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How to Wear Your Red, White, and Blue

Fourth of July is right around the corner! Have you figured out how to wear your red, white, and blue yet? Here are some ideas of what to wear for your celebration!

1. Red, White, and Bows. Not matter where you’re going bows are always acceptable! Wear them with a white tee and some jean shorts, or even a cute white dress!

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2. Heading to the beach to watch the fireworks this summer? Grab a white, red, and blue bikini and don’t forget am American flag for pictures with your sisters!

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3. A classic look you can’t go wrong with, some jean shorts painted with the American flag. Mix them with a white top and a pair of  Vans. You can even make the jeans yourself with some paint!

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4. If it’s a little colder where you are then why not grab some white jeans or yoga pants and an American flag hoodie to show your spirit?

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5. Looking for a dressier look for the 4th? Find a print dress or some colored shorts and a light colored top with some gold jewelry.

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6. For a relaxed look, get a long sleeve tee from Greek Streak, some jean shorts, a pair of American flag Vans and head out to watch the sky light up.

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For more fun inspiration to get you ready for Forth of July check out our Pinterest page.

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Craft Ideas for the Summer

If you and your sisters are having one of those boring summer days with nothing to do why not pass the time with some fun crafts for you or your sister? Here are a few ideas to help kick start your summer fun!

1. DIY Cocktail Gift

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Want to surprise your little with a fun ready to go cocktail? These little gift sets are cute and easy to make and help you get the party started right! Try using Coke and Jack Daniels, Dr. Pepper and Fireball, Starbucks Double Espresso and Baileys, Red bull and Vodka, Sprite and Seven Crowns.

 

 

 

2. Recycled Tin Lanterns

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What better way to light up the night then with a lantern for your back deck?! Paint the tins a fun color if you want something other then the rustic tin look.

Click Here For Directions >>  HowToMakeLantern 

 

 

 

 

3. DIY Wine Bottle and Glass Holder

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Take it on the beach, to your sister’s house, on the lake, anywhere you want. Consider Painting the wood frame with a Lilly Pattern or your own design.

Click Here For Directions >> HowToWineHolder

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. DIY Painted L.L. Bean Totes

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This is a great idea for your little or you! Paint your Sorority Letters and whatever design or saying you’d like and carry them with you everywhere you go.

Click Here For Ideas and Directions >> PaintedTotes

 

 

 

 

5. Lilly Painted Jug Coolers

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6. Liqueur Bottle Flower Holders

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What sister doesn’t love flowers and drinks? Find out your little’s favorite liqueur and grab an empty bottle of it. Tie a rope or a bow around the top and stick some flowers in it and there you have it, your own vase. You might even consider painting around the bottle or writing your letters and little’s name on the sides or under the label for a more personal touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. T-Shirt Quilt

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I’m sure you have plenty of old sorority shirts that you don’t wear anymore but can’t seem to throw away.  Well now you don’t need to! Make a quilt out of all your favorite shirts, its a great way to remember all the fun times you had and hold on to your shirts without having to have them sit in the bottom of your closet.

Click Here For Directions >> T-ShirtQuilt

 

 

Check out our Pinterest page for more fun craft ideas >> GreekStreak

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Bid Day Themes

Bid Day is coming up! Which means it’s time to welcome your new sisters home with a great party!

Here are 10 Bid Day Theme Ideas to get you ready

1.   Tiffany & C.O.

By using Tiffany blue shirts, white pearls and bows and Tiffany blue or white converse you can create a stunning look for this theme.

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2. Alice in Wonderland

This crazy fun theme can be accomplished in several different ways. You could use any character you want! Such as the Mad Hatter by all wearing hats with green shirts and blue bows and gold jewelry or the cat by wearing purple tees  and gold jewelry, with yellow bandanas/headbands.

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3. Draft Day for the NFL

This sporty theme works well with white shorts, NFL tanks using your sorority letters, and white convers.

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4. Grease

Being the Pink Ladies is a fun way to throw back to another era. By using pink tops and black bottoms with scarfs around your neck or in your hair and black convers or heels you’ll have the perfect outfit for the day!

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5.Baseball

An American classic, you can never go wrong with! Grab some red and white baseball tees with your letters and add a white baseball cap, some cut up faded shorts, and white shoes and you’ll be ready for Bid Day!

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6. The Price is Right

Grab some cute tight dresses, some sparkles and let your hair down and no one will doubt that this house is absolutely right.

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7. Candy Land

Who doesn’t love Candy Land? This theme gives you lots of options on what to wear. You could go with red and white striped shirts or dresses, red vans, and white bows, or you could use a plum colored dress with white bows and a candy necklaces. Based on all the characters from this game there are so many different options for you to explore!

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8.New Kids on the Block

This fun theme allows bright colors and fun outfits! Using a bright neon colored shirt with a different Neon colored hat some black shorts and neon colored shoes, maybe even some Ray Bans , no one will miss the house you’re in!

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9. Friends

Tight mini skirts and crop tops with some white convers will bring you right into the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S!

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10. Sailors

You can’t ever go wrong wearing Red, White, and Blue. Being a sailor with white tops, blue jeans, white shoes, pearls, and of course red bows will have you ready to jump on board!

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Now that you have some ideas for Bid Day it’s time to make sure you get the perfect Tee-shirt for the theme of your choice at Greek Streak.

Mother’s Day Gifts and Quote Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up which means it’s time for you to craft a gift or buy one, either way you want to make sure that your gift comes from the heart and shows how much you appreciate and love your mother.

Here are some great Mother’s day gifts to DIY or buy for your mom.

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>Handmade Gift Basket

>DIY Tile Photo Coasters

>Personalized Mugs

>Mason Jar Garden

>365 Reason Why I Love My Mom Jar

>Homemade Bubbling Bath Salts

>Cute Mother’s Day Breakfast Idea

>DIY Mom’s Survival Kit

>Mother’s Day Coupons

>Decorate A Picture Frame (For A Nice Family Photo)

>Convert Home VHS Tapes to DVDs

>Homemade Sugar Scrub

>Handbag

>Bouquet Of Flowers

>Matching Mother/Daughter bracelet

>DIY Candle

>Cake In A Jar

>DIY Magnets With Pictures Of The Family

>Write A Poem

>A Mother’s Day Plaque

>DIY Blanket

>DIY Phone Case Cover

>Jewelry Box

>Wine And Chocolates

>Hand Print Apron

>Anything Monogrammed

>Subscription Boxes

>Mother’s Day Flower Pot

>Decorative Pillow

Nothing goes better than inspirational quotes and mothers. Here are some cute Mother’s Day Sayings that would be perfect to add to your mother’s day gifts.

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>”If I didn’t have you as a mom, I’d choose you as a friend.”

>”A child’s hand touches a mother’s heart.”

>”Mom, Thanks for loving, caring, sharing, knowing, and always listening and being there. We love you!”

>”Mom, Thanks for helping me grow. You are my sunshine.”

>”God can’t always be everywhere, That’s why he invented mothers.”

>”Successful mothers are not the ones that have struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”

>”To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.”

>”Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.”

>”My mother, she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”

>”Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

>”I love that we don’t have to say out loud I’m your favorite child.”

>”A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”

>”Home is where your mom is.”

At Greek Streak we have the perfect mother’s day t-shirts that will be available for group order for mother’ day! Keep checking out our website for the press collection with these awesome shirts.

Great Greek Houses

Greek Housing has been used since the start of fraternities and sororities on college campuses. Houses were built for members of the chapter to live, socialize, hold meetings, and study together. Not every school has Greek houses but there are many universities that have great Greek houses.

Here is a list of some of the most beautiful sorority houses on college campuses today:

>Kappa Kappa Gamma at University of Arkansas: “The house has previously undergone expansions and renovations, with the last one occurring (2 years ago).  Now, at 41,000 square feet, it’s got to be among the largest in the country, if not the largest.”

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>Delta Gamma at University of Alabama: The most recent colonized chapter at UA

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>Delta Delta Delta University of Florida: 2003 Renovation of a completely new house. “It is the first Greek facility in the nation to utilize a fingerprint reader access control system, alleviating the issue of lost keys and cards. A remote direct digital control system helps manage the temperature, humidity and unit performance via the internet from anywhere in the world. ”

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>Chi Omega at University of Missouri: “Estimated Cost of $4 million The house was open just in time to celebrate the Rho Alpha chapter’s 100th birthday. Features will include underground parking, an elevator and more community spaces.”

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>Kappa Delta Mississippi State University: “This beautiful Kappa Delta house is located in Starkville, Mississippi and allows sisters to enjoy the comforts of home while creating a unique bond that lasts a lifetime.  Established on campus in 1971 this chapter raised over $52,000 for their philanthropy in 2012. The large sorority house provides a space for these women to hangout and enjoy their sisterhood.”

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>Kappa Alpha Theta Oklahoma State University: The house has a computer room with DSL, wireless Internet capabilities throughout the house, copy machine, scanner, Netflix, printers and fax.”

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>Phi Mu University of Alabama: “This elegant house is home to the Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu. Located in Tuscaloosa, AL this house sleeps up to 44 women and gives the chapter a space to eat, and hangout with sisters.”

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>Zeta Tau Alpha High Point University: One of nine sororities at High Point. All of the houses at this university are amazing.

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Check out our Pinterest page more beautiful Great Greek Houses!

 

“Frats at Bat” Event is a Hit

This past Sunday, Towson University’s Phi Mu chapter held their annual fundraiser event, “Frats at Bat”. Every spring, the chapter puts hours into preparing for this fun morning full of competition and spirit. All morning, different fraternities on campus play baseball against one another. In preparation, each fraternity sets up a team of players, while the sorority assigns each fraternity a group of sister to act as team captains. The event coordinators organize a bracket, deciding which fraternities will play against each other. This year’s final game was between Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa. It was a close game, but Phi Kappa Alpha took home the win!

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We were able to talk to the chapter’s Vice President, Samantha Figueroa, who had so many positive things to say about the event. She commented, “We are so incredibly happy to be able to put on such an amazing event every spring. Specifically, the turn out this year was remarkable. We were extremely fortunate to have so many people and participants show up for the event, including Towson University’s President Timothy Chandler.”

In order to enter the competition, the fraternity is charged a fee which is donated directly to Phi Mu’s Philanthropy, The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Weeks before the event, Phi Mu began selling baseball tees to help raise more money for CMNH. They also sold cupcakes, soda, water, and hotdogs at the actual event.

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Phi Mu at Towson takes pride in that they raise money year round for their philanthropy. Even though their “Frats at Bat” event is only in the spring, the sorority also holds a week long fundraiser in the fall, known as Sir Fidel Cup. The week consists of daily challenges the fraternities compete in, ending with a sweet heat search crowning Phi Mu’s Lion King.

We are so proud Towson University’s Phi Mu incredible fundraising efforts. Does your chapter need an idea for a philanthropy fundraising event? Check out our Pinterest for some awesome ideas!

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The Great Greek Spotlight- Mariska Hargitay

Today, our Great Greek Spotlight is for actor and Kappa Kappa Gamma sister, Mariska Hargitay.

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On January 23, 1964 Mariska Hargitay was born to parents Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay in Santa Monica, California. When Hargitay was 3 years old her mother died in a car crash and was raised by her father from then on. When she was older, Mariska went to a Catholic secondary school called Marymount High School where Hargitay was active in cheer leading, student government, athletics, and the theater program.

In 1982 Hargitay enrolled into UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. That same year she was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA. Before completing her degree Hargitay left UCLA to pursue a career in acting,

Before she acted Hargitay attended Groundlings Theatre Company in Los Angeles.  Her first big break was a role in the horror film called Ghoulies. After that she was offered a spot in a TV show called Towntown, though she never considered going into television.

It wasn’t until 1999 when Mariska was casted to play Olivia Benson in NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award as well as nominated for  the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series. The show is on it’s 16th season which Hargitay is still apart of acting, directing, and producing.

Aside from the show, Hargitay is the founder an president of the Joyful Heart Foundation which supports survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and child abuse. The Foundation has raised $20 million and helped approximately 5,000 survivors as of April 2011.

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Check out our Great Greek Women on our Pinterest and our Kappa Kappa Gamma apparel on Greek Streak.

Decorating Graduation Caps

It’s the end of April that means seniors are getting ready to graduate and decorating graduation caps. Decorating a cap for graduation signifies what graduation and what the time in college has meant for you. The way you decorate your cap can It also helps your family pick you out of the crowd as they wait for you to cross the stage. Many people love to get creative when decorating their caps!

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Here are some popular and unique ideas and sayings for decorating graduation caps:

> The Tassel Was Worth The Hassle.

> She Turned Her Can’t into Cans and Her Dreams into Plans.

> Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

> Thanks Mom and Dad For Giving Me The World.

> Four Years Later.

> I Know I Wined A Lot but I Did It!

> She Believed She Could So She Did.

> Every Dream Begins With A Dreamer.

> About Time!

> Adventure Is Out There.

> I Want To Be Where The People Are… Employed

> To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure

> Just Keep Swimming

> Oh The Places You’ll Go

> The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty In Their Dreams

> When One Door Closes Another One Opens

> 99 Problems But A Degree Ain’t One

> Thanks Mom, Dad, and Coffee

> The Best Is Yet To Come

> Be The Change

> Because Hogwarts Didn’t Take FAFSA

> That’s All Folks

> To Infinity And Beyond

> All You Need Is Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

> Hakuna Matata

> How Lucky I Am To Have Something So Hard To Say Goodbye To

> With Grace In Your Heart and Flowers In Your Hair

> The Rest Is Still Unwritten

> There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

> There Are Far Better Things Ahead Than Those We Leave Behind

> Wherever Life Plants You Bloom With Grace

> Thanks For The Memories

> It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done

> Off To Capture More Memories

> To Be Discouraged, Never

> A World Of Possibilities Awaits

> Follow Your Arrow

> Live With Purpose

The ideas for cap decorating are endless! Checkout out Pinterest Board: Graduation Caps for more ideas and quotes to decorate your cap.

Greek Streak’s First Ever Trunk Show

This past Sunday, Greek Streak hosted their first ever trunk show at Towson University for the school’s Kappa Delta chapter. After lots of planning and preparing, we were so excited to share new custom designs made exclusively for the trunk show.

Greek Streak prepared over 40 different apparel options ranging from flowy tank tops with whimsical designs to fashion forward Tees. Members had the option to choose from 11 different styles to find the perfect fit for any occasion. Our most popular designs were a pullover with the Kappa Delta Greek letters and a V-neck with Maryland flag themed Greek letters!

The ordering process was simple! All members had to do was choose their design and style and then place their order ether using a paper order form or through an online link! In 5-7 business days, their chapter contact will receive all the orders.

After the Trunk show, we were able to sit down with one of the chapter members, Paige, and get some insight on the trunk show. Catch the interview below! We had so much fun meeting everyone from Towson University’s Kappa Delta chapter and look forward to future trunk shows. If you are interested in setting up a trunk show for YOUR chapter, please feel free to contact our lead fashion consultant, Jamie Sunday, at jaimesunday@greekstreak.com for more information.

Our question and answer session with Kappa Delta member, Paige:

Q) What was your favorite design at the trunk show?

A) Hmm, there were so many awesome designs; it’s difficult to just choose one! If I had to pick my very favorite it would be the Kappa Delta clover shit on the Bella Muscle tee. The design was so cute and the muscle tee makes the perfect swim suit cover-up for this summer.

Q) Overall, what did you love most about the trunk show?

A) The room was set up in such a nice way. It had a rustic country feeling yet was still very classy. They incorporated the colors pink and teal throughout the room through pink lemonade and teal colored mason jars. I also really enjoyed the cupcakes!

Q) What else would you like to see at a future trunk show?

A) Well I loved how many different style options we had to choose from and that styles included more than just shirts. I liked how there were raincoats and sweatshirts to pick from also. If we could add any other style options, I would love to see hats and frat tanks!

Fabulous Formal Finds

Formal is only a few days away and you still don’t have a dress. Your sisters have been constantly texting you, asking to see a picture of what you and your date are going to wear. You start to panic.

We’ve all been there. It’s easy to stress about buying a formal dress especially when you’re living on a college budget. You’re so busy trying to balance paying your dues and your rent, you totally forget about saving up money for the perfect formal outfit. Take a deep breath and don’t stress about the dress! Shopping for your dress online can save both time and money. Below is a list of my favorite websites that have cute and affordable dresses for formal.

>Forever 21: Forever 21 is a great store to find formal dresses. The only thing better than the actual store is the online website!  You can browse pages and pages of dresses without even having to leave your bed. The store sells numerous types of dresses ranging from strapless maxis to halter top skater dresses.  Dresses start as low as six dollars!

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Tribal Print Strapless Dress- $22.80

Crisscross-Back Lace Dress- $22.90

>LuLu’s: I absolutely ador LuLu’s. I was recently introduced to this online store through a sorority sister and now I can never stop browsing their website. With over ten categories of dresses, its almost impossible not to find something you love. And the best part? If you sign up for their emails, you can receive 10% off you first purchase. Now that’s a sweet deal.

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Modern Goddess Beaded Black Dress- $85.00

All the Cage Magenta Purple Dress- $48.00

>Nasty Gal: Want to be the trendiest sister at formal? Then I definitely recommend you check out Nasty Gal! Their dresses may a bit more expensive than other sites, however, they have some of the funkiest dressed you can find on the internet. Don’t be afraid to stand out in style at our Spring formal.

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Censored Skater Dress- $128.00

I Wanna Be Adorned Mesh Dress- $98.00

>Tobi: You are bound to find a cute and affordable dress on Tobi. Tobi’s styles have been sweeping across every college campus. The website not only has amazing dresses, but has a variety of different products you can use to add flare to your outfit including purses, jewelry, and headwear. Don’t forget, you get 50% of your first order! My favorite part about Tobi’s dresses is that they all come in a variety of colors

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Tobi Ophelia Off the Shoulder dress- $58.00

Brooke Dress- $62.00

 

Now that you’ve found your perfect dress, check out our websites for tons of formal favor designs!