1. Contact the deceased's family and friends.
If the deceased had a will, contact the executor of the will. If the deceased did not have a will, contact the closest living relative. You will need to provide them with information about the date and time of the celebration of life, as well as where it will be held.
2. Choose a date and time for the celebration of life.
The date and time for the celebration of life should be chosen as soon as possible. This will give friends and family enough time to make arrangements to attend.
3. Create or order a memorial book.
A memorial book is a book that is filled with photos and memories of the deceased. It can be created by you or ordered from a funeral home or online service.
4. Plan the service.
The service should reflect the personality and interests of the deceased. It may include music, readings, or speeches from friends and family members.
5. Choose music and readings for the service.
Music can be an important part of a celebration of life service. The deceased's favorite songs can be played, or you can select songs that have special meaning to you. readings can also add a personal touch to the service. Try to choose readings that reflect the personality of the deceased.
6. Plan the food and drinks for the celebration of life reception.
The reception following the service should be a time for friends and family to gather and celebrate the life of the deceased. Offer a variety of foods and drinks so that everyone can find something they like. You may also want to have some entertainment, such as music or games, at the reception.
7. Select flowers and decorations for the event space.
Flowers can help set the mood for a celebration of life. try to choose colors that reflect happy memories. You may also want to consider using decorations such as balloons, banners, or photos of the deceased.
8. Determine who will be responsible for each aspect of the celebration of life checklist.
There is usually someone who takes on the role of organizer for a celebration of life. This person should be responsible for making sure all aspects of the checklist are completed. They may also be responsible for collecting photos, music, and readings from friends and family members.