Finally, after hours and hours spent filling out applications and writing college essays, and then enduring the interminable waiting game, college acceptance (and rejection) letters are beginning to trickle in. Our advice is simple — toss the rejection letters. And celebrate every acceptance whether it is your first choice school or your safety school! Celebrate your achievements and the schools who appreciate you! Once you narrow your choices down and ultimately make the final decision as to which school will be the lucky school to include you in their class of 2020, begin wearing your new school colors. Splurge on college gear. Buy college t-shirts and sweatshirts, hats and caps, college pennants, bedding, watches and jewelry, and anything and everything else to proclaim your new college spirit. Continue Reading →
Keys for Kappas
It is amazing how one small icon, a key, can embody the essence of a Kappa Kappa Gamma woman: strong, bold, direct, and purposeful yet subtle, delicate, and feminine. We are hoping these keys will symbolize for you the power and authority a holder of a key possesses and will remind you that each of us has the power to unlock our own path to the future. Continue Reading →
It is that time of year. School is starting and pledge season follows shortly. So we thought it might be the perfect time to once again share our hands down favorite Pi Beta Phi arrow gift.
For years we have been proclaiming that if we could own one and only one piece of jewelry that screamed Pi Beta Phi, it would be these stunning Stella & Dot “On the Mark” Arrow Necklaces. It is amazing how one small icon can embody the essence of a Pi Phi woman: strong, bold, direct, and purposeful yet subtle, delicate, and feminine. This beautiful arrow necklace is a must have for any Pi Beta Phi, pledge or alum. Buy one for yourself and one for your big and little sister. Not only will the arrow necklaces remind you of where you have been but it will also keep you pointed in the right direction going forward.
Tailgate Pretty >> Dooney & Bourke Team Spirit Fan Bags
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Every year we discover a new “must have” product to demonstrate your team spirit. We proclaimed team ugly sweaters, team ponchos, and team sweater vests as the years' must haves pretty much every year since their release three years or so ago. Since, we have added Sports Team Ugly Sweater Dresses and even sports team ugly business jackets to our list our essential team spirit apparel. But this year Fanatics has out done itself by partnering with Dooney & Bourke to offer team fan bags. We are particularly obsessed since you can not only tailgate pretty with your Dooney & Bourke crossbody bag but can just as easily wear it day in and day out, shouting your fandom with quiet elegance. Continue Reading →
As you know we are always on the look out for adorable Pi Beta Phi gifts and doodads. We have been huge fans of these Stella & Dot “On the Mark” Arrow Necklace for a while now but are now pretty much obsessed with these heart and arrow cupcake kits too. How cute would it be to bake cupcakes for Pi Phi big little sister treats or other sorority parties. Continue Reading →
As the weather gets cooler and team spirit builds to a deafening roar, cheer on your favorite college teams (and professional teams) in these fabulously crazy team spirit sweaters & new, this year, team spirit ponchos. Not only are these sweaters perfect for showing off your school spirit on game day but you will have the perfect sweater to wear to ugly sweater holiday parties for years to come. These college sweaters conveniently come in a range of sizes and are perfect for future students, current students, alumni, and team fans of all ages so they make great gifts! We have only pulled a handful of examples, so click on over to the Fanatics site to choose your own fabulously crazy team spirit sweaters and ponchos. Continue Reading →
PartyIdeaPros talks a lot about creating meaningful, beautiful, festive celebrations but what you may not realize is that we are also very very practical in our approach to life. We hate waste. We are generally pretty darn frugal, and nothing makes us do a double take quicker than a product that can be used in multiple ways. So this month, as so many of you prepare to go back to school, whether as a student or as an educator, we will be searching for those little things that not only look good but give you lots of options. As always, our first stop >> Stella & Dot's Newest Arrivals. Not surprisingly, Stella & Dot did not disappoint. We believe they have this year's must have back to school tote! Continue Reading →
New Parent Holiday Gift Idea – Heart Snapshot Mix ™
Are you a new mom or dad? Is this your baby's first Christmas or Mom's first Valentine's Day? If so you probably have taken thousands of photos this year. Why not choose the best of the best and create a loving Heart Snapshot Mix™ to commemorate the year. We promise, this lovely piece of photo art will be a present you will cherish forever and always.
This would also make a wonderful class gift to your child's teacher or for a college freshman who has spent all semester posting selfies with their new best friends!
With fall sorority rush and college football season quickly approaching, we had to share these fabulous sorority sunglasses by Moon and Lola. These sorority sunglasses are the perfect combination of sorority spirit and chic and subtle style. The personalized wayfarer style monogrammed sunglasses are available in tortoise with your choice of a gold or silver hand-rubbed monogram. Sorority letters appear on both sides of the glasses. Wear them to class, to daytime soirees, and of course to outdoor sporting events. Priced at just $48.95 they are the perfect alternative to wear when you don't want to lose or ruin your favorite sunglasses yet still party pretty! We love everything about these glasses except that they are not available for all sororities. Well at least the woman in ADPi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Tri Delt, DG, DZ, KD, Kappa, Pi Phi, and Zeta will be looking great come fall!
Homecoming Float Decorations & Supplies
As Junior Class President my job was to coordinate all class spirit activities including organizing the Junior Homecoming Dance and making sure we had the best Homecoming parade float including ordering all the homecoming float decorations and supplies. However, try as we might our floats always looked a bit rumpled and definitely homemade, in the worst sense of the term. Today there really is no excuse not to make a professional looking float since Stumps carries any and all of the Float Materials for Homecoming Parades you could ever imagine.
Think fringe, grass mats, floral sheeting, spirit poms & pomp squares, standees, giant 3-D letters and personalized spirit banners. With the right homecoming float decorations & supplies you are only limited by your own imagination.
Be sure to take advantage of this special Save $25 on Homecoming Orders – every little bit helps!
Also, while you are ordering your homecoming float decorations & supplies, don't forget to pick up your Homecoming Royalty supplies!