Throughout the world, the death of a person is commemorated differently. In Vietnam, the deceased person’s mouth is propped open so that visitors may drop in grains of rice and gold coins. In many countries in Africa, only when a deceased person’s surviving relative have gone, and there is no one left to remember him or her, can the person be said to have really “died.”
Here in the U.S., it is most often a somber event, with guests expressing their love and admiration for the deceased, and a laying to rest of the either the ashes or actual body. It is an event that most of us would choose to limit our attendance. Thankfully, in Utah we have Dignity Memorial, who is happy to take over the services and create the best sendoff possible for our loved ones.
That being said, the employees at Dignity Memorial deserved a lovely dinner party, hosted by Pierpont Place. Our crew created a cream and olive green inspired event, with Moroccan lanterns as centerpieces. Main Event Catering served a delicious meal that included Caesar salad, crusted Parmesan chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, ginger carrots, and herb crusted beef tenderloin. To accompany the meal, guests enjoyed a make-your-own hot chocolate station with everything from mini marshmallows to peppermint candies.
We truly appreciate the work that Dignity Memorial does and look forward to hosting their next company event. Keep checking back on this blog for updates on our events with the Outdoor Retailers convention and the Sundance Film Festival in the next few weeks.