It’s that time of year again where everyone is making their way to Germany for the biggest beer celebration in the world – Oktoberfest! But if you’re like the rest of us and you’re not able to head to Munich for this year’s annual Oktoberfest festivities, it’s time to take matters into your own hands and bring the celebration stateside. You know the basics: Beer, check. Pretzels, check. Now what? Hang onto your lederhosen—we’ve got the goods and know-how to help you pull off the ultimate Oktoberfest at home.
Spread the News
The right Oktoberfest party invitation will help set the tone and get party-goers pumped for a fun-filled day of beer, pretzels and more.
And seal it with a festive stamp …
Plan the Menu
In addition to hot soft pretzels served with mustard, bratwurst, roasted chicken, sauerkraut, warm potato salad and apple strudel are great dishes to serve in your biergarten. Score some picnic tables or, cover some folding tables with Oktoberfest-inspired tablecloths.
And don’t forget the plates and napkins …
And hours after the brats and pretzels are gone, when the party is really getting started, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of sweets on hand to satisfy the inevitable munchies.
Look the Part
Lastly, make sure that as the host, you’re outfitted with a signature Oktoberfest ensemble, and if you’re grilling up brats, an apron is a must.