Party ideas and activities to celebrate VE Day at home with the family
VE Day – Activities and Ideas to Celebrate at Home
VE Day- Victory in Europe Day- marks the day in 1945 when the fight against the Nazis in Germany came to an end. It was 8th May 1945 that Winston Churchill made a radio announcement that the war in Europe had come to an end. Huge crowds gathered to celebrate in the streets, with plenty of red white and blue. If you want your own taste of VE Day celebrations, here are some ideas that the whole family can join in with!
Create your own Red, White & Blue Bunting
Give your party a BRITSH theme with your own designs of red, white & blue bunting! There is a great free bunting template which you can download here. Grab your paints, crayons, pens and crafting materials and get busy! Once the designs are complete simple cut the flags and attach together with ribbon or string!
Design your own VE DAY Party Hat and have a competition for the best design!
This one will have to be done in advance.
Grab some old newspaper, PVA glue, some balloons and some paint and create your own party hat from Papier-mache!! For a top hat try using a flower pot covered in cling film for your mould!
Blow up the balloons to slightly bigger than head size
Cover the top of the balloon in the newspaper and PVA glue. Add 2 -3 layers. This will take around 2 days to dry.
Once the hat is dry pop the balloon or remove it from the cling film.
To add a brim to your hat simple take your dry moulded hat and place on a surface covered in cling film. Set the hat at the centre so you can papier mache around it. First, add long paper strips around the hat to fix it in place on the brim. Build the brim with 3 layers of papier-mache.
The brim doesn’t need to be flat, it can be moulded into any shape you wish! Make a bonnet brim by placing 4 cans underneath the rim. Make a Cowboy hat brim by using something to hold up the edges as the papier-mache dries. Use a tray covered in cling film as your surface to and papier-mache up the rims of the tray to create a lip around your brim.
Paint your hat or you could use crepe paper or wrapping paper to cover it!
Add feathers, ribbons, flowers or even stickers to your hat!
My two had great fun making their VE Day Wreath and it now has pride of place on our front door! All you need is an egg box and a paper plate or some cardboard you can make the circle out of, red, green, black paint and glue!
Have a Picnic
Set out the picnic blanket in the garden (if the sun is shining!!) or in front of the telly and enjoy some best of British favourites! We have ideas for how to make an amazing Afternoon Tea at home HERE. and some baking ideas you can do below.
Red, White & Blue Baking Idea’s
Get the aprons out and whip up a storm (or a flour cloud!) in the kitchen with the kids!
These are our favourite recipes for Royal Wedding themed goodies.
Or for the quintessentially English try adding blueberries to your Strawberries & cream or try blackberry jam on your scones!
Try your hand at 1940’s baking!
There are lots of recipe ideas online to take you back to the 1940s. Here are a few of our favourites!
Bread & Butter pudding
Fancy Dress Theme
We all know how kids love to dress up at any occasion so why not have the kids don their best WW2 outfits or they could come in their military uniforms, as knights, medics, evacuees or their Sunday best!
Put a spin on the traditional party games with these fun ideas!
Air Raid Statues. Like Musical statues but instead of pausing the music play air raid sounds instead. Use Air Raid sounds on YouTube and gets the kids to dance around, freezing when the air raid plays