Bid Day Planning: 4 Tips to Make Fall Bid Day Unforgettable

Bid Day is full of all three!

Bid Day is a day to celebrate the growth of your chapter and welcome the new members with a bang. Every Greek on campus gathers in one location, once a semester, to go crazy about everyone’s new additions. Bid Day Planning starts months in advance to make it an unforgettable occasion.

One way to enhance your enjoyment? Do all your Bid Day planning before summer begins! Take care of all your Bid Day wants and needs before the end of your spring semester. Here are some things to consider:


Choosing a Bid Day Theme

Separate yourself from other chapters with a unique Bid Day theme. Your theme can work from Bid Day shirts to decorations and props. Signs, banners, posters, and apparel can all focus around your specific theme. Consider the following: Disney Princesses, popular 90’s cartoons, chapter mascot, quotes, celebrity, classic movies. Can’t think of anything? Check out Greek Streaks designs for some ideas. The design team will help create a unique image for the best Bid Day theme. Existing designs can be customized specifically for your chapter. Getting started is as simple as submitting a quick quote.

Scheduling a Bid Day Photographer

Trying to get all your members to gather together and stand still for 60 seconds is difficult, let alone 10 minutes to take a group photo! Leave it to a professional! Scheduling a photographer for Bid Day is a great way to capture the excitement! Arrange for a photo of your entire chapter, each individual pledge class, even a picture for just the new members. Choose to schedule with a large company, like Greek Yearbook. They specialize in Greek photography and offer great package deals, with products ranging from dry erase calendars to photo montages of several different pictures. Greek Yearbook has been rated the #1 six years in a row, and offer price beat guarantee! Display your photos in chapter houses, new student days on campus, and recruitment events. Senior class photos make great Senior Send-off gifts the following spring.


Ordering the same shirts in different colors. Designate a different color Bid Day shirt for each pledge class, or just a separate color for your new members. It’s a different spin on Bid Day, but it looks awesome in pictures! And it’s just another thing the new girls get to remember this special day!

Bid Day Favors

Welcome your new members with chapter favors. Put together a little basket, customized for each new member. Fill tote bags with headbands, a little mascot, their very own Bid Day shirts and other sorority apparel, all featuring your letters!

Spirit Football Jerseys make the perfect Bid Day gifts! Each jersey is hand dipped and can be customized for your chapter. Make it specifically for your event by printing Bid Day 2013 or the actual date of Bid Day below your chapters name. With a longer production time, Spirit Football Jerseys are worth the wait! Greek Streak offers the lowest possible price for this latest trend. Begin your order now to receive them well before Fall Rush even begins!

Go Old School: Get Photos Printed

Never underestimate the power of disposable cameras! They may be old fashioned, but man, are they handy! Have one camera for every 20 sisters. It’s an inexpensive way to get candid photos during the day. Smart phones are good for taking one or two pictures, but disposables are easier to pass around. Never fear the dreaded “eyes closed” picture with digital disposable cameras! Take as many pictures as the camera holds, and delete ones that don’t turn out right. Once the photos are printed, add them to a scrap book. The photos can even be burned onto a CD, perfect for uploading on to your chapter’s social media pages!

On a tight budget? Greek Streak is offering 30% off all orders until May 15! You’ll receive exceptional service from the national leader in sorority & fraternity apparel.

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