Celebrate Fall the German Way with an Oktoberfest Party!

Celebrate Fall the German Way with an Oktoberfest Party!

Get out your lederhosen and suspenders; it’s time to host a German-style celebration! Expect beer, dancing, and plenty of German cuisine in this party planner!

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

Grout Brook

Pickled Knackwurst

Beer Bread

Main Courses

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

Side Dishes

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

Kirsch Torte

Old German Spice Cake

Peach Kuchen

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.

Presentation Pointers:
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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