Over the past year, our family has been reading aloud the beloved stories centered in the world of Narnia. When we wrapped up the series and closed the last book, we were not ready for the stories to end. Memories had been made. An experience had been shared. And a celebration seemed to be the perfect end to this beautiful journey.
We have three boys in our household. The oldest two were 4 and 6 when we began reading The Chronicles of Narnia. We picked up C.S. Lewis' classic, and wandered into the Wardrobe with Lucy. Some nights of reading aloud were difficult. The lengthy chapters and English words were hard to hang with at times. With each reading of Narnia, our boys were having their short attention spans stretched. But at the end of each book, they would ask for more.
Puddleglum, Eustace, and Reepicheep soon became household names. We developed Narnian inside jokes, and life events became connected to things that were happening to characters inside a made up world. The Chronicles of Narnia ignited our family imagination and for that I am the most thankful.
So, when we finally finished The Last Battle, it was time to celebrate! We prepared a Narnian feast fit for the Kings and Queens of Cair Paravel.
Here is the feast we prepared. If you have a Narnian feast someday, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Our Narnia Feast
Here is the meal that we shared together! We found the props around the house or borrowed from others. Most of the food was very easy to make or bought directly from the grocery. All of the foods were connected to dishes found throughout the Narnia series.
The kids entered our kitchen through the wardrobe. We cut up some cardboard boxes and hung some coats from the door frame.
It wouldn't be Narnia without a lamppost! This was a Christmas decoration that worked for what we were doing.
Scotch Eggs | The Silver Chair & The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"There was a nice brown egg, light boiled, for each of them"
We found most of these recipes in a kindle book we downloaded. It was called, The Official Narnia Cookbook. You can find a link to this cookbook at the bottom of the blog post!
Toffee | The Magician's Nephew
"Wake up, Digory, wake up, Fledge," came the voice of Polly. "It has turned into a toffee tree."
We found a bag of toffee pieces from our local Walmart. Our boys had never tasted toffee before, and this was a great way to introduce it to them.
Strawberry Sherbert | The Horse and His Boy
"He had never even imagined lying on anything so comfortable as that sofa or drinking anything so delicious as that sherbet."
This was another recipe we found from the cookbook!
Chicken | The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
"But it was a good meal otherwise, with mushroom soup and boiled chickens and hot boiled ham..."
We went to the store and bought a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. When we took it out of the packaging and put it on the plate, it definitely felt like a dish you would eat in Narnia!
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver's Fish | The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"You can think how good the new caught fish smelled while they were frying."
We could have fried up some of our own fish, but we went to Long John Silver's instead!
Cataracts of Fruit | Prince Caspian
"...peaches, nectarines, pomegranates, pears, grapes, strawberries, raspberries-pyramids and cataracts of fruit."
Another easy one. We bought some fruit, washed it up, and it was ready to serve.
Toasty Bread | The Last Battle & The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"The very smell of the bread and milk he used to have for supper came back to him."
There are multiple places that bread is mentioned in the Narnia series. We bought a loaf from the store along with butter and jellies to top it off.
Turkish Delight | The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
"He had eaten his share of the dinner, but he hadn't really enjoyed it because he was thinking all the time about Turkish Delight."
You can't have a Narnian feast without making some Turkish Delight! The recipe we used to make it was found on Pinterest. The Official Narnia Cookbook also had a recipe that we could have used.
Shared meals bring our family closer together. It gives us a reference point to remember long after the experience is over. We will be talking about our journey into Narnia for years to come!
You can purchase and download a copy of The Official Narnia Cookbook below!