When you lose a member of your family, then it is really difficult to plan for anything as the atmosphere is quite emotional due to loss of a dear one. Some families may do proper planning by allocating certain budget while many of us may not be able to do so. Therefore, in this article we shall discuss about this issue.
Though post funeral reception usually takes place at the deceased’s house however the family can choose to celebrate in any place of worship, restaurant or community centre. One can choose any funeral caterer Minneapolis for either buffet or plated meal for the guests. Most of the time the community or worship team also help family in preparation of food for the event.
Following guidelines can be helpful for family to decide right food and drinks for the post funeral reception to make sure that the family of the deceased are satisfied.
- Decide the food
It is necessary to decide appropriate food that is compatible with the occasion and also all the guest may like eating them. Many people think that finger foods will be more appropriate as compared to plated meals. If the reception is planned in a venue where many people can sit, then any kind of food can be served so that people can either eat on the table or use their laps to put the plate.
Since in such occasion, people from different age groups will be present and hence you have to keep different varieties of food so that people can make their choice according to their age.
Usually for such occasions, vegetarian foods will be more appropriate. Also, there may be few dietary restrictions for few aged people and therefore prefer to choose low sodium diets.
- Prefer buffet style of serving
For such occasion buffet style is considered to be more appropriate so that people can choose the food of their own choice. If you are planning to hold the reception in any open area then make sure that arrangement must be there to keep the food warm and no insects or bugs may fall on the food.
In case, you are arranging the reception inside the room then make sure that there are adequate spaces available so that no congestion take place and every one can move freely within the room. The foods can be placed in such a way that people can access them from all sides. Make sure that people can take their food fast and can settle down in their position quickly.
- Choose right desserts
People generally prefer sweet during such occasion. Therefore, you need to consider few different options for desserts. There can be chocolate and pie and certain item meant for diabetic people too. In this way, everyone can choose the deserts according to their preference.
- Choose right caterer
Give little advance notice to caterer so that he can make the arrangements much in advance. Caterer may be given advance money so that he can procure the materials. Choose the caterer who has organized such event before.