Oktoberfest Dinner Party and Gourmet Group

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.


Octoberfest party ideas

We hosted our Gourmet Group for a Oktoberfest Dinner Party.   C’mon in and take a look at our fun evening.


The colors of the Oktoberfest Flag & German/Oktoberfest treats greeted our guests at the door.

Octoberfest party ideas

 Giant pretzels and German candies – Haribou gummies and sours and Kinder Riegel chocolate bars

Octoberfest menu ideas


 Oktoberfest Flag sits center of attention coordinated with the colors of the flag…


Oktoberfest table ideas


Napkins wrapped with napkin rings in Oktoberfest colors

Take home goodie favors for each guest:  Giant pretzels, German chocolate bar, & and a can of Oktoberfest beer

Octoberfest dinner party ideas



Octoberfest menu ideasThe menu and foods brought back great memories of many family meals for some of us growing up.


Various German Beers

Ein Prosit!

Oktoberfest party ideas

Selection of German cheeses

German dinner party theme ideas

Thuringer and Knockwurst Served with Assorted Mustards and Sauerkraut

German dinner ideas

Herring Fillets in Dill-Herb Sauce

German theme dinner



German Salad

This is an old family recipe from my father’s German side.  I had the gal who made this recipe tweak the original somewhat.  She did a great job with it.

Gernab menu ideas


Wiener Schnitzel with a Jaeger Gravy on the Side

Red Cabbage – Turned out just like Mom used to make!



German menu ideas

Potato Pancakes

Oktoberfest menu ideas


German Chocolate Cake

~ Auf Wiedersehen ~

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