When someone special passes away, you will want to work with funeral homes in Dallas, TX to create an event to honor their memory. For many families, that means a traditional funeral or cremation service. For others, they want to do something different that celebrates a life well-lived. If you would like to create a theme for your loved one’s celebration of life, consider what made them unique and special and go with something along those lines. Here are a few ideas to help you brainstorm and get started:
The 50s (or 40s or 60s etc)
If your loved one was born in the 50s, or another distinctive decade, or they just loved the music, style, clothing, and other things from a certain decade, use that as the theme. Have people dress in their favorite 50s attire, poodle skirts and all. Play music from the 50s and have women put their hair up in pony tails. It’s the type of gathering your loved one would get a kick out of and enjoy if they were able to attend. Through the theme, you can talk about what they loved about the decade.
Did your loved one enjoy a certain team? Or a certain sport? Have people dress in their jerseys or in colors for that team. Or, go with a general sports theme and have everyone wear their favorite team. You can even attend a sporting event as a group in your loved one’s honor or gather in someone’s home and watch a game they wouldn’t have missed for anything.
Did your loved one volunteer in the local school? For the library? At the soup kitchen? Take the cause that was close to their heart and create a theme out of it. If they had a thing for books, have everyone bring a new book and then make a donation to the local library or school in their name. Everyone could bring canned goods, diapers, or other necessary items and donate those to the shelter they held dear. It’s a nice way to remember the good they did in this world and to continue it in some way.
If you are looking for more theme ideas, funeral homes in Dallas, TX are here to help. The experts at Hughes Family Tribute Center have helped organize celebrations of life of all different styles. Once we get to know your family, and your loved one’s personality, we can offer some ideas that might spark something in you. Feel free to call us at any time at (214) 350-9951. We can brainstorm with you or set up a time for you to meet with our funeral director to get into details. You can also visit us at 9700 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75220 and we can show you the space we have available. We can arrange things in any way you’d like and clean up after the event, so you have much less to worry about before, during, and after.