Easy Oktoberfest party tablescape you can put together without too much effort.
Right now though – our focus is on Oktoberfest.
Yes, it is possible to feel very grateful for the marriage of two people that took place back on October 12, 1810. Regardless of his marital indiscretions, one has to acknowledge King Ludwig I and his good taste in women, for princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen was a famous beauty and a smart lady and was definitely worth the celebrations that gave rise to centuries of Oktoberfest festivities.
Thank you Bavarian (and by extension all German) people for so enthusiastically embracing and for so generously sharing Oktoberfest with the rest of the world. Beer truly is an omnipotent unifier!
We present our easy Oktoberfest Party Tablescape
…and we shall waste no time at all pouring a beer while waiting for the guests and the food to arrive! That first beer before a party officially starts always tastes best, right?
Some of our guests will show up bearing platters of gorgeous, drool-worthy Oktoberfest food:) Yeah, we know who to invite. Stick with us 🙂 And we are fully stocked with napkins and have plenty of beer to go around! Proper craft beering takes serious planning. Especially the Oktoberfest Bash kind.
Let’s talk about the blue and white lozenge pattern on the table that is so symbolic of Oktoberfest decor. Both the colors and the pattern have been associated with the Bavarian flag since the beginning of the House of Wittelsbach rule in 1180. Some Bavarians believe that they represent the beautiful Alpine blue lakes of Bavaria and the white clouds reflected in them. Later in history, the lozenge pattern was established as the banner of Bavarian armies, especially during the Napoleonic Wars.
The Story of Oktoberfest’s Wiesn (in four sentences)
The first sentence being – ‘What is Wiesn?’
In short, Wiesn is the Bavarian dialect word for the German term Wiese, which means grassy open area or a meadow. The best way to translate it into English is to say ‘fairgrounds’.
The nearly 42 hectare grounds near St. Pauls Church in Munich where Oktoberfest takes place are referred to as “Theresienwiese” or the fairgrounds of Therese.
I love your tables! So pretty and yet simple to create. It’s been years since I’ve been to an Octoberfest. It’s time to change that!
Katie Crenshaw says
Such a fun set up. I love the pretzel ribbons. Layering the paper plates is brilliant. It is such an inexpensive way to jazz things up! I love it.
We are on the same page:) Low cost, no fuss, yet festive:)
Miz Helen says
Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week.Thanks so much for sharing your post with us and it has been pinned to our Features Board. Have a good week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
Wow! Thank you so much, very grateful!
Ann Krucek says
Now this is a tablescape my husband would enjoy!! Looks great! I saw your post featured at Dishing It & Digging It.
Sounds good Ann:) It is quite simple to put together too, just enough to create a festive atmosphere without expanding too much effort.
Angie Rose says
Such a wonderful Oktoberfest tablescape! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It & congratulations on being featured this week. Happy Fall!
Thank you Angie!
I love your tablescape, especially the pretzels tie around the mug. Thanks for the history lesson, and sharing on Sunday’s Best.
Thank you Rhonda! Always a nod to pretzels in our house:)
That’s adorable, love the pretzels styled up on the outside of the mug. perfection!
Thank you Christine, they are pretty cute:)
I am with you on dreading the short days Milena. Enjoying the last days outside celebrating Oktoberfest is a great way to distract us from whats coming.
Love your table and how you used the printables, everything you do is so well done. I have shown your blog to Hubs and he was impressed with it. ( He loves beers). I look forward to reading all your posts while you celebrate, I expect they will be epic.
Thank you Leanna, so kind of you and I was really stoked making the decorations you created. Quite centering as an experience, let’s you get absorbed by the task and let go of any stray thoughts and just have a relaxing mental experience, plus the gorgeous results once you’re finished. Thanks for bringing your husband in on all the fun:)
Sandra L Garth says
Beautiful table! I live about 10 minutes from Frankenmuth, MI which hosts a very large Ocktober Fest celebration every year. I’ve never been but that may change after reading this post!
Wow, you are in luck Sandra! Prost, hope you part take in the Frankenmuth festivities!
Amber Harrop says
Fabulous Printables from Leanna and I would love to celebrate Oktoberfest with you both 🙂
Really cool, yes! We brought two of the garlands I made to a friend’s backyard wurst party and he loved them too!
Awesome history lesson, Milena! Love it! I feel a little smarter. 😉 The table looks great!
Thank you Shelley! It is such a beautiful table, isn’t it? Love IKEA!
I’m selling my art at our local Oktoberfest and I’m so excited I just can’t hide it. I’m hoping I get to drink some tasty beer while making a little cash. Wow, this is an 18-day long party?? Now that’s my kind of party. Boo Fall! Yay Oktoberfest 🙂 thank you for that history lesson, I had no idea where Oktoberfest came from. What a beautifully arranged table 🙂
I know! This year 18 days! Usually it is 16, but they passed a rule about if day 16 falls before October 3 (German Unity Day), then the festival continues until October 3. Good luck with the art show! Sell for cash (lotsa), not beer:)
Maryanne | the little epicurean says
I LOVE IT! This is so fun and festive! My husband and I are attending Oktoberfest in 2018. This is getting me excited!
So cool! I bet you will have a great time! You don’t even notice the thousands of drunk people once you start drinking:) Gotta practice lifting the 1 liter steins before you go, haha!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
I had no idea of the history behind Oktoberfest. So interesting! I always thought it was just an excuse to drink beer–not that anyone needs an excuse. . .I’m getting really excited to see everyone’s Oktoberfest recipes :). PS, tell Chris I’m really impressed. I didn’t know it was possible for anyone to like short days or the month of January!
Right? The Bavarian royals have rise to one of the most beloved fests in the modern world, lol! Will definitely let Chris know:) He is one of a kind, lol.
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
Beautiful! A perfect Oktoberfest table 🙂 Can’t wait to see all the great food for the occasion 🙂
Thank you Jennifer! Will be fun:)