Add New Sorority Traditions to Your Annual Formal
🌹 5 Sorority Formal Traditions 🌹
Enhance your formal, semi-formal, or gala fundraiser with a new annual tradition! In addition to handing out awards, add some more special sisterhood moments to the evening. They are sure to make your dressy occasion extra meaningful.
- Sorority video premier: Videos aren’t just for recruitment! Create an annual accomplishments/pride/sisterhood video to screen at your dance. Pick a special theme or answer a special question such as “What does XYZ sorority mean to you?” Spotlight whatever would make the video totally unique for your chapter. Get creative and make it sorority sweet.
- Sorority serenade: Serenades aren’t just for frat guys to perform ~ girls can sing them too. Have the chapter form a circle around their dates and sing a traditional sorority song, or an original composition. It would be wonderful to have a song written especially for the event. Add a flower presentation for extra flair.
- Presentation of sisters: Similar to a debutante presentation, create a annual “walk” of sisters escorted by their dates. Do it one class at a time so there's an audience to watch the others. Have the girls and their dates go backstage and announce them one at a time. Each couple then walks across the stage and down the middle stairs. The couples circle around the dance floor and when the 'presentations' are complete, everyone enjoys a special dance. Spread the 'walk of sisters' throughout the evening, so all classes don’t go at once.
- Special photo backdrop: Like the backdrops on the red carpet, create a unique banner with a dramatic sorority coat of arms, or classic images of your sorority symbols. This will serve as your “elegant” photo op. Create a design that is regal, sophisticated and 100% sorority. Use this special backdrop annually.
- Greek girl jewelry exchange: Start a tradition of passing a piece of jewelry like a lavalier or sorority symbol necklace (crown, quill, kite, etc) from big to little and little to big. Host a ceremony of the annual necklace or bracelet pass, where each big/little stands together for the exchange. Wrap the jewelry in matching small boxes for continuity. Read a special sorority poem during the exchange.