Greek Paddles

Once a form on hazing, Greek paddles have become a tradition for some Greek life organizations. Depending on the chapter, the new members of the sorority are asked to decorate a paddle for their big sisters in exchange for baskets of crafts, bigs give their littles paddles for initiation, or they make them for each other. The paddle has become more than just a symbol of hazing for Greek life, it represents sisterhood, and the relationship between big and little.

There are many different ways to decorate paddles! There are many different themes and ways that you can use to craft your paddle to make it look awesome! Here is a giant list of themes and ideas to help you decorate your paddle:

>Tiffany Co. Inspired

>Tribal Print

>Disney Themed- Frozen, Lion King, Little Mermaid, Up!, Tangled

>Flower Power


>Pictures of Big and Little

>Lily Print (Paint or Modge Podge)

>Dream Catcher


>Beach Theme

>Have a Twin? Decorate matching paddles for your big!

>”Merica- Red White and Blue

>Sorority Symbols- Use sorority colors, symbols, mascots, flower and etc.

>Rhinestones- Lots and lots of rhinestones!

>Broken Mirror

>Write a note to big/little on the back of the paddle

>Big/Little Monograms

>Mean Girls


>Cheetah Print




>Sugar Skulls


>State Pride

>Vineyard Vine Whale

>Crayon Art

>Despicable Me

>Burberry Pattern

>Audrey Hepburn- Breakfast at Tiffany’s




There are also many different occasions to give someone a paddle too.

>21st Birthday

>Asking sister to be a Maid of Honor/Bridesmaid

>Little/Big is studying abroad




Check out our Paddle Perfection Pinterest board for other cool ideas for paddle crafting!

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