If you’re planning to celebrate Oktoberfest this year a party at your home may be exactly what you’re looking for. With just a little planning and surveying among friends in regard to what their interests are, the food, music, beer and more can all work to convey the true spirit of the festivities.
Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of your Oktoberfest:
Beer: When laying out the blueprint for your Oktoberfest celebration, one of the first inquiries to come from your guests will likely be about the beer. Clearly, there are several options for you to consider when building your beer selection, even in terms of well-known German beers. But focusing on the Oktoberfest-themed products will truly accentuate the spirit of the event. There are several popular brands that will be in abundance during the month of October and ideal for giving your event with an authentic feel. For the non-beer drinkers, German wines from the Franken wine region, in northwestern Bavaria, would substitute well.
Food: Sauerkraut, hot potato salad, crusty bread, bratwurst and sweet and sour cabbage are just a few options for creating a traditional German meal. But if you’re looking for something a little more familiar to prepare, soft pretzels are a traditional German food as well. Black forest cake and apple strudel are also delectable dessert options.
Lebkuchen: Lebkuchen is a popular German gingerbread. During Oktoberfest, they are traditionally shaped into a heart and decorated with icing. They also usually come seasoned with a light nutty taste and a spicy aroma.
Another way to make your Oktoberfest celebration feel as much like the real thing as possible is to use the proper glassware. Shop the StainlessLux website and check out our double-walled stainless steel beer mugs today! They’d also make for unique housewarming gifts.