Long time, no talk! Hey lovelies I'm back from my little break. Midterms are (almost) over, and I'm ready to get back to my normal life, which includes blogging! Over the past few weeks I've had many things happen, and can't wait to share with you all.
One of the things that happened was that I got a little in my sorority (I'm in Alpha Gamma Delta btw)! I never thought I would be super excited to be a big, because I didn't think I would find someone who I thought would get along with me so well. I was wrong. One of our new members is basically a carbon copy of me, we even have the same major, and with history that's something that doesn't normally happen, and we had class together so we were talking constantly. After lots of worrying whether someone else was going to take her, I got paired with her! And then the threat and stress of spoils week was upon me.
My roommate also got a little, so we started crafting like crazy and making numerous trips to the dollar store to add more to our gifts. Our spoils week is 5 days long, so I started my gifts small and went progressively larger. I'll show you guys what I gave my little and then give you some more ideas at the end of the post!
Day 1 Theme: Holidays
I bought this ornament at the dollar store, and then decorated it with glitter! It was super easy to make, and easy to design with your own letters!
For each day I added a balloon with hints inside to help her guess who I am. Of course I lied on a few of them just to trick her...
Other things I added to this day were a hat in the shape of a turkey (her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving!), a water bottle, a mason jar full of candy for Halloween, and a set of pearl earrings and necklace because they are Alpha Gamma Delta's "gem."
Day 2 Theme: Alpha Gam Essentials
In Alpha Gam we have a thing called The Purpose, and it is basically how we have specific ways in which we try to lead our lives. I repurposed a frame that my big gave me, keeping the purpose that she made for me, and replacing the one in the frame with one I made for my little. I also passed down a set of rose pens that have been in my "family" to my little. Roses are Alpha Gam's flower, and I loved when my big gave them to me! I also gave her a cute little piggy bank to help her save money for the sorority's dues. My roommate and I also baked cookies in the shape of squirrels (AGD's mascot) and I also gave her a set of hair ties and sour candy!
Day 3 Theme: Girl's Night In
This is by far the easiest gift to get together for your little! Gather up some manicure and pedicure supplies, some apple cider, some magazines, your favorite movies (I gave her a four pack of rom coms that just happened to have two of my favorite movies in it! Bride Wars and What's Your Number!). Some of the items in my basket were also hints to who I am. I gave her a cat stuffed animal because I love cats, some British cookies because my mom is from England, some Starbucks because it has become an obsession ever since we got one on campus, and for the magazine I picked one with Emma Roberts on the cover because I've been obsessed with watching Scream Queens!
Day 4 Theme: Disney
Day 4 Theme: Disney
It's an unspoken rule that if you go to Chapman, you have to love Disney. With it being 15 minutes from campus, it's kind of hard not to. I did most of my crafts for this day, and I have to say, I'm extremely proud of how these turned out! I'm thinking about making a separate post on a tutorial for the minnie mouse canvas, thoughts? I struggled on what to put my gifts in most of the week, but found this cute box at Ross for less than $5! Michaels was also having a sale on baskets, so the two baskets that I used for Day 3 and Day 5 were also less than $5!
Day 5 Theme: Victorias Secret/Pink
I went all out on the last day with basically every pink thing that I could find. One of my little's favorite colors is pink, and thank god because I had already collected an obscene amount of stuff for that day. I made her a tie blanket (super easy Pinterest tutorial!), glitter letters, candles, lip balm, lotion, and lots more! Gathering gifts that are your littles favorite color is a simple way to make a themed basket!
Here are some other gift ideas that are perfect for your sorority little!
Big/Little Pillow | Favorite Lip Balm | Sorority Bracelet | Lilly Print Decal | Big/Little T-shirt |
Also, don't forget to check out my post on Sorority Recruitment!