Activity and Guest Post: The Magic Faraway Tree~ An Afternoon Tea

Happy Whimsical Hearts is a blog I’ve recently stumbled upon, and let me tell you that it is a most glorious place to visit. Here, Kelly blogs about the most precious adventures she gets up to with her two children- all inspired by the very natural and respectful Waldorf philosophy.

We love any type of bookish afternoon tea here at My Little Bookcase, and we are just thrilled to feature the  afternoon tea that Kelly enjoyed with her children, inspired by the folk and adventures of the Magic Faraway Tree.

Silky, Moon-Face and Saucepan Man joined us for afternoon tea recently *smile*

On the menu was homemade lemonade and Pop Biscuits!

Dino Boy enjoyed squeezing the lemons for our sweet lemonade…

3 lemons

1 litre water

1/3 cup sugar

And getting his hands messy…

…while rubbing the butter, sugar & flour together to make the Pop Biscuits

{I was thrilled to find a lovely recipe for Pop Biscuits at Gastronomic adventures in Cyberspace}

Pop Biscuits were lovely. Dick put one in his mouth and bit it. It went pop! at once – and he found his mouth full of sweet honey from the middle of the biscuit. ‘Delicious!’ he said. ‘I’ll have another…’

Afternoon tea took place amongst the flowers and fairies…

…at our magical toadstool meeting place *smile*

Many friends joined us from the Faraway Tree

After we enjoyed our tasty treat we were surprised to find…

…that a mean Goblin had trapped Silky in the Faraway Tree *gasp*

Never fear ~ Super Dino Boy came to the rescue!

{It was such fun making this magical series ~ that we just finished reading ~ come to life together}

About Kelly:

Kelly is an Australian mum to Dino Boy (4) and Little Miss Q (1).

Kelly aims to fill their childhood with magic, through imaginative play, homemade toys, the great outdoors (or their backyard!) as well as crafts and baking.

You can read more about their Waldorf inspired days at Happy Whimsical Hearts, or find them on Facebook and Pinterest

Activity and Guest Post: The Magic Faraway Tree~ An Afternoon Tea


  1. Love these wonderful ideas to link learning and fun with literature! I’ve always wanted a recipe for Pop Tarts too!

  2. This is just fabulous! What a fun filled afternoon! :)

  3. Wonderful magical post! This is my favourite story/series and i just love how Kelly has brought it to life! Such inspiration and whimsy here…thanks for sharing x

  4. I love this post! I love this book! I have very fond memories of reading it to my students! I look forward to reading it with m own children when they are a little older!

  5. What a great activity for the chidren! I loved reading this activity because I was a masssive Enid Blyton book fan and Faraway Tree was one of my favourites!

    Can I also mention that I adore your little girl’s dress. She just look so adorable!

  6. What a whimsical and fun site. Love the ideas and creativity you are obviously inspiring in your kiddos. :O)

  7. a wonderful afternoon time! It’s too cold for those activities here, but I am glad I got to enjoy your moments with you!

  8. What a wonderful place to sit and read a book! Your tea looks delicious! Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  9. I LOVE this series of books and have always had a soft spot for them since my own childhood. I bought the collection for my daughter for her first birthday and can’t wait until she’s old enough to really appreciate them. These recipes and ideas are so gorgeous, we’ll be trying them out too.

  10. This looks like fun. I’ve been wanting to have a tea time for ages!

  11. I loved everything about this post! The imagination, the whimsy . . . the adorable children. :-) You are definitely meeting your goal of giving them a wonderful childhood. Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. I really enjoyed your post. Thank you so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. You are in Australia, aren’t you? Can I just say how jealous am I that you could have such a lovely afternoon tea in full sunshine?! lol Oh, and can I just say that I MUST make those biscuits! Yum! :D

    • Yes, we are in Australia, and we’re just about to enter summertime. it really is a glorious time of the year here.

  13. Thank you so much for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop once again! It was a pleasure scrolling through your photos and reading about the Tea Adventures. Hope to see you around the Hop again!

  14. Hello from my tour of the Kid Lit Blog Hop! I love how you’re fueling your little ones’ creativity with this activity! That’s my favorite thing to do as a mom, a grandma, and an educator. Keep it up!

  15. Lovely. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library Link-Up.

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