HOW TO CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST AT HOME? – OKTOBERFEST OUTFITS, DECOR AND MUSIC

Getting your house or party venue (think backyard, roof, garage, or living room) ready for home Oktoberfest celebrations can be a fun and rewarding experience. Celebrate Oktoberfest at home by choosing the right Oktoberfest outfit from Lederhosen Store, decorations, food, activities, and music. Creating the liveliness of Oktoberfest in the comfort of your home.

Ever wondered how to throw an Oktoberfest party at home? If you have, then we have got many ideas and suggestions for you. – So, first thing first, what about Oktoberfest clothing?

OKTOBERFEST OUTFIT – FOR HOME OKTOBERFEST FESTIVITIES

What are you going to wear? And what will your guests wear – these are the first questions everyone thinks about while hosting or attending a party. Oktoberfest is no different; in fact, it’s a gigantic party that many have grown to love. 

Traditional Oktoberfest costumes; Lederhosen, Bundhosen, Dirndls are perfect for your next home Oktoberfest celebration. The trendy clothing items are perfect for every Oktoberfest or every German theme gathering.

LEDERHOSEN

Lederhosen are hardy leather breeches in use for centuries by the Alpine-Bavarian workmen. The garment remained a trusted companion to Bavarian peasants in their daily hardworking lives. The rugged nature and low maintenance became the signature qualities of the Lederhosen. 

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The costume captured an entirely different demographic when it came to the notice of Bavarian nobility. Impressed with the practical piece of clothing and its high-endurance materials, the upper-class Bavarians put Lederhosen to good use for their outdoor activities, such as hunting, horseback riding, and traveling.

Consequently, the Lederhosen slowly turned into fashion garments with the advent of the 19th century. The first notable mention of the garment in a social setting date back to 1810, the royal wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The yearly Oktoberfest is celebrated in memory of the blessed nuptials.

Oktoberfest and Lederhosen have remained synonyms since the 1800s. The Oktoberfest festival kicks off every year in Late September with millions of visitors in attendance. Visitors normally wear traditional Lederhosen, Dirndls, or Bundhosen. Lederhosen Store carries an extensive variety of Oktoberfest outfits that are German to the core.

You can read more about Lederhosen Trends, Etiquette, and Quality here.

BUNDHOSEN

The bundhosen are slightly long trouser length alternatives of Lederhosen. Bundhosen are structurally similar to Lederhosen, and the only difference is that Bundhosen have long trousers

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The trouser length seems cosmetic, but it can be a critical detail, given the circumstances. If you are planning your home Oktoberfest party in an open-air setting, or simply if you live in a colder climate, consider advising your guests to buy a Bundhosen. The Bundhosen offers more coverage which can be beneficial while juggling with the cold weather. Besides the weather, if you or your guests like more cover below the knees, Bundhosen are the way to go.

Read more at How to Choose Between Lederhosen and Bundhosen.

DIRNDL

The feminine Dirndls are an attention-grabbing Oktoberfest dress for women who want a traditional outfit. The floral patterns, high-heels, apron, and a lovely hairdo will surely turn heads at your home party.

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The deep-rooted German dress is as pretty as it is practical. So don’t worry about being limited to work or socialize at your party while wearing a Dirndl. The outfit will give you absolute comfort to mingle/host your friends and family, also some male attention might come your way – if you are going for it.

Read more 4 Ways Your Dirndl Dress can give All the Wrong Signals and How to Avoid Them.

FEMALE LEDERHOSEN

The Lederhosen have garnered enormous attention among women in recent decades. Many women are choosing a robust Lederhosen for their Oktoberfest look as opposed to the feminine Dirndl. The nature of the garment is actually Uni-sex, so it suits both women and men.

The Female Lederhosen come in various cuts and designs, and the floral embroidery gives them a pristine look. Our collection of female Lederhosen is exclusive, with many a product sporting a dual-color embroidery with flowers – that looks phenomenal.

With the Oktoberfest costumes sorted out, let’s discuss how you will decorate your space for the party.

OKTOBERFEST DECORATIONS

Decorating one’s home for a particular party or celebration and buying all kinds of tinkly decoration ornaments can be a worthwhile experience. In this case, German inspired decorations might just be what you need to Celebrate Oktoberfest at home. They have a unique character and precise attention to detail.

German theme decorations are inexpensive and simple; however, some might cost you a bit more. Due to the wide range of decorations available in the market, we have assembled a few thoughts and facts about them to help you in your search and purchasing plans.

OKTOBERFEST AT HOME IDEAS

When you hear the word “German Decorations,” a picture of German Christmas decorations immediately pops up in your mind. Germany is famous for its Christmas ornaments, often made from hand-blown glass. While some are made from porcelain and are hand painted or have unique embellishments, adding a distinct elegance. However, many other options are available in the market that you can use for different occasions.

 

OKTOBERFEST PARTY IDEAS FOR ADULTS

Planning to Celebrate Oktoberfest at home, a German themed party, or a costume party? German decorations should be on the top of the list for any of these events. Also, you will need some good food, a few fun activities and games, tons of beer, and party favors.

We have made a plan for you to get you started on your preparations:

TABLEWARE AND SERVICE

Celebrate Oktoberfest at home; the idea sounds like a daunting task, which in reality, it is not. You can have your own Oktoberfest celebration with few elegant decorations, food and snack choices and fun activities, and voila.

To Celebrate Oktoberfest at home, hanging decorations help create an instant party feel. It would be even better if you choose some German-themed decorations. Think of a few German flags or something more authentic. Also, if you are going for something more on the casual side, try some streamers in black, red, and gold colors, the colors of the German flag. Or white and blue, the colors of the Bavarian flag.

If you have an Oktoberfest party, some autumn inspired décor works very well. Colored leaves, rustic pine cones, gourds, pumpkins, and hay decorations will be perfect, affordable additions to any room for Oktoberfest.

PARTY FAVORS

Who doesn’t appreciate a little something? Go for some smart and inexpensive party favors leaving that extra sweet touch with your guests. Get some German-Theme bags – or something even more simple, choose a brown paper gift bag or a solid color gift bag. Fill with German candies, little flags, or nifty décor items. For Oktoberfest inspired party favors, choose apple products, like apple jelly or apple butter. You can also throw in some pretzels or anything else you fancy.

MUGS AND STEINS

Looking to celebrate Oktoberfest at home? No German gathering will be complete without some steins and mugs – and also a massive supply of beer to go in them. Beer steins are more traditional, big mugs with lids on top; they are more expensive than other beer mugs.

Beer boots might be a more practical and affordable option for your Oktoberfest 2021 party. Or you can simply choose some simple beer mugs that everyone can appreciate and enjoy. For an Oktoberfest celebration or any other German party, always stock on a wide selection of beers. Get some authentic German beers but also get some backups in case your guests don’t like imported beers.

OKTOBERFEST PARTY MUSIC

For an Oktoberfest party, never forget the music. Oktoberfest, as a groovy celebration, has lots of live music and dancing. To Bring that joy to your house, select some fun Oktoberfest tracks. German music doesn’t have to be only accordion or polka music.

To Celebrate Oktoberfest at home, you can go online to get the feel of diverse German music. From classical composers to folk music to contemporary pop, German music has a range of sounds and styles – that can amplify any mood you want at your party.

Listen to some, Here.

FOOD & DESSERTS FOR OKTOBERFEST

Food, Drinks, and Desserts are the heart and soul of any party, but things escalate ten-fold when it comes to Oktoberfest. Choose foods that fit with the autumn season as Oktoberfest is around autumn. Think some apple cider, apple pies, and apple tarts, etc.

Wursts are a necessity for every Oktoberfest gathering. Knockwurst, Bratwurst, and liverwurst are few common types. Be mindful that liverwurst has a strong flavor, and your guests might cringe. Throw in some Sauerkraut to go with your selection of wursts and German sausages. Keep a variety of hard loaves of bread and some different cheeses to snack on.

Roast Chicken- For Oktoberfest, chickens are spit-roasted until their skin is golden brown and crisp. Mostly, people do not have a rotisserie set up at home, so you can roast the classic lemon thyme roast chicken in your oven. Put lemon and thyme-infused butter all over the chicken before roasting, ensuring crispy skin to nibble on.

Steckerlfisch- Fish grilled on a stick, an easy recipe, steckerlfisch is marinated, skewered, and then grilled. This is typically made with local Bavarian fish – bream, though you can make it with mackerel or trout. Also, try grilling some sardines with your unique spice pallet.  

Obatzda – The spiced cheese butter spread can become your new favorite spread. It is aged tender cheese, like Camembert, with butter and some beer. Spices like paprika, pepper, and garlic are added for extra taste. Try the upscale version made with crème fraiche and Dijon mustard, along with farmer’s cheese and butter.

You can also toss some potato salad, another unique German dish – and yes, some pretzels. For some dessert options, go for a black forest cake with whipped cream, extra cherries, and chocolate shavings. You can also whisk up a German chocolate cake with pecan, walnut, or coconut frosting; trust us- it is delicious. Also, streusel and other pastries will add to your traditional spread.

OKTOBERFEST ACTIVITIES AND GAMES

For extra liveliness and fun, select some games and activities that take inspiration from Germany. Set up a pretzel-making counter, or play some beer theme games. Also, you can convert one of your already favorite games to German inspired ones, such as German charades or Pictionary.

Mostly, remember to keep your home Oktoberfest fun and light-spirited. Getting the right decorations, food, and other elements for a good party will make planning and hosting much more manageable.

Relax and sit back to enjoy the work you have put into the party, plan ahead of time and when your guests arrive, join in with them for memorable fun. Have a blast planning and hosting your Oktoberfest party.

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