I can almost smell the glue guns:
Big/little season is just around the corner!
The best (or worst, depends if you are a Pinner or not) part of big little reveal is the basket you put together for your sorority little after you reveal who you are.
This almost always includes food, crafts, and clothes.
We wanted to bring you the best big/little basket gift ideas, so that your future little loves everything inside her basket!
It’s all about showing your little how much you love her and how excited you are that she’s in your house.
After all, you chose her to be your little.
Read on to find out some really good craft ideas, clothing, and food recipes!
If your sorority chapter hasn’t begun this process, check out our post on how to pick the perfect big/little for you!
Big/Little Basket Goodies: Food
So, for starters, what do you put in your little’s basket?
And lots of it.
You know your little is going to be cramming for those midterms soon, and you also know how much snacking there is involved.
Find out her favorite type of candies, and fill the basket with them.
If she’s a health nut, try some sweets that are a bit healthier, from Sprout’s or Trader Joe’s.
If you’re really feeling crafty, trying make these cosmic brownies.
She will really appreciate the time put into them!
Big/Little Basket Goodies: T-Shirts
When I got a basket at my sorority big/little reveal, it had tons of old fraternity and philanthropy shirts from my big and her big and so on (we all know we go shirt-crazy freshman year).
All of these hand-me-downs make for great workout shirts and pajamas.
You should also get matching big/little shirts, like this set below.
You can also give your little her sorority letters at reveal! This is such a cute way to show her that you’ve been thinking about her!
She’ll know you want to make her sorority experience special with her first pair of letters right off the bat.
What an amazing big/little basket gift idea!
Check out this this cozy sorority sweatshirt if you want to design her letters yourself online:
Big/Little Basket Goodies: DIY
Are you an avid Pinterest user?
This is the perfect opportunity to show your little how crafty you can be and how much love you are putting into this basket.
These crafts are a few of our favorites.
These mugs are adorable! And super easy.
Head to your local Michael’s to buy some blank mugs, and follow the instructions to make these babies.
Let’s just say, the more DIY you do for your little, the better!
She will so appreciate all the hard work you put into her gifts, and you will set the bar high for generations to come.
You should also fill the basket with her favorite things.
Does she collect anything?
Is she obsessed with Vampire Diaries?
Does she love shopping at Forever 21?
I’m giving you gold here, people!
You can find out from her pledge class sisters what she likes, if you don’t know yet!
I was paired with a big I didn’t know well, but she investigated and found all the stuff I liked!
Big/Little Basket Gift Idea: College Survival Kit
Another one of the awesome big/little basket gift ideas is to give her a college survival kit.
You know, all the stuff you wish someone had given you when you entered college.
- Earplugs for the loud dorms
- Useful dorm-cooking items
- Gatorade (for those times you’ll take her out on the town)
- Makeup wipes
- Protein bars
Pick and choose from the list and add items to your big/little basket!
Pretty soon, it’s going to be filled to the brim.
See the full list below!
Big Little Reveal Week: The Perfect Surprise
One of my favorite weeks was big/little reveal week!
If you’re not familiar, it’s a week filled with presents and clues, and then at the end of the week the sorority holds a ceremony to reveal everyone’s new big and little!
At the beginning, each big goes to their little’s dorm and decorates, while her little is away in class.
During the week, the big sends the little on a scavenger hunt of sorts.
For example, I could text my little from one of my other sister’s numbers and ask her to get me a Starbucks.
It is all worth it for the little when she finds out her big at the end of the week!
There is a bunch of fun ways chapters will organize reveal:
- Popping out of decorated boxes
- Standing behind a curtain with one patterned sock on and the little has to come find the matching sock
- Standing behind a decorated poster with your little’s name on it
It’s one of the most fun nights of the year! Afterwards, all the bigs and littles will have some bonding time 🙂
Our Favorite Big Little Gift Baskets
This one brings back the memories.
It looks just like the one I received when getting my Alpha Phi big.
Pink basket, turquoise theme, and Phi Bear.
And the award for the most glam:
Do you spot the Sprinkles Cupcakes box?
I am so jealous.
Finally, the most all-out basket. We can’t imagine how long it took this big to make her twins baskets!
That’s a ton of stuff! She even hand-painted boards and gave her littles coloring books.
And two separate themes: Victoria’s Secret and Tiffany & Co.!
We are IMPRESSED!
If you need more inspiration, head over to our website and check out our big/little section!