How to Celebrate VE Day at Home

The 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day - the day that the guns fell silent and WWII ended in Europe. Millions of people took to the streets on this day in 1945 to celebrate, reflect and mourn their loved ones.

How to Celebrate VE Day at Home

VE Day 75 is a 3-day celebration taking place across Bank Holiday Weekend ( 8 - 10 May ). It is a chance for us to reflect, commemorate and remember the celebrations from 75 years ago.

Obviously, during lockdown, celebrations will be a little different from those that may have been planned. We have still decided to mark VE Day at home and use the occasion as a learning experience too. Here are some of our plans/ideas:

 How to Celebrate VE Day at Home
  • Create a ration card, there are templates on Twinkl or Pinterest. 

  • Design a VE Day Newspaper Cover from 1945. Google Images will show you the originals.  

  • Plan a VE Day Picnic / Garden Party (with members of your household only). You could make it a 1940s theme.  

On 8 May 

  • 11am - 2-minute silence to mark the end of the Second World War in Europe.

  • 12noon - Garden / Indoor picnic (with members of your household). Our homemade lemonade, Victoria Sponge Cake and VE Day Spotify Playlist will feature. 

  • 2:45pm - Churchill's speech is being played on BBC One and will give the chance to listen to it collectively. 

  • 3pm - Join the nation and raise your glass to Toast the Heroes of World War Two. 

  • 9pm - The Queen's Broadcast followed by nationwide doorstep rendition of Dame Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again.

Let me know if you have any plans to celebrate / remember. 

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How to Celebrate VE Day at Home



  1. Hi, this is a great resource thanks - we'll be spending the whole week learning about WW2 and VE day so this has some great ideas!


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