This weekend is also our 6th wedding anniversary, on Sunday! Our wedding was an intimate outdoor ceremony and reception, and we had caterer friends who served up homemade German, Hungarian, and Ukrainian foods to honor our family backgrounds – which our relatives loved! (His family is German, mine is Hungarian and Ukrainian. He and I are Made in America, however!)
|This way to the party!|
|Of course our signs had to be in both German and English!|
|The sign says “A toast!” or “Cheers!” in German.|
|We set up the tables on our patio to resemble a traditional outdoor Beer Garden.|
|Pretzels on every table, German beer coasters, paper towel holders, candles.|
|Last year I was able to take my time decorating the day before in the lovely sunshine! But . . .|
|But this year: It’s raining today, so I’ll be throwing up (not literally…well, maybe) decorations tomorrow!|
|Last year, we had lots of hay bales, pumpkins and gourds to dress up the shed area.
The German cutouts on the shed once decorated the Oktoberfests thrown by my late Father-in-law!
|You can’t have an Oktoberfest without awesome German food!
We ordered food from a German butcher . . .
|. . . and my husband made several dishes too, including Gulasch which went quickly!|
|My husband wore his late Father’s genuine Oktoberfest hat.
His Dad would have loved this party!
Our home has smelled soooooo good this week, with all the food my husband has been preparing. (I am so lucky, yes I know, that my husband loves to cook! I suck at it, quite frankly.) This year, in addition to the usual store-bought German beers and wines that we’ll have, my husband also made four different beers – he has been homebrewing for a few years now – made special just for this event! And we will have a “kids table” of hot dogs, hamburgers, and other kid-friendly foods too.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour! I’ll be back here next week with some fun Halloween projects to share.
In the meantime… Prosit!