Bid Day is right around the corner, are you prepped and ready to give your new members the best bid day possible? Don’t worry if not, you still have a little bit of time and we’re here to help make sure you have the two most important aspects taken care of, theme and gifts! To help your planning process, here at A-List we’ve broken down our favorite Alpha Phi themes for this recruitment season and sorority inspired gifts to go along with them. Get ready to welcome home your new Alpha Phi sisters with the cutest APhi merch!
The first step of bid day planning is always figuring out the perfect theme! Every other detail for the day is inspired off that theme, from your actives clothes & makeup to decor, food, and even gifts if you want to go a step further. The most crucial factor in deciding on a theme is finding one unique enough that no other chapter at your school is doing it or had done it the year prior. And even if it’s a “trendy” theme that you’ve seen done so many times before, finding a way to make it specific to Alpha Phi in the theme title or tagline gives it a whole new vibe and special touch. We’ve listed our top faves down below but make sure you check out our Alpha Phi Bid Day Pinterest Board for even more theme ideas plus a ton of extra bid day ideas!
APhi Jam / Phi Squad
Sweet Dreams are made of Phis
Circus (Welcome to the Phinest Show)
Nascar (Race Home to Alpha Phi)
Drafting the Phinest
Bid day gifts may not seem all that crucial and the last step of your bid day planning process. But these are the very first gifts your new members will receive as new Alpha Phi’s. Don’t you remember exactly what you got on your bid day? No matter what you gift your new members, they’ll be so surprised and thankful but you want to make sure they are cute, memorable and long-lasting gifts they can keep with them through their whole Alpha Phi journey. We’ve made a list of our bestselling and favorite bid day gifts all your new members will love!
This Alpha Phi hair tie set is always one of our favorite bid day gifts because the cute elastic, no bump bands double as bracelets so your new members get two sweet gifts in one!
Available in 12 different stylish colors, you can mix and match these tassel keychains with Alpha Phi colors or tie in colors of your theme to extend the magic of bid night just a little extra further.
We obviously think all of these products will make awesome gifts for your new Alpha Phi’s, but decals and stickers are probably our #1 bid day gift suggestion. Decals match any new member’s style and they have the choice to put them anywhere they like! These non-damaging decals are perfect for laptops, car windows, phone cases, and so many other surfaces, your new members will absolutely love them!
Who doesn’t love a good quality reusable water bottle? We’ve all got that one cupboard filled with them, but this Alpha Phi water bottle, available in 6 different A Phi designs and 13 color options, will be the one your new members grab for every day to show off their Alpha Phi pride.
These Alpha Phi cosmetic bags can literally be used for so many different things. Because they are so versatile they make perfect gifts for a new member class. If some of your new members don’t carry around a lot of cosmetics they can use it as a good pencil bag, or they can use it as a little gym bag that holds their deodorant, brush and hair ties, etc. Whatever they end up using it for, it will be a gift they can hold onto and use for the rest of their APhi journey and always be reminded of their first bid day when they do!
If you love all of these Alpha Phi new member gifts and can’t choose just one, we’ve made it extra easy for you with this “Build-Your-Own” Bid Day Bundle. Each trendy and affordable bundle is crafted to fit any chapter budget with your choice of 11 different Alpha Phi gifts all wrapped and ready to gift in white organza gift bags and a sweet “..And so your Alpha Phi journey begins” card. With various design and color options, almost every product is customizable to fit any theme and color combo. To learn more about this bundle or request a sample kit to get a better feel for the products, click here or you can shop this Bid Day Bundle here!
We can’t wait to see all these fun Alpha Phi themes come to life this upcoming Bid Day. Make sure to tag @a_listgreek in all your bid day posts and we’ll share some of our favorites with all our A-List sisters!
Want more bid day gift ideas? Check our other APhi bestsellers!