So you want to host your own Oktoberfest party? Prost! You’ve come to the right place. How do you know what’s needed to make your party a success? That’s where we come in.
Beer is obviously very important for any Oktoberfest party. Starting in August, you’ll be able to find a number of Oktoberfest-style beers at the LCBO and Beer Stores. Grabbing a few six packs of these or other German beers is a great start to your planning.
Believe it or not, there are more options for Oktoberfest fare than pretzels and sauerkraut. Even though the beer is the star of the show, food is a key part of a successful Oktoberfest party. Traditionally, a full meal is served as a part of the celebration. There are a number of different food items served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. For instance, roasted chicken (hendl) is the most popular food item at Oktoberfest.
For hosts of a backyard Oktoberfest party, we highly recommend purchasing authentic traditional attire, but we know that it is not the cheapest or easiest option. If authentic clothing is not within your budget, check out your your favourite costume shop or an online Halloween retailer.
While an event tent is not essential to host a backyard Oktoberfest party, it certainly adds to the ambiance of the event. Tent or not, decorations are vital in turning your event space into the perfect stage for your Oktoberfest party. Traditional Bavarian blue and white is the most common way to decorate your space. Hanging a Bavarian flag, banners, streamers, wreaths, or evergreens will add to the Bavarian feel.
Are you attending an Oktoberfest party this year? Are you hosting one? Let us know with a comment below!
Happy planning and Prost!