Celebrate Fall the German Way with an Oktoberfest Party!
Everyone is German when Oktoberfest rolls around! This fall festival starts at the end of September and runs for about 2 1/2 weeks, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan a party. Make sure you cook up some traditional dishes, and don’t skimp on the beer and polka music!
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Get your party started with these German favorites!
German Soft Pretzels
Holly’s German Spaetzle Dumplings
These Bavarian main courses are very filling, but make sure you leave room for dessert!
Grilled Bratwurst with German Potato Salad
Easy Apple Kielbasa Crockpot Dish
Shrimp and Fresh Herb Spaetzle with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Ritter’s Inn Sauerbraten and Dumplings
German Creamed Spinach
German Sweet and Sour Green Beans
German Potato Salad with Beer Dressing
German Oven Potatoes
Sweet cakes and tortes will please every guest!
German Butter Cake
Old German Spice Cake
Klara’s German Apple Cake
Do you really need to ask? Beer is the beverage of choice during this festival! Head to your local grocery store or liquor store and stock up on seasonal ales and imported brews. Make sure you get an assortment so everyone can taste a few different kinds.
1. For a real authentic feel, play some polka music and encourage your guests to spend some time on the dance floor.
2. Decorate your home with German flags and fall-related decorations.
3. Buy some inexpensive plastic beer steins to serve the beer in. Raise them high and yell “prost!” before taking a sip.
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