When you have arranged cremation services in Pendleton, IN for a loved one, it’s a unique type of service. You can have a traditional memorial service and then a reception, if you’d like, or you can incorporate food into the cremation service itself. There are many different ways to honor someone and if you’d like your family to have food while sharing memories, there are a variety of things to think through. Here are a few to consider.
The Arrangement At The Service
At regular memorial services, people generally are sitting in rows with an aisle, all facing the front. But that doesn’t have to be the case at a memorial service that includes food. You can place tables in the room and have long tables at the side with the food. People can mingle and sit in groups around cousins or others they don’t get to see very often. The feel is more casual, and you are able to eat when you want and talk between bites.
There’s no need for anything elaborate when you are arranging food for a cremation service. You can have a restaurant cater, if you’d like, or you can take a friend up on their offer to put something together for you. Things like sandwiches that people can make themselves or fruit and veggie trays are very nice. You can just go with treats and desserts as well along with drinks that anyone would enjoy and can grab at will.
Perhaps one of your loved one’s favorite things about family gatherings are the epic potluck meals you are able to pull together. There’s no need for any one person to cover all of the needs and expenses. Each person can bring a dish to share and then everyone can enjoy some family favorites. It’s a great way to spread around the work and let everyone feel like they are playing a part in the service.
Get A Number Idea
When you are planning for a meal or refreshments around the memorial service, you will want to have at least a vague idea of how many people will attend. If the service is open to the public, that can be very hard. When you are specific with your invitations, you can at least plan for the most possible people and go from there.
If you want to arrange cremation services in Pendleton, IN with a unique memorial that involves food, the professionals at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory are here to help. We offer a variety of service ideas and we can make recommendations to you when we get to know you and figure out what your loved one might have liked. IT’s hard to make those kinds of decisions, but we will implement whatever you decide. And, once the decisions are made, you have our full support in them. We can also give you the compassion you need at such a time as this as you go through some of the hardest parts.