download page (or I will send it to you manually when I see the payment notification)
  • If anything doesn’t work, feel free to text: 602.349.1129

4. Get to work.

I like to start by having each lady share what she has in mind so people can pass on images or words they can’t use. I also go around and see if I can help. “Does anyone have a dog picture? A sail boat? A pool? Here’s a good one of the Riviera! Who needs a hot air balloon??”

The cutting and pasting is the fun part and can get messy and loud!

Some ladies will do mostly words. Others will do mostly images. Most will do both.

The technique I employ is to find these types of images then layer into a collage.

  • large images I like that create a background (usually flowers, books or the beach). I cover my entire board.
  • small images that speak to what I want to focus on for the year (a bath tub, tea, a library, women laughing, a garden, etc.)
  • words and phrases to layer on top

If you want white space, feel free!

Here’s the process:

I advise you to lay it all out first, take a picture, take it apart, then reassemble. Or lay it out and glue one section on at a time. Glue lightly until it’s how you want it–you can also add more glue later to secure.

  • fill up the background
  • add your favorite images
  • add the words
  • add embellishments or write or draw with the pens
  • fill in the empty spots

Remember you can download the step by step instructions HERE.

Pin this visual! 

5. Show off your work.

I love to go around at the end and have the ladies share about their boards! We call it Show & Tell. It’s fun to take a picture of each participant with her board, too.

I hope these tips help you host a vision board party! It’s a very gratifying experience. Please let me know if you do it or if you have questions!

Remember…if you are in the Phoenix valley or surrounding area and would like for ME to bring the vision board party to YOUR event or venue, click here for more information.

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