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Couple’s Guide to Celebrate Oktoberfest Party at Home

Are you planning a romantic Oktoberfest with your better half? Let’s be honest, Oktoberfest is not quite fairytailish per se.  But when you plan it right and know what to expect, it can be a lovely experience for the two of you.

Oktoberfest Outfit, Oktoberfest & A Love Story

Oktoberfest was born in a celebration of love, with the royal nuptials of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The Couple invited entire Munich to attend their wedding celebrations. The city turned up in their signature Oktoberfest outfitLederhosen and Dirndls. The merriment lasted more than two weeks, and the outfits increased the jubilant nature of the wedding celebration.

The festivities were held in the fields in front of the city gates. Those fields were then christened as Theresienwiese – Therese’s fields, in honor of the blue blood Princess. The celebrations were a huge hit, thus becoming a yearly tradition. Like a fine wine, this party kept getting bigger, better and wilder, eventually giving birth to Oktoberfest.

This year, it is your chance to bring the craziness of the Oktoberfest to your home. But what should you wear?

Oktoberfest Costumes– A Couple’s Retreat

The traditional Lederhosen or a Bundhosen?

OR

Dirndl or a Female Lederhosen?

Prepare to answer these questions as you begin to plan your Couple’s Oktoberfest party at home. Planning an Oktoberfest home party is no walk in the park, but it is not a biggie with Lederhosen Store personalized products and ideas.

Let’s go through Oktoberfest costumes one by one, shall we?

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Oktoberfest Dress – Costumes for Her

Dirndl – A cutesy Bavarian dress for women who want to rock the authentic look to their Couple’s Oktoberfest party. Pair your modern Dirndl with some high-heels, a cute corset and some chic Oktoberfest makeup, a sure way to grab his attention, wink – wink.

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Midi Dirndl – Want to up the ante? Tease your partner with these sensual Midi-Dirndls. Midi Dirndls are knee-length, so you will be showing a fair bit of skin. Pair them with some seductive stilettoes, a high ponytail and some sharp accessories.

Be advised, following actions may result in wolf whistles from your guy, but hey, it’s a Couple’s Oktoberfest, right? So, rock what you got, sista!

Read more How to Tie Your Dirndl Apron to Make a Perfect Bow this Oktoberfest

Female Lederhosen – Women’s Lederhosen are the next big thing in Oktoberfest costumes. Many ladies now prefer the outdoorsy Lederhosen. The Lederhosen are Uni-Sex, so match your Oktoberfest Outfit with your partner. After all, it’s a Couple’s Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest 2021 – Costumes for Him

Lederhosen – The classic leather breeches are for a debonair man. The citizens of Munich, without realizing it, slew the fashion scene in Crown Prince Ludwig’s wedding in 1810. It was the first time the authentic Lederhosen were used in a formal setting.

Traditionally a worker’s outfit, the Lederhosen emerged as the style icon for Oktoberfest in the late 19th Century. While it turned into a costume, its use as the practical garment for horseback riding and hunting only increased with time.

How about honoring the classic tradition of Oktoberfest, the Lederhosen, at your Couple’s Oktoberfest Party at home? At Lederhosen Store, we create bespoke Lederhosen products fit for a king, such as yourself.

Want to know all about Lederhosen? Read more at The Complete Guide to Lederhosen.

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Bundhosen – Only differing from Lederhosen due to its trouser length, with trousers slightly longer.  The trouser length is crucial here, even when it doesn’t seem so. If you have your Couple’s Oktoberfest Party in your backyard, balcony, terrace, roof or live in a colder climate, choose a Bundhosen!

Not only Bundhosen will keep you safe from weather elements, but it will also provide you with a bit more coverage over the knees. It all depends on your individual needs and the theme you are going for. Prost!

Read more at How to Choose Between Lederhosen and Bundhosen.

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After deciding on the Oktoberfest Outfit, let’s move on to Couple’s Oktoberfest Party Games. Ok, Ok… Just kidding, we know you want to discuss Food and Beer first. Let’s get on with it!

Accessorizing Lederhosen and Bundhosen

Shirts – While going for a Lederhosen or a Bundhosen for your Couple’s Oktoberfest party at home, be sure to pair a Crisp White Shirt with long sleeves that goes under your grainy leather suspenders. Or you can choose from our traditional Bavarian shirts for that extra hip-Bavarian look.

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Shoes – Choose a pair of suede shoes under your Lederhosen and Bundhosen, ideally a darker shade of brown or black, truly brings out the charming traditional look of your Oktoberfest costume. Add in a pair of Loferl Bavarain Lederhosen Socks, and you are good to go for your Couple’s Oktoberfest celebration.d Beer first. Let’s get on with it!

A Bavarian hat goes perfectly with the Oktoberfest costumes – and for that extra traditional touch, stick in a feather in the hat.

After deciding on the Oktoberfest Outfit, let’s move on to Couple’s Oktoberfest Party Games. Ok, Ok… Just kidding, we know you want to discuss Food and Beer first. Let’s get on with it!

The YUM, Oh We Mean – The Food

Listen up; it doesn’t matter if you are big on food or not; get a gigantic snack spread, period. Why you may ask, you will need a lot of carbs to absorb all the alcohol at your Oktoberfest party. Trust us!

So, cook up a pile of German pretzels (Brezen), and douse them in butter. Make your pretzels, or buy some from an authentic German bakery.

Now the meats! Plenty of delish options to choose from;

  • Roast pork with some dark beer and Zwiebel (onions) – Schweinebraten
  • Roast ham-hock – Schweinshaxe
  • Roasted Crisp Chicken

*As you are planning the Oktoberfest Dinner for Two, keep the portions to ½ pounds per person. Also, you can cook one or have a couple of options.

Oktoberfest Cookout Menu

Oktoberfest food is much more than Pretzels or Sauerkraut. Also, we know that Beer is the star of the festival, but good food is the crucial element for a successful Couple’s Oktoberfest Party at home. It is important to understand that a full meal is served at Oktoberfest, so get ready to do some Cookin!

Hang on with us, let’s jump in for a complete Oktoberfest menu; below are our recommendations;

Oktoberfest At Home

The Oktoberfest Appetizer Trolly

When it comes to starters, the sky is the limit. Prepare a separate trolly or a section or a cheese board inspired Oktoberfest appetizer trolly. Invest some planning into your hors d’oeuvres, and you’ll thank us later. Prepare some German starters that are light; A Bavarian pretzel is easy to work option. Bake or buy some lovely colored pretzels.

You can choose a variety of dips for Pretzels. Serve or dip them with/in;

  • Obatzda
  • Honey-Mustard
  • Nacho Cheese
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Butter
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Honey Infused Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Sauce

It’s not for the weak-hearted but if you feel like experimenting – try a salad dressing, spinach dip, Avocado dip or artichoke dip with your Pretzels. Crazy right? But who’s judging.

With Appetizers out of the way, how about some dinner planning?

Oktoberfest Dinner for Two

Tons of Oktoberfest food recipes are available to choose from; go for some simple German recipes. We suggest going for more options as oppose to one main dish. Here are some options for you to choose from;

  • Oktoberfest Gratin (baked or boiled potatoes topped with cheese)
  • German Potato Salad
  • Sauerkraut (Fermented raw cabbage with a sour flavor)
  • Käsespätzel
  • Boiled Potatoes
  • Roast Chicken
  • Bratwurst (Sausage)
  • Weisswurst (light and white sausage)
  • Liverwurst (A Sausage – caution; it has a strong taste)
  • Knackwurst (Sausage)
  • Thüringer (Sausage from the German state of Thuringia)

** Try these sausages with some Dijon mustard and a toasted bun.

Oktoberfest Desserts – The Sweet Tooth

  • Apple Strudel (famous Austrian pastry)
  • Chocolate Cake
  • A Black Forest cake with fresh berries and lots of whipped cream, topped with chocolate shavings.
  • Stash of Cookies. Heart-shaped gingerbread cookies are an all-time Oktoberfest favorite.

Top Oktoberfest Beers – More the Better

The Beer and Oktoberfest go way back when Oktoberfest was only beginning. Germans love their Beer, and it shows (fun fact, you can marinate your Oktoberfest meat dishes in Beer too). In Oktoberfest, waitresses are seen juggling 7 to 8 beer pints and running around. As it is your Couple’s Oktoberfest Party, share this fun activity with your partner, make a game out of it. Time their Beer pouring and delivery activities, plus put additional points on no-spill deliveries. Something fun and tease worthy of doing.

You can find plenty of Beer varieties that are called “Oktoberfest”, still, if you want to experience authentic Oktoberfest Beers, look for breweries that supply Beer in Oktoberfest tents.

Oktoberfest breweries supply their Beers throughout the world, including the USA. Stock up on these, and you are good to go.

Also, if you are more of a free-spirit, there is an entire stash of craft Beers that are Oktoberfest inspired; these range from malty toasty and are around 6% ABV. Get a ton of these Beers and throw in a tasting booth for as a fun activity.

Before chugging the lovely amber liquid down, remember to say “Prost”, which means “Cheers” in German.

Couple’s Oktoberfest Party Décor & Essentials

The beer tents at Oktoberfest fields are ultra-modern structures that are gigantic in look and feel. You can hang your own miniature Oktoberfest tents in your living room or backyard and add to the ambience of your Couple’s Oktoberfest party.

Décor – Tent or not, the Oktoberfest decorations are essential to your Couple’s Oktoberfest. Use traditional Bavarian blue and white décor for your space. To create the traditional Oktoberfest theme, hang up some German or Bavarian flags, slogans, banners, wreaths, streamers, or flowers. Create your party theme by incorporating these authentic elements and give it a more welcome feel.

Steins – Get some authentic glass to drink your Beer in German-style or use them as décor! Fill some of your steins with German candies, pretzel sticks or something you or your partner likes.

Bavarian Flags – Blue & White are the official colors of Bavaria. Find some blue and white ornaments, flags, banners, posters, plates and table cloths from your local store or your craft drawers to make some handy décors for the party.

Oktoberfest Activities – At Home Games

When it comes to Oktoberfest activities, the list is endless, from games to beer competitions to singing and dancing; what have you. Below is a list of games and activities you can use at your Couple’s Oktoberfest party.

Pretzel Toss – Get your partner and stand approximately 10 feet away from them; now see how many pretzels they can catch in an empty bag under one minute, time it with your stop-watch.

Stein Weights – Grab two steins, fill them up with Beer for extra fun, now hold out a stein straight in your arm, start your stop-watch, wait and see who lasts the longest between the two of you. An excellent way to earn the chill beer after this intense workout, Ja?

Rod Race – Take a pretzel rod each, place it in the mouth, now balance a pretzel on the rod through its holes. Put your hands behind your back, spin around three times and race to the finish line without dropping the pretzels. You know the rules, the first one to reach the finish line, wins.

Stein Run – One person team, fill up a full-size stein to the brim (we recommend using water for this, don’t waste good Beer), Brisk walk or run fast to the finish point without spilling the liquid. The fastest person with the lowest spill wins.

Beer Chugging – Fill up your Beer stein, and chug it down; you can stand up for this and put on some cheering voices on your phone. You guessed it, the fastest person to finish their Beer without many spills, wins the game.

These games might not be authentic, but they sure will liven up your Couple’s Oktoberfest Party. Pull out your Lederhosen and Dirndls and sing Bavarian songs while drinking. Bring Oktoberfest to your town, home, or backyard.

The Ambiance – As you know, Oktoberfest is a fantastic festival with tens of thousands of people gathering and having a vast drunken party. Eat, drink, dance and sing lively songs together, enjoy your life – and frankly, you could use the break, right?

Playlist Oktoberfest Party – Music

Hiring a traditional German band would have been ideal for the live Oktoberfest music, but are we that fancy?

It would help if you played music at your Couple’s Oktoberfest Party; it is a great way to entertain your partner and yourself.

It is also essential to understand that oompah music is not the only music played at Oktoberfest. You can play some groovy English songs and dance to the energetic tunes.

Arrange your playlist to put on “Ein Prosit” every 30 minutes or so. When it comes on, like they do in Munich, stand up, raise your glasses and sing along. Clink your steins and drink to the celebration of life.

Pro Tip – Print some lyric cards with translation, so you and your partner can follow along. You are welcome.

Oktoberfest Glassware

Glassware is essential to Oktoberfest or any other event where Beer is served in such large quantities; your Couple’s Oktoberfest Party at home is no exception. To achieve that traditional Oktoberfest feel, splurge on some Maß or Maßkrug. It is advised to use real glass Maß or Maßkrug for your party but if you are nervous about using real glass, use plastic Maß and Maßkrug. Both are available online with many good retailers.

Please celebrate Oktoberfest at home and utilize these wonderful and fun couple Oktoberfest activities with your partner. We at Lederhosen Store are an Oktoberfest ideas sponge, constantly cooking up new ideas for your next home Oktoberfest celebrations. A backyard Oktoberfest party or a Terrace Oktoberfest Party or your Couple’s Oktoberfest Party, what have you, we are thrilled for your intimate Oktoberfest celebrations and constantly creating ravishing Oktoberfest Outfit and plans.

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