The view of a street party with children seated around one end of a table. the table is laid with cakes on stands and plates of tarts. Several women stand behind the children, talking to one another, holding plates with more food for the table. Coloured streamers hang across the railings outside the houses, and a small dog stands in the right of the composition.
There is a simple joy and exhilaration in the painting. Rationing is still in place but the table is all cakes and tarts. The coloured streamers and flags are sparse decorations but the sense of relief is clear. Nothing concerns or worries the gathered guests, celebrating in the street in a natural response to the end of the war in Europe.