The official countdown to recruitment and finding your new Chi Omega sisters is on, which means bid day is too and we know you all can’t wait! As exciting as the anticipation leading up to bid day is, the pressure to plan the best bid day can be overwhelming, especially if you’re on a tight budget! Lucky for you, you don’t have to break the bank to make bid day the most exciting and memorable day of the year. Follow these tips to make your Chi O Bid Day both amazing and affordable.
Do it yourself.
Put all your sister’s expert DIY skills to use and craft your own bid day signs, banners, and photo frames. All you need is an artsy sister, paint, brushes, cardstock and a large white sheet to paint the cutest bid day banners and signs. We personally love hand-painted banners because they can be more customized to your chapter and your theme. Add all the hashtags and inside jokes you want. Make sure you have a trusted group of sisters to get together the day of bid day to craft the cutest props with all your new member’s names on them the moment you get your list. They double as cute props and decor for photo-ops AND you’ll have all the materials from making the signs anyway!
Recycle your recruitment decor and save big time! Don’t spend extra money on bid day decorations when you have years of stored decor from recruitment and past bid days. Take inventory of all the tule, flowers, table cloths, centerpieces, etc. and either plan a theme off the colors you already have or make sure you can use all the decor throughout recruitment and bid day to stretch your budget that much further. Even if you use some of the same decor from recruitment, mix and match and switch up the location of the decor and no one will ever notice, they will all be too excited meeting all their new sisters.
Be Your Own DJ
DJ’s are always really fun but let’s be real, you provide them with a list of songs you want them to play anyway, so you’re already halfway there. There’s always one sister who secretly wants to break out her DJ skills so have her be in charge of the music all night. Set up a large speaker, connect Spotify and you are set to dance the night away! The best part is your chapter is in control and can request whatever songs they want.
Build-Your-Own Gift Bundle
Lucky for you, you can still be budget-conscious AND get every gift you want for your new members. Here at A-List Greek, we have created a Chi Omega Gift Bundle that fits every chapter budget! These build-your-own bundles have 11 different products that you can mix and match and customize to fit your theme and exact budget. Even better, we pre-wrap every bundle to perfection with a cute “…And So Your Chi Omega Adventure Begins” to save you a step but still make each present personal and special.
We hope we were able to help ease some stress about planning a super fun Chi Omega bid day on a budget. You don’t have to break the bank to pull off a memborable bid day, DIY is so trendy so the fact that all your signs, banners and decor were handmade will make it that much more imressive! And you know no matter what music, decoration, food or even gifts you plan, the most important part of bid day is your new members and welcoming them into the Chi O sisterhood. For even more bid day theme, decor and DIY inspo. make sure you check out our Chi Omega Bid Day Pinterest Board! And make sure you tag us @a_listgreek.com in all your cute bid day pics so we can see how crafty and creative all our A-Lister’s can be!