Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival running from 19th September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.
If you can't visit Oktoberfest in person, what could be better than hosting your own Oktoberfest party? So throw on your lederhosen, grab a Bratwurst and head for the Bier Garten — Oktoberfest is on its way!
What could be better than an excuse to dress up and celebrate the good life with the traditional food and beer of Germany? We've got some ideas and tips to help your Oktoberfest party go with a swing, including authentic Okoberfest fancy dress
and party supplies
— from Oktoberfest beer maid costumes and lederhosen outfits to Oktoberfest tableware and great value Oktoberfest party packs
Traditionally the ceremonial barrel-tapping happens at noon on the first Saturday of Oktoberfest and the host should tap a keg or crack open some bottles, proclaim "O’zapft is!" (It is tapped!).
Dress up beer bottles and cans for the occasion with festive German-inspired wrappers. Try these Oktoberfest Wine/Beer Bottle Labels
or you could even design your own customised labels.
Second only to the beer, authentic Oktoberfest party food is hearty and easy to make or readily available in most supermarkets. Here's some easy Oktoberfest party food ideas:
Oktoberfest Decorations & Tableware
Oktoberfest party supplies and tableware feature a Bavarian flag check pattern. These unofficial colours of Oktoberfest should line every table in your beer garden and the famous chequered pattern can be found covering tables and hanging from ceilings in almost all of the tents in Munich.
To save on washing up, I would use a Oktoberfest tableware pack - this Oktoberfest party pack
contains a table cover, 8 plates, 8 cups and 16 napkins.
Oktoberfest Party Tableware from Party Packs