What is a vision board party? (And how to throw the perfect one)

You’re committed to becoming the best person you could be, and you have a supportive community of like-minded people around you.

If this describes you, there’s one thing you absolutely must do at least once in your life — host a vision board party.

This is an incredible experience for anyone who would like to create the life of their dreams, and have a one-of-a-kind bonding experience with their friends. 

But what exactly is a vision board party, and how do you host the perfect one?

I’ve done several of these already, and I’m so excited to share my best tips with you today.

Let’s get reading!

What is a vision board party?

So what is this thing called a vision board party?

Basically, it’s a party where you and all your guests make vision boards together.

These are incredibly fun ways to gather your friends together, especially if you are all people focused on living your best life and eager to attract good things into your life.

I find it works best with people who are more spiritually open. Vision boards can help anyone get closer to their goals, as it makes you define very specifically what you really want, and helps you focus on it more. 

However, the way that vision boards manifest into reality is through intuition, vibrations, and of course also taking action in the right direction. 

Spiritually inclined people are the ones who are best able to hone all three of these things to create the reality of their dreams.

So basically, vision board parties are the gathering of open-minded, spiritually inclined and goal-focused people, and help everyone at them start manifesting their dream life.

What is a vision board again?

In case you don’t know what exactly a vision board is, it’s basically a visual representation of your goals. 

This can be a poster where you glue pictures you cut out from magazines that represent things you want in your life.

Or, it can be the same thing but digital — in a Word doc, a Canva board, or another program where you create a collage of pictures. 

I’ve even seen people draw things for their vision boards, when they couldn’t find pictures that felt like accurate representations to them. 

And what should these pictures be?

Essentially, they should represent anything you want to have in your life – whether it’s related to your career, relationships, personal goals, or anything else. 

It doesn’t have to be an exact, literal image of what you want. For example, if I want to manifest my soulmate into my life, I don’t need to find a photograph of exactly the person I want. (In fact, this won’t work!)

It just has to be meaningful to me. I can find a picture of a couple that gives me the same feeling that I want to have in my relationship. When I look at the vision board, I will know what this picture means to me, and what I’m attracting into my life. 

You can also include words on your vision board to describe feelings you want to have in your life. For example, on my last vision board I put the words “expansive” and “limitless.”

How does a vision board party work?

As mentioned above, vision boards can be physical, meaning paper-based, or they can be digital using software programs and digital pictures. 

However, vision board parties work best if you create physical vision boards on posters or paper.

This is because of the social nature of vision board parties. Imagine everyone gathered together in a living room, all tapping away at their own computer.

Chances are, everyone will get absorbed into their own computer screen and search for photos, and there won’t be much actual interaction going on — which rather defeats the purpose of gathering as a group. 

A vision board party is meant for you to have fun with your friends, and deepen your bond while connecting over something you do together. 

It also brings the power of accountability into play. 

When you commit to a goal alone, nobody will know if you give up — and that’s why it’s so easy to do so.

But if a bunch of your friends know you’re aiming for something, you have the added psychological pressure similar to when you make a promise. You want to prove to everyone that you can follow through on your word, and avoid the embarrassment of failing to change. 

This makes you work much harder towards reaching your goals

The benefits of vision board parties

If you believe in the power of manifestation, you’ll already know what a powerful tool vision boards are to help you build your dream life.

But you might be wondering, what’s the benefit of doing a vision board party?

When I hosted one, I was surprised at what a positive experience it was for everyone involved.

Many people believe they are prioritizing their goals, but they never actually do anything about them.

And inevitably, life gets in the way with a demanding job, nurturing relationships, and taking care of your basic needs.

That’s why unfortunately so many people wake up one day to realize they are still stuck in the same place they were years ago. 

I’m sure you want to avoid this fate – and by hosting a vision board party, you’ve already taken the first step. 

You’re showing the universe that you’re seriously dedicated to achieving the goals, and it will compound your effort to help bring about what you want.

And if your guests have the right attitude, then you’ll also be able to empower each other and build a community of happiness and success all around you.

Want to make the most of your vision board party (and finally reach success)? vision board party 1 What is a vision board party? (And how to throw the perfect one)

I must admit, it took me a long time to realize this and acquire the right mindset to actually manifest what I want into my life. 

It was a long journey of soul-searching, and trying to learn from every person I could. 

Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that even well-meaning gurus can get it wrong, and I picked up a lot of toxic spirituality advice.

I finally got on the right path thanks to an eye-opening video by shaman Rudá Iandé.

As he mentions in the video, spirituality should be about empowering yourself. Not suppressing emotions, not judging others, but forming a pure connection with who you are at your core. 

If this is what you’d like to achieve, click here to watch the free video.

Even if you’re well into your spiritual journey, it’s never too late to unlearn the myths you’ve bought for truth!

How to throw the perfect vision board party

Alright, you know all the theory now — time to get cracking!

I’ve hosted a couple of these by now, and I learned a couple great lessons about what makes them both fun and effective. 

Here’s what you should do to throw the perfect vision board party.

1) Invite a manageable number of people

Remember that vision board parties are not like your regular beer keg. 

When the goal is to get drunk and trash the house, the more the merrier — but in the case of vision board parties, you might want to keep the number of people to a more intimate group. 

The primary reason for this is the space. You’ll need enough room to lay out all your posters, magazines, and other supplies — it always takes up more room than you think!

If you are too big of a group, then you’ll be forced to split into several smaller groups in order to have enough space. 

Depending on the layout of your home, some people might end up sheltered off in a separate room — which kind of breaks the fun atmosphere. 

I found the best group size is between 4 and 12 people total. Have a look at the space available to you and consider how many can comfortably fit. 

2) Keep the group very positive

Another reason why it’s good to keep vision board parties on the smaller side is to keep the atmosphere positive and supportive

I’m sure you’re a delightful person with tons of great people in your life. But inevitably, some people will be more aligned with the idea of a vision board party than others.

Some people find themselves stuck in a negative mindset that would just bring the group down.

Others might be too narrow-minded to see the power of manifestation and vision boards. 

These types of people might have other delightful qualities, but they wouldn’t be able to attend your party with the right mindset to empower themselves and the rest of the group.

Consider who you want to invite, and if they can vibe well together and with this concept. 

3) Ask guests to consider where they will put their vision board

As mentioned above, you’ll be making paper-based vision boards.

This means when you’re done, each guest will place their board somewhere in their home that they can see often. 

As it is up to each person where they put their vision board and what size they want to make, they should each bring their own poster or paper on which to create their vision board.

This means having a plan for where it will go, to help determine the size, color, and type of paper. 

After all, you wouldn’t want to make a giant science-fair-sized poster if you don’t have space for it!

You can help your guests prepare by reminding them to plan a spot for their board, and have a rough idea of what they’d like it to look like.

4) Create and split a list of supplies you’ll need

As the host, you should make sure that your vision board party will have all the supplies you need.

But of course, that’s a lot of stuff for one person to provide — so ask everyone else to help out and chip in with items they already have. 

Here’s what I did for my last vision board party, which worked very well.

I made a list of all the supplies I needed. I shared it as a poll in Facebook Messenger, and asked people to “vote” for which items they’d be able to help contribute to.

This was a quick and easy visual way to check if all supplies were covered, and if there were any missing.

Here is a list of all the things you might need:

  • Poster boards (each person should bring their own. Have an extra or two just in case!)
  • Lots of magazines to find pictures
  • Several scissors (preferably one per guest)
  • Glue sticks (preferably one per guest)
  • A few rolls of tape

It’s also helpful if you have access to a printer to print any pictures from the internet, for things you cannot find in the magazines. 

5) Don’t forget the snacks!

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You’ve got all the supplies you need for your vision board — now don’t forget the snacks to keep you all motivated and focused!

My personal strategy here was to ask each guest to bring something to munch on, and I took care of the drinks. 

This made sure nobody had to drag any heavy bottles over to my place, especially as they already had a bag full of supplies to bring. 

The best thing is if you can bring snacks that already align with the life you’re trying to manifest

For example, if you know you’re going to put healthy eating on your board, bring a veggie and dip platter rather than a jumbo bag of chips!

You’ll get your manifestation off on the right track. 

6) Get everyone on the same page

We’ve already gone over what vision boards are above, but do your guests know what they are and how they work?

Vision board parties work best if you all get on the right page.

I like to do this at the start of the party, when everyone gets together, because it’s a fun way to get things rolling and get people talking. 

If there’s someone in your group who’s an expert on vision boards, you can ask them to explain to everyone else in the group how they work, and offer to answer any questions people may have. 

This always helps people break the ice, and get excited to start crafting the life they’ve always wanted to live. 

7) Set the right mood

You’ve now got everything you need for your vision board party. But if you want it to be a real success, then you can go the extra mile to set the perfect mood.

All it takes is the right background music, and a few carefully chosen decorations. 

For music, I like to go for something not too mellow, or else everyone gets the urge to take a nap. But also not too upbeat — we’re not about to pump iron at the gym, after all!

You could ask your group for suggestions of their favorite artists and make a mix to make sure everyone has something they will enjoy.

It’s also a very fun way to get to know each other’s taste in music, and spark up interesting conversations. 

As for decorations, you don’t have to do something too over the top. I always think about the environment and consider if I will have another use for any items I buy for a party.

Last time, I hand crafted little name tags as place settings with motivational quotes on them, using old newspapers and recycled paper. It was just a small detail, but all my guests loved it and it put a big smile on their face as soon as they walked in.

You can also create garlands out of newspapers to hang from the ceiling and give the gathering a more “party-like” vibe to make it special and meaningful. 

8) Set a time limit

There’s no time limit to working on goals, but you should set one for your vision board party.

Why? Because otherwise, I found some people can get too stuck in “thinking mode” that they never actually get around to doing anything. 

Having a concrete deadline of some sort is sometimes all we need to prod ourselves into action. 

Set aside plenty of time that nobody feels rushed, but make sure your guests know that they should be finished by a certain time. 

Here’s what I factored in for my last vision board party:

  • 1 hour for guests to arrive, chit chat, and do step 6: introducing what vision boards are and asking any questions about them
  • 1.5 hours to look through magazines, cut out pictures, lay them out, and glue them on the poster to make the vision board
  • 1 hour to share and discuss the vision boards

If you have time left over, I’m sure you’ll be able to fill it with fun chit chat. 

9) Share your boards

As the last phase of my party, I like to do a round of sharing vision boards.

Tell your guests that they can show other people their vision boards and talk about what the pictures on them represent to them. 

This is optional, and they don’t have to talk about every goal on their vision board — some may be highly personal, after all.

But I do highly encourage giving everyone the possibility to share their boards. It’s an excellent way to create accountability for yourself, and also get support from your group of friends.

When others know what it is you’re aiming for in life, they might come across things that could help you reach those goals, and pass them along to you.

Or, they may decide to check in with you about how it’s going and offer your support when you hit a rough patch. 

Ready to host the perfect vision board party?

Now you’re equipped with a fool-proof plan and strategy to host the perfect vision board party.

If you follow all these steps, you’ll be sure to kick start the life you’ve always dreamed of, and have a total blast with your friends while you’re at it.

Want to give yourself a little extra boost on your path to success?

Check out the free video I mentioned above. 

This is something I stumbled across when I was still struggling to manifest my goals and desires into my reality.

I was trying my best to get on the right path, but I found myself stuck. I later found out it’s because of toxic spirituality that I had picked up from gurus who didn’t know any better.

Thankfully, I was able to unlearn these harmful myths and get on the right track after I saw this eye-opening video by shaman Rudá Iandé.

I learned that spirituality should be about empowering yourself. Not suppressing emotions, not judging others, but forming a pure connection with who you are at your core. 

And when I embraced that as truth, I started seeing immense growth in every area of my life.

If you’d like to give an extra power boost to your vision board and personal growth, click here to watch the free video.

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I've ridden the rails, gone off track and lost my train of thought. I'm writing for Ideapod to try and find it again. Hope you enjoy the journey with me.

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