It may be a favourite pub or restaurant, the local park or your own house – anywhere close to your loved one’s heart.
You could stick photos to the wall (with the permission of your venue) or make a framed collage. You could asks guests to bring photos or send you photos to display in advance.
Ask guests to share their memories of your loved one in a special book. You could also have a message ‘tree’ and ask people to write their messages on leaves to hang on the branches. After the event, you could stick the photos into your memory book, making it a lasting memento.
It could be their favourite colour, their football team or their favourite fancy dress. You could give a prize to the best dressed.
From cakes and curries to fish and chips or fajitas, the choice is yours. You could honour your loved one’s favourite tipple by serving cocktails or champers – or maybe even a nice cup of tea.
Create a playlist of songs they loved and ask your guests for their suggestions. If a band is playing live, you could ask them to perform some of your loved one’s favourites.
You could have a quiz or a sporting activity such as a football match, a pool tournament or a game of bowls. Nothing is off limits!