VE Day Isolation Celebration Ideas

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


This Friday 8th May marks VE Day, where we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe during World War 2 and it also happens to be the May Bank Holiday  - making it the perfect day for a household celebration.

There are plenty of things you can do during lockdown to celebrate; a picnic in the garden, indulge in afternoon tea or simply decorating the house with flags and bunting. Keep reading for food, decor and activity ideas for this very special lockdown VE Day celebration!

VE Day TV Timetable

As most of us will be stuck at home there are plenty of VE Day dedicated programmes on the TV so you can get involved in the celebrations:

  • The Nation Remembers on BBC One at 11 am - a two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. 
  • The Announcement of Victory at 2:45 pm - Winston Churchill’s victory speech will be broadcast.
  • The People’s Celebration at 8 pm - join the nation for a sing-along of the Vera Lynn classic ‘We’ll Meet Again.’
  • The Queen’s Speech at 9 pm - the Queen will address the nation at the same time her father did 75 years ago on VE Day. 

Host A Virtual Street Party

As the weather can be slightly unpredictable - and to respect social distancing - why not host a virtual street party on a virtual chat service like Facebook Messenger or Zoom. Prepare your afternoon tea, get dressed up, decorate the house and raise a glass to the heroes of WW2. 

Find out how to use Zoom to stay in touch with your loved ones here.

VE Day Food Ideas

You can’t go wrong with a classic British picnic - triangle sandwiches, sausage rolls and some elderflower cordial. But if you are looking to do a little baking, homemade scones or a classic victoria sponge is the perfect way to celebrate. 

VE Day Activities For The Kids

If you are looking for something to keep the kids occupied you can get a little crafty and help them decorate the house. Get them to make their own union jack bunting and streamers or help them bake some VE Day cake - or take time to tell them the story of family and grandparents who took part in the war. 

If you are looking for some easy to digest VE Day info for the kids, follow this link.

We hope you and your family have a fabulously fun and entertaining VE Day/May bank holiday and once we are all out of lockdown, I know we’ll meet again!