The first recital your child is in can be a whirlwind. You need so many things to be prepared, but by the time you get there you have packed enough for the entire studio. Here is a list of the top 25 essentials every dance mom needs to have!
1- A large tote or bag to hold everything! Make sure it is unique so you can spot it from a mile away. Things will be moved and and bags will be stacked, so make it bright so it stands out!
2- Baby Wipes-For quick fixes of makeup. Or for hands after a quick snack before they go on stage. Plenty of things can get messy but no time to run to a sink.
4- Pack of tissues-there is never one close when you need it.
5- Bobby Pins
6- Elastic Hair Ties-make sure the color matches their hair color.
7- Hair Nets-or other bun making accessories.
8- Comb or Brush
9- LOTS of Hairspray
11- Makeup Pallet-with all the colors of the rainbow
12- Baby Powder - helps with itchy costumes, oily hair, and being sweaty from the bright lights.
13-Mascara or Eyelashes-don't forget the glue!
14- Bright Pink Blush
15- Ruby Red Lipstick
16- Makeup Brushes or Sponges
17- Clear Nail Polish- for any holes or runs in tights.
18- Safety Pins
19- Costumes and all the accessories
20- Dance Shoes
21- Bottle of Water
23- Recital Schedule
24- Gifts or Flowers for your dancer
25- EXTRA TIGHTS! If your child doesn't need them then someone else will.