The weekend of May 8th – 10th is the weekend to commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the war in Europe.
To help you prepare your day, we’ve collated a party pack to get you started while you #StayHomeSaveLives.
First things first, you need a venue. You know what they say, you always find them in the kitchen at parties, so be sure to stay home this weekend and mark the occasion while complying with social distancing rules.
Use our toolkit for bunting ideas and ways to decorate your home with VE Day artwork.
What’s a party without a buffet? We have seen everyone delving into banana bread recipes but now it’s time to take it back to 1945.
- Cauliflower cheese with bacon – make the most of the rationed cheese with this British classic
- Spam hash – A can of spam can last 5 meals so this party dish will certainly serve everyone!
- Homity Pie – a rich, wholemeal pie with a potato, onion and cheese filling said to be made by Land Girls during WW2.
- Vegetable turnovers – a bit like the Homity Pie only in pasty form!
- Follow and download Prue Leith’s VE Day inspired Muscovado Flapjacks recipe
- Get in the VE Day mood with Ainsley Harriott’s tea-time griddled scones
- Fancy something a little different? Try Nadiya Hussain’s Preserved Lemon Traybake
But that’s not all, there are lots of recipe ideas online to take you back to the 1940’s.
A party isn’t complete without a playlist. The 1940’s was known for big band and jazz – as well as new wave electric guitar thanks to Les Paul in 1941. Use our Spotify playlist to inspire your VE Day sounds
If you’re looking for more ideas and inspiration, use English Heritage’s pack with more ideas to help you put together your own celebrations and mark #VEDay75 from home.
Once you have all of the above in order, you’re all set to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day! Keep safe and enjoy yourselves.
What will you bake?
Share you homemade treats for VE Day on social media using #VEDay75