If you decide on cremation services in Elton, PA for a loved one, it’s an honorable option and it opens the door to a variety of other things you can do for them. You can have a memorial service, for example, of any kind and at any time. While some memorial services are straightforward and feel somewhat like a funeral, you can do something unique, casual, and even celebratory. Some families even like to attach a theme to the memorial service. The main theme, of course, is your loved one, but you can choose another theme that speaks to who they were and what they enjoyed and that can help to make the services that much more special. Here are a few options to consider.
A Decade Theme
Was your loved one born in the 50s? Or could they not get enough of the 80s? You can use an entire decades as a theme. Have people dress to that decade, play music that comes from that era, decorate the venue accordingly, and just have a good time with it. You can set the tone for the celebration through the decade you use as your theme.
Sports/A Certain Sport
If your loved one adored sports in general, it can be hard to choose just one, and that’s okay. Sports as a whole can be the theme. Or, if they were partial to football, baseball, or basketball, you can choose one sport for the theme. You can even have games playing in the background of the event or break family out into teams for some amateur games. You know your loved one would adore the theme since they loved the sport and caught as many games as they could.
Did your loved one have pictures of their trip to Hawaii all over their house, even though their visit for vacation was a decade ago? You could choose a certain location, whether your loved one visited there or always wanted to, as your theme. Have a back yard party with a Hawaiian theme, complete with grass skirts, leis, and fruity drinks with umbrellas. It’s a nice way to remember your loved one for something they appreciated in their life.
If your loved one was a teacher from the moment they graduated from college on, they were very proud of that profession. You can make the theme their profession and celebrate them, and teachers in general. Have people bring school supplies you can donate, have apple decorations, and serve juice boxes with the snacks. Get creative and you can make any profession fun for the family.
When you plan cremation services in Elton, PA for a loved one, you are first going to want to think about what your loved one needs and arrange for their cremation package. Then, you can put together a memorial service whenever you feel ready to do so, even one with a theme. If you aren’t sure what you want to do, brainstorm on the theme options with family and the funeral home professionals.