I'm a very visual person, so for several years now I've been piecing together an annual vision board to sum up my dreams for the year and keep them in a prominent place. To keep my board focused, I also like to work around my one word for the year. For 2017, I wanted to share the experience of creating my vision board with a few of the creative ladies that I'm lucky to have in my life. I planned this New Years Dream Board Party for 6 of us to get together and plan for the year ahead. We chose our words, crafted our dream boards, and had so much fun in the process. As it turns out, we all agreed that it was a very relaxing experience. It was an opportunity to take a break from all of the holiday stress, focus on our selves, and have a little time with the girls.
Each guest got a notebook to write down their thoughts about their word and the focus of their dream board. I had 16x20" framed corkboards available for everyone to use too. I asked them to bring any items or photos from home that they knew they wanted to include on their boards. We went through piles of magazines looking for inspiring images and words to use. My board also included my family's New Years photo card right in the middle. Everything I do is for that family, so it's important to me to put them right in the center of the dreams that I have for my future.
The event took place at The Mint Studio, a beautiful local spot for gathering and crafting. I don't like to do things in a small way, so we had lots of pretty details to make the morning memorable. Don't miss these highlights:
⁃ Colorful Balloon Garland that I put together using a kit that included everything needed. Simple to put together and such a big visual impact.
⁃ Gorgeous food that we all really enjoyed. I adore the vibrant colors of that golden beet carpaccio. Yum!
⁃ Acrylic blocks with designs featuring the 2017 words of the year. Another beautiful reminder to stay focused on what's important.
⁃ Bright floral displays featuring pomegranates and mandarin oranges.
⁃ Drink stirs that were personalized with each guest's name.
⁃ Dessert! Custom cookies featured our chosen words and the cake tasted as good as it looked.
What People Ate
Delicious and beautiful food from Crudo by Pascal Lorange
What People Drank
Champagne and sparkling blood orange soda.
Watercolor painted cake by Jenny Wenny Cakes and custom cookies from Southern Belle Specialties
Activities / Games
Creating our Dream Boards!
Party a la Mo
The Mint Studio
Sarah Tolson Photography
Acrylic blocks, notebooks and New Years cards
Jenny Wenny Cakes
Southern Belle Specialties
Blooming to Inspire
One Stylish Party
balloon garland kit
Jenn and Jules Designs
cake topper and drink stirs