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They say ice cream makes everything better, which is why having an ice cream food truck at a funeral is a fun and spirit-lifting idea. Toasted cones and sundaes, layered with toppings, is a sweet way to remember your loved one. And if ice cream is not your flavor, there are other types of food trucks available for a funeral or memorial occasion. Soothing grief with food in moderation is healthy. So consider the following tips on how to make mourners feel a bit better with some fare.
Before reserving a food truck for rental, ponder the possible menu. If ice cream is the spread, serve a few of your loved one’s favorite flavors. If you’re serving snacks, list some choices they would enjoy. Comfort food for funerals often includes deviled eggs, brie and bacon spinach dip or a plate of pimento cheese and crackers. Compliment the fare with a cocktail, also choosing a few of your loved ones favorite drinks.
After deciding on the type of ice cream or cuisine — or even both — Google food trucks in the local area and price at least three before making a final decision. Ask about customized menus and hourly rental costs, and be sure to save some funds to decorate a sitting area set around the truck. Consider creating a backdrop of your loved one’s favorite colors with tablecloths, balloons and flowers. Also, add a small bar at the side of the truck to offer beverages, be it liquor or non-alcoholic.
Whether you toast with an ice cream cone or a glass of chardonnay, breaking bread and drinking to a lost loved one with a food truck is a wonderful way to say goodbye.