Prost! Here’s Everything You Need to Throw an Epic Oktoberfest Party
Halloween may be the most popular October holiday, but we’re excited about one more fall event that gives us the perfect excuse to gorge on beer, brats, and soft pretzels. That’s right, people: We’re talkin’ Oktoberfest. If you’ve never thrown an Oktoberfest party, we’ve got everything you’ll need and more, from decor ideas to German-inspired menu items. So put on your best lederhosen, crack open a cold one, and get to party planning.
Oktoberfest is all about the beer (duh). So instead of carving out a jack-o-lantern, hollow out a pumpkin, fill it up with ice and get to cooling those seasonal ales you love so much. (via Waiting on Martha)
We love sipping on our pumpkin ale straight, but to switch things up, try this beertail made with pumpkin ale, sparkling cider, and lots of cinnamon. (via Brit + Co)
Das Boot ($24)
No, you are never, ever, EVER too old for a das boot. Invest in this set of four for your upcoming shindig because, well, it isn’t an Oktoberfest party without a big ol’ beer-filled boot floating around!
These sleek glasses are the perfect beer vessel for your German-themed get-together, and they’re also just awesome bar staples. Any excuse to grow the home bar, right?
Clink the night away with these festive (and hefty!) beer mugs.
No Oktoberfest party is complete without the standard harlequin garland. DIY this puppy and string it up right before your guests arrive. (via The Flair Exchange)
A little dress-up never hurt anybody! Complete your Oktoberfest look with this feminine and effortless braided crown. (via Camille Styles)
Lederhosen Set ($55)
For all moms out there, dress your little one for the occasion. There’s no reason they have to miss out on the party just because of… well… obvious reasons.
Roast up the pumpkin seeds from your beer cooler for a light and salty beer snack. (via A Beautiful Mess)
Right when your guests walk in, hand them one of these adorable pretzel necklaces. Who doesn’t love a good wearable snack? (via Taryn Williford)
If beer is the Batman of Oktoberfest, then homemade soft pretzels are certainly the Robin. Serve these puppies up warm with some tangy yellow mustard for the perfect party snack. (via Fashion Edible)
Not into full-size pretzels? No problem! These pretzel bites are the bomb.com. (via Dine & Dish)
If you go the pretzel-bite route, be sure to craft up some adorable p-bite holders, like these minibuckets lined with Oktoberfest colors. (via The Flair Exchange)
And you best not be serving up all of these pretzels without a little mustard.
A food bar is always a good idea, especially if you’re expecting lots of guests. Create a pretzel sampling bar, complete with various mustards and cheesy dips, to really get the Oktoberfest-ivities started. (via Pillsbury)
Grilled brats topped with homemade sauerkraut? There’s absolutely nothing better. (via Brit+Co)
Serve this lovely grilled potato salad alongside those brats for the perfect Oktoberfest meal. (via Love and Lemons)
Fully commit to the beer theme and whip up this scrumptious pumpkin beer bread made with pumpkin puree. (via Gimme Some Oven)
These are so ridiculously amazing, we can’t. even. stand it. Those fondant beer mugs are filled with chocolate cake and with Bailey’s Irish Cream chocolate ganache…!!! (via Tablespoon)
Have another Oktoberfest must-have to add to the list? Share it with us in the comments!
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