Arguably, there are eight major holidays that people tend to consider their favorites. This is what the world thinks when you say the following:
8. If Your Favorite Holiday is… New Years Eve:
You’re all about beginnings and potential as you are probably a really positive person. You take genuine delight from the magic New Years brings with the chance at starting over. You’re a list maker and goal-setter… and probably look fantastic in a sparkly dress.
7. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Valentine’s Day
The only thing you love more than being in love is the idea of love itself. You burst with affection for everyone in your life, and you show it most on Valentines Day. Your favorite color is warm… pink, red, maybe even orange. You have an acquired taste for those little chalk-flavored hearts with cute sayings on them… and probably look fantastic in lipstick.
6. If Your Favorite Holiday is… St. Patrick’s Day
You like to get drunk… a lot. But that’s okay because what else do people do on St. Patrick’s Day (which you probably affectionately refer to as St. Patty’s)? You most likely have Irish in your bloodline, which makes the holiday that much more exciting because you can claim it for your own. And as for wardrobe? You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything but green on this holiday… head-to-toe.
Bonus: Definitely check out the St. Patty’s celebrations in Savannah and Chicago… there’s nothing like it.
5. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Easter
If your favorite holiday is Easter, chances are, you’re incredibly family oriented… because Easter is typically a family holiday. You probably go to church fairly often and genuinely enjoy spending time with your extended relatives, who are all super close with each other. You love the fluffy marshmallow taste of peeps and finding easter eggs in the yard (even at this age). It is likely that your favorite season is spring and you look adorable in pastel… which comes in handy this time of year.
Now, don’t get me wrong… I love holidays. LOVE them. Any excuse to celebrate is good enough for me. That being said, the Christmas season is coming to an end; with all the holiday-skipping, there has been a fair amount of whining about which ones are being celebrated the right way. Feelings are getting hurt, memes are being made on behalf of turkeys, and holiday picketers are pointing fingers at Santa like he personally offended their mothers. We get it– some holidays are bullies.
So, we decided to list them in order.
8. New Year’s Eve
You know why New Years is great? There’s magic in the potential for new beginnings and every single person is willing to get behind that. It’s short, sparkly, full of excitement, champagne, and low stress. Everyone has the potential to wake up the next year, shake off the glitter, and move on with the aspiration to better themselves.
Thanksgiving is not a jerky holiday; Thanksgiving is the red-headed step child of holidays. Though it’s origins are questionable, the ideals behind Thanksgiving are solid… but everyone still skips over to celebrate Christmas for two months (because WHO doesn’t love listening to Jingle Bell Rock for a solid 55 days?!) Thanksgiving is usually celebrated for a total of 5 hours before switching back to 24/7 of the guy in the big red suit.
Easter is a religious holiday where everyone who normally doesn’t go to church suddenly decides to pay the pews a visit… And then the world just threw in a few unrelated associations. Colorful eggs with candy inside? Sure. Marshmallows in the shape of baby chickens? Absolutely. A giant trespassing bunny who breaks into your house while you’re sleeping to leave presents? Why not. Talk about unreal expectations.
Still, not as offensive as most holidays, so Easter has a pretty low jerk rating, as well.
Halloween is my favorite holiday… but let’s be real. It gives full approval for anyone to dress as anything in a mocking way. Some people take seriously offensive ideas and like to portray them with an IRL drunken night spent as another person.
It’s important for every sorority to master the art of bonding. Spending time with your sisters is what allows you to get to know the many faces in your sorority. Here’s a few ideas for bonding during our favorite time of the year, the holidays:
10. Holiday decorating.
Whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, grab a bunch of sisters and start getting crafty. You will be amazed on how great the outcome will be.
9. Throw a costume party.
Make it a thing to throw an annual costume party during Halloween and dress to your heart’s desire with your sisters. You can even plan it with other Greeks and make a huge contest out of it.
8. Pumpkin carving.
Whenever fall is among us, we love pumpkin everything! We most definitely love going to pumpkin patches with our sisters and being kids for a change. After grabbing some pumpkins, get a large group together and decorate and carve them.
7. Have a fall/winter photo shoot.
It’s already common for sororities to take shitloads of pictures. Well, we also love to dress up nice, especially for the fall and winter season. Why not get a photo shoot together and take a few cute candid and off guard shots? Make all the memories you can.
6. Go on a spontaneous road trip.
This time don’t plan ahead to go somewhere. Randomly pick a place to go to with your sisters. Traveling is fun, but it’s even better when you have all your best friends with you.
5. It’s party season!
Since Halloween is here once again it is also the time for invitations to all the Halloween parties hosted by the fraternities on campus. I’m pretty sure that Halloween is probably on of the top 3 reasons to throw a party. I mean what is not to love? There is the fall chill in the air, you get to put your crafting skills to the test, and you don’t have to be yourself for just one night!
It’s finaly that time of year. Mean Girls said it best: “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” Lets be honest though, adult world is similar to girl world except we’re all smart enough to go to Walgreens the day after and get the same delicious candy for 70% off. The best of both worlds my friends.
Some people plan this shit for weeks. Down to the last perfect accessory for their perfect group costumes. And that’s cool, whatever gets ya going. And some people (me) are last minute as hell. This is the one time a year that I’m typically more concerned about making it to the festivities than what I’m wearing. The parties are nothing short of fantastic mostly because of a ridiculous alcohol supply and a slew of people too drunk to realize their costumes are falling off. Hilarity always ensues. The bars are just as awesome, for the same reasons, minus the whole cost of buying drinks thing. But, if you play your cards right, you probably won’t have to drop a dime. So don’t stress.
You neglect to actualy plan a costume, so you stare blankly into your closet and wonder what sort of miracle you can conjure up with pieces from Theme Parties Past. Your friends all start to think you’re shooting for the moon here.
I mean…. you throw yourself together in under ten minutes some mornings and you haven’t been burned yet so…
You finally create a “perfect” ensemble of stuff, so theres enough cleavage showing but not too much to be a hoe, and believable enough to make people think you actually tried. But… sadly.. there is always that ONE friend who last minute decides to bail out. This doesn’t just happen on Pint Night, but Halloween is just as bad, if not worse! “Yeeeeeeeahhhh I think I’m just gonna skip this year..”
Clearly she needs another drink. Someone get her dressed and pour her a large tumbler of vodka sour. You cannot back out on this night.