It's Time To Put The FUN in Funeral

December 2, 2019

The days of crying at funerals are starting to fade and one woman is helping push it along. Kyle Tevlin is out to set a trend, helping people put together a celebration instead of just a funeral, thanks to her site I Want A Fun Funeral.

You can attend one of her workshops on how to plan your own “going away party,” plan it yourself, or use a consultant. Either way, Tevlin says the idea is to bring out your personality and make it a party.

Remember when Aretha Franklin had a glorious eight-hour affair with wardrobe changes during the time she was lying in state?  We should all go out with a bang, right? Tevlin says the movement was borne out of people saying “I don’t want people crying at my funeral.”

Keep this in mind: half of people asked in a recent survey said they would attend an unconventional funeral. These days our remains can be made into jewelry, vinyl records, made into biodegradable pots for planting trees… So they sky’s the limit for our send off!