Repast definition:1. a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating: to eat a light repast. 2. a meal: the evening repast. 3. the time during which a meal is eaten; mealtime. 4. Archaic. the taking of food, as at a meal. 5. Obsolete. food. –verb (used without object) 6. to eat or feast (often fol. by on or upon).
I've been asked to do repasts pretty often. When I was first asked I didn't know what the heck a repast was. I actually thought they were saying "repass" - I would have understood that more, I think. At any rate, I soon found out that a repast is actually a reception of sorts. Some people call them "Irish wakes". In a nut shell a repast is a reception after a funeral. I really enjoy doing these because the air is still somewhat blissful. People are looking at pictures and talking about the person that just passed in a loving way. Let's face it, the whole reason someone would rent a venue of my size is because the dearly beloved is just that dearly beloved - and most people don't have the space to accommodate so many people. For the record: When I die I want there to be lots of desserts, coffee and lots of Motown 70's played.... HEY... I think I just had that party when I turned 40!