Ocktoberfest 2011 - Munich, Germany - September 17 - October 3: Oktoberfest Party: Dancing, Drinking, And Dining!

Ocktoberfest 2011 - Munich, Germany - September 17 - October 3

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Oktoberfest Party: Dancing, Drinking, And Dining!

It doesn’t get any better than an Oktoberfest party. Oktoberfest began in 1810 as a wedding party in honor of King Ludwig I, of Barvaria, and Maria Teresa of Saxonia. A state fair was proclaimed, and the tradition of the Oktoberfest Party began. Traditionally held from September 9th through October 29th Oktoberfest the festival was dedicated to the fall harvest and the regions most famous product, beer. It has been held annually ever since.

In Germany and many parts of the world Oktoberfest has become a large festival with plenty of food, beer, music and merrymaking. Huge tents set upon the Theresienwiese meadow in Munich are the setting for the festivities. The event begins with the mayor ceremoniously tapping the Oktoberfest keg of beer.

Throwing your own Oktoberfest party is easy and fun. Setting up tents, roping off areas for dancing, plenty of music, women in white aprons and men in suspenders, traditional food and beer, and you have an Oktoberfest party! Just send out invitations early, get organized by deciding if the party will be catered, or if each person will be bringing dishes for a pot luck, and that is left to do is have fun!

Traditional chicken dance at your Oktoberfest party: Anyone who's not chicken, stands in a circle facing each other. When the music starts, hold your hands out in front of you, and open and close them four times, like a chicken beak then, put your thumbs in your armpits, and flap your wings four times. Place your arms and hands like the tail feathers of a chicken, and wiggle down to the floor four times. Clap four times, and repeat steps one through four, four times each. After the fourth time, take the hands of the people on either side of you, while everyone moves in a circle. When you get dizzy, switch directions. Repeat this until the end of the music, or until you fall on the floor.

Traditional Food and Drinks for an Oktoberfest Party: The name of the game is indulgence. A keg or two of German beer, and traditional foods such as German sausages, hot German potato salad, sauerkraut, sweet and sour cabbage, German-style chicken, and yummy black forest cake rounds out the Oktoberfest party menu. Should you need recipes, they are easily found online.

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