11 Brilliant Sorority Sisterhood Event Ideas (Updated 2022)
Is your chapter lacking in the sisterhood event department? Sorority sisterhood events are critical for fostering relationships and helping members connect. If you need event ideas, not to worry, because Greek U is here to help with a list of fun sorority sisterhood events that would be great for any chapter.
Think outside the box when it comes to organizing sisterhood events; all your members will love the new ideas and will want to keep the tradition going. Sisterhood activities should be fun, easy and memorable. These sorority events are ones that all sisters will remember and will want to be a part of - at least, that's the goal. Some of the best sisterhood event ideas are the simplest ones. Just imagine all your sisters gathered together, having good conversations and bonding with one another.
Browse through our 11 favorite sorority sisterhood event ideas and find something that works for your sorority. Join us as we count down from 11!
- Escape Room
Escape rooms are extremely popular, and with good reason! These puzzle games are great for team building and bonding. What's even better is that you can all work together to solve a mystery and"escape" from a room, making memories and learning how to work together at the same time. Discover each person's strengths as you solve clues and work to unlock the keys that will get you out in time.
- Beach Bonfire
If you live in a beach town, this sisterhood idea is for you. Barring the need for any special permits, this is an event that you can put together last-minute, but it's also super fun. Gather your sisters in your comfiest sorority sweatshirts, beanies and cozy sorority blankets, grab some firewood and head to the beach. And if you don't have at least three s'mores, you're doing the whole beach bonfire thing wrong. We recommend having a bonfire in the summer, when the weather isn't too cold, and you can gather everyone together for one last sisterhood event before fall. However, spring and early fall are also great times for a bonfire.
- Do-It-Yourself Crafting Night or Girls' Night In
There are so many possibilities with a DIY sisterhood night! For one, you can bring all of your sisters together for a night of crafting during Big/Little Week. This is especially helpful for those sisters who need some crafting inspiration. Second, you can do a DIY night when all the new girls move into the chapter house. They can craft for their new rooms and make their sorority decor super cute!
Here's an idea for sorority house rooms: Have members make door signs with their new roomies to let everyone know whose room is whose. They can create a cute bulletin board where their sisters can write them little notes and stick them on there.
Another idea is to have your sisters make homemade gifts for their loved ones around the holidays. Making a sisterhood event out of it puts everyone in the holiday spirit. You can complete the event by playing Christmas music and putting out some festive treats.
- Roller Skating
For those who live in a coastal area, drive to the beach with all your sisters and roller skate down the boardwalk or pier. It will make for some really cute pictures. Don't live by the beach? No problem. You can also go to an indoor rink and have some fun. Check out your local listings for special events at roller rinks near you for an even more memorable night.
- Laser Tag
Laser tag isn't just for kids anymore, and it's a great team-building activity. You might even have fond memories of playing laser tag as a kid. Whether you're an old pro or have never played before, everyone gets so into the competitive spirit when they strap on a laser tag vest. Grab your girls and spend some time being a little kid again.
- Backyard Movie Night
Set up a projector in the chapter house's backyard, grab a ton of cozy blankets and snacks, and put on a funny movie. My personal pick is Bridesmaids. You can also go to a midnight showing movie premiere at the theater, which is so fun for sorority sisterhood events. My pledge class and I went to multiple movie premieres when we were freshman. It was only $10 dollars, and we camped out beforehand. Call around and ask about group or student discounts.
- Seasonal Sisterhood Events
These seasonal sisterhood event ideas work only for certain seasons, but they're still worth mentioning and jotting down on the calendar.
What a perfect sorority sisterhood event - outdoor ice skating around the holidays! Schedule this event before finals or before everyone goes home for the holidays. Find an outdoor ice-skating rink and grab some dinner with your sisters afterward. If you can't find an outdoor rink, you might be able to go somewhere indoors, which is also fun. An outdoor rink is just more festive.
Host a Friendsgiving at the chapter house to celebrate Thanksgiving with your second family. This is a perfect sisterhood event to plan that doesn't take much time and effort. If you make it a potluck, each girl can bring something different. This is the perfect opportunity to use those Thanksgiving recipes we shared with you! Have certain girls who live in houses on their own bring different food items. Decorate the chapter house in fall decor, complete with autumn tablecloths, flowers for the table centerpieces and festive wall decor.
Pumpkin Patch/Pumpkin Carving Party
Head to the pumpkin patch with your sisters to pick out a pumpkin to carve. After that, you can head back to the house to decorate your pumpkins. Set them outside of the house for some fall decor. This is a fun, creative sisterhood event idea that everyone will enjoy. You will get some cute autumn photos out of the trip too. Make it into a competition by having prizes for the scariest pumpkin, the prettiest pumpkin, the most detailed pumpkin and more.
- Exercise Class
Explore the fitness studios in your town. See what kinds of deals they offer for groups. They'll often give discounts if you fill their classes. Doing an exercise sisterhood event is super fun because it allows you to get active with your sisters. For example, a Soul Cycle-esque spin studio in a local college town lets sorority chapters fill up a class, and they will close it off from the public so that it's a private event. It features amazing, upbeat music, black lights and high energy. It's a great way to bond with your sisters.
Some fitness instructors will do a demonstration class for a small group; you could even do it at your sorority house if you have the room. You can also wear your Greek apparel to the class to really showcase your sorority spirit. We highly recommend doing some sort of exercise class for one of your sisterhood events.
- Theme Park
This idea is self-explanatory. Theme parks are a lot of fun and are a great choice for relaxing and bonding with your sisters. Make it a girls' trip to your local theme park or fair and have fun riding all the rides and playing games. Pro tip: theme parks are also an amazing date dash idea, and you can often get discounted tickets with a student ID.
- Charity Walk, Ride or Run
Get in some girl time and raise money for a great cause by participating in a charity walk, ride or run. A color run is a great option for plenty of fun and supporting a great cause. Get a team together with all your sisters who want to sign up. This is another way to get active with your sisters and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Some stores host sorority events where they close down the store early and open it up to the whole chapter. You can get discounts and are free to browse the selection with your sisters. You can even bring your Greek clothing to see how you can best style it. Warning: the dressing rooms will get crazy!
We hope you have an amazing time bonding with your sisters at your next sisterhood event. In the meantime, browse our wide selection of Greek merchandise and be sure to check out some of our top sellers.