TOP 5 TIPS FOR HOSTING YOUR VISION BOARD PARTY

I’m so glad that you’re interested in vision boards! Keep in mind that your Vision Board Party doesn’t have to take place in January, according to public opinion. We cycle through so many seasons of energetic awakening throughout the year, so don’t feel limited to the beginning of the year if you’re thinking about a vision board party. New Moon ceremonies pose ideal timing, along with other key times of the year like summer / winter solstice and spring / autumn equinox. Here are my top 5 tips for bringing your girls together to visualize the life of their dreams.

1. GATHER

Gather together your favorite girls and gather your supplies. In gathering your favorite magazines, remember that it can help to focus on health, wellness, and finance publications, given that these are some of the topics that surface often during vision board gatherings. Post on Facebook so that your girls know what to bring. Nobody expects you to have 12 pairs of scissors, …BUT, if you give everyone a heads up ahead of time to bring their own, you’ll be on your way to a successful vision board party. If you’re a serial bullet journal-er (like moi), it can be helpful to have a variety of colored pens / markers on hand, too, for your guests to plan, label, or add embellishment to their boards.

 

2. CREATE A HASHTAG

Try #vbp and then whatever the month or year is? OK? Most recently I hosted a vision board party in (very) early 2019, so it was #vbp2019 : ) You get the idea? The hash tag will help in terms of invitations and the sharing of photos and videos.

3. CREATE A PROGRAM

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been invited to wonderful events like this—poster boards, wine, cheese, crackers, magazines—it appears as if everything is ready to go. I settle in with a goblet of rosé on a velvet meditation cushion… AND THEN the hostess looks at me and is like oh my goodness can you do something here please? So I hop in with a visualization or guided meditation.  You DO NOT have to be a yoga teacher to host a vision board party ; ) That being said, BE READY! Your guests will look to you to set the tone and hold energetic space for the group. Email me personally at marisalavalette@gmail.com, and I’ll hook you up with deets on the kinds of meditations / tone setting you can use to get everyone in a state of mind for vision boarding. Charts are a great way to get your group’s creative juices flowing.

4. PRINT YOUR VISUAL ORGANIZER TEMPLATE

Here I’ll project my SF Bay Area mindset onto this spiritual experience—the women attending your #vbp will likely be serial manifestors, or at the very least, they’ll be goal oriented—I mean, who else attends an event for spiritual goal setting and the manifestation of dreams unless they were really serious about it?! This being the case, you always want to be ready for this particular kind of group WITH PAPERWORK! Attune + Align monthly members and workshop participants can download my Vision Board Organizer Template. Let me know how it goes at your party!

 

5. FEED PEOPLE

If you’ve ever worked with me as a holistic nutrition consulting client, you were probably astonished re: the extent to which I think it’s important to include your favorite foods in your regimen—whether it’s wine, dark chocolate, or the occasional (gf, vegan) DONUT. Life is too, too short. I am a firm believer that the right dose of pleasure does a body good in lowering cortisol and its inflammatory effects on the body. That being said, the ladies attending your vision board party are likely to trend towards something lighter, detoxifying recipes. Try these out at your gathering, and please let me know how it goes…

SIGNATURE GREEN SMOOTHIE

HOW TO: SNACK BOARDS 101]

When a huge group of gfs come over last minute:

3 Bean Tempeh Chili Verde, insanely lip smacking—will serve a big crowd!

 

When is your next vision board party? How many women are coming? What are you serving to eat and drink? Please share your go-to tips for a successful vision board party below.