Splish Splash Sisters

11.04.2012

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As many of you know, I have six siblings, but they all have at least six years on me. Though I have nugget nieces and nephews running around, I've never been a big sister to anyone...until now!

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We went on several Key Sis dates every week to spend time with the new pledge class. After six dates, we all pref'd our favorite girls just the same as the younger girls pref'd us.

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The official list was released the day after Vegas and once we got word, my roomies and I immediately hauled it to Target to stock up on goods. That night, I stealthily delivered these rubber duckies. This would be the first in a series of several bath-related gifts.

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The following day, I gave my first hint of my identity by disclosing that unlike both of them, I had blonde hair. It seemed only fitting to provide them with a bottle of  John Frieda's brilliant brunette shampoo along with my clue. That night I also sent them Tiff's Treats.

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The next night after meeting, all of the "bigs" raided Hardin to decorate the girls' rooms before they got home from their new member meeting. Knowing I had double duty, I was rushing to make sure I was in and out before Hannah and Michelle got back.

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I used bubble wrap, tissue paper, and these iredescent streamers to make their beds look like bubble baths.

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Atop all of the faux bubbles were shower accessories like razors, more rubber animals, Q-tips, mini loofahs, shower caps and even a towel in Kappa blue.

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I used larger bubble wrap to make a small path leading to their bubble bath beds.

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I used the lyrics to "Splish Splash" to make my final set of rhyming clues which was anything but subtle, but I was fairly confident my identity wasn't much of a mystery all along!

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My biggest challenge was the costume, which is what originally inspired the bath-themed gifts. One of the first pins I ever pinned was this loofah costume, and I knew one day it would come in handy. Big little reveal was just the day. I decided to dress my twins in loofah outfits while I would coordinate in a bubble outfit.

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I gathered these lace body-hugging dresses in a bubblegum pink that immediately reminded me of a bright loofah color. Luckily, Forever 21 had two on stock in their sale section. Then, I went to Jo-Anns and found the perfect tulle to match; I bought the entire 20 yards (the cutting man was curious as to what I was up to with miles and miles of bright pink chiffon). I then proceeded to grab anything and everything that looked like it would help me attach the tulle in the most efficient manner to make these lil loofahs come to life!

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I recruited the roomies to help me get the task done, which I will be eternally indebted to them for!

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The final detail was the rope for the top of the loofah, which I made with a headband. All that was left before the big reveal was costume delivery, my bubble get-up and sending up a prayer that everything fit them accordingly and stayed in one piece!

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The bubbles was a piece of cake compared to the loofahs. I bought an oversized white long sleeved tee, blew up a dozen white balloons and pinned them to the shirt just before heading to KKG.

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Tuesday at 9, all the sophomores gathered in the chapter room while our littles anxiously awaited in the foyer.

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My other favorite set of twins besides my new little ones!

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Julie and her little, Chandler, coordinated in monkey outfits while Kate and her precious little, Annie (fellow MHS-er) were Christmas-themed.

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Caroline also went for the holiday route, creating a life-size present for Piper, her little.

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Kappas decked in costumes on Halloween Eve.

And finally...
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The big reveal! Hannah is from Abilene and Michelle is from Dallas, so our family broke away from its Memorial tradition, but I could not be more excited about having both of them in the fam. Michelle's blood was actually already in our family tree; my great-grand big Kaitlyn, who just graduated, is her cousin, so she obviously was thrilled by the addition!


PhotobucketOur whole family--Katie, Hannah, me, Michelle and Kat. Katie and Kat came down in robes to complete the bath-time theme.

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Us with another perfect pairing--Mimi & Sarah.

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As the photos indicate, everyone was just as happy with their pairing as I was!

Tomorrow kicks off Kappa inspiration week all leading up to initiation this weekend! Family dinners and lots of fun are in store, but first, I've got a 5am drive back to Austin scheduled for tomorrow. Goodnight!



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