Suggestions for a Fun Oktoberfest Party
As we all know, first impressions make all the difference in the world, and this is certainly true with your Octoberfest party invites. You definitely don't want to settle for a boring and stale invitation from those old websites that seem to never update their selection. After all, at Holiday-Invitations, our collection includes designs with pretzels, the German flag, beer mugs, dancing lady and lots more that will almost guarantee the conveyance of the jovial nature of your event.
How About Some Celebration Ideas and Activities?
As we all know, the true German parties are held outside, which would be really appropriate if the autumn weather permits. You'll definitely want to create your decorations with this special holiday in mind by including the colors of the German flag, which are gold, black, red, and blue. For the food, you'll want to totally go overboard with traditional German foods and dishes, cooked to the original recipes. Suggestions for your menu are sauerkraut, German-style chicken, hot German potato salad, sweet and sour cabbage, German sausages, black forest cake, and BEER, lots of it!
Of course, the traditional German music will be a necessity so you guests can sing alone and for your must have, Chicken Dance. This is where you line your guest up for beer stein races. Their hands will need to be loaded with steins and have them race to a finish line. And, of course, the winner is the person who finishes with the most beer left in his stein. Then the fun begins with everyone drinking what is left. And, last but certainly not least, you must have several keys of German beer and a variety of German labeled beer so you will not run out. The central theme to any party like this is always the beer!
Oh, the Importance of Decorations!
This holiday, perhaps more so than any other one, is community celebrations and is designed to be outdoors around picnic tables or under canopies. And, as with any autumn party, a fire pit is always a welcome addition. But, regardless of whether your activities are outdoors or inside, you'll definitely want to ensure your theme and festivities reflect the German customs by decorating in blue and white, which have become to be known as the official colors of the Bavarian flag and Oktoberfest. Another popular idea is to hand German type posters around your party site or maybe hanging a large banner outside so your invited guests can see it from a distance and know they are at the correct place. And, as they arrive you will certainly want to greet them with the customary greeting, "Wilkommen!" instead of our usual "Welcome!"
Plenty to Eat – More to Drink
One of the more important elements of any party, but more so with Oktoberfest celebrations, is having the right food and plenty to drink. For this occasion, you'll definitely want to impress your guests with a variety of traditional German dishes, like bratwurst, pretzels, sauerkraut, and potato pancakes. And, as the finisher, the German chocolate cake, apple strudel, or black licorice is simply a must have. The top priority is, of course, plenty of drinks on hand, especially beer, to help your guests wash down all the appetizing German food. You might even be advised to add to your decor by having a convenient beer tasting station, stocked with a variety of unique German beers.
Lively Music for Entertainment
You should take your time in finding the appropriate music for your Octoberfest celebration. After you find what you think will be ideal, then you can download several albums and play them throughout the festivities. One suggestion is to include the ever popular "Chicken Dance", as it is always the most requested song, and the dance is easy enough to appeal to those who are somewhat less coordinated. For those who plan live entertainment, your best bet is with a small band that knows the polka or forms of traditional German music. However, as with most specialty holidays, these bands are in high demand during these times, so start looking and book as early as you can.
Dressing Up in Theme Appropriate Costumes
A costume will really add to the spirit of the party, as there's nothing like seeing all your friends in creative and colorful costumes. For example, the men guests can wear lederhosen and suspenders, and the ladies can dress as the traditional Bavarian beer gal, including the ever popular blond braids. Which, by the way, we have an abundance of these themed Oktoberfest invitation cards, all of which can be totally personalized with your own invite wording. And, for those who really want to get into the spirit of the moment, you can hand out green Tyrolean style hats so your guests who failed to wear a costume can still get in on the action.
Final Thoughts on Our Impressive Octoberfest Invitations Cards
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