Celebration of Life Ideas2019-06-25T20:40:40+00:00

Celebration of Life Ideas

People celebrate the life of their loved ones in many different ways. Some are more traditional including religious ceremonies, home gatherings, spreading of ashes or garden parties. Whereas others do something a little more unusual.

Only you can know what your loved one would have wanted but sometimes a little inspiration can go a long way with planning the perfect send-off.

We’ve put together some of our customers’ experiences to help inspire you during this difficult time in creating a special final goodbye for your loved one.

If you would like to share your story with us to help others, we would love to hear from you.

Need help organising?

If you want to speak to somebody who can help you create a ceremony, you can find a local minister or celebrant from one of the links below depending on your preference.

Humanist Ceremonies

Interfaith Ceremonies (any religion or spiritualism)

Church Ceremonies

What to do with ashes as well as traditional and unique celebration of life ideas:

A green funeral burying a biodegradable urn containing a seed for a tree
A green funeral burying a biodegradable urn containing a seed for a tree
Gather for a wake at a much loved social venue, restaurant or hotel
Gather for a wake at a much loved social venue, restaurant or hotel
Cast off at nighttime a wicker Viking ship set alight with ashes aboard
Cast off at nighttime a wicker Viking ship set alight with ashes aboard
Ashes released from a vintage Spitfire aeroplane
Ashes released from a vintage Spitfire aeroplane
A dignified farewell with a non-religious humanist ceremony
A dignified farewell with a non-religious humanist ceremony
Have ashes released from a personalised filmed skydive with DVD
Have ashes released from a personalised filmed skydive with DVD
Watch an aqua-biodegradable urn drift away from a boat on the ocean
Watch an aqua-biodegradable urn drift away from a boat on the ocean
Purchase and name a star in the night sky
Purchase and name a star in the night sky
Remembering a favourite movie together
Remembering a favourite movie together
Be blown into the sky from a cannon
Be blown into the sky from a cannon
An all-singing, all-dancing knees-up
An all-singing, all-dancing knees-up
Let ashes light up the night sky in fireworks
Let ashes light up the night sky in fireworks
An uplifting colourful biodegradable balloon release
An uplifting colourful biodegradable balloon release
A reflective moment watching the sunset in a favourite place
A reflective moment watching the sunset in a favourite place
Create some keepsake jewellery
Create some keepsake jewellery
Become a permanent living legacy by incorporating ashes into an artificial underwater reef
Become a permanent living legacy by incorporating ashes into an artificial underwater reef
Ink from ashes can be used for a memorial tattoo
Ink from ashes can be used for a memorial tattoo
Ashes can be made into a diamond
Ashes can be made into a diamond
Press ashes into a playable vinyl record to listen to ‘your’ song
Press ashes into a playable vinyl record to listen to ‘your’ song
Host a family gathering at home
Host a family gathering at home
Mix ashes into paint for a commemorative portrait
Mix ashes into paint for a commemorative portrait
Get friends together for a favourite walk
Get friends together for a favourite walk
Create a glazed ceramic cup using clay mixed with ashes
Create a glazed ceramic cup using clay mixed with ashes
Plant a tree for the next generation
Plant a tree for the next generation
Have ashes sent to the surface of the moon
Have ashes sent to the surface of the moon