Host an Oktoberfest Party

Hosting an Oktoberfest party isn’t as large of an undertaking as organizing the actual festival. After all, you only have to worry about one building rather than an entire city. This doesn’t make the prospect of hosting the party and less nerve-wracking though. Your nerves are probably even more frayed if this is the first time you’ve ever actually considered hosting one too. Don’t worry. OROGOLD has a few tips and tricks on what to remember and do that should make things a little easier on you. You do need to keep one cardinal rule in mind when hosting an Oktoberfest party, though: it is a celebration. You should expect and foster an atmosphere of spirited enjoyment to stay true to the celebration. So be prepared to leave quiet contemplation of family and friends for another time.

Glass of beer

There is no getting around this part of hosting an Oktoberfest party. Beer may not be the full importance of the festival, but it certainly shares center stage. You’ll want to make beer selection one of the priorities when you’re deciding on the availability of drinks. Some people explicitly sell Oktoberfest beers when the appropriate time of year approaches, but you can’t always be sure of the quality of the product itself just because the name is on it. Many times it is a marketing gimmick and you’re best served by doing research ahead of times. Lagers are good options to consider when picking out a particular type of beer as Märzen, a lager, has strong associations with both Bavaria and Oktoberfest. Other types of beer are fine, but remember Oktoberfest is about drinking higher quality beer and anything overly watery is out of place.

Oktoberfest food.

Another important part of setting the party up properly is planning out the food. In this case, you’re going to want to consider that there will be alcohol involved for most people. Snacks are a good thing to stock up on and keep around at various places in the party area. People are supposedly there to enjoy the flavor of the beer and remain otherwise mostly sober. A ready supply of snacks will help as then people can eat a bit as they sip their beer. You can certainly have a central meal though as well. OROGOLD has touched on the topic of potential Oktoberfest inspired dishes before, but you can come up with your own if you prefer. The main thing to remember is you should focus on heavier, filling dishes. These will typically be ones that involve meat traditionally, but a savvy cook can easily find a vegetarian substitute if their social group prefers to shy away from meat.

Friends drinking beer.

Most people are going to want to hold an Oktoberfest party at their home and this is expected. Weather permitting, you should try to hold it as a roaming event that takes places both outside and inside though. This helps keep with the spirit of the original festival. It is a traditionally open-air affair with free standing tents for serving food and drink to people. Take advantage of a pleasant September or October day and try cooking outside one last time before the temperatures begin to get too cold to contemplate it. You can move inside later with the meal you cooked or snacks and enjoy your company in a cozier setting then. But do try to involve the open air at one point.

An Oktoberfest part really isn’t a terribly difficult undertaking. Like all parties, you simply need to invest a little time upfront for preparation. The only difference is that part of your preparations this time will necessarily involve a little research to get particular parts of the food and drink right. OROGOLD encourages you to enjoy your own small, but joyful celebration of the festival. Remember not to overindulge though as too much alcohol doesn’t help your skin or the rest of your body.


OROGOLD on Oktoberfest and Fun Fall Drinks – ORO GOLD Reviews

Oktoberfest imageWhen we think of fall, we typically tend to think of the leaves changing, the air getting cooler, readying ourselves fashion wise by breaking out the sweaters, hats and gloves, and cozying up with the one we love in front of the fire place. We rarely think of the fall months bringing with it fun fall drinks and events, but this article just might change your mind. OROGOLD brings you a guide on Oktoberfest and fun fall drinks.

During the fall months when while everyone is thinking about Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas on its way, it goes without saying that sometimes, a celebratory drink is in order. You could mix up a few of your favorites in your own home, head out on the town for the night with your best friends or significant other, or simply grab a six pack from the store. If you really want to drink and have a good time, why not head on over to your local Oktoberfest celebration?

Oktoberfest originated in Bavaria, and has been an ongoing celebration ever since its inception. At these events, there are many authentic Bavarian foods served, and millions of gallons of beer are consumed at these events every year. If you’ve never experienced Oktoberfest, you should give it a try – it’s a great time, with authentic food, music, and attire.

Another option for a fun fall drink would be eggnog. Not the straight-up-from-the-carton kind, but adult eggnog. Simply mix a cup or so of eggnog with your favorite alcohol and voila – you’ve got yourself a fantastic and festive drink to accommodate the season of fall. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the top and its perfection!

There’s always the age old and delicious classic, hot chocolate, a.k.a. cocoa. It’s a fantastic drink both the adults and children can enjoy, and there are so many ways you can variate a simple cup of hot chocolate and make it all your own. Add cinnamon, whipped cream, half and half, white chocolate syrup, or whatever else you can think of to give it a personal taste. Make sure to heavy on the whipped cream!

Pumpkin spice coffee is a fantastic way to get your morning caffeine rush in the fall months. It will brighten your day and make you smile. Also, your room or house will smell fantastical once you brew a pot up! Starbucks also has a fantastic Pumpkin spice coffee. Highly recommended!

Apple cider is another fantastic fall favorite. Enjoy it hot or iced, with a cinnamon stick. There are also many teas crafted for the coolest months, such as pumpkin spice or peppermint. Either hot or iced, you can’t go wrong with a festive cup of tea!

There are many more fun fall drink recipes you can find on the internet. Just get in the kitchen and get creative. You never know what your new favorite thing is until you try it!