Funeral Reception Ideas Southeast Texas

Funeral Reception Ideas Southeast Texas

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Do you like parties? Planning your Southeast Texas funeral reception can be like planning one last big party for all of your friends.

In talking with our readers, we’ve heard some great ideas for making Southeast Texas funerals and receptions memorable.

We’d like to share some of them with you today.

When you sit down to pre-arrange your funeral, feel free to use any ideas that you feel would help set the tone you’d like for your Southeast Texas funeral and reception.

  1. Chinese Lantern Release. Lanterns flying high above your funeral guests leaves a beautiful last image your guests will associate with celebrating your life. funeral reception Vidor, funeral planning Beaumont Tx, funeral home Southeast Texas, SETX funeral ideasDocumenting the desire to incorporate Chinese lanterns (or a butterfly release or balloon release) during your Southeast Texas funeral pre-arrangement process can ensure that it happens in the manner you envision. Elements like this can really set the tone for you Southeast Texas funeral and give your guests an opportunity to meaningfully participate in the process.
  2. Funeral Bagpiper: Did you know LOTS of Southeast Texas men picture a bag piper playing at their funerals? We get this one a lot, but not everyone who has shared this wish with us has shared it with their spouse and families. This is a great example of things that if we don’t share, won’t happen. There’s no way for friends and family to guess that we want a piper at our funeral. Pre-arranging your Southeast Texas funeral plans lets you document special wishes like this. Funeral reception planning Big Thicket, funeral prearrangement Beaumont Tx, funeral home SETXIt can be simple: I’d like a live bagpiper to play Flowers of the Forest, Highland Cathedral, The Skye Boat Song, Mist Covered Mountains, Amazing Grace, Taps, Danny Boy (SETX Funeral Fun Fact- Danny Boy was not actually written to be played on bagpipes, but most bagpipers can accommodate). If they know in advance, bagpipers can adapt your favorites songs to the bagpipes- Angel Band, I’ll Fly Away. You can even identify 2-3 pipers (or trumpeters or drummers) you’d like to use and leave their contact information for your family.
  3. Southeast Texas Funeral Reception Menu: For Southeast Texas seniors, our food tastes are a reflection of our lives. What we eat tells of where we were raised, our ethnic culture, where we’ve traveled (and been transferred for work – some petroleum professionals have a taste for South African, Austrian, South American, and Middle Eastern Cuisine), and who we’ve been close to. funeral reception Tyler County Tx, funeral ideas Beaumont Tx, funeral home SETX, funeral help Golden TrianglePre-arranging your Southeast Texas funeral reception lets you have those tastes reflected. A kabob station can recall a posting in the Middle East. Were you known for your fajitas? Share the memory with A Russian dish might bring back a memorable missions trip with your Southeast Texas church family. Food speaks to people. Planning your SETX funeral reception menu gives you a chance to recall special meals you’ve shared with friends and loved ones.
  4. Telling the tale. We all have a life story. Your Southeast Texas funeral and reception provide an opportunity to share a version of that story with friends and family. I recently went to a beautiful Vidor funeral in which the deceased had pre-arranged for three people to speak at his funeral – a childhood friend, a long-time co-worker, and a family member. Putting the three speeches together gave a wonderful picture of his life. Funeral Reception Planning Golden Triangle Tx, funeral price Beaumont Tx, funeral questions SETXThe childhood friend spoke of their time growing up as children in Vidor (both men were in their 70s). It was really special, since his grandkids and his children were hearing aspects of his life for the first time. One story was about laying back in the woods and looking up at the clouds in the sky. The co-worker talked about how a man could be extremely focused and “by the book” at work and laid back and personable at home- and occasional times when the two overlapped. The family member talked not only of the legacy of the life he lived but of the legacies he expected of his children and grandchildren. Your life is a story – pre-arranging your Southeast Texas funeral can give you a chance to have that story told in a special way.
  5. Share your personal memories. For your family and closest friends, it can be especially meaningful to leave behind a personal message. It can be as simple as writing a quick note on an index card, printing a short letter from your printer, or you can take it up a notch and have your notes made into something more beautiful by a local printer (Beaumont Printing or Dominion Forms in Orange). You can even go old school and have a calligrapher print your special memories – this will need to be coordinated well in advance though. Most calligraphers aren’t super quick!funeral reception Silsbee Tx, funeral Southeast Texas, SETX funeral home, funeral help Beaumont Tx Tell a grandchild that you appreciated cooking with them and leave them a special recipe. Tell your son that you’re proud of the kind of parent he became. Tell an old friend that you appreciated the way they were always there for you. Memories, like our lives, are best when shared. Pre-arranging your SETX funeral and reception gives you one last chance to share those memories with loved ones.

We hope that today’s ideas give you some inspiration for planning one last special day with your friends and family.

Pre-arranging your Southeast Texas funeral reception gives you an opportunity to create your end of life celebration your way.

Lumberton Family Funeral home receives high reviews from making funeral pre-arrangement easy for Southeast Texas seniors and their families.

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They’d love to sit down with you and help you bring your desired SETX funeral and reception to life.

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