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23 July 2020, 12:12
One Direction’s 10-year anniversary has inspired some incredibly creative celebrations from fans.
Loyal One Direction fans are marking 10 years of the iconic boy band with activities including socially-distant parties, streaming parties, and 1D-themed baking.
Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne were put together on The X Factor in 2010, and although they went on hiatus in 2015 after Zayn left the group, fans are marking the anniversary in a big way.
We showed Directioners some ideas of party supplies you can make at home for the occasion, and in return you all showed us how you’re celebrating.
A lot of committed fans even booked the day off of work to properly make the most of the most of the milestone.
Many also stayed up into the early hours of Thursday morning to be among the first on the 10-year anniversary website – which crashed before it went live.
Here are just some of the amazing, creative ways loyal fans are celebrating…
i made this for my room and i'm very proud of it pic.twitter.com/3n1bps7UPg— juju (@xtommowayx) July 22, 2020
Made this cake to celebrate with my friends in the morning! pic.twitter.com/UlWT8ShFO3— Maria (@ohmanboy) July 23, 2020
Happy 10th anniversary boys .lots of love from india 🇮🇳💘💌💌💌 pic.twitter.com/Qo4fC3mHXW— Anna Rai (@AnnaRai95392435) July 23, 2020
ive got banners and balloons and all that up in my room hhahha— jess ²⁸🦋 (@excusemeliamm) July 23, 2020
My best Friends just FaceTime to me from a One Direction streaming party in New Zealand I miss them so much why did I have to move all the way across the world. #10YearsOf1D #10YearsOfOneDirection pic.twitter.com/JS4GDyKabx— Drada. 10 YEARS OF 1D (@DarkLittleLou) July 23, 2020
Imagine being my friends in New Zealand at the One Direction streaming party absolutely THRIVING. I’m so happy for them I miss them so much. Look how fun that looks 🥵😭🙌🏼 #10YearsOf1D #10YearsOfOneDirection pic.twitter.com/mGu4dcxN8U— Drada. 10 YEARS OF 1D (@DarkLittleLou) July 23, 2020
While some put together homemade banners in the band’s iconic red, white, and blue colours, others dusted off their old posters to stick around the house.
There’s also been a lot of cakes made to properly celebrate the anniversary, with some Great British Bake Off level icing skills mastered especially for 23 July.
Streaming parties seems to be the most popular way to acknowledge the day, with groups of fans coming together on Zoom to reminisce the boys’ unforgettable tunes.
A huge party in New Zealand was organised for life-long fans, where a club was packed full of partygoers listening to 1D songs all night – AKA the anniversary party we all dreamed of.
Pulling out old 1D merch and listening to their entire discography, fans are certainly going big for the 10-year special.
Make sure you join our celebrations #1Dat10onCapital all day today (23 July) where we’ll be playing some of the biggest 1D hits all day – and at 7PM Jimmy Hilll and The Capital Evening Show will be awarding 1D's biggest superrfan with a whole load'a merch thanks to Apple Music.