Gear Up for Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest season is upon us again! First marked to celebrate the nuptial of Princess Therese and Crown Prince Ludwig more than three centuries ago. Oktoberfest has grown to become a huge festival cherished across the globe. Did I mention that the festival is notorious for German beer and delights?
While most of us won’t make it to Munich, it doesn’t mean that you cannot throw your own kick-ass Oktoberfest party. Buckle up as we look at fabulous tips for hosting an unforgettable Oktoberfest party.
Go for Authentic Beer
Oktoberfest is all about the beer. And for an authentic feel and look, garner beers from the original 6 Munich breweries: Hacker-Pschorr, Spaten, Paulaner, Löwenbräu, Augustiner and Hofbräu. Of course, some of these brews are somewhat difficult to come out of Munich. If you also don’t want to spend oodles of cash on shipping the beer, it is best to go for genuine Australian crafts. The idea is to support local breweries and have lots of fun while at it.
Decorate the Venue Accordingly
Nothing says Oktoberfest quite like decking your party venue with Oktoberfest decorations. They will not only make the site seem legit but also add some elegance and warmth to the party.
Once you have settled on the kind of beer to purchase, it is important to think about decorations for the beer tasting table – the heart of the party! Here, you will have to choose a broad range of tableware, including table covers, table runners, drink coasters, German flag covers, Oktoberfest themed centrepieces, beer table scatters, and so forth. You will also need Oktoberfest themed table accessories and cutlery – Oktoberfest printed paper napkins, toothpicks, disposable dinner plates, forks, paper cups, beer steins, LED beer mugs, wine glass pens, and so much more.
Other decorations poised to add Oktoberfest spirit to your party are Oktoberfest latex and foil balloons. You won’t have any difficulty shopping for balloons of all kinds of colours, shapes, and sizes. Just don’t forget to buy Stein-shaped and German-flag balloons and weights.
Dress the Part
Oktoberfest attire. Male attendants will have to buy Lederhosen costumes, alpine, trilby or Viking hats, Bavarian bracers or suspenders and German vests of their choice. Sassy female attire usually comprises an Oktoberfest costume, Maiden Flaurein vest, Inge long blonde plaits and a fancy hat.
Stock on German Delicacies
As you might expect, your guests will have to tuck something in their bellies to make it through such a drinking fanfare. Look for a good supply of German sausages, an assortment of pretzels or prepare heartier Bavarian dishes.