Funeral Home Reception Tips

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, August 5, 2019

If you are having a service for a loved one at a funeral home in Las Vegas, NV, it’s traditional to have a reception after the service is complete. While you don’t have to carry out any of the traditions you don’t want to uphold, it is nice for families to gather for a longer period of time to honor their loved one and share memories in a more informal setting. Use these tips to plan a reception that won’t burden you any further, but will bring the family together nicely. 

Tip 1: Consider The Venue 

You will want to think about where you will hold the reception before you plan the food. If you’re having it in someone’s home, you could easily do a potluck. If there won’t be much seating, consider finger foods that could easily be eaten while standing. You need to have a venue in mind as you figure out what foods will work best. 

Tip 2: Serve Cold Items 

It’s easiest to serve things that can be eaten cold. People may come and go from the reception or some may take a plate, then get upset and need to stop eating and cry for a bit. Food that can be cold, like sandwiches and other snacks, are the best option. They can be left out for longer periods of time without too much temperature change. 

Tip 3: Provide Drinks, Too 

Family members may talk to a lot of people during the receiving line and crying dehydrates a person as well. With a lot of emotion involved, it’s always nice to have drinks on hand. If someone’s not hungry, they can still have some water or tea to help their throats from getting too dry. 

Tip 4: Consider Dietary Restrictions 

If you have family members in attendance that have dietary needs, like a food allergy, or gluten restrictions, you want to keep those in mind as you order food. Try to get something that they can eat as well. You could consider having a reception in a restaurant’s private room so everyone can order what they’d like as well. That way, everyone can get what they need, and you don’t have to worry about the specifics as much. 

These are a few tips that can help you get the reception planned after the service at the funeral home in Las Vegas, NV. The professionals at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services can help you with more options and ideas. Just give us a call at (702) 485-6500 and we can talk over your reception ideas and needs. We’re final service specialists, but we help families with everything they need help with throughout the process. You can also visit with us in person at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104, Las Vegas, NV 89147 and our funeral director can help bounce reception ideas around and offer options that we have seen take place with other families in the past. We want your loved one to get the honor they deserve and your family to have the time together it needs. 

 
 

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