Meaningful Displays – Was dad a lawn bowler? A display of his bowling gear and trophies will honour his love of the sport.
Distinctive Scents — If mum loved to bake, have some freshly baked scones at the service. The aroma will bring back fond memories for many in attendance.
Unique Keepsakes — If your loved one was the family photographer, create a keepsake (ornament or other small token) featuring his or her favourite photo.
Special Participation — Did your sister sing in the local choir? Invite the choir to sing one of her favourite songs at the service.
Food/Beverage — Did your brother love going to the footy? Serve footy-inspired snacks and refreshments during or after the service.
Live Music — Did grandpa play in a band in his younger years? Honour that with live music after the service.
Customised Menu — Did Uncle Tom love to cook? Ask the caterer to prepare some of his favourite foods for the lunch.
Floral Arrangements — If grandma loved to garden, feature floral arrangements of flowers she loved.
Photography — Guests enjoy seeing photos that reflect the individual’s life and the other people who were important to them throughout all stages of life. Photos can be gathered and taped to poster boards, which are then displayed on easels, or create a digital display of photos that can be displayed on a monitor throughout the service.
Transportation — If grandpa was an antique car enthusiast, consider renting an old car to escort the hearse to the cemetery.
Eulogy Writing — Personal tributes during a service can be exceptionally moving and give attendees insight into the individual’s life.