Spring Piano Recital Tips

I recently held a piano recital — a habit for me each spring for the past several years. It’s always a fun day and is appreciated and enjoyed by all. Here are some tips that helped the event run more smoothly.

Piano Recital Favors

I always like to have some type of favor for each of the students to take home with them. Many years, I have put together a framed photo of each child, holding his or her recital music.

This year, I did something a little different. I made up individual candy favor treats:

piano recital favor

I bought a few bags of Hershey’s Miniatures candy bars. Shindigz makes reasonably-priced wrappers for these that you can personalize. They are adhesive, so it’s easy to cover the candy bars with them. I also covered one candy in each set with regular sheet music for variety.

piano recital favors

I bought pretzel rod bags (I found them locally at both Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s). These were the perfect size for the candy bars. I tied each bag with ribbon, and voila! Cute, easy piano recital favor.

Piano Recital Refreshments

For years, I spend the days prior to the recital baking. No more! I took a page from the kids’ schools and set up a signup on Signup Genius (free and easy to use). I listed all the items I wanted (plates, napkins, cookies, fruit), and sent my signup to all the piano parents. Within about a day, I had parents signed up to provide everything we needed. So easy — and really, they were happy to help!

piano recital cookie

(and when parents make cookies like these — really, why should I even try?)

I did provide a few things. I was able to buy a table cover at Dollar Tree for — of course — one dollar.

piano recital refreshments

And how cute is this Piano Keyboard Table Runner, again from Shindigz? It inexpensively created a really unique look for the table.

If you’ve hosted a piano recital, share your tips in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Spring Piano Recital Tips

  1. I just know the participants loved all the little details. That just goes along with being in a piano recital! You are tack as a smart – or something like that. . . wink!

  2. Wow! What a neat recital table. I love the table runner, the decorated cookies, the favors, etc., etc., etc….

  3. For those looking for the candy bar wrappers, a chat with Shindigz reveals that they don’t make this design anymore 🙁 However, if you’re a bit savvy with graphics on the computer (or have a child or piano student who is), design your own and print it off. You could print the designs on adhesive paper, or just onto regular paper and secure with a bit of tape.

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I enjoy hearing your thoughts.