15 Ideas for Your Next Fall Sisterhoods & Brotherhoods:
Use your chef as a resource to make these events a reality.
1. Decorate cookies. Any excuse to eat something sweet, right? After you’ve devoured enough cookies, it might be a good idea to share with your neighbors. They’ll appreciate the panhellenic gesture.
2. Go to a pumpkin farm and carve pumpkins. Or, decorate pumpkins with glitter & gemstones. Glitter with caution. It can get a little sparkly. After you’re done carving or decorating, I suggest leaving them inside so animals of any kind, don’t get into them.
3. Roasting marshmallows around a bonfire. Just make sure it’s allowed beforehand. Sitting around a bonfire with your house is a great opportunity to tell stories, learn something new about each other, and even…toy with that idea that your house may be haunted.
4. Bringing a fall festival or “Oktoberfest” to own house: Bob for apples, taffy apple decorating, corn roasting, grape & cheese tasting, grilled bratwurst. Everyone will want in on that.
5. Grilling out! Think ‘panhellenic’ and welcome other houses over for an hour of hanging out and getting acquainted over food.
6. Go to a haunted house!…Or create a haunted house and invite friends over. I went to a haunted Delta Chi house once. It was so much fun.
7. Rollerblading. Step it up by dressing in 80’s style, super hero costumes, something else random, etc
9. Trick-or-treating. Go with your house around Greek row OR volunteer to take kids from a nearby school or professor’s kids.
10. Pie lessons by your chef. I recommend mini-pies. You could also distribute pies to the Greek community. They will love it.
13. Movie night! They’ll never go out of style. Ingredients for the perfect movie night include; pajamas, blanket, and snacks. Request homemade pizza or a popcorn station with different flavorings. Yes, that’s a thing!! Oh, you need scary movie suggestions? No problem! Check out the Conjuring (it’s actually scary so watch with caution and stay close to friends), Scream (classic), The Ring (oh yeah! Millenial throwback), 28 Days Later (zombie fans), The Woman in Black (Daniel Radcliff post-Harry Potter).
14. Flag football. Invite houses over to watch and cheer on. Supply food to your guests like burgers and hotdogs. It’s a great way to bring people together over one of America’s favorite sports.
15. Community clean-up. Doing something good for your community sends a positive message to others. This will make both you and your community feel good. It’s easy and can also be pretty fun to go around and pick-up litter around Greek Row / campus.
Now go out there and start a new tradition. Make the most out of this great season, be friendly to others in the Greeks community, and just have fun. Campus Cooks is happy to guide you and help brainstorm something new for your house to do. Let’s bring your ideas to life.
Christine is the Marketing & Communication Specialist with Campus Cooks. She is a proud alumna of Northern Illinois University & experienced Campus Cooks first hand as a sorority woman. With this blog, she’ll let you in on life inside Campus Cooks and what it’s like feeding the Greek Experience – in the kitchen & beyond.Back to News