Fantasy Funeral Plan for Enid Blyton

by Derek Thompson

Published on 3 August 2021

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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. 

Reading time:

 1.5 min

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.  

Book:  Five Have A Wonderful Time - by Enid Blyton

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 


On entrance

Toyland (1903) by Glen MacDonough and Victor Herbert

During reflection

Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns

On exit

Bananas In Pyjamas by Carey Blyton
Carey was the author, composer, and nephew of the deceased


Number 1

Verses 1 and 2 of Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth 

Number 2

Have You? by Enid Blyton

Celebrity celebrants

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

Union Jack coffin


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!

Other instructions

Mourners to be given clues to find their way to the reception after the service, because who doesn’t love going on an adventure?  

Unexpected mourners

Noddy Holder (name gag), Martin Clunes (visual gag), and the cast of ‘Five Go Mad In Dorset’. 

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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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About the author 

Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a writer and author, who has written extensively about grief and the funeral industry. He thinks humour is a much-underrated commodity. And thanks to a mix-up, when his name was read out during a committal, instead of his brother’s, he has technically been to his own funeral.

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