Host an Oktoberfest inspired party

Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Germany, every year from late September to the beginning of October. Therefore, I’ve been searching around for inspiration for those wanting to host their own, slightly smaller version (with its over 6 million visitors, it’s the world’s largest festival).

Oktoberfest – or alternatively – a beer tasting party, can be a great theme for your husband’s or boyfriend’s birthday, or perhaps also for a bachelor party.

A beer tasting party is a more affordable alternative to wine tasting, and can be organized quite easily;

  • decide what kind of beer tasting party you want: do you want to concentrate on a country, or a type of beer? How about having a German theme to your beer tasting in honour of Oktoberfest,  if you’re planning it in the near future?
  • organize them into smaller groups, and present them to your guests, on at a time
  • make a beer rating chart, where your guests can take notes, and rate each beer type
  • as snacks, serve simple, but tasty treats. To wow your guests, you can use beer in your cooking as well, get some ideas here. If you follow up with the German theme, how about serving pretzels and German susages in small dishes?

Now, over to the party decoration!

paper & cake have made some cool decorations for a beer tasting,. I think the colours are fresh and edgy. Take some inspiration from the pictures, or shop the printable templates at paper & cake!

Love the cupcakes!

Easy salty snacks – always a hit together with beer!

Have you ever visited Oktoberfest, or been to a beer tasting party?



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