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🎀 Master list of sweet sorority photo poses! 🎀

Sorority sisters love to take photos and sorority sugar loves these CUTE poses!

🎀  SWEET ON GREEK SORORITY POSES: 🎀

The Faux Conversation:

The Glitter Flurry:

The Elbow Clutch:

The Scenic Landmark:

The Circle:

The Legs In The Air Don’t Care:

The Sand in Our Toes:

The Flag Unfurled:

The Happy Hands:

The Straight Arm:

The Boot Scoot:

The Square: 

The Chalkboard Crush:

The Wall Sit:

The Timeless Squat:

The Shirt Showoff: 

The Arm In Arm:

The Tummy Tuck:

The Perfect Pair:

The One Leg Lift:

The Air Born:

The Just Hangin’ Around: 

The Sorority Sign:

The Blowing Bubbles:

The Pyramid: 

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Please don’t pass judgement on something you don’t understand.

I just read an article about a sorority recruitment video that “is worse for women than Donald Trump”–I read the entire article and watched the video, expecting some horrendous taboo recruitment video. I didn’t get what I expected. It was a complete run of the mill plain Jane recruitment video. The article states"It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so … unempowering,”. When in reality it shows a group of girls goofing around, having fun and bonding with each other to form a sisterhood. Sisterhood is ultimately the reason a girl joins a sorority in the first place, so showcasing that is an extremely important part of the recruitment process. Speaking from experience, the making these types of videos is sometimes choreographed and sometimes someone just pulls out a camera and starts filming friends joking around, sitting and talking. 

Do the girls all have on nice outfits, their hair done and makeup on? Yes! Of course! Why would somebody post a video of their sorority looking like crap? That’s not going to attract PNMs. In many sororities, including my own, sisters pride themselves on appreciating beauty, both of themselves and their surroundings. This isn’t in vain or for shallow reasons, but simply because when we look our best, we feel our best. We are confident and ready to conquer anything. When we wear our letters or represent our houses, we are encouraged to spend a little extra time grooming in the morning to look put together. Similarly when I went on field trips in high school, we were instructed to wear nicer clothes and be nicely groomed because we were representing our school. There’s nothing wrong with taking pride in yourself. 

Thirdly, the author tells us that the video is lacking : any mention of core ideals or service and philanthropy efforts”. Recruitment videos are meant to be supplemental. They are shown to PNMs DURING the recruitment process. These PNMs are also talking to the sisters about their values and philanthropies. In fact, when I went through recruitment, the video was shown during our philanthropy round. We met with the girl who was recruiting us, talked about the philanthropy that house was involved in, watched the video, and did a small craft for the philanthropy (i.e. making sugar free iced tea lemonade for the JDRF walk when the philanthropy is Diabetes Research and Education). We don’t see it in the 5 minute video, but we talk about the values of the houses for 4 days, each time we visit. 

The author concludes saying “It’s the kind of thing I never want my young daughters to see or emulate.” That’s very sad, I want my daughter to emulate sorority women. Women who share a bond that lasts a lifetime. Women who seek wisdom, who aspire to keep their bodies and minds healthy, speak kindly with those who they meet and cherish the friendships they make along the way. I want her to be a woman who looks for ways to contribute to her community and show respect for herself, her home, and her beliefs. I want my daughter to be honest, kind and sincere. I want her to have high ambitions and find a way to reach them. That is the kind of woman I want to be, I want to raise and that is the kind of woman that is in a sorority. 


RANT OVER. Please, just do research and find the appropriate information on a subject before you pass judgment. Not everything about a system can be shown in a 5 minute video that’s meant to be an advertisement. 

🎓 master list of sweet sorority graduation photo poses! 🎓

Celebrate your graduating sisters with a senior photo shoot. These are some cute & classic greek grad poses! Remember your senior sisters forever….

🎓   SORORITY GRAD PHOTO POSES: 🎓 

The Sororifetti: 

The Uncorked:

The Balloon Bliss:

The Cap Toss:

The Stole Spotlight: 

The Senior Sparkle:

The Crafty Cap:

The Shy Seniors:

The Fountain Frolic:

The Final Throw What You Know:

The Class Cap Collection:

The Stadium Stack:

The Grads in White:

The Casual Stroll:

The Stairway to the Future:

The Sit-In:

The Cap Side:

The Letter Luv:

The Journey Begins:

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Master List of Sweet Sorority Photo Poses

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Paddles are a tradition in sororities. While many sororities have tried to stay away from paddles due to their historical uses, I believe that paddles are an essential part of Greek life. Whether you’re in PanHellenic, IFC, for MGC paddles are common place. I have complied a list of my five favorite paddles that I have come across on Pinterest.

1. Alpha Sigma Tau Anchor Paddle

2. Kappa Alpha Theta Tangled Paddle

3. Lilly Pulitzer Paddle

4. Gamma Phi Beta Floral Paddle

5. Gamma Phi Beta Quote Paddle

Bonus: Kappa Alpha Theta UP Paddle (this is my personal paddle that I gave to my big. Not on the top five, but I wanted to share it on my blog)

A foolish man once asked me why I wear black
so I told
I told him I wear black because I am it and it is me
I told him I wear black because it exudes from my pores like oil mines
I told him I wear black because it’s the only color I got in my closet a million shades strung up by their necks and draped around my hangers
Next to the skeletons
Near the empty shelf I saved privileged
Across from the door I had to pry open labeled opportunity
I wear black because it draws attention like a flower to bees or swaying bodies in magnolia trees honey dripping from my mouth or blood trickling from the leaves or a corpse floating down the Mississippi River and into the Louisiana delta
Delta like a delta
Sigma
Kappa
Alpha
Pi
Zeta
Iota and omega
Devine was I to find in wearing these black garments a
Brotherhood
Sisterhood
A power
In these well worn hand me downs my ancestors wore with pride a struggle sewn into every stitch like
Every seed sewn by nigger hands a nation built upon the backs of a people who will never reap its harvest so I wear black as
A reminder of this burden
I wear black because my people are in constant mourning
Mourning the lives we’ve yet to live
So I asked him do you think I had a
Choice in the matter
Do you think I was in the room when God decided to cascade this black silk around my body to form my skin
No
I wear it because I have to
But yet I stand in it because I want to
That is why I wear black
—  Original poem “Wearing Black ” by Nazhier Smith
💐 sweet on sorority wedding traditions! 💐

Q: My big is getting married in a couple of months. Any ideas about how to incorporate our sorority into the big day? I’m one of her bridesmaids so I really wanna make it special!!

A: For a sorority wedding, one of my favorite traditions is the Badge Bouquet! Pin the bridesmaid’s badges to the wedding bouquet, along with the bride’s badge. This is so sentimental and makes a wonderful photo too! 

Or, the sorority bridesmaid’s can pin their badges to their own bouquets. Badges can also be pinned to the inside of a wedding gown at the neckline or underneath a strap. 

💐   Bring LOTS of Sorority Charm to a Wedding: 💐 

  • Serenade: Sorority sisters form a circle around the bride and serenade her with special chapter songs. There will be tears!
  • Big/little Pics: Take photos in your traditional big/little “stacked” pose. 
  • Sorority Photo Frame: Design a photo frame, chalkboard sign, or garland especially for the sorority sisters to pose with.
  • Sorority Blooms: Use your special sorority flowers throughout the wedding. 
  • Photo Exhibit: Display several sorority photos in elegant silver frames on the “family history” table. 
  • Sorority Shadowbox: Design and display a sorority shadowbox celebrating your sisterhood memories. 
  • Hand Signs: Stage a wedding guest and bridal party throw what you know.
  • Sisterhood Video: Shoot a bridal video to be shown at the rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, or reception featuring the bride’s sorority sisters wishing the bride a happy future and reminiscing about college days.
  • Greek Groom’s Cake: If the groom was in a fraternity, represent both bride and groom’s houses on the groom’s cake.
  • Bridesmaid’s Sparkle: Order matching necklaces or bracelets for the sorority bridesmaids to wear. They should feature your sorority mascot, symbol, or jewel.
  • Little Touches: Bring your sorority colors or insignia into the wedding favors, bridal party koozies, bridal party spirit jerseys, bridesmaid’s robes and other wedding day accessories. 
  • Saying Sign: Design a pretty sign with your sorority motto, creed, or favorite inspirational quote. Place it on a small easel for decoration.
  • Sister Guest Plaque: Paint and decorate a pretty wedding plaque (or wood monogram), display it at the reception and ask all the sorority sisters to autograph it with best wishes. Sorority members in attendance can sign it during the reception. 
  • Wedding Cooler: Paint a “greek style” cooler for the bride and groom to take on their honeymoon. 
  • Lavalier Love: Add the bride and the groom’s lavaliers to the wedding bouquet. 
  • Music: Include the bride’s favorite sorority music in the wedding ceremony, or have it played it at the reception. 
  • Symbol Sugar: Add sorority symbols into the floral arrangements, centerpieces, cookies, and wedding cake… For example, add anchors to a Delta Gamma wedding, crowns for a Zeta Tau Alpha wedding, and fleur de lis or golden keys for a Kappa Kappa Gamma nuptial.
  • Ceremony Reading: During the wedding ceremony, have a well spoken sister give a meaningful reading that expresses the sorority’s values.
  • Greek Garter Charm: Add a sorority symbol or greek letter charm to the bride’s garter.
  • Ice Sculpture: Design a stunning sorority symbol ice sculpture!
  • Sisterly Toast: Ask a poised sister to give a toast to the bride and groom at the reception. 
  • Wedding Party & Guest Gifts: Give greek themed favors to the wedding party and guests.
  • Greek Letters: Include greek letter marquee lights, or floral greek letters in the reception decorations. 

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Has anyone else noticed throughout PLL the Pi symbol “π” has been showed in PLL a few times?

  • Lucas was wearing a T-shirt that had the Pi symbol in Season 2 Episode 3 ‘My name is Trouble’
  • The Nerdy Guy that Spencer talks to at a college in Season 4 Episode 5 'Gamma Zeta Die’ has the Pi symbol of his shirt.
  • In Season 5 Episode 5 'Miss Me x 100’ Aria is seen handing a box with an actually pie in it to Ezra and the logo of the pie consists of the Pi symbol. 

Nothing is in Pretty Little Liars for no reason and its got us thinking what the connection behind this is. We have done some research and the Pi symbol is actually a Greek letter and we know that in Season 4 Episode 5 'Gamma Zeta Die’ Spencer and Emily visited a greek sorority so maybe we should be looking into that episode a bit more for more clues and hints?! What do you think Liars?

*Also a very people have been messaging us stating that perhaps the whole Pi symbol is actually a hint. We know that π = 3.14etc in maths so perhaps this is a hint from the writers that we should be looking is Season 3 Episode 14! 

🎉 Building the ultimate bid day goodie bag! 🎉

Q: I was wondering what would be some good items to put in a bid day goodie bag? 

A: First select a super cute tote bag  and then select your favorite treats to go inside. How many gifts you give depends on your budget. Ordering in bulk helps bring down the price per item. Everything you select should be customized with your sorority name, greek letters, symbols, or mascot for extra flair. Your new members will be thrilled to get their very first sorority swag from their new chapter!

🎁   Top 50 Sorority Bid Day Goodie Bag Gift Ideas! 🎁 

  • Tumbler
  • Mug
  • Water Bottle
  • Koozie
  • Plush Toy 
  • Headband 
  • Sunglasses
  • Notebook
  • Note Pad/Note Cards
  • Sticky Notes/Tabs 
  • Key Fob
  • Luggage Tag
  • Laptop/Car Decal 
  • Stickers
  • Magnets
  • Picture Frame 
  • Candy 
  • Landyard 
  • Sunglass Strap
  • Makeup Bag
  • Pens & Pencils
  • Pillowcase
  • Button 
  • Pocket Mirror
  • Casual Bracelet 
  • Bumper Sticker
  • License Plate Frame
  • Coin Purse
  • Nail Files
  • Nail Polish/Nail Wraps 
  • Metallic Tattoos 
  • Mini Clipboard 
  • Hair Ties 
  • Socks 
  • Flip Flops
  • Dry Erase Board 
  • Cookies
  • Small ID Holder
  • Decorative Wood Block
  • Bottle of Bubbles
  • Colorful Straws 
  • Plastic Mason Jar
  • Charm
  • Hanging Decor 
  • Art Print
  • Lip Balm
  • Stemmed Cup
  • Dog Tag
  • Weekly/Monthly Calendar
  • Coasters

Also fun for your new members to wear on bid day ~ tank top/tee shirt, cap and fanny pack!

🎨 get the look: how to paint sorority canvas shoes! 🎨

Painted sorority Keds and Toms are super fun for bid day, big/little reveal and any day! Get the look with these step-by-step instructions for creating your footwear works of art. They are totally wearable and a FAB way to show your greek pride all around campus.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED: 

  • Pair of white canvas sneakers (Keds), or white/ivory slip-ons (Toms), or similar brands. 
  • 1-2" blue painter’s tape
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint pens and/or Sharpies
  • Firm small brushes
  • Tissue paper
  • Pencil for tracing or penciling freehand 
  • Tracing paper for preferred technique
  • Nail polish remover & Q-tips
  • Clear matte sealing spray such as Krylon

❉ STEP 1 Prep the Shoes: 

  • Remove the laces if you are painting Keds. 
  • Tape all around the sole with the blue painter’s tape, protecting the edges from stray paint.
  • Stuff tissue paper in the toes of the shoes to keep your painting surface firm.

❉ STEP 2 Lightly Trace Your Design:

  • With a pencil, lightly freehand your design. Or trace one using your favorite tracing technique. Please refer to the sorority sugar Letter Tracing Guide for different ways to trace. 
  • Another option is to print a design from the computer, cut it out and use it as a “stencil.” Secure your stencil with pins and lightly trace around it.

❉ STEP 3 Paint the Design:

  • Using firm, small brushes paint your design on the canvas surface. 
  • A light touch works better than a heavy application.
  • Accent and outline with paint pens and/or colored Sharpies.
  • If there are multiple layers to your design, allow for drying time.

❉ STEP 4 Finishing Touches:  

  • After shoes are completely dry, spray clear sealant over the painted surface.
  • Remove the blue painter’s tape. 
  • Touch up any stray paint spots with a Q-tip and nail polish remover.
  • Remove the tissue paper inside the toes.
  • Re-lace the shoes if you painted Keds.

{DIY photos & info from: google search}

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