Free Printable VJ Day Decorations to Print at Home (Victory over Japan)

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These Free Printable VJ Day Decorations are just what you need to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day on 15th August. Included in this free printable set of VJ Day decorations are cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, popcorn boxes, bunting, and more!

Want to see how people used my VE Day printables? Check out the VE Day 75 photo album on The Purple Pumpkin Blog’s Facebook page!

Free Printables for VJ Day 75

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Free Printable VJ Day Decorations

The VJ Day decorations printables, including bunting, are listed throughout this page. Scroll through to get the decorations you need for your party!

I would LOVE to see your photos using these printables – whether at home, in your street, in your school, in your care home or somewhere else! Here’s how:

  • Share and tag @ThePurplePumpkinBlog on Instagram using #tppbVJDAY75
  • Post them on my Facebook page
  • You can email me with your photos of your printed decorations (you don’t have to email me to ask for the printables – they’re all here in the post below!)
  • Add a picture to the “Tried this Pin” section on Pinterest

I look forward to seeing how you celebrated VJ Day 75!

You may have visited my blog back in April and May for my free printable VE Day decorations and are now looking for decorations to commemorate VJ Day which is also celebrating 75 years since the Victory over Japan on April 15th.





I’ve been doing some updating and now have a set of free printable VJ Day decorations for you to download and print at home.

But first, a word about VJ Day…

Victory over Japan Day (also known as VJ Day) is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – August 15, 1945, in Japan, and because of time zone differences, August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the surrender document was signed, officially ending World War II.

August 15 is the official VJ Day for the UK, while the official US commemoration is September 2. The name, VJ Day, had been selected by the Allies after they named VE Day for the victory in Europe.

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Much like the planned VE Day celebrations and commemorations had to be cancelled or altered due to the pandemic, VJ Day events are likely to be affected too.

However, there are lots of ways you can get involved including printing off some of my decorations to use at home.

Remember when lockdown was in complete force, and we all clapped and cheered for the NHS and Keyworkers – essentially the front line in the fight in the pandemic?

Let’s take that same energy as we did then, as we did for VE Day, and apply it to the the brave men and women who continued to fight after Victory in Europe, for the freedom that we are able to enjoy today.

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VJ Day Street Party Printables

Printables are available in A4 and US Letter Paper sizes. Download the size that is suitable for your printer.

You will find the printable downloads throughout this page, they are surrounded by a purple box.

I have linked to any of the printables that didn’t need to be updated at the bottom of this post. Specifically they are Food Labels, Mini Cake Flags, Popcorn Cones, Paper Chains.

Over the years I’ve created a variety of printables – for crafts, parties, organisation, celebrations like Halloween, Christmas, and more! It makes me so happy to know that you LOVE them as much as I love creating them! Here are 100+ Free Printables to download and use!

Download VJ Day Street Party Invitations

Now, I do know that because of social distancing we are not going to be able to have a huge party with family, friends, and neighbours.

BUT, I have included the party invitations just in case you want to use them to invite those within your household – how fun would that be for the kids?

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Download VJ Day Cupcake Wrappers

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How To Use Cupcake Wrappers

There are four cupcake wrapper designs to choose from.

Print off the required number of cupcake wrappers onto thin card or thick paper. Cut out and wrap around to form the case – secure with tape or glue. Place cupcake inside!

See some of my other cupcake wrappers in action.

Download VJ Day Cupcake Toppers

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How To Use Cupcake Toppers

There are six cupcake topper designs to choose from.

Print off the required number of cupcake toppers onto thin card or thick paper. Cut with scissors or with a 2″ circle punch. Attach a cocktail stick to the back of each topper and secure with tape. Place into cupcakes!

I’ve got lots of fun and easy Cupcake Recipes for Parties and celebrations for you to try out – right-click and open these other recipes in a new tab so that you can read them after this one!

I wrote this post for VE Day: 50+ VE Day Party Food Recipes For Your VE DAY 75 Celebrations! But you can easily use it again for VJ Day.

Download VJ Day Favor Bag Labels

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How To Use Favor Bag Labels

There are two favor bag label designs to choose from.

These labels fold over to attach to a 10cm/4″ wide cellophane/plastic food bag. Print off as many as you need onto thin card, or thick paper.

As well as the printable, you will need some other supplies – clear plastic food bags, and treats to put inside the bags.

Fill the bags up, then fold the printed and cut labels. Staple on each side to secure in place.

You can see examples of my other favour bags here.

Download VJ Day Cocktail Stick Flags

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How To Use Cocktail Stick Flags

The cocktail flags can be used on cocktail sticks or straws. Just print and fold over, then use glue to attach both sides together, with the cocktail stick, or straw inbetween.

VE Day Bunting to Colour In!

Download VJ Day Bunting

Includes colour in bunting! Just in case you are low on ink, I’ve made three bunting designs in black and white that can be coloured in with pencils, felts tips, crayons, or paints! This printable contains both the full colour bunting and the ones to colour in. Print whichever pages you need.

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How To Use Bunting

To make strands of bunting, you will need string or ribbon, a hole punch, and of course the printable. Print as many flags as you like and cut out. Punch holes in the top right and left corners and thread through onto ribbon or string.

Download VJ Day Popcorn Boxes

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How To Make Popcorn Boxes

Print off as many as you need, onto thin card and cut out. Flip over to the blank side, and you can judge where to score some lines to make folding easier: along the bottom flap tabs, the side flap, and along each edge, from point to point.

Fold around, and use glue or tape to secure the sides first, then upend, to do the bottom flaps – I find tape easiest to secure these. If you using glue, you may want to add a paper clip to hold everything in place until the glue dries.

Fill with popcorn or other dry snacks (chips/crisps; tortilla chips etc). You can see an example of my popcorn boxes here.

Download VJ Day Bottle/Napkin Wrappers

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How To Use Bottle/Napkin Wrappers

These wrappers have dual use! If you are serving food that requires cutlery, I think it’s nice to make a napkin bundles with knives/forks/spoons wrapped in a napkin, and secured with one of my napkin wrappers. You can see an example on my blog here. Similarly, you could use them to wrap around bottles.

Other Printables

The following printables didn’t change from my VE Day set, so I’ve linked directly to those printables on the VE Day page below:


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