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Help!!!  I need help pulling together an Oktoberfest party.  Need menu ideas, decorating ideas.  Any ideas or advice.

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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 15, 2012
    • Two of my daughters and my mom have birthdays at the end of the month and I suggested that with mom’s German heritage, we ought to do an Oktoberfest party. I didn’t think anyone would take me seriously.  Now I have exactly two weeks to put this together!!!!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 16, 2012
    • We did one for the opening of the school year party. we did a variety of sausages on the grill, German potato salad, red cabbage, a keg of beer and German music. Everyone had a blast. I don’t know what else to do for German food. My mother used to make rouladen for my dad sometimes. That was delicious. Sauerkraut is good,too.




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 16, 2012
    • Sauerkraut and at least two kinds of sausage are already in the plans.  I so wish I had some of my grandpa's homemade sausage.  I know  how  to make it, just don't have the ability to smoke it the way he did.  At least not on short notice.

      Daughters are requesting perogies, which I think of as polish, but they seem to have counterparts in many ethnic cuisines.

      Going to see what I can find in town for German beer.

      And Mom doesn’t know it yet, but she’s making kuchen.

      Hadn’t thought of potato salad (we always make German style).  Good idea.  Especially if my daughter’s boyfriend’s kids are here and are shy about eating odd foods.  Potato salad is something they’d recognize.




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      Marya1961 wrote Oct 18, 2012
    • I was thinking the same thing as Cynthia...Is bratwurst on the list?  Many people in this area rave about that and kids love them.  How about wiener schnitzel?  We have a German restaurant in our area and that is one of the most asked for dishes.  Do you have any beer steins?  If you could get a bunch of them, then you could make a centerpiece with them using some fall foliage, pumpkins, gourds, etc.  If no steins are available, then a tablecloth in traditional German colors along with napkins, streamers and the German flag if possible..you could do a template from the Internet and design one on cloth.

      Just throwing out ideas.estatic




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      Tuliplady wrote Oct 18, 2012
    • Thanks Mary!  Hadn’t thought about beer steins. I used to have a bunch.  I’ll have to look around and see if I’ve still got them, or maybe visit the thift store.




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      Butterflyrose wrote Oct 18, 2012
    • I googled it and most of Mary’s answers were the ones I was going to post.  No need for a repeat performance!lol
      Sounds like you‘re going to have a fantastic party Tulip!

      Here’s my own idea: As the hostess and assistants, dress in German attire as much as possible.

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