If you have decided to have cremation services in Daytona Beach, FL for a loved one who has passed on, that opens the door to many options down the road. As you plan a memorial service for them, you can have something traditional that feels like a regular service. You could have a celebration of life. Or you could have something in between. If you want something memorable that really makes your loved one’s personality come out and shine as you honor them, consider a themed cremation service. Here are some things to consider as you go down that path.
The theme could be quite obvious, or it could be something more subdued. If your loved one was a diehard football fanatic, the theme is obvious. You could watch a game with family and then share tailgating snacks and memories of your loved one. If you never saw the person without a new book in their hand, you could use books at the theme. Have everyone bring a book to donate to the library or distribute your loved one’s books to those who attend. Have people dress as a book character or do something else of that nature. There are endless themes and they all depend on your loved one’s personality and what you want for their service.
Sometimes, families will choose a theme first and then find a location to fit into what they want to do. Other times, they might have a location in mind and then, they choose a theme that fits where they want to have the service. Either way works. If you have a theme that would work well outside, you can find a park. If you want to have the service in the funeral home, you can make lots of different things work well with professionals there to help you.
Sometimes, it can cost more to have a theme because you might want to decorate a certain way or bring in something special. But if you choose the theme right and have family help, things don’t have to cost any more than they would have otherwise. You just want to be careful to keep prices and costs in mind when you are planning so there aren’t any budget surprises later.
If you’d like to have some kind of a themed memorial service for your loved one after cremation services in Daytona Beach, FL, keep in mind that once the cremation portion is complete, you have time on your side. There is no timeline on any memorial services any longer so you can take extra time to plan and allow family time to travel, if you need it. The professionals at Baldauff Family Funeral Home and Crematory are here to help you come up with theme ideas and ways to pull off what you want for your loved one’s final services. We understand they were special, and you deserve to honor them in whatever way you see fit with whatever theme you want to have in place.