Do you feel like missing out on the fun of Oktoberfest in light of all these controls and restrictions? Well, you do not have to worry about that anymore because we came up with a guide for you to celebrate the festival safely at your home.
If this pandemic has taught us anything, you do not have to go out to have fun. Whether it be movie nights or just a date, all can be done at home without going anywhere. Similarly, you can bring Oktoberfest to your home and celebrate with all its zeal and zest. So, dust out your lederhosen and get ready for it.
How to Celebrate at Home?
It might seem odd, but to be honest, what is not odd at this point. Difficult times call for innovative measures, which is exactly what we do here. Following are some things you can do to bring Oktoberfest to your doorstep.
In situations like this, we all need an excuse to dress up and look pretty. Make sure to wear the most authentic Bavarian attire you may be able to source. Wear pretty dirndls and lederhosen with the traditional accessories to look as much a part of the culture as possible.
If you are a man, wear a German Lederhosen. It is a knee-length pant connected to the top with the help of suspenders. If you are a woman, wear Dirndl, a knee-length dress attached to a corset. The corset reduces the waist, making you look slim and curvy.
As you will not attend the event, a little concussion here and there in the dress won’t be a bad idea. This will add your touch to the tradition, making it unique and exciting.
Oktoberfest is all about getting drunk more than you are supposed to. So, it is very important to get plenty of beer for everyone attending. Make sure you get more than you usually do because the tradition says so.
You can buy any beer that is available to you, but if you want to stay true to the culture, buy from the following authentic German lagers which are allowed to sell at the festival:
Food becomes extremely important when you drink as much as one does at the Oktoberfest. The Bavarian food served at the fest is mainly protein as it helps to absorb the alcohol. So, some dishes that you can serve at your in-house Oktoberfest are as follows:
- Roast chicken
- Roast pork
- Roasted ham hock
- Grilled fish on a stick
- Potato or flour dumplings
- Cheese noodles
- Potato pancakes
- Saurekraut (pickled cabbage)
- Obatzda (spiced cheese-butter spread)
These foods are very easy to source, prepare for, and cook. The recipes are readily available on the internet and convenient to follow.
Create a Vibe:
While arranging anything, it is very important to create a vibe. Be sure what you want your at-home Oktoberfest to look like. Once you have a plan and an idea, follow it as far as you may.
You may do some basic things to get a blue and white checkered tablecloth, as it is what they have at the event. Get beer steins or mugs, basically anything with a handle to hold the beer in those clumsy hands. Make an oompah playlist with all the songs and music played at the Oktoberfest.
Arrange Fun Games:
The Oktoberfest has several games and competitions one may take part in. You cannot arrange all of them but try to cooperate some of them in your at-home event to make it more fun and exciting.
You can arrange eating and drinking competitions, drunk games, races, mock fights, as well as general at-home games.
This custom has been continuing for over twenty years at the festival, and you can easily make it happen at your home. The dance is combined with oompah music, giving it an extra edge and zing.
So, all you have to do is use your already assembled playlist and dance your hearts out. The steps of the performance are as follows:
The entertainers copy a chicken mouth by getting their fingers together with their thumbs in the dance. They open and close the mouth multiple times on the bill. Then, at that point, with their hands wrapped up in their armpits, they lower downwards. Finally, the performs come up and applaud multiple times on the beat.
So, this was all you need to do to bring Oktoberfest at you home. No doubt the times are hard and unpredictable, that is why we all need such activities now more than ever. Have as much fun as you may while being safe and healthy. We hope the guide help you achieve the task. May your lederhosen always shine and your dirndls always be the best.