Host Your Own Oktoberfest Party
You don’t have to wait until September to host your own Oktoberfest Party!
Germans have a reputation of being very hard working. Not a bad reputation to have if you ask me, but while German people take their hard work very seriously, they take their relaxation equally as serious. Vacations and holidays are always observed and if there exists the slightest opportunity to take to the streets for a festival, you can bet Germans will jump at the chance. Every year there are nearly 10,000 public festivals celebrated in Germany. The most famous of course is Oktoberfest, but there’s no need to wait until September to party like a German. Take advantage of the beautiful weather we have right now and host your own Oktoberfest Party.
There are two main things you’ll need to have to make your party an Oktoberfest Party: Great German food and great German beer, but if you want to liven things up even more include some decorations and costumes. Oktoberfest started in the German state of Bavaria and the Bavarian flag is often used to decorate the festival tents. It is the blue and white checkered flag with the two golden lions, so consider decking out your patio or living room in blue and white everything: plates, cups, napkins, balloons, and streamers. Then if you really want to pump up the fun encourage your guests to dress in traditional Bavarian clothing or Trachten. The men can wear Lederhosen and the women either Lady-hosen or Dirndls. If you don’t already have one of these you could either purchase them at a shop like Alpine Toys here in the village or make your own Oktoberfest costume at home. These little additions will add a ton of fun for you and your guests.
Now for the main event! No Oktoberfest Party would be complete without some great German food and delicious beer to wash it down. Read these two blogs for some guidance and then head on down to Alpine Market to get everything you need.