Nothing says Oktoberfest like beer and pretzels. Here are my party planning tips and recipes for a fun Oktoberfest and beer tasting that you can throw this fall. Traditionally the Prost is celebrated in the month of September, but any autumn day will do. Gather up your friends, it’s time to bring out the German Food like curry- Würstl and sauerkraut and have some delicious German brews! This party theme makes a great bachelor party.
Top “What To Serve at Oktoberfest”
While these foods are traditional German food for celebrating, below I list my favorite easy dishes to make your party simple and easy. (Saying the list below in German after you’ve had a few beers is good for a few laughs at least!)
- Roast Chicken. During Oktoberfest, chickens are spit-roasted until the skin is golden brown and crispy.
- Schweinebraten (roast pork)
- Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock)
- Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick)
- Würstl (sausages)
- Brezen (pretzels)
- Knödel (potato or flour dumplings)
- Käsespätzle (cheese noodles)
- Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage dish)
Keep It Simple
You don’t have to prepare gourmet German food from scratch to have a delicious spread. Serve up pretzels, crackers, pumpernickel, and brats with a Beer Cheese Dip and prepare some easy Curry Sauce for your sausages!
Why are Oktoberfest Colors Blue and White?
The blue and white colors signify the true spirit of any festival, namely, harmony and peace. It is a celebration of autumn abundance and the various colors of Oktoberfest beers represent the colors of autumn.
You can decorate with our blue and white German-inspired banners in the shop. They will create a festive old-world style scene.
Oktoberfest Beer-Tasting Choices
Select a few traditional German brews for the beer tasting party. There are a lot available here in the States, and I could easily find these at my local Total Wine & More. If you’re making this into a bachelor party theme, then this will probably just be a few additions to the full brew selection.
Paulaner Munchen Märzen Oktoberfest