Oktoberfest is traditionally celebrated from the third week of September into the first week of October, but the best part about the event is that it's an awesome time to party. You don't even have to be German to celebrate it. We have many Oktoberfest party ideas that you can use throughout the year, such as bachelor parties, birthdays, retirements, graduations, or maybe even a German family reunion.
White and Bavarian Blue Decorations
The traditional Oktoberfest decorations are white and Bavarian blue. We carry a huge selection of
white and blue decorations for your Oktoberfest decorating needs. There are great all-weather outdoor decorations like the Pennant Banner, Indoor-Outdoor Banner and Oktoberfest Whirls, all of which feature the traditional blue and white diamond pattern of the Bavarian flag. We also offer tons of other similar blue and white decorations for indoor decorating, including paper lanterns and poly decorating material.
We carry an Oktoberfest Door Cover that will look great at the entrance, because it lets your guests know that there is a fun party going on behind that door. There are some great hanging decorations such as the Oktoberfest Danglers and the fun Bratwurst Streamer. If you're looking for a great party favor for your guests, tie some of the Balloons to our mini Beer Stein Photo/Balloon Holder. Another fun way to use the photo/balloon holder would be to have a photo booth available for your guests to use during the event. Then, once they have some fun photos of themselves, place a photo in the holder and send it along home with your guest to remind them of the great time they had at your party!
When you're celebrating, you can always add some tissue decorations. We carry the always popular, honeycomb tissue balls in blue, white, or a combination of the two. Our blue and white tissue garland is perfect when you need a quick decoration for a window or table. One of our more popular decorating ideas is the crepe streamer canopy. This is when you attach our blue and white crepe streamers to the center of the room and drape them out to the edges of the room to create a colorful tent ceiling. Just add some of the tissue balls to the center and your guests will feel like they've just entered an actual beer hall! Paper lanterns are very popular, and the Oktoberfest Paper Lanterns in the blue and white checked Bavarian pattern would add the perfect complement to your tissue decorations.
German Flag Decorations
Are you looking for more Oktoberfest party ideas to show off your German heritage? We also carry a complete line of German party decorations that are perfect for a German party. Start off the decorating process with the German Poly Decorating Material. Just wrap it around everything in sight to instantly add the colors of the flag to the party. Once that is up, add some black, golden-yellow, and red crepe streamers. Top off your German flag decorations by hanging some red or golden-yellow tissue balls from the ceiling. You'll also want to add some old-world German charm to your decorations with items like the Oktoberfest Cutouts and Beer Stein Cutouts. The former are perfect because they tell your guests where things are located and they look like they were plucked right out of an alpine village.
Don't forget to add a dancing
Mr. Oktoberfritz and the Oktoberfest Fraulein to your German decorations. If you are looking for a lederhosen or dirndl costume, you've come to the right place. We have them! The inexpensive plastic party vests are also great for a quick Oktoberfest costume. Pick up a Gray Alpine Hat or a Headscarf with Braids to top off your German costume in an authentic manner. Now, when it comes to your table decorations, we carry the German Flag Cascade Centerpiece in two sizes to add some flavor to your party tables. The German flag cutouts can double as a decoration for the walls or as disposable place mats. Don't forget about the food! Make sure you dress up the food with little German Flag Picks. The picks add a fun, festive touch and your guests can use them as toothpicks when they are done eating. Create a classic German table setting with our solid black or red plates, cups and napkins.
German Beer Decorations
No matter what time of year you're throwing a party with this theme, we have plenty of Oktoberfest party ideas to help your party stand out. We suggest plenty of beer decorations! We carry all sorts of beer decorations from small as the Beer Mug Fanci-Fetti to the large Beer Mug Wall Decal.
The perfect partner in crime to beer decorations is pretzel decorations. We carry a Jumbo Oktoberfest Whirl that features both dangling beer mugs and pretzels. Add a unique ceiling decoration with even more dangling pretzels and beer steins! The Pretzel Cutouts look great anywhere, including on the walls or hanging from the ceiling. We even carry removable pretzel stickers called Pretzel Peel N Place. There are even Oktoberfest Beads with Beer Keg Medallions that also feature pretzels and beer mugs. You could even hand them out as a memorable party favor to all of your guests! If you prefer something a little more functional for your friends, the Oktoberfest Bottle Opener Beads are always useful. These Oktoberfest beer decorations and accessories are also perfect for a bachelor party where alcohol will be present.
Brief History of Oktoberfest
The celebration of Oktoberfest is a time-honored tradition that began in Bavaria, Germany. It originated as a celebration in honor of the marriage of King Ludwig to Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The celebration included the citizens of Munich and took place on the grassy fields in front of the city gates. There were parades, music, food, drinks and the horse races at the end of the festivities. After that, it was decided that the horse races should be repeated every year and so began the tradition of the celebration. In years later, the Agricultural Show, amusement rides and beer tents were added. The famous horse races may no longer be a part of the yearly celebration, but Oktoberfest has still managed to become the world's largest festival. As you can see, Oktoberfest themes will fit just about any occasion, so put on your beer goggles, grab a kazoo and get ready for a good time because that's what it's all about.