Okay, so maybe tea isn’t the first drink you associate with Oktoberfest but let’s celebrate any way. The first Oktoberfest was in commemoration of Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese. Today it is the largest fair in the world.
This is a good tea party for inviting men. The food is a bit heartier than regular tea food and you can indeed serve beer if you like. If you live in a community with lots of ethnic German folks, you might even get the men to wear lederhosen.
Now is the time to bring out all your Bavarian/German decorations. A Black Forest clock, posters of German castles, beer mugs holding flowers work well. For this tea party, kitsch is just the thing.
Oompah bands, of course are the music to feature. Any German folk music works well and might get your guests dancing. My local cable radio station is playing this kind of music now on their “Sounds of the Season” channel so maybe yours is too.
Tomorrow, the menu for the Oktoberfest Tea Party.