Going through a Pinterest board of bid day themes is the first step to planning the best welcome for your new members. Looking at Instagram over the past couple of years, it seems as though the same 20 bid day themes have been used over and over again. If you want your chapter to stand out, check out these 10 unique bid day themes!
There’s no better way to show your new members that they’re the ones your chapter wants than with this 1950s themed bid day. You could dress as pink ladies, sockhop goers or pull out your best leather pants and mimic Olivia Newton-John. Serve ice cream, french fries and dance the day away to your favorite swing music.
A sleepover is perfect for showing your new members just how much fun you and your sisters have together. Binge on sleepover snacks and play board games until the sun goes down. This theme also makes for adorable pictures in your comfiest PJs.
3. Color Run
This is a messy one, but an unforgettable one. Welcome your new members to their new home by blasting them with color run chalk. This is a great way to get a conversation going between new members and actives since they will need to find a place in the house to wipe off their faces afterward.
Channel your inner Taledaga Nights with this unique bid day theme. A Nascar theme calls for adorable black and white checked outfits and decorations. Your chapter can use slogans such as “If you’re not first, you’re last: to welcome your new members home.
This is perfect for chapters that have a skull and crossbones as their symbol, but you can use this adorable theme for any sorority bid day! By using the slogan “it’s a (insert chapter here) life for me,” you are showing your new members first had that it’s not just four years, it’s for life. Plus, sugar skulls are extremely trendy and make the cutest shirts!
6. Pop Art
Channel your inner Andy Warhol with this increasingly popular bid day theme. There are so many different things you can do with pop art, so making your bid day unique shouldn’t be a problem. You could get the cutest pop art cookies made for your new members to snack on while you celebrate their arrival.
7. Kate Spade
This theme is for the preppy girl at heart but makes for adorable and totally Instagrammable pictures from your bid day. You won’t need to buy anything special for your outfit because the shirt will be plenty cute enough. Plus, how adorable is this banner!
8. Sweet Home Alabama
For the Southern girls out there, how cute is this Sweet Home (insert your chapter here) bid day? Find a bandana and pull your cowboy boots out the back of your closet to create the perfect outfit. Bandanas are fairly cheap, so you could probably swing buying one for each of the new members to put on after they run home. Pull up the best country music playlist you can find on Spotify and teach your new members how you do it in the South.
9. Kentucky Derby
Join the Winner’s Circle with this adorable Derby themed bid day. The best part? You get to dress up in your best pearls and cutest skirt. Plus, sun hats go perfectly with the themed and will protect you from the September heat while you celebrate with your new members in the sorority house yard.
This bid day theme is for the girls that love to paint their faces and use as much glitter as possible. A galaxy themed bid day gives you the perfect reason to DIY some jeans or shorts that you can wear later in the year. Plus, those galaxy leggings are super popular and easy to find.
Which bid day themes look the most fun and unique to you? Comment below and send this to your bid day planner!
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