Important message about our Fantasy Funeral Plan & Eulogy series
The Fantasy Funeral Plan & Eulogy series from Before You Go marks the passing of much-loved figures - real or not, living or not - by commemorating their personality and legacy with a befitting send-off.
Written with gentle humour, we hope you appreciate the intention to inspire and motivate you to plan your funeral so that you get the funeral you want (or don't want!), and spare loved ones from worrying about the detail at an already difficult time.
To help you plan the detail of your funeral, download this free and simple Funeral Wishes Planner. Passing on your funeral wishes won't cost you a penny, but it is so invaluable.
Overview: Enid Blyton's fantasy funeral
A fantasy funeral for Enid Blyton, the world-famous children’s author with over 750 books to her name, would combine playfulness with a simplicity that harkens to decades past.
Dress code for the mourners
Come as your favourite member of the Famous Five, a character from myth and legend*, or a pixie. Alternatively, attire from the 1940s and 1950s (two of Enid's prolific writing decades) will be acceptable.
*See her books published in 1930
British Wild Flowers
Enid wrote a book about them in 1935
Donations in lieu of flowers
Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books
Save the Children
Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Bananas In Pyjamas by Carey Blyton
Carey was the author, composer, and nephew of the deceased
Verses 1 and 2 of Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth
Have You? by Enid Blyton
Children’s authors David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson.
Cortege to be led by a single donkey, with a horse-drawn carriage following, and lastly a Noddy car!
Four of Enid"s books have donkey titles
An English willow casket.
A woodland burial in a fairy wood, in the shadow of a Faraway Tree.
An outdoor picnic lunch on a small island. Menu to include: crusty bread and butter, hard-boiled eggs, kippers, potted meat, and radishes; sardines are optional. Cherry cake and jam and scones to follow, accompanied by homemade lemonade and ginger beer. Hurrah!
Mourners to be given clues to find their way to the reception after the service, because who doesn’t love going on an adventure?
Noddy Holder (name gag), Martin Clunes (visual gag), and the cast of ‘Five Go Mad In Dorset’.
FREE download to help you plan your send-off
We hope this Fantasy Funeral Plan has given you food for thought and inspired you to start planning your own send-off. To help you document what you would like for your funeral, leave clear instructions for loved ones in our free and simple Funeral Wishes Planner.
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