This past weekend I had some family over and we had an Oktoberfest party! For the party, I set up this pretty Oktoberfest table!
Hanging from the chandelier are printouts of Lebkuchen hearts you see everywhere in Bavaria - especially during Oktoberfest time! I simply took the ones from last year and glued them to some cardboard. I then punched a hole in the center and hung them with string! You can print out your own here through my Oktoberfest 2014 table: Oktoberfest 2014 table
I found the printed plates and napkins at Cost plus. The napkin rings are vintage Erzgebirge from Germany that were found on eBay. Aren't they cute? They are holding plates from the harvest.
For the placemats, I made my own. I couldn't find any Bavarian looking placemats anywhere! And when I found German placemats, they were black, red, and yellow which are the colors of the German flag. Oktoberfest colors are blue and white - representing Bavaria.
Making them was pretty simple. I used a previous placemat to get the right size. Then added some flannel to the back make it thick. The fabric was a bright blue picnic table fabric!
Oktoberfest runs for 2 weeks so you still have time to have a little party! I suggest making these authentic German pretzels: German pretzel recipe. You can see my Oktoberfest table from last year. Also, I have some great Oktoberfest party ideas here. And if you don't know what to wear, don't worry, I've got you covered with my Oktoberfest style guide.
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