Many families hold a memorial service after their loved one’s cremation services in Dickson, TN. Often these services are held in locations such as churches or funeral homes and may be quite large. While this larger, more traditional memorial service may be an excellent option for some families, other families may wish to host something smaller and more intimate. If you are thinking about hosting a service at home, here are some unique ideas that can make your service special.
1. Have a Campfire
There is something very cozy and comforting about a backyard fire. Light up your firepit and invite friends and family for a night of remembering and honoring your loved one. And don’t forget all the fixings for S’mores.
2. Release Lanterns
Releasing lanterns at the end of a small service at home is such a beautiful way to end the service as well as have a visual representation of your loved ones’ spirits being carried off to heaven.
3. Watch a Memorial Video
Create a memorial video and invite friends and family to come over and view it. Make it special by serving popcorn, sodas, and other movie night snacks. If you have a projector, set it up s that you can watch the video outside under the stars. Create a cozy space for guests by adding blankets and pillows to lounge on.
4. Hold and Open Mic
Have an open mic night where friends and family can take turns reciting poetry, rapping, singing, playing songs, or paying tribute any other way they can.
5. Plant a Tree or Garden
Have your friends and family over to take part in planting a tree or an entire garden in your backyard. If planting a garden, you could have each guest being a plant or flower to be added or supply all the foliage yourself. Not only will this garden be a beautiful tribute to your loved one, but it will also be a wonderful reminder of all the people who created it.
6. Have a Game Night
If your loved one was a gamer, hosting a game night can be a perfect tribute to them. This could be with digital games or physical board games. Whatever the case, getting everyone together to play will create a joyous and fun atmosphere to remember your loved one.
7. Have a Butterfly Release
Butterfly releases are a sight to see! Hosting a butterfly release is easier than you think as companies will ship the butterflies (and all instructions) right to your door. You can choose to have each guest have one single butterfly that they release which can create a lovely staggered release pattern, or have the butterflies all in one large container to be released at once to create a truly big statement. In either case, it is a visual your guests will never forget.
To learn more about cremation services in Dickson, TN as well as memorials reach out to us anytime as we are always here and available to help you with anything you may need.