How to throw an Oktoberfest party by PartyCheap.com
An Oktoberfest party is a great time to bring friends and family together. Originally Oktoberfest was a festival in October of 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in Bavaria. Even since then it has grown in size and actually shifted forward on the calendar to the end of September to capitalize on the good weather. The festival is filled with food, beer, dancing and decorations in large beer halls. You don't have to be German to celebrate Oktoberfest. (St. Patrick's Day
isn't limited to just the Irish).
Throwing an Oktoberfest party is as simple as following these three simple steps.
1. Decorate your own beer hall with our Oktoberfest decorations.
2. Serve your guests traditional German foods including sausages, knockwurst, kielbasa, chicken, and sauerkraut.
We have Oktoberfest food picks
and an Oktoberfest table runner
to make your food service look official. Blue and white are the official colors of Bavaria so we have solid color tableware
in blue and white. We also have German food cutouts
which you can use to show what authentic German cuisine looks like. Large German pretzels with mustard are a great snack to serve with your keg of beer. In Germany, most beers are served at room temperature in large beer steins
. You can certainly adapt any of these foods to match your guest's tastes. Most American Oktoberfest parties include hot dogs, pork, sauerkraut, and cold beer.
3. Give your guests an Oktoberfest party favor.
An Oktoberfest party is fun to have even if you aren't serving beer. We have many people who tell us that they serve root beer or birch beer so that they can keep their Oktoberfest parties family friendly. Oktoberfest is a great excuse to get together to celebrate good friends. We hope this guide is useful to you in helping you plan your next Oktoberfest party. And don't feel like Oktoberfest parties can only take place in October. You can throw an Oktoberfest party any time of the year!