Funerals are generally thought of as glum and solemn affairs, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Here are some things you can try to make your own funeral fun with a little planning. (Disclaimer: DO NOT attempt to make someone else’s funeral fun without prior consent, as some people’s ghosts have no sense of humor.)
1) Put a “Please Do Not disturb sign” on the side of the coffin.
2) Place nearby a glass box with a wooden stake in it, with sign “Break Glass In Case Of Emergency”
3) Attach a Romney/Ryan 2012 bumper sticker to the coffin.
4) Send out an automated e-mail to all invited guests with an apology that you will not be able to attend due to a scheduling conflict.
5) Wear pajamas in the coffin. I mean, this is clearly not the best of all possible occasions, so why not save your best suit for something else?
6) Attach “Hello, my name is…” sticker to your pajamas.
7) Hide an mp3 player inside the casket so that whenever the lid is closed it will play random pre-recorded phone conversations from inside, like “…So what’s up… Listen, can I call you in a few minutes? I am kind of busy right now…”…”What are you doing this weekend?”… “No, I am not interested in a subscription to New York Times…”
8) Ask to get buried in your cubicle at work. It is already a proper size and shape, and just needs to be filled in with the TPS reports. Plus, your nameplate is already there.
9) Put off your funeral for as long as possible. A thorough preparation is key to success.
Normally, I’d make it an even 10 suggestions, but then your funeral could become so much fun that your friends will start looking forward to it.
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I just died reading this.
Can u imagine ?
-Plant a tree.
-Place a little free library next to my grave.
-I want a cheap pine casket so everyone can write on it whatever they want before they bury me.
-Open bar with free drinks.
-Dress casual with no suits.
-Rock band playing great music.
-Pass on all my old books & possessions at the funeral.
-In lieu of flowers donate money to libraries, eco charities, animal groups.
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Best thing I could think of was just not go to it.
Great. Thanks so much for this!
You’re welcome. Hope you’ll find these ideas useful in about 100 years from now. 🙂
I’m afraid it will be sooner, but I hope still many years from now! And I love finding such useful ideas.
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This is hilarious!! I would say yes to all of them!
Damn! Now you’ve started to make me look forward to my funeral, and even in my present state of disrepair the odds are I still have a few years to go!
Well, that’s good, you should have plenty of time to plan everything!
I am the daughter of a funeral director and have heard every dumb question about embalming, etc., that you could imagine. Loved your post.
Thank you! But now I just won’t be able to sleep, thinking what kind of stupid questions people would ask about funerals. Any chance you have this as a post already?
Morbidly funny, thanks for the laugh 🙂
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And why shouldn’t it be FUN, eh?
Exactly! Traditions are made to be broken!
#7 is my favorite! If you’d like a #10 suggestion, I’d go for ‘Having an exotic dancer do her best moves around your coffin’ or to up the stakes on #5, ‘Where a ridiculous Halloween costume.’ I almost can’t wait to die after reading this! I’d rather be cremated though. Maybe I can have some fun with my ashes?
You can definitely make another suggestion, but so many people already made their suggestions that yours will be something like #50. But among those suggestions there were some really good ones for cremation. For example, how about fireworks?
I like both exotic dancer and Halloween costume ideas, though why would you limit yourself to just one dancer?
Great point. Let’s up the dancer count to four!
I can’t decide between 4 and 5. 🙂 Nice post.
Thank you! And allow me to help you with your dilemma… 4 + 5 = 9. There. You should do #9. 🙂
This is a superb write-up as usual mate
I love it. Especially the pajama part. Except I would use the ones when I was a kid. Super tight and all.
I don’t know about you, but for me to fit in my kid pajamas I’d have to diet and exercise to lose a ton of weight. That’s gonna take out all the fun out of my funeral!
i REALLY needed this today. It’s hilarious and I got a big laugh. Thank you and please keep up the excellent work – i’m a follower for sure!!!!
Thank you for reading and for following!
My dad wants to pre-record the message for his funeral so the message can be in his own voice. And he wants to have a mirror laying in the casket that says “this could be you, are you ready?” If my mom outlives him…I highly doubt she will do that…but loved your post!
A mirror in the casket is a genius idea!
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I am going with 5 and 6.
Don’t go just yet, take your time! 🙂
A sequel is how to make these nine things happen for real. I want a bumper sticker.
Actually, a lot of the suggestions are really easy to carry out. Maybe not #8 if you don’t work out of a cubicle, but there are plenty of Romney/Ryan stickers for sale on eBay, so you can easily get it. Since the election is over, I’m guessing the people are actually buying them for the coffins.
When my husband died at the age of 35, we played the Linus and Lucy song from Charlie Brown as the processional and served Cheez Its
I am sorry to hear about your husband. Hopefully my wife would do for me something like what you did for him.
Thanks for your comment. I have lost my husband, mom, and dad. I now write a blog about grief, but the blog is also a great venue for making fun of my children.
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Oh my god. I may force my future husband or my future/nonexistant children to do this. XD
I’m not an expert on children, but it seems to me that it may be difficult to force nonexistent children to do anything. This could be almost as difficult as forcing an existent teenager to do something.
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Funny stuff! My father has a “interesting” fixation with death. He even built his own casket which my mother refuses to bury him in. I’ll have to make some of these suggestions to him. Now to make a list of funny things to do for a cremation.
Somehow, I have doubts that your mother will like my suggestions.
I always thought of putting spots of chocolate on my teeth and freezing my face into an open grin. It’s my signature classy move… a smile with spotted brown teeth. People need to remember me as I was. Oh and of course on the mp3 player, sounds of farts and burps are a must.
Frozen grin with spotted brown teeth… yes, that’s definitely something that won’t be easily forgotten.
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A Nice Laugh for the day! I especially love the disclaimer!
Haha this is hilarious!
I really like your blog and would love you to feature on mine, http://www.5thingstodotoday.com. All you have to do is write five suggestions along with a link back to your site. Please check out the blog and see the sort of things people have written about.
Thank you for the offer, I will definitely try to think of something when I have the time. Is it ok if my suggestions wouldn’t be serious?
Meanwhile, please feel free to pick 5 suggestions from this post to include on your blog (as long as you include the link to either this blog or my regular blog listofx.wordpress.com)
Yes of course that would be fine. Just send them to me and I will publish them. Many Thanks. David
Shared this with my mum and I told her number 2, 5 and 7 is really important for me and I wanted her to prepare my deathbed like this,
Awesome loving the stake in a glass box, most defo stealing that. The only thing that I have decided upon is Bob Marleys Dont worry is the song of choice but then im 26 got years in me yet to find something with equal happyness points. I did have a friend once who wished to be eaten at her funeral. saves on the cost of the coffin apparently.
I don’t think that being eaten instead of being buried is a good idea. Did your friend consider the possibility that some of the people coming to her funeral might be vegetarian?
I dont think when youre thinking about canniblism your not on the same wave lenght as your veggie friends 🙂 or even most of your friends.
Very clever…I must admit I haven’t given much thought to my funeral but you have inspired me to! Is that a good thing?…haha. Thanks for sharing!
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Unless you are planning to live forever, you may want to give some passing thought to your funeral. Otherwise, what would stop your friends from trying one or more things from the list above at your funeral?
Very informative. One can never be too careful with all of the Zombies and Vampires running around.
Thank you! And I apologize for not responding to your comment for several days – those damn Zombies cut off my Internet
Ahhhh, lol this cracks me up! love it
ROTF! Wonderful ideas! My friends, what’s left of them, already look forward to my funeral!
Thank you! But please try to keep your friends expectation low. You don’t want them to become too impatient with you when you keep delaying your funeral.
Well I’ve been known to try to rush my funeral more then a few times. Actually succeeded once but they revived me. LMAO!
sorry, didn’t read the previous quarter-thou responses, but
one of “my” mottoes involves
putting the FUN back (*) in funerals
(* i assume that some were fun?)
i have told my family that my funeral, should they decide to have one, will be a BIG LEBOWSKI themed affair.
first of all: i don’t really like bowling. but wha da hey:
we’ll rent the local low-key neighborhood bowling facility. my ashes will be on the main counter in a Coffee Can, of course. anyone and everyone who wants to comment on whatever, can and should do so over the facility microphone/PA. mandatory? white russian drinks for everyone.
some of my ashes will be taken and dumped in Minnesota, as that is the only state i haven’t been to.
Wouldn’t you be rather be buried in a rug? It would really tie the grave together.
thanx, but, i’ve axually (un4t-u-nately?) had time to think about this. butcha know what, now that yoove mentshund it …
It’s funny. 😀 I want my funeral to be fun too but I want to be cremated and this is basically for those going for coffins.
Yes, a glaring oversight on my part, I apologize. But in the comments, there were suggestions for cremations too. Best one was to put ashes into fireworks, and give out a tiny urn with ashes to each person attending the funeral.
I’m sure my husband won’t agree with putting the ashes into fireworks.:D but I think that’s fun. I told him that I want my ashes to be scattered in the Pacific Ocean. I think it would be very dramatic. 😉
What’s great about the ashes, is that you don’t have to pick just one option for what to do with them. You could do all things at once: you can put some ashes into fireworks, scatter some of it over the Pacific (and all other oceans if you’d like), and launch some into space.
I agree. The possibilities are endless. ^^ Nice entry. Thanks for sharing.
**Fell out laughing! Wasn’t sure what to expect when I decided to read this..And it was nothing like what I anticipated..It was better. Thanks for sharing 🙂
**You’re welcome..Added you to my faves list to follow so I’ll peek in from time 2 time to read ‘ya 🙂
Wow, I’m actually considering these
Well, of course, most of these much easier and cheaper to organize that many traditional funeral arrangements.
True :o. And they’re more entertaining. I mean, funerals should celebrate lives too
You can’t take the fun outta FUNeral. 🙂 (funeral industry wit)
Just to pass on a thought because I’ve worked in the industry… you can mourn at a funeral or you can celebrate a life at a funeral. It all depends on the deceased individual and how survivors wish to remember them. But the “best” memorial services during my tenure in the industry have always been celebrations of life. Personally, that would be MY “viking funeral”; remember me for just being a human… funny to some, loving to others, and an occassional asshole to a few. 🙂
As you may have guessed, I would choose to celebrate life.
I plan on being cremated, and I want my ashes placed in little clear vials on necklaces, and handed out so everyone can take a little bit of me home.
That would show everyone just how generous you are 🙂
Lol, that was hilarious!!! wooden stakes… i’m still laughing
Thank you! I’ve considered silver bullets, but I’d rather not leave anything precious near some of my friends.
Hehehehe… laughing even more XD
I’d be tempted to leave raffle numbers under each seat. When the eulogy is finished, the vicar calls out the winning number and the lucky person in that seat gets to take my ashes back with them, all taking place as ‘Anybody wanna take me home’ by Ryan Adams plays in the background…
What if the vicar just throws a bouquet and whoever catches is, will be the lucky one?
I like that, I suppose throwing the urn would be a step too far..?
Not if you don’t mind sharing the funeral with whatever person on whose head this urn may land.
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I love this. I hope that my family does this when I die.
It would be even more fun if they aren’t in on it 🙂
I love the Romney/Ryan one lol
Well, no point keeping them on cars anymore, right? 🙂
this post was a great way to start my weekend! I guffawed
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I love this! Y’all are gonna want to be at my funeral. I’ve been inspired!
Ditto! I plan on having a private affair. Only those people I see and spend quality time with more than 2x’s month will be attending. I have made plans to include a security guard and they must check invitations.
I love the “Do Not Disturb” sign idea. Hilarious!!!!!
Absolutely hilarious! You gotta know I rarely if ever have or make the time to read the Freshly Pressed selections here at WordPress…So happy I did today!
Totally digging it and I’d add to the mp3 player recordings, “Can you hear me now?!”
My husband will freaking love reading these I know I did.
Thanks and Congrats on being FP’d.
Thank you! Glad you’ve enjoyed this.
I’ve already said I want someone to dress up as the grim reaper and stand there wearing the black hooded cloak and carrying a sickle. 🙂
This seems to be a popular choice in the comments. Sounds like someone could get a full-time job to pose as the grim reaper at funerals.
Instead of number 7, I would just have a recorder saying ‘Hello? its so dark in here. Can you hear me?’…
this s funny, btw.:)
Anything to cause confusion would work. Another option could be to play a recording of yourself singing in the shower.
I think that would be to frightening. lol
Order 100cases of Moet in advance, to be delivered, open and served on the shedding of the first tear! That should be fun. Funeral security will frisk all ‘patrons’ for hidden onions. Friends who are Actors are disqualified from attending, and if they do, shall be billed for the champagne no matter the outcome.
I don’t know about the first tear, it would be difficult to track who sheds it first – and what if no one does? I suggest a countdown as coffin is lowered to the grave, and opening champagne once it’s in there.
You’ve obviously never been to a funeral in Germany! Tough crowd, the patrons.
fun is fun keep it up..
I like #4. Correspondence from beyond the grave is always a nice surprise.
Agree, unless you are burying a spammer.
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Okay, I can see me actually doing some of these.
Oh, I so wish I knew what number 10 was, because I really want my funeral to be fun. Great list and I hope by the time I need it I can still remember it. Congratulations for being Freshly Pressed.
There were so many great suggestions in the comments below, and you can find #10, #11, #12, etc. Some of my favorites from the comments were playing Tetris sound effects when the coffin is lowered into the ground and having a friend dressed as the grim ripper loiter around.
But I hope that by the time you’ll need this post so much time will have passed, that you won’t even remember that you ever read this.
What? Did I read this post? Really?
Bill Cosby had a bit similar to this….something about putting a recorded greeting in the coffin. “Hi, how are ya? Don’t I look good?” Wish I could remember which album that was on….Great stuff! ~Regards, Dan
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A cranky dead person might also want this on his coffin: Shut up and don’t talk to me. I’ll ignore you anyway.
Someone who is very cranky may even write “I died so that I don’t have to talk to you ever again”.
This. Is. Awesome! After all you only live once or em…die once too! But I have one thing to add to your list…have someone dress up as the grim reaper and just stand in the room during the funeral…they shouldn’t say a word just stand there. Now that would make it a perfect funeral/party. (Alas I cannot take credit for the grim reaper idea I saw it somewhere else…but I still think it would be a great addition to your list!)
Yes, a couple of people have suggested the idea of having someone dressed as a grim reaper. I think the grim reaper should be a little more active and ask people about their health and their plans. I agree on the YOLO meme. It’s time for it to die and be replaced with YODO.
As a terminally ill cancer patient…I think that is freaking hysterical!!!!!! I think I am going to have that made into a tee shirt! I love the grim reaper twist, why should he be a silent participant? He should go around asking about people’s plans for the future and the status of their retirement accounts! Awesomeness! thanks for the morning chuckles!
Ha ha! Brilliant and funny…………kudos 😀
Okay so I will be doing every single one of these, and my parents won’t be around to tell me know (knock on wood that I don’t die before they do.) Way to lighten up a pretty grim topic! (: nerdwithtaste.wordpress.com
I like the pjs and bumper sticker
Excuse me. I love you.
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When I die, please make sure my family does this for me!
I absolute love this idea. I want my funeral to be a celebration of my life. Since the defining characteristic of me is sarcasm, what better way to have your send-off?
Thank you! So I am guessing that you’d want your friends to give sarcastic eulogies as well, right? 🙂
Absolutely! Sarcasm and humor are a huge part of my life, and the thread that has sewn our family together.
My sister tragically died 16 years ago. On the way out the door to attend her funeral, a cousin released the funniest, and quite appropriate pun for the moment. Maybe it’s macabre, but it’s how we roll.
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I plan on having tiny writing on my headstone which reads, “You are stepping on my crotch”.
I literally laughed out loud with this one!
So did I, that was hysterical.
Seriously hilarious! I love your tag line and this post was insanely funny! Thanks for sharing. I got quite the laugh, congrats on being Freshly Pressed.
Congrats on getting FP’ed!!!!
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This is a RIOT! I’m glad someone else shares my twisted sense of humor!
You are not alone: judging by the current “like” count, about 300 people share our twisted sense of humor.
You have inspired me! To make my own funeral fun, I would first remove all of my internal organs, not for preservations sake, but for the sole purpose of placing a complicated system of animatronics that will then be connected to motion sensors near my coffin. Whenever someone gets close to the coffin I would spring to life and scare the crap out of them.
I absolutely do not recommend removing your internal organs, because this will be very painful!
Poor dead person… all dressed up and nowhere to go. Of course, let’s try to have a good time. After all, you you can’t spell “F-U-N-E-R-A-L” without “F-U-N” 😛
And by the way, if you just rearrange the letters in the word “FUNERAL” you will have “REAL FUN”.
As a mortuary school dropout, this is funny! http://www.charliemccoin.wordpress.com
Coming from an expert, that means a lot!
I lasted two hours. LOL
that’s two more hours of experience than I have.
I love putting the ‘fun’ in ‘funeral’!
As you can notice just by looking at the word “funeral”, the “fun” is already there!
Yes, that is what I was alluding to. 😉
#10: Pay a friend to run up to your body, throw themselves on your coffin and scream “WHY?! WHYYYY?!” and subsequently burst into tears. (Adding “HE/SHE/IT WAS SO YOUNG” might be a nice touch too.)
#11: Pay said friend double to update facebook status saying “There’s good wifi up here” or something of that nature.
And one for good luck:
#12 Pay said friend more money (“Oh I don’t care that you’re broke-you’re dying anyway! Go out with a bang! Here have a martini.”) to come to your funeral dressed as the grim reaper
If anyone is open to doing any of the aforementioned things at my funeral, please contact me. A true friend doesn’t let a true friend’s funeral go without a grim reaper.
y wud true friends work only fr money?
You know I didn’t think of that. You have impressed me. So much so that I am willing to forgive your use of the blatantly grammatically incorrect “y” and “wud” and “fr” but I think that’s a typo so it’s all ok.
Well I used “y” and “wud” and “fr” because I was running short of time! 😛
I am also surprised you have to pay your friends to do things for you. But you can still get your friend to do all that for free, by promising to do the same at his/her funeral, in case they die first. And if you are not comfortable doing this at someone else’s funeral? A hint: they won’t check if you did that…
hire a look a like to pop out of the coffin yelling “just kidding or surprise?”
You’d have to organize and hold a look-alike contest, pick the winner, pay the prize, train the look-alike… That’s way too much hassle. Much easier if you just do that yourself.
This is brilliant! I am stealing the glass-case-with-a-wooden-stake idea, possibly the pajamas as well. Also, must play “Another One Bites the Dust” as coffin is lowered into the ground (preferably in time to the music).
Yeah, sure, steal my idea, just please don’t steal my pajamas!
I will try to remember not to steal your pajamas.
This is really hilarious. I like the part about the pajamas the most. I knew a guy up in Seattle who had himself set on a traditional viking ship in the bay while all his friends and relatives drank his favorite vodka and classical Austrian Waltz music was playing in the background over the roaring flames. since working at http://www.playgroundentertainmentgroup.com and writing for http://www.kidssocccerblog.com I think I wouldn’t mind being buried in my cubicle either. It would be most fitting that I arise during the rapture from the place that I know will do me in.
As much as I like my job and my cubicle, I’d definitely pick the viking ship funeral rather than the cubicle burial. But with as much as my work is paying me, cubicle funeral it is. Except I am not sure cube-mate will be ok with that.
My idea was….to let people open beer cans at my funeral have fun…and carve out stuff on the grave….
that way they’ll never forget me or my funeral! 🙂 Just saying 😛
I don’t know, some people tend to forget things after drinking too much beer.
well, they’ll forget whatever happened after they got drunk…but they’ll never forget that I offered them free beer even after I was dead! 😛
Well, if that works, you can already count your funeral as a success 🙂
hahaha..let’s hope! 😛
Oh my god I love number two, best thing ever XD
Love #7…we do plan out our wedding to the tee why not our Funeral….we are at the party.
Exactly! And besides, you can only have one funeral, but you could have a few weddings over your life.
I love these ideas! 🙂 Why not make an already sad occasion fun? I shall definitely consider this for my own FUN-eral. 😀
Thank you! Those were my thoughts exactly!
My sister is having a fancy dress funeral, she already knows I have my costume sorted. I’m going as Winona Ryder’s character from Beetlejuice
& I’m also going to make her coffin late considering she’s never on time for anything.
Of course, definitely don’t make her coffin too early. Presenting someone with a coffin while they still alive is very bad manners 🙂
aha I do agree, very bad etiquette indeed 🙂
As I plan on being cremated, sadly most of these won’t apply to me. I like the humor and spirit of this list and will be planning my own twisted funeral list now. Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂
No problem! When you are done with your list, it would be great if you share the link here – I want to know every way to make a funeral fun.
Good stuff! It’s going to happen to us all… might as well accept that little fact and have fun with it. 🙂
At my funeral, I’m going to have Bergman’s Seventh Seal, dubbed in Japanese, playing on a widescreen set up behind my coffin.
If this a plan to make your funeral appear fun in comparison to the background?
Oh and have you seen the cute little PSA “Dumb Ways to Die?” It has my whole house singing this jingle. When one of my boys starts to do something stupid I will start humming and everyone cracks up. If you haven’t I can tell already you would love. 🙂 thanks for inspiring me to mess with my family, one last time.
I have not, but I will check it out.
Oh yes… I might let them have a traditional funeral after all. I will pay a stranger to tug on people’s sleeves and whisper, “I see dead people.”
You’ll need to hire a kid so do that. Not only it would be more realistic, but you could hire a kid for less money.
As my dad lay dying in a coma, he suddenly awoke, peered around at all the family gathered around his bed with an irritated look on his face and said, “This place is like a bloody railway station!” and lapsed back into coma. I went out onto the balcony and stood shaking with suppressed mirth when my sister-in-law came out and put her arm around my shoulder to comfort me. He knew how to make an exit!
Sorry to hear about your dad. I hope I can do something like that when I make my exit.
This is inspiring…not that I’m inspired to die. haha too funny! :))
Thank you! Just to be clear, I was not trying to inspire anyone to die, and no funerals have been hurt in making this post 🙂
#7 is definitely a fun one! Just imagine all the attendees’ faces!
You can take it even further by having someone in attendance pretend to take part in those conversations.
But if funerals are too popular, they become a vicious circle: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/death-at-the-funeral-a-vicious-circle/
Funerals are popular, because everyone’s got to have one. But I would not worry that they become too popular with everyone clamoring to upgrade to the latest and greatest version. If that were the case, Apple would be all over that.
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Hahahaha. I’ll try this one for sure. 😀
Hahahaha. I have thoughts in my Funeral and I think one of them’s here. 😀
I guess great minds really do think alike.
So funny. My family used to own a casket store and we would deliver them to the funeral home. It would have been funny to suggest some of these things!
It would have been even funnier to actually charge for some of these things 🙂
Do not disturb! BEST … I wonder if that was in your will if it would actually happen
This post IS my will. (oh, and everything to my wife)
That’s pretty amazing… who can be sad at a funeral like that!
Hysterically AWESOME!!! A very fun post, thanks for sharing. Not only do I want to have a fun funeral, but I want to attend one! Therefore, I will offer my party planning skills to all my friends.
#7 is my favorite!
You should start offering your party-planning skills ASAP: a fun-funeral-party-planning niche is strangely empty at the moment but I fear this won’t last.
I can’t stop laughing. It is so hilarious! Thanks for the post. Nice one 🙂
What if we get cremated?
One word: “fireworks!”
Totally going to try to do #4.
…oh, and 9.
Start with just the 9, and see how it’s working out for you. Don’t rush.
Great post!!! I really needed the laughs!!!!!
i cant believe im reading this one! XD
I can’t believe I wrote this. And I can’t believe WordPress FP’d this.
Ha, I would love to do the second one. Imagine the fear in your more superstitious friends and family.
Imagine their fear if they actually HAVE TO break the glass. And, put on some glitter so you’d sparkle in the sunlight. (Thanks to Twilight, that’s what they’d expect you to do)
This is genius. Bravo!
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This is wrong on so many levels. So of course I love it.
Is it wrong to thank you for the comment?
Thank you for the smiles.
Congrats on being FP!
#10 should have been a jar of Nutella in the coffin. That would have made this a classic Freshly Pressed lotto win.
This was a Freshly Pressed lotto win… but you are right, there was a #10 with Nutella in it. I did not post that part because I was hoping to keep all that Nutella for myself.
Very funny!!!!! If your getting cremated you could also play disco inferno by the bee gee’s!!!!!!
Personally, I’d prefer Stayin’ Alive.
Love these tips, especially the wooden stake! It makes facing the great beyond a little easier if you can leave a great behind… uh, wait … that just sounds weird…
I’m hoping to lose some of my great behind, just to be sure I can squeeze through to the great beyond.
Hahahha! Excellent 🙂
There was a great one I read in the newspaper before. Its not funny but it’s something I would do. I have a vague memory but here goes. It was a soldier who died in Afgan and he was cremated – his ashes were then put into a large hand made firework and set off at his funeral.
Great idea! (No kidding). I am seriously considering this option.
How’d I miss this post?! Congrats on being FP’ed, which is likely preferable to being TP’ed.
You’ve missed it because I did not post it on my blog: I occasionally write some stuff that does not fit my regular blog format of list of 10 + humor + news. So I guest-post it elsewhere. On this blog, Army of Awesome People, I’ve already written a few posts, and a few more are in the pipeline. I would absolutely recommend that you follow AOAP too, because it’s been one of my favorite blogs long before I ever wrote anything here.
And thank you for finding me here 🙂 I’ve never been TP’ed, is it that bad?
I love this! Thank you for the chuckle:)
#7 is a MUST – excellent post! Congrats on the FP!
You could be the next ‘fun’ funeral planner!
This is so awesome!!! I wouldn’t expect anything less though!
Thank you, fellow awesome blogger 🙂
Great list! very entertaining.
Ha ha! Brilliant and funny.
You could have the Tetris theme playing when lowered into the ground.
Yes, and you may consider getting an L- or T-shaped coffin.
My sister would probably get a z shaped one, so she could be as annoying in death as she is in real life.
A Z-shaped coffin? That would give a new meaning to the phrase “getting some Z’s”…
Best comment. I can’t believe people could be so witty! 🙂
this is awesome!! im only 23 but aready started to plan somthing like this… thanx for the great ideas! i think my funeral’s gonna be the greatest party EVER 😛
But then you’ll miss the greatest party EVER! In my opinion, a funeral party should only be somewhere in the top 10.
well, then i should do it BEFORE i die.. i know it’s little bit different from the tradition, but it could cheer up my friends a bit that they know i’ll come back. and if they like it maybe i can do funerals every year… and skip my boring birthday parties 🙂
Annual funeral parties…. interesting. This may be fun too, but then your friends will be genuinely sorry at your final funeral, because they won’t be invited to any of your future funeral parties.
This was humorous until the Romney Ryan Sticker…what’s your point?
If you don’t like Romney/Ryan, you can always use Obama/Biden sticker instead. Or one of those stick-figure family stickers, if you don’t want to make any political statements.
I laughed out loud re: the stick-figure family stickers. Awesome!
O I thought it might have been a negative and quite frankly I’m growing weary of it. I see what you’re saying now.
Thanks for the reply O and Congrats on the Freshly Pressed btw.
These are great. You can’t spell funeral without fun.
My plan has always been to record myself pounding on something and yelling “LET ME OUT! I’M STILL ALIVE!”, and then have someone play it mid-funeral. Or possibly circus clown pallbearers, who will promptly carry me into a tiny little hearse that looks like it couldn’t possibly fit my (unbeknownst to the crowd) spring-loaded coffin.
No, you cannot. And you’ve beat me to the punch to the pun.
You’ve certainly given a lot of thought to the same topic, but for a circus-themed funeral, can I also suggest shooting the coffin from a cannon through a ring of fire? Or filling the grave with the helium balloons?
With my dark sense of humor, I’d probably have people come up to the coffin, open it up, and then have something jump out at them. I love a good scare, epsecially if they think it’s me back from the dead to scare them.
I would not recommend that, actually: you risk turning your funeral into a funeral for a few of your weaker-hearted friends. But hey, it’s your funeral, so whatever rocks your coffin.
You need a sign: “If the coffin’s rockin’, don’t come a-knockin’!”
If my coffin is rocking, that probably means that I left my cell phone on Vibrate.
I’d like ” Going Underground” by The Jam played at my funeral please. Ta v much.
Ok, that will be $20. It would be a little more expensive if you actually want them to come and perform the song live.
I’d rather Mr Weller pulled his finger out and played live thanks.Never let it be said that I was a cheap bitch, dead or alive.
I’m getting my friend to turn up to my funeral dressed as the Grim Reaper, paying her £10 to just stand there are stare at people
You could pay her £20 to approach people and ask innocent questions, like what’s their name, how’s their health, and whether they have plans for a certain date.
That is genius, I am actually asking her to do that
I like it! I think I may be a little excited to die and go to heaven. I also do like the Romney/Ryan2012 sticker idea. LOL 🙂
I think Romney/Ryan sticker is appropriate here since their campaign wasn’t very alive from the beginning.
Yeah, agreed. And too bad they didn’t win. I was so upset when I heard Obama had won.
Put a servo in the coffin so that it rocks, and have the MP3 player doing something like: “Help! Let me out!” etc. lol! Great list!
A coffin that rocks! This idea totally rocks!
Fantastic. When my Mum was arranging her funeral she was chatting to the Funeral Director and said: ‘Will there be room in the church for my wheelchair?’ The Funeral Director looked a little uncomfortable until Mum blurted out: ‘Oh! I won’t be there will I!? I forgot!’ 🙂
A great story, funny and sad at the same time.
Excellent advice, I am currently working on the mp3 one and will test it on my desk drawer when wary co workers venture in
Or, might I suggest making work-related recordings to play them while you are reading blogs?
Nice list! I’ll just make sure that Panama by Van Halen is playing as people are taking their seats, and then just loop the first chorus for 20-30 minutes. Success!
That may be fun, if all your friends are Van Halen groupies and/or band members.
Geez……now I’m beginning to look forward to it…um..WAIT! Damn…..I’ll be dead so I’ll miss all the fun. Rats!
Yes, a Catch-22… But think of this, you do this for your friends, then your friends do the same for you… Damn, you’d still miss all the fun…. Now what if your friends start first… that could work.
Excellent ideas! And I recently got a pair of red footie fox pajamas for Christmas, so I’m good to go!
Are you sure you want to do this already? I’d suggest taking your time to make sure you’ve got absolutely everything planned.
I’ve got one! Give your best friend your Facebook password and make them update your profile from time to time 😀
And — play ‘Faking my own suicide’ as the funeral song 😀
Haha, I like it!!
That’s an excellent idea. Maybe they could even post some pictures and tag Jesus in them 🙂
Damn it this looks like something I’d post! Nice work.
Thank you. You knew just how to make me read your blog…:)
Oh you’re welcome, my intention wasn’t to get people to jump over to my blog but rather frustration. Mostly because I write list format but those don’t seem to get freshly pressed that often.
I may have to have my funeral before I die, just so I can enjoy it too.
You can do a funeral rehearsal. A lot of people do wedding rehearsals, so a funeral rehearsal shouln’t look too weird.
They have to be footie pajamas. Flannel ones. With rocket ships.
You’re not describing your best suit, are you?
Naah, my best suit has dinosaurs.
Def getting buried in my pjs! This was so funny!
Thank you! This joke was brought to you by Pajamas4Funerals.com.
Spike Milligan, the British comedian, has the best Epitaph – I told you I was ill.
I enjoy Oscar Wilde’s last words- “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of us has to go.”
I’d forgotten about that one.
Both are excellent. For own epitaph, I’d want to carve out in stone “Will be back in half an hour.”h
It is nice to see that someone can have fun on the topic of a funeral! Cheers to you!
Thank you! And it’s nice to see someone who can appreciate it.
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Hello thank you for even reading this your the first i’am sorry i hate to ask but my sis made this new page and it is not getting meany likes so if you could plz go and like it for her it would mean a lot to her 😥 thank you if you do or don’t
11) Put an camera inside that will auto-snap photos of people peeking into the coffin. Auto upload to Flickr through wireless connection and projected straight to another big screen nearby where all other visitors are sitting /waiting (after they already had their peeks…)
Good idea, and you can complete it with Foursquare check-ins and Facebook tagging.
Facebook tagging is great idea. A fan page dedicated to “The funeral” and all the photos posted to album “The last time I saw you”
That’s really a cool idea.:)
Start a “wave” or have everyone break out into the Thriller dance. 😀
I think the fad for this year’s funerals should be Gangnam Style dance, but I agree that Thriller is a good choice too.
Heheh… Yeah, I know that’s more popular NOW, but can you ever go wrong with the Electric Slide?
Apparently you can: I actually had to google what this “Electric Slide” is, and the Wikipedia article is mostly about the dance choreographer coming after those who dare replicate his moves.
Okay, one of two things just happened…Either you betrayed your age or I betrayed mine. LOL
Nope, I only betrayed my ignorance. My age is still in question 🙂
Pity, one will never be able to be part of this fun though.
Yes, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?
I’d have enough fun drawing up my list of fun funeral things to be content :3
…all accompanied by Elvis’ ‘Return to sender’ as you travel down the aisle…
LOL! I wish I had thought of that!
This is kind of funny.
You are correct. I specifically intended for this to be only kind of funny, because the funerals aren’t supposed to be funny at all.
And hopefully, helpful as well.
I’ll just stick to number 9.
That’s an excellent choice! I would wholeheartedly recommend this suggestion to almost everyone I know.
What is your exact plan of your own funeral? I’m a tad bit curious…
I plan to live long enough to find out other awesome ways to get buried and make a choice then. If I don’t find anything better, this post will be the default choice.