Looking for a party that’s fun AND crafty?! Do yourself a favor and check out this cute New Year Dream Board Crafting Party by Maureen Walker of Party a la Mo!
Packed with gold accents, bright flowers and fun decor, this sweet event will have you bringing in the New Year with a bang!
The Dream Board party ideas + elements you must see from this darling occasion, include:
- Acrylic block signs placed at each place setting
- Flower and orange centerpiece
- Color-washed cake topped flowers + custom wood sign
- Crafty cookies
- Colorful balloon garland
- Pom pom chair bunting
- Blue personalized drink stirrers
- “Create” notebooks + cards
Venue: The Mint Studio
Styling: Party a la Mo
Photography: Sarah Tolson Photography
Acrylic blocks, notebooks and New Years cards: Tiny Prints
Cake: Jenny Wenny Cakes
Cookies: Southern Belle Specialties
Flowers: Blooming to Inspire
Balloon Garland: One Stylish Party
Cake topper and drink stirs: Jenn and Jules Designs
Candyfetti: Sweets Indeed
Guests: Katie of Just Add Sunshine Inc. | Phyllis of Phyllis Sa | Design + Branding | Jayme of Minted Studio | Jen of JPD
New Year Dream Board Crafting Party
New Year Dream Board Crafting Party Details:
This is what Maureen shared about the party- “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.
My one word for 2017 is CREATE. To create art, opportunities, healthy habits, and strong relationships. I want to create a life I love, and the only person responsible for doing that is me! I feel like this word will empower me to make some important changes in my life. Other words that the guests chose were shine, happy, love, family, and dream.
Each guest got a notebook to write down their thoughts about their word and the focus of their dream board. I had 16×20″ 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 holiday photo card right in the middle. We are sending out New Years cards this year, so that worked out perfectly. 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.
I wish you and yours a beautiful 2017!”
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