Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oktoberfest Party Ideas

By Charles Jackson

Oktoberfest is the worlds largest festival taking place over 16 days in September and October. Why not throw your own Oktoberfest party with the help of these Oktoberfest party ideas:

1. Get some cardboard to make your invitations. Cut out shapes of lederhosen, beer goggles, beer glasses, beer kegs, beer steins and bratwurst. Remember to say on your invites that they will be charged an admittance fee if they fail to dress up!

2. The guys costumes are truly hideous yet hilarious. Traditional Bavarian lederhosen will cut off the circulation where you don't want it cut off! These knee length leather shorts are held up by braces. You will also need socks pulled up to your knees and a hat with feather. How silly!

3. Ladies, you get to wear traditional Alpine peasant girl costume. This includes a lacy blouse and a tight bodice.

4. The Bavarian flag is of blue and white, so get plenty of decorations including balloons in these colors.

5. Try and make a long line of wooden tables and benches across the room to give it the look of a brau haus bier keller.

6. Bake some gingerbread men and hang them from the ceiling. Make cut outs of lederhosen, beer glasses and beer kegs and also hang them up!

7. Get some German flags to hang on the walls. Also get plenty of mini versions to place on the tables.

8. If its in your budget why not hire out a brass band to play some traditional beer hall music.

9. Some traditional German food you should make would be Weiner Shnitzel, pretzels, garlic bread, sauerkraut, bratwurst, nuremburgers, apple strudel, gingerbread, black forest cake and stollen.

10. Finally on to the beer! Germany makes the best beer in the world! Get in a wide variety of German beer as people will be wanting to sample many different kinds of beer. Make sure you have plenty of glasses and even beer steins.

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