An Octoberfest Party is high on our list (even though I'm not a fan of beer...). Why, you ask?
A bit about my family tree...my husband's ancestors hail from Germany, and his birthday is in October, and October is such a perfect month for a party with the beautiful weather and all...so why not?
Oktoberfest started as a celebration of Ludwig I of Bavaria’s wedding in 1810. It is held in Munich each year and is the world's largest fair.
If you can't make it to Munich, you can still have a fun Octoberfest celebration!
Here are some easy party ideas and games: Decorate with German travel posters (check with your local travel agent)
Decorate with Oktoberfest banners, stein cutouts, and German flags
More decorations can include Steins, Hummel figurines, nutcrackers and Tyrolean hats
Encourage your guests to come in traditional German dress
Teach the Lederhosen dance and the Chicken Dance
Hold your party outside if possible, just like in Munich
Play some great German oompah music!
Play some fun games, such as the off-limits game, with the word "beer" being off-limits.
Serve up some great German sausages, cabbage, sauerkraut, potato salad and pretzels! And don't forget the beer!!
Another option for food is to serve an Alpine themed menu, similar to this example.
Perhaps even include a beer tasting as part of the celebration!