We have one grab-a-date every quarter. These are announced with only a couple days notice and sisters have to find a date for the night! Some people will grab their boyfriend, a cute boy they're interested in, or just a friend. It's a great opportunity for freshmen to ask out the cute guy across the hall, or to have another sister in the sorority set them up with a date! We then take buses downtown where we have reserved a venue with music, dancing, food, photo booths, and lots of fun.
Formal Date Parties
In the Fall, we have a senior date party where seniors choose a different theme for every grade level; this year, the theme was Spirit Days. Women and their dates dress to their theme and head downtown to our privately-rented venue!
In the Winter, we have Sapphire Ball. This date party is a national Kappa tradition! Every single Kappa chapter holds one annually, making it a ritual that connects Kappas around the world. Our chapter's Sapphire Ball is formal and this year was a Bollywood Nights theme.
Finally, in the Spring, we hold our annual Great Gatsby date party. This is a tradition of our chapter and one of our favorite events of the year! We take buses up to a beautiful, private park overlooking downtown Santa Barbara and have a big picnic dinner. After taking tons of cute pictures with all of our dates and friends, we watch the sunset and then load back on the buses to take us to a reserved venue. At the venue there is yummy food, music, dancing, photo booths, and karaoke!
All social events are so much fun and the more formal date parties give us all a chance to get dolled up and glammed out (and who doesn’t love that right?!)
I’ve had an absolute blast creating these events and am looking forward to the new members getting the chance to be apart of such a great sorority and experience these events first hand!