The World Awaits Oktoberfest
With the onset of spring in Australia, thoughts turn to Oktoberfest and parties with a German theme. A fest is a perfect excuse for a party complete with Oktoberfest costumes and Oktoberfest outfits. To complete the planning, send out party invitations that encourage guests to get into the mood of the party with Oktoberfest costumes.
Planning the Party
Start with invitations with a German nuance. If invitations are to be emailed, there are numerous online ideas for party invitations of this nature.
Next, plan the decorations, menu, music and games. You will find Oktoberfest costumes online at https://costumewonderland.com.au/product-tag/oktoberfest/. This is the fast and easy way to buy costumes and Oktoberfest outfits perfect for a theme party.
Melbourne’s Costume Wonderland saves time searching for the perfect costumes and outfits. There are lots of German styles for your party in a variety of sizes and colours.
For more details or to place an order, visit https://costumewonderland.com.au/Costume-Shop-Melbourne/buy/costumes/oktoberfest-costumes/
Decorations, Menu, Music and Games
When it comes to theme party decorations, arrange your party room or an outdoor area like a German Hofbrauhaus. This would include small tables, quaint string lights and candles on every table. Add a few prints of famous German brew houses, famous cuckoo clocks or a map of Old Heidelberg.
Choose table linens in autumn colours and wooden forks, spoons and knives for table service. Don’t forget large, frosty glass steins for a beer or soft drinks.
Host and hostess should be in costume to welcome guests while musical reminders of the special occasion waft through the air. You might consider contacting a local music school or even a local high school band to play “oompah” music.
When it comes to the menu, this should reflect the authenticity of the party’s theme. No fest for this occasion is complete without famous mini potato pancakes slathered in sour cream and topped with a spritz of chopped green onion. These make great canapes. For snacks, choose large soft textured salted pretzels with a ground mustard dip.
If the menu is presented buffet style, a potato salad vinaigrette with crisped bacon bits is a good beginning.
For the buffet table serve several types of wursts such as Braunsweiger, Weisswurst, Bratwurst and Blutwurst. These do well grilled outdoors for outdoor fests. For an indoor buffet, serve them on a bed of sauteed sauerkraut and finely sliced cabbage and onions.
If the menu is to be served at the table, choose Rouladen which is flank steak pounded thin, stuffed with red cabbage, sauerkraut, bacon, pickles, diced onions, carrots and celery and rolled and baked. For sides, serve potato dumplings with a dollop of sour cream.
A festive party like this deserves a spectacular dessert. To save time, purchase apple strudel or a delicious German chocolate cake.
A Party with Games
What can be more fun at a party than a themed game of charades or a scavenger hunt? With everyone in costumes and outfits, choose charade topics that coordinate with your party theme. For a scavenger hunt, have guests search for themed articles and then award themed prizes to winners.
Then raise your glasses to Whilst Prost or Zum Wohl to good health!