Opening night is always an amazing time. The excitement sets in, and you feel the accomplishment of all that the cast and crew have worked toward. It is a wonderful time to appreciate those involved in the production, and opening night gifts are a great way to do this. These gifts don't have to be expensive, just something thoughtful to show your appreciation. Here are a few ideas for opening night gifts that you can make yourself without breaking the bank.
1. DIY Flowers
Everyone loves flowers, and giving ones that will never wilt is especially fun! These tissue paper flowers are very easy to make, they just take a little bit of time. You can incorporate colors from the show as an added touch as well. Give everyone a single flower, or make bouquets out of multiple flowers. Here's how to make them (and see the step-by-step pictures are above):
2. Spa Set
Everyone can use a little relaxation after a show is done. Help out the cast and crew by putting together a mini-spa set! You can include lotion, face masks, Epsom salts, and aromatherapy items to help everyone get a little R&R!
3. Score Study Kit
This is a great gift for all of your fellow singers! Include highlighters, pencils, multicolored pens, sticky tabs, paper clips, index cards, erasers, and anything else that would be helpful when learning and memorizing a role.
4. Singers' Favorites Kit
Another great gift for singers is one that includes all of our favorite, must-have items. Include Throat Coat tea, throat lozenges, hand sanitizer (to keep all those pesky germs at bay), and mints (to pop before a romantic scene). Put it all in a cute water bottle or mug for a thoughtful and useful gift!
Hopefully some of these ideas help you to find the perfect opening night gifts. What are some of your favorites, or what other gifts have you given? Leave a comment down below! Wishing you many fantastic opening nights to come- toi toi toi!