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:
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.
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!
(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.
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!