Celebrating VE Day at home!

Here are some great ideas to help you host your own VE Day celebrations during the lockdown.

 

  • Wednesday, 06 May 2020

    Vale of Glamorgan



VE Day celebrations

Please note that whilst the usual VE Day parade will not take place at the Civic Offices, Barry, the Union Jack flag will be raised and continue to fly throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

Make your own bunting

Our Vale Play team have got some great craft and activity ideas, including a scavenger hunt to create your own bunting.

 

 

 

Make your own celebratory hats with this tutorial from the Flying Start team.

 

Throw a garden party!

Street parties are out, garden parties are in. Grab your picnic blanket, strawberries and favourite bubbly (or non-bubbly!) and head into the garden to celebrate with members of your household.

 

Of course, a VE Day celebration wouldn't be complete without the quintessential cream tea and scones. If you're feeling adventurous, make your own scones.

 

BBC Scones Recipe

Tune in and take part

BBC One will be broadcasting a variety of special programs throughout the day, including the two-minute silence.

 

  • 11am

The Nation Remembers : BBC One will lead a two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

 

  • 2.45pm - 3.45pm

The Announcement of Victory: Winston Churchill’s historic speech will be broadcast, giving an insight into what the UK would have heard on VE Day 75 years ago.

 

  • 8pm

The People’s Celebration: Tune in to this special programme and watch some of the UK’s biggest stars singing a rendition of the iconic ‘We’ll Meet Again’, by Dame Vera Lynn. Throughout the show, you'll here from those who witnessed the celebrations first hand.

 

We'll Meet Again lyrics

 

  • 9pm

The Queen’s speech: The Queen will address the nation on 8th May – the same time that her father, King George VI, addressed the UK 75 years ago.

Host a VE Day quiz

We're all familiar with Zoom, Houseparty and Facetime by now. Take on the role of quiz master and download our World War 2 Trivia to host your own VE Day quiz.

 

World War 2 Trivia