Are flowers/gifts appropriate at a child's dance recital?
June 11, 2007 10:20 AM Subscribe
This Saturday is our seven year old niece's first dance recital. Please help me find an appropriate gift, or determine if a gift is even appropriate.
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I come from a family where something like this would certainly deem a small gift, perhaps just a small bouquet of flowers. My husband's family is not as materially demonstrative as my own (niece is my BIL's daughter). I adore this child, and want to mark it as being a special moment in her life, however I don't want to go overboard.
For those of you who have been to the dance recitals of small children - what is commonly done? Are flowers completely out of place, embarassing? We don't see our niece and nephew often enough (family dynamic issues that can not be altered) but I would like to express my delight in being invited to see her dance, as well as remind her how special she is to me. I will certainly express this to her verbally, and know that showing up counts for something, but I'd like to do something nice as well. Unless it's completely out of place and would just draw bad attention to her/us. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.