Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Big-Little Reveal Preparation Tips

One of my favorite weeks this past semester was Big-Little Reveal Week, where I got my perfect little Lauren (read about it here)! I absolutely loved getting to spoil her, my identity hidden behind a slew of fake clues. I know I spent a lot of time preparing for the week and I thought it would be fun to share what I did as well as some tips for those of you who are preparing to get your own littles this upcoming fall!

Tip #1: Pass Things Down 
Save yourself both time and money and pass down some stuff that your big gave you! There's probably lots of stuff you don't use that much and even stuff that you'd be willing to pass down on to the newest member of your fam. Plus passing stuff down is a super fun tradition. 

Tip #2: Craft!
Another great way to save money is to make stuff. A cute painted picture frame or a pin box is something so cute but also useful and really easy to paint. Even if your not the most crafty, it will mean a lot to your little that you took the time to make them something. 

Tip #3: Splurge on a Few Things
I thought it was nice to get a few nicer things for my little, as fun as the Target dollar section knick knacks are they really only need so many little things. Paying a little more for a pretty necklace or a cute bracelet will be worth it for something they'll be able to keep for much longer. 

Tip #4: Get Other Things
As fun as it is for your little to get lots of sorority themed things, it's fun to surprise them with some other stuff as well. Get them something to match their hobbies or their favorite TV show. This will also show just how much you know about them and care about their interests. 

Tip #5: Get Matching Shirts
One of the things that I think makes for the best big-little reveal is matching t-shirts. You can order lots of fun matching ones on Etsy or other websites but I decided to make my own with these iron-on decals. This allowed me to get the exact look I wanted with my shirts!

I hope this post was helpful for those of you preparing for your own littles! I could go on for days with all my tips but I think this is a pretty good wrap up. A couple final tips: utilize decorations and don't be afraid to send your little some other surprises (I had friends deliver doughnuts one day and then a pizza another day. Are you getting a little this fall? If so let me know what you've been doing to prepare!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post, Ashley! I will hopefully be taking a little in the fall so I've been doing a lot of crafting this summer to prepare!