After the funeral service takes place, usually the family and funeral attendees go to a venue or someone’s home for the post-funeral reception.
This is an occasion where you pay tribute to the deceased persons life, by sharing stories, spending time with the family and friends and comforting them and sharing food and beverages.
Depending on your country, your specific culture and family traditions will dictate what kind of food will be served.
This article will hopefully give some helpful insight into some good funeral reception food choices and different tips and methods to make sure this occasion runs smoothly.
It may be difficult to organise all the details of the funeral, such as the service and the reception during a difficult and upsetting time.
If this is the case, leaning heavily on a funeral director to help organise is a good idea.
Making sure you are working with someone who fully understands what you expect from the day, and your specific needs, it is best to do some research into various funeral directors and services.
Using a directory such as LocalFuneral to compare local funeral directors will help make your choice easier.
If you are not sure what kind of food to serve for the reception, looking online for some recipes is a great idea for inspiration.
A good resource for recipes is Pinterest. It has a wide range of choice, where you can search for really specific things. This allows you to find something that is perfect for you and your guests.
If the post-funeral reception will have a large number of people attending, choosing finger food may be time consuming and costly. Consider choosing a buffet as an easier and cost-efficient alternative.
It is a great idea to personalise the reception by choosing a certain dish or dishes that the deceased loved. This makes the occasion that little more special.
Dishes which you are able to reheat are a great idea, as they can be prepared and frozen for the event ahead of time to help make sure the occasion is as stress free as possible.
If you have the funds, choosing to have the event catered is a great way to avoid any extra hassle, such as food preparation.
Some examples of food choices for the funeral reception are these:
This recipe for “funeral potatoes” is a great idea as it is easy to make and can cater to a large amount of people. It offers images, a written recipe as well as a YouTube guide.
Again, this spaghetti casserole recipe is a great way to easily feed a large group of people. The ingredients are simple, uncomplicated and inexpensive. The recipe shows a detailed step by step guide as well as images.
This dessert recipe can be made in a large dish, perfect for feeding a large group of people. It is a perfect comfort eating dessert for the occasion. The recipe shows a list of instructions and some images.
Hopefully this guide was useful on how pulling off a successful post-funeral reception!
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