Hosting a gathering centered around creativity and self-reflection can be a rewarding experience for both the host and the attendees. One unique and inspiring Project Gather gathering idea to consider is a vision board making gathering. Vision boards are powerful tools that help individuals visualize their goals and dreams, making the process of achieving them more tangible. In this article, we'll explore how to set up and host a vision board making event that fosters creativity, connection, and personal growth.
The Set Up:
Creating the right ambiance is crucial for a successful vision board gathering. Choose a venue with ample natural light and a comfortable seating arrangement conducive to creativity and conversation. Consider soft background music to set a relaxed tone. Begin the event with a brief welcome, explaining the purpose of vision boarding and the positive impact it can have on goal-setting and personal development.
The Supplies (besides wine, of course):
To ensure a smooth vision board making process, gather a variety of magazines that cover different topics such as travel, lifestyle, and personal development. Additionally, provide scissors, glue sticks, poster boards, and markers for participants to express their creativity. Encourage attendees to bring personal items like photos or mementos to incorporate into their vision boards, adding a personalized touch to their creations.
Magazines: Collect a diverse selection of magazines covering various topics like travel, lifestyle, personal development, and hobbies. Magazines will serve as the primary source of images and words for participants to cut and include on their vision boards.
Scissors: Provide a sufficient number of scissors for attendees to cut out images and words from magazines.
Glue Sticks: Glue sticks are mess-free and convenient, ensuring a smooth application without the risk of spills.
Poster Boards: Supply each participant with a poster board as the foundation for their vision board.
Markers:Include a set of markers in various colors to allow participants to add personalized details, captions, or drawings to their vision boards.
Personal Items (Optional): Encourage attendees to bring personal items such as photographs, mementos, or small objects that hold special significance. These items can be integrated into the vision boards, adding a meaningful and personalized touch.
Once your setup is complete, arrange seating in a circular or semi-circle formation to facilitate easy conversation and a fun, communal energy. Prepare a playlist of uplifting tunes to provide a background melody. Make sure each participant has a comfortable designated space equipped with all the supplies they’ll need.
Elevate the creative energy at your vision board event by offering a delightful selection of candy and simple snacks that add a touch of sweetness to the experience. Set up a charming snack station with an assortment of colorful candies like gummy bears, chocolate-covered treats, and fruit-flavored sweets. Consider including bowls of popcorn, pretzels, and mixed nuts for a savory contrast.
These easily shareable and finger-friendly snacks provide a perfect accompaniment to the artistic process, allowing participants to indulge their taste buds while immersing themselves in the imaginative world of vision boarding. The combination of sweet and savory treats adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the gathering, creating a relaxed and enjoyable environment for creative expression.
Guidance and Inspiration:
Offer guidance on how to approach vision boarding. Suggest that attendees take a few moments to reflect on their aspirations and choose images and words that resonate with their goals. Consider teeing up a TEDTalk to kick the event off with some inspirational words. This can add depth to the event and inspire participants in their creative process.
Wrap up the vision board making gathering by providing an opportunity for attendees to share their creations with the group. Allow each participant to briefly explain the significance of their vision board and the goals they've set for themselves. Create an uplifting and positive environment where everyone can celebrate each other's aspirations. Consider offering small prizes or tokens of appreciation for creativity, fostering a sense of accomplishment among the participants.
Project Gather is our initiative to encourage, inspire and empower women to gather. Whether it’s a fun paint & sip night, a bubbly brunch, a professional networking event or a birthday celebration, we believe that when women gather, magic happens.
Project Gather hosts get a discount on our wine, whether they buy locally or via our website. They also get access to perks & discounts from some other women-founded brands we love to plus-up their gathering. We hope you’ll consider signing up for Project Gather. Whatever gatherings you have coming up, we’d love to be invited.