Hast du Lustauf Wiesn? Are you interested in going to the Oktoberfest? Well, if you can’t afford a flight to Munich this year, why not throw your own Oktoberfest beer party. Read the party tips below:
The Bavarian Oktoberfest holiday dates back to October 12, 1810 when King Ludwig I married Princess Therese and invited all the people in Munich to join in the celebration. On the front fields of the city gate, named “Theresienwiese” to honor the new queen, the German people drank beer and rejoiced. The name meaning “Theresa’s fields” has since been shortened to just fields, or “wiesn”. This year will mark the 176th Oktoberfest in Munich. Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and a brilliant theme for an autumn party. Here are some tips to get your party started.
Food: A variety of delicious food is prepared for German Oktoberfest. Of course bratwurst is served, but like sausages on plates with sauerkraut (not like hot dogs). Weis wurst, the white sausage, is served with sweet German mustard. Baked chicken and ox sandwiches are traditionally cooked. Besides those main dishes, soft pretzels, french fries, potato salad, and knodels (dumplings) are favorites. Oktoberfest doesn’t involve deserts, but German people love and bake excellent sweet treats. Recipe Zaar lists tips for making Quarkkuchen, the German version of cheesecake and a country favorite.
Drink: Oktoberfest beer is a stronger brew that tastes a little different from the country’s year round beers. If you don’t buy your favorite beer, then you can try ordering special Bavarian brew online. Your Oktoberfest party will not be an Oktoberfest party without a large supply of beer. Be cognizant that guests who are drinking know their limits. Check out more information on Oktoberfest beer varieties at realbeer.com
Colors: Traditional Bavarian colors are deep blue and white. Whether you decorate with centerpieces, streamers or other party supplies, you must stick with the blue and white motif. German flags are advertised on many party websites, but the truth is that at the festival in Munich, the focus is on the Bavarian colors. Check out party supplies for Oktoberfest at Party Pro.
Music: To honor the festivities as they actually happen in Germany, you’ll want a strong table that people can stand on and dance. Brass bands usually play in Munich and there is much singing about friendship and love. Since a brass band is somewhat unlikely for your party, you’ll want to stock up on Oktoberfest cds. Check out
Cd Universe or Amazon to get your “party musik” going.
Clothing: In the past few years, people have begun celebrating Oktoberfest wearing traditional Bavarian clothing. Two hundred year old fashion still hasn’t gone out of style. Women wear traditional outfits called dirndls and men wear lederhosen. For your party, ask guests to sew or buy costumes. Check out these party costumes at Buy Oktoberfest Costumes and some tips for women’s costumes at Love to Know.
Merriment: The drinking, singing and comradery at Oktoberfest usually is all the merriment that this holiday requires. There are no additional games. But if you want activities at your party, there are many Oktoberfest games that you could add to your celebration.
The tips listed above are authentic details of Munich’s traditional Oktoberfest party. You can incorporate some or all of these party tips into your party. If you capture the magnificent celebratory spirit of this spectacular festival, your Oktoberfest party is sure to be a success!
“What is Oktoberfest?” Ofest History
Dee514 “Saxon Cheese Cake” Recipe Zaar
“Oktoberfest beers” Real Beer
“Oktoberfest Costumes” Buy Oktoberfest Costumes
“Oktoberfest Costumes for Women” Love to Know
“Oktoberfest Party Supplies” Party Pro
“Bavarian Oktoberfest CD” CD Universe
“Oktoberfest in Germany” Amazon