When you’re a new member in a sorority, Big/Little week is like Christmas. In my chapter, little sisters are given gifts and notes Monday through Thursday; and Friday is reveal, when they find out who their big sister is! This page will be dedicated to crafts I made for my littles and pictures of other gifts my sisters made for their littles.
On the last day of Big/Little week, littles receive a quatrefoil from their big sister. They all have the names of the big and little sisters, three stars for the three founders of Phi Mu, the semester and year, and “Lil Sis” and “Big Sis”. Other than that, each is personalized by the big sister. Continue reading →
On Friday of big/little week, we have reveal. In my chapter, the sisters all stand in a circle grouped by families (big, little, grandbig, etc.) who choose a theme and dress up in costumes. Our new members are given candle and come outside in small groups. They must walk around until they find the candle that matches their own. Whoever holds the matching candle is their big sister. While they walk around, we sing traditional Phi Mu songs about sisterhood. Continue reading →
On the third day of the week, littles received a canvas from their big sisters. We were given the freedom to do anything—initials, monograms, quotes, etc. Continue reading →
On the Tuesday of Fall 2013 big/little week we gave our littles frames. They could be store bought or we could decorate them ourselves. I chose to buy plain wooden frames from the craft store and personalize them to my littles’ preferences. Outside of big/little week this is an awesome, easy, and cheap gift for anyone and any occasion. Continue reading →
I surprised one of my littles last week with a special delivery to her dorm. I took a basic fishbowl and personalized it for big/little week. This is one of the easiest crafts you can make for your little, but she is sure to appreciate the thought behind it. Continue reading →
In my chapter we leave baskets in a specified room for our littles. The baskets stay there all week and when they come to the house each day, there’s a new present from their big! I have twins, which means I took two littles. However, during big/little week, they have no clue who I am and they also don’t know that they are twins. Therefore, my first challenge was to decorate two baskets and make sure that they do not look anything alike. Continue reading →