Oktoberfest can be held anytime in the fall and many people hold Oktoberfest parties all year. Just like you don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you don't have to be German in order to celebrate Oktoberfest. You just need to enjoy good food, good beer, and friends. Follow some of our suggestions below as to how to host an Oktoberfest party. Check out our cheap Oktoberfest Decorations for a party.
How to Decorate for an Oktoberfest Party
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. 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 guests' tastes. Most American Oktoberfest parties include hot dogs, pork, sauerkraut, and cold beer.
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 it even has to be in October. You can throw an Oktoberfest party any time of the year.