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✥ 3 TIPS FOR A BETTER BID DAY! ✥
Bid day is the BIG DAY that wraps up recruitment and all of your hard work! It’s a special day that the members (old and new) will remember for a very long time.
I still remember my first bid day like it was yesterday. Greek U has some tips on organizing an awesome bid day, getting the look you want and spoiling your new members with fantastic goodies.
✥ Tip #1: Pick an Amazing Theme!
Your new members are going to be so excited to have joined your house, so make it memorable for them. You should go all out for your new sisters. The theme you select covers everything from the decorations in your house to the most minute details of bid day.
Some of our favorite themes at Greek U are patriotic and tribal. All of your pictures from bid day will reflect your awesome theme and show what creativity you have. So pick your theme with care.
✥ Tip #2: Design Your Bid Day Shirts!
Once you have decided on a theme, you need to design the best bid day shirts. With the “Preview” function on our Greek U website, you can switch colors, customize your text and play around with design. Sometimes you’ll want to add a cute saying, or just keep things simple. The color combinations, shirt styles and designs are almost endless. And you can even create custom artwork if you wish.
One of my top design tips ~ New members should have a different color bid day shirt to set them apart. Same graphics as the active sisters, but in a complimentary color!
✥ Tip #3: Create an Super Bid Day Bundle!
Once your shirt order is complete, move on to your bid day bags! First order of business is selecting tote bags that compliment your bid day t-shirts and have a cute design that the girls can carry around campus to proudly showing off their new letters.
Secondly, fill those bags with fun gear. Everything from water bottles, to notebooks, to fanny packs and many more treats. You can also include customized stuffed animals, picture frames and sunglasses. Make sure your new members can rep your sorority wherever they go.
Everyone works so hard on recruitment and I’m sure all your sisters will want to let off some steam at your bid day party (my chapter had a bounce house one year)! And the new members will be so excited about joining your house.
Set up some fun games, delicious food & drink and provide some entertaining activities so the girls can get to know each other and bond with their new sisters.
Most importantly, have fun with it!
~~Greek U & Sorority Sugar