Parties/Entertaining

How to Throw an Oktoberfest Party

Howdy!

I hope everyone has had a fabulous couple of weeks. I have been hard at work planning and putting on an Oktoberfest Party for my family, friends and neighbors. I will tell you, this is now going to be an annual event thrown. It was such a blast and an awesome variety of people attended (which I always thinks turns a good party into a great party).

This list is going to give you all the essentials for how to plan your perfect Oktoberfest Party

Invite:

Simply create a Facebook or email invite in the theme of Oktoberfest and send to your guests.

Music:

I highly recommend using Apple Radio or Pandora Radio and tuning into an Oktoberfest playlist. You can even try the 1 month trial to get the soundtrack commercial-free.

Decor*:

This is the area where you will get the biggest bang for your buck.

I highly advise getting your booty over the the Dollar Store and check out their inventory! It’s incredible what you can find…also, you would amazed what you can do with your space with a few balloons and streamers. My other inexpensive secret is buying a large stash mini pumpkins and gourds. They run about 69 cents per piece and bring the fall theme into your space

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The Dollar Store had these cute woven sparkly leaves that I wove into the wreath and garland, and placed over the tables to dress up the table settings.

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Menu:

These are the “must-have” items on your Oktoberfest themed party

  • Bratwurst w/ buns
  • Sauerkraut
  • Diced Onions
  • Variety of Mustards
  • Schnitzel
  • Spaetzle
  • Potato Salad
  • Beer! Lots and lots of beer (of course)

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Activities:

Behind the food and beer, this is the most important part to make your party a success. We were so incredibly blessed to have gorgeous weather, but it’s important to have indoor and outdoor actives in case of inclimate weather. These are a few of my party favorites:

  • Corn hole– a fun adult bean bag game
  • Hammerschlagen– a very challenging hammer and nail game
  • Giant Jenga– A 3×3 tower of blocks that you slowly eliminate each block and try to keep the tower standing
  • Catch Phrase– Similar to Taboo, but easier
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Hammerschlagen

 

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Corn Hole

Whether you decide to host your own Oktoberfest or help a friend host a party, these tips will help you elevate the party you throw!

 

Prost!

Jenna

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