Veterans Day Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Veterans Day event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Veterans Day is a holiday which honors those who serve and protect this country; and luckily, a number of great songs have been written in honor of those fine men and women.

The ultimate Veterans Day play list presents songs which acknowledge those who fought the ultimate battles in the name of home and country; songs that are both meaningful and entertaining:

God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood
The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
Some Gave All by Billy Ray Cyrus
Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton
In the Navy by The Village People
From a Distance by Bette Midler
The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy in Company B by The Andrews Sisters
Aside from some meaningful but still rocking tunes, every quality Veterans Day celebration should feature lots of theme-related party supplies. These could include American flag placemats and table runners, napkins folded to resemble the hats worn in various branches of the military (the white sailorís cap, for example) and wall art that displays medals of valor; perhaps those earned by the guest(s) of honor.

Indeed, any Veterans Day party should center around those vets we hold closest to our hearts; every family boasts its share of heroes and heroines. Show them some love on Veterans Day. Line wicker baskets with colorful cloth napkins that can be matched to a theme, while being used to serve food or hold things like utensils. With a spool of ribbon you can, tie napkins and dinnerware with a bow, make curly streamers, tie ribbon around chairs, add accents to floral arrangements, just go as far as your creativity will take you. Decorations help transform a room into something more for that special day so look forward to learning some exciting and creative ideas.

Homemade party supplies such as American flags, inflatables and red, white and blue beach balls will make Veterans Day a very special time in the United States. Therefore, preparing homemade Veterans Day party supplies and handmade party goods such as Veterans Day flags, party banners and red, white and blue balloon bouquets can take some time, but most people will find homemade Veterans Day party supplies worth the effort. Other homemade party supplies and handmade party goods such as handmade Veterans Day banners, colorful red, white and blue streamers and homemade Veterans Day house flags make a party better. Homemade Veterans Day centerpieces in red, white and blue are a nice addition to a Veterans Day table arrangement.

More often than not, Veterans Day homemade party supplies will compare to other popular Veterans Day items. Handmade Veterans Day items are mostly red, white and blue in color. These colors are used to create a variety of Veterans Day party supplies such as glow sticks, temporary tattoos and banners. In addition to the party streamers and signs, handmade Veterans Day party supplies such as homemade Veterans Day flower bouquets, handmade wreathes and Veterans Day patriotic centerpieces are a great addition to your Veterans Day celebration.


In honor of those who served in the military, offer up a Veterans Day holiday cake. There are few things to plan for and remember when making the cake, the designs and any party supplies to be respectful to those whom the day is set aside for, many did give their lives for their country. Here is a list of some possible items to place on top of the cake for example; a word or saying, name or names of those who have served in the military in the past and current. Items might include such things as; a flag of the country or flags from the branches of those who have served. The choices and combinations are only limited by the imagination and perhaps those who will be seeing, eating the cake. Which brings up the choice of cake options to be used in making the cake. Try using something like red velvet cake or white cake mix, follow the directions on the box for making the cake as normal. Then after having allowed proper cooling time, move onto the frosting for the cake, if using the red velvet cake and white frosting will make sense.

With the end of WWI on November 11th of 1918, along came vast celebrations of many which, over time, have evolved to be what we now know as Veteran's Day. Beginning as Armistice Day, it first served as a day of remembrances and appreciation for what was given by service members in the First World War and was a celebration that was sparked by the Allies and Germans signing of the cease fire agreement known as the Armistice agreement. We should remember that we also celebrate Memorial Day in memory of those servicemen who were killed during their course of duty.

Businesses closed while parades and celebrations ran the streets. President Woodrow Wilson gave the Armistice Day Proclamation in 1919 which dedicated the reflection of pride and appreciation of the heroism for all that had served and also those that had died for the victory. In 1927, President Coolidge also issued a proclamation requiring all government buildings to honor this veterans day by the mandatory raising of flags in recognition of all that was sacrificed by these men. Even with all of the recognitions, November 11th remained void of official observation. Finally, in 1938, Congress declared via the passing of legislation that November 11th would officially honor the servicemen of World War I as Armistice Day, in reservation of world peace.

Through the years, interests came to desire the respect of all servicemen in the holiday. After much rallying in 1954 by Ed Reese of Emporia Kansas to all of the state representatives, President Eisenhower and Congress gathered to pass legislation which officially declared the change of Armistice Day to the newly revised Veterans Day. This new holiday included all American servicemen of every American fight in the honorable mention of the observation. Many people like to celebrate the veterans with a patriotic party.

This evolutionary change in the history of this holiday was widely appreciated and accepted by all. Veterans Day today is observed by ceremonies designed to remember all of those that have served, fallen or not, in any past or present American war.

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Veterans Day History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Veterans Day theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The history of Veterans Day began on November 11, 1918 with the signing of the Armistice, which ended World War I. It is an annual, federal holiday in the United States, and it is also called Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, especially in other parts of the world.

There is evidence of the coincidence that many hostilities of the War ended at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, in the 11th month of 1918, when the Germans signed the Armistice.President Woodrow Wilson signed the first proclamation of Armistice Day as November 11th in 1919. It was to show gratitude for the victory and to recognize those who died for our country. In 1926, President Calvin Coolidge signed another proclamation on June 4th. This amended the first making November 11th a legal holiday and dedicated to world peace. He intended for it to be referred to as Armistice Day from then on.

But since it was understood that merchants were closing their doors to honor veterans, Congress amended the act once again on June 1, 1954, naming the holiday Veterans Day.

Then in 1971, the scheduled Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday in October. This was in accordance with another act regarding holidays, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. But in 1978 it was again moved to November 11th, its original celebration date. Because of all of the changes made to the recognized date, some store owners remain open for the day, as well as some local governments and schools. Build excitement about the event by doing something different or unique with the invitations like including artwork or a picture to the guests. Sending out save-the-date cards is extremely important as the holidays approach and guests have a number of social engagements to attend. Build excitement about the event by doing something different or unique with the invitations like including artwork or a picture to the guests. The history of Veterans Day has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Veterans Day to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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