Looking for Big Little Reveal ideas for 2021? Check out these 25 Big Lil Reveal ideas that are cute, creative, and trendy!
Big Little Reveal is the second best, if not best day, of your entire sorority life. It’s a moment you’ll want a ton of photos and videos of to remember the day you got the sorority big or sorority little of your dreams.
However, planning a Big Little Reveal can be tricky! There are so many different themes to choose from and with so little time to plan, you have to get yourself together and start planning literally the moment you get the call from your New Member Educator telling you who you got as a little.
If you or someone in your sorority family is in a Big Little Reveal idea rut, look no further. In today’s blog post, I’ll be sharing with you 25 picture perfect Big Little Reveal ideas for 2021. We’ll also discuss what Big Little Reveal is, how it works, and the different types of reveals that your sorority chapter may do.
These Big Lil Reveal ideas are sure to be a hit, make your littles’ Reveal night one for the history books, and your job as a new sorority big way easier.
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Big Little Reveal Ideas for 2021
If you’re looking for the perfect Big Little Reveal theme idea for your upcoming Reveal, look no further! These 25 Big Little Reveal Ideas for 2021 are on-trend, insta-worthy, and sorority little approved. Many of these themes can also be adapted for an online or virtual sorority Big Little Reveals.
For the sorority family that’s a little more edgy, a Harley-Davidson Big Little Reveal is perfect. Pair these Harley-Davidson Big Little shirts with ripped black jeans or a ripped dark wash denim skirt and you and your fam are ready to rock n’ roll.
3. Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s Anatomy is such a classic Big Little Reveal theme, but it is timeless and, honestly, who doesn’t love Meredith Grey?
You can easily create a box or a sheet using the quote from Derek Shepherd, “it’s a beautiful day to save lives,” and wear blue scrubs like these or wear Grey’s Anatomy inspired big little shirts like these.
4. Fuller House
Everyone can relate to having a dysfunctional, but loving family. Thats why Fuller House makes the a great Big Little Reveal idea. It’s super easy to implement too with these adorable shirts, a simple pair of jeans, shorts, or even a denim skirt, and hair scrunchies for 80’s and 90’s vibes all around.
5. Lightening Bolt
Add some spark to your big little relationship with a lightening bolt Big Little Reveal. This theme idea is perfect for sorority families who want to keep it chill, but on trend.
Whether it’s the classic angel reveal or a Victoria’s Secret Angels reveal, this is a classic Big Little Reveal idea you’ll see at least once in your sorority life. I personally did this reveal idea when I took my second Little, Little A and it was absolutely perfect! If you want to be “extra” you can get angel wings and a halo to pair with your silk robe for your reveal from Amazon.
This up and coming Big Little Reveal idea is great for sorority families with southern vibes. You can even get these custom sorority letter cowgirl hats for added flare.
Animal print is coming back and it’s better than ever with leopard and cheetah print. If your sorority family wants to stay basic, but on-trend, simple sorority big little cheetah or leopard print shirts paired with jeans is perfect for the big Reveal.
9. Winnie the Pooh
Pooh and Piglet make the perfect duo! This Big Little Reveal theme is perfect for larger sorority families who want to dress up as the entire Hundred Acre Wood gang or even for sorority twins.
To easily recreate the Winnie the Pooh Big Little Reveal, you can get these Pooh and Piglet ears and then pair them with this shirt (for Pooh) and this shirt (for Piglet), but you’ll need to draw stripes on it with a black marker or paint. If you have a large sorority fam, then you can get shirts for all the Winnie the Pooh characters on Etsy.
11. Birthday Party
Big Little Reveal is already a huge party, but why not make it even sweeter with a birthday party Big Little Reveal. This theme idea would be great for candid, cute sorority family photos because there are many photo props you can use like confetti poppers or balloons.
12. Girl Gang
Sororities usually promote the saying, “girls supporting girls.” And this is especially true when it comes to your sorority family aka your girl gang. So why not use it as a Big Little Reveal theme?
Hopefully your sorority family rocks your world! A space, galaxy, or NASA Big Little Reveal is perfect for all the star struck additions to your sorority family. And if you are looking for greek letter NASA inspired reveal shirts, check out these ones on Etsy.
The iconic Gucci design is trending as a Big Little Reveal theme idea and it’s perfect for the sorority fam who want to feel high-end on the day of Reveal.
The sports team theme idea has been around awhile in the sorority Big Little world, but it is so versatile. You can get custom t-shirts like these, wear your university’s sports team jerseys, or pick a sports team jersey of you and your Little’s both like.
16. Cheetah Girls
The movie Cheetah Girls is Disney’s classic sisterhood movie and it’s the perfect throwback Big Little Reveal theme. Styling this Reveal is easy with colorful velour tracksuits like these from Amazon.
17. “Imma Let You Finish But…” (Kanye West/ Taylor Swift)
Although this celebrity drama was so 2009, it always comes back as a sorority Big Little Reveal theme idea. And it’s a great idea for your sorority Little if she’s a T-Swift fan.
18. Girl Scouts
Throwing it back to the good ol’ days in elementary school, you can give give your Girl Scout uniform a glow-up and make it into the sweetest Big Little Reveal theme. You can get simple green skirts from Amazon and pair it with a white t-shirt or crop top for Thin Mint vibes.
19. Hershey Kisses
This simple, but sweet Big Little Reveal idea is easy to pull off, but super trendy. You can easily pair a white shirt with these metallic blue shorts and easily make Hershey Kisses with some cardboard and paint.
Bring your favorite Bratz Girls to life with a Bratz Big Little Reveal. You and your family can pair these Bratz sorority family shirts with simple bottoms (like light wash jeans, shorts, or a skirt).
A tie-dye Big Little Reveal theme is such an easy theme to pull off, but you’ll be guaranteed comfort the entire day of Reveal. Some sorority families have been wearing comfy tie-dye PJs, which is a great idea because you can wear them again unlike Big Little shirts you may only wear once.
22. Brandy Melville
The classic Brandy Melville Big Little theme is another go-to, trendy theme if you just don’t want to spend time scrolling through Instagram for ideas, but want a cute, Insta-worthy theme to show off your newest additions and your sorority fam.
23. Rock N’ Roll
If your sorority family loves classic rock music then this theme is such a great idea. You can even get a custom painted vinyl record to give to your little as a hint so she knows how to locate you at Reveal.
Who said you couldn’t celebrate the holidays early? A Christmas Big Little Reveal is perfect for the sorority fams who can’t get enough of the holidays and want to celebrate the greatest gift of them all, their newest additions to the fam!
25. Ray of Sunshine
Hopefully the newest additions to your sorority family are your rays of sunshine. This theme is perfect for fams who always love keeping the vibes positive.
What is Big Little Reveal?
Big Little Reveal is an event where initiated sisters reveal their identity to the new member they got as Littles’, or vice versa, an event where the new members learn the identity of their sorority bigs and officially get their sorority bigs.
It’s a huge party, kinda like a mix of Halloween and a family reunion, where girls dress up in costumes or cute matching outfits with their sorority fam and celebrate the newest additions to their sorority families.
And then, usually, after Big Little Reveal, each sorority family will go out an have dinner or have a slumber party.
If you’re still confused, check out this Big Little Reveal video on YouTube below.
Big Little Reveal 2020 at the University of Alabama, Madi Westbrooke on YouTube
When does Big Little Reveal happen?
Each sorority chapter will vary on when sorority Big Little Reveal happens, but generally it occurs a few weeks before Initiation. If your sorority does recruitment twice a year (in the fall and in the spring) expect there to be two Big Little Reveal events as well.
Also, Big Little Reveal usually occurs later in the week or on the weekend and in the evening when most girls will be out of class (or have no class) and most likely able to attend this event.
In my experience, my sorority chapter always had Big Little Reveal on a Thursday and it would last from 5 PM to around 8 PM depending on sisters’ and new members’ schedules.
However, your New Member Educator, or sorority sister with the equivalent title, will keep you up-to-date and informed on all things big and little, so make sure you attend your chapter meetings!
How does Big Little Reveal work?
Big Little Reveal is quite complex. There is a lot that a new sorority big needs to prepare for to welcome her new sorority little into the fam.
Planning the perfect Reveal includes, but is not limited to:
Planning for Big Little Reveal. What theme will you chose for your little’s reveal? Will your sorority family chose a collaborative theme or will each branch of the sorority fam do their own reveal theme?
Crafting Big Little Reveal materials. If your sorority chooses a sheet reveal, you’ll need to make time to paint a sheet or have another sister paint it for you. If you have a box reveal, that’ll take time to source the right box to jump out of and decorate it too. What about a car reveal? You’ll need to spend time planning and decorating your car trunk.
Putting together the perfect Reveal outfits. Depending on the Big Little Reveal idea you chose to go with, you’ll want to look the part, so it will take time finding and buying the right costumes or outfits for yourself, your sorority family, and most importantly, your sorority Little.
Putting together a gift for your Little for the day of Big Little Reveal. Wondering what to get your little for Big Little Reveal? It doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the gift baskets you already prepared for Big Little Week leading up to the day of Reveal, but you can make another gift basket if you’d like. But honestly, it can be as simple as a cute picture frame with a photo you two took together or a gift card to Starbucks with a cute note.
Choosing what to do as a fam after Reveal. This probably is the easiest thing you’ll need to decide on, but you gotta pick somewhere to eat or something to do after Reveal. Just calling it a night after the Big Lil Reveal isn’t enough.
You gotta make the night last and make memories, so be sure to pick a restaurant your family frequents or ask your new sorority little where she would like to go. Alternatively, your sorority fam could have a sleep over. Or even better, both, dinner and a slumber party.
Once all the planning and prep work is done, Big Little Reveal works like this:
Sorority bigs and new members will be given a time and location for Big Little Reveal. The time will usually be in the early evening and the location for Reveal is usually somewhere on campus, like a large auditorium, classroom, or large field area.
New members will also be separated from the rest of the chapter until they are called to go out for their Reveal. My pledge class waited inside the business building of our campus.
Sorority bigs will be called at random to set up for Reveal. To ensure everyone is at Reveal and supporting one another, you will not (usually) know what time your Reveal will be at. However, this gives you the opportunity to help other sister with their Reveals.
You may be asked to hold other sisters Reveal sheets, act as a “fake” Big to trick a new member into thinking she got a random big, or taking photos or videos of Reveals.
Personally, I always did my Reveals last and while it stunk, it did give me tons of time to watch and support other girls getting their new littles.
Once you are called to do your Reveal you will set up and your Little will run or walk out to the Reveal location. When it is your turn to Reveal yourself to your little or littles, you will set up with your sorority fam and hide in your box, behind your sheet, in your car, or whatever it happens to be.
Then your little will be called out with other girls in your pledge class and they will line up in front of where you are hidden. But don’t worry you’ll give them, anonymously, a hint on the day of Reveal. The hint will be a notecard or a gift related to the Reveal theme, so they know exactly where to go.
The countdown begins. As soon as everyone is in place, the New Member Educator will start a count down, “5…4…3…2…1…” and on “1” every big will reveal themselves to their new, official sorority little. There will be tons of hugs, photos, videos, and even some screaming and crying (of joy).
Types of Big Little Reveals
Although each soon-to-be sorority big will chose their own individual Big Little Reveal theme, the sorority as a whole will have a certain type of reveal that everyone uses as a template for their individual reveals.
For example, if the sorority chapter chooses a box reveal, all of the bigs will decorate large boxes related to their individual theme to jump out of on Big Little Reveal.
Each big little season, your New Member Educator will chose or run a poll with the soon-to-be sorority bigs of what type of reveal the sorority chapter will do as a whole.
Examples of types of Big Little Reveals (*links are to YouTube videos or posts on Reddit):
Concluding thoughts on Big Little Reveal Ideas for 2021
Big Little Reveal is one of the best days of ever, especially if you are a sorority big taking your first little or adding a new little to your existing sorority family.
However, choosing the perfect Big Little Reveal can be challenging and overwhelming. In this blog post, we covered 25 trendy Big Little Reveal ideas for 2021 and went over the process of how big little reveal works.
Hopefully from this blog post, you have gotten a ton of inspiration or an idea you want to take action on for your upcoming Big Little Reveal.
And whatever you end up choosing, I know you’ll pick a Reveal theme your sorority little and family will absolutely love and remember for years to come!
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