We had a big Bavarian blowout last Saturday for my husband’s 30th birthday. The colors of Bavaria are blue and white, so I carried those colors throughout the even, reinforcing the theme. There was a big blue and white ‘biergarten’ tent, plenty of beer from a retro looking beer truck, and a german-inspired menu complete with wursts, kraut and pretzels. A polka band created a festive atmosphere for mingling and lounging.
I wanted to have a laid-back, social gathering where people could relax while they grazed on goodies and cooled down with a frosty draft. Custom steins with ‘ein prosit’ (a toast) to Matt were perfect for an afternoon of beer drinking, and made cute favors for friends to take home. The pretzels were sleeved in glassine bags that I printed off my home computer, which is such an easy way to personalize the small details.
Earlier in the evening, people relaxed under the tent, or congregated near the beer truck. Later in the evening a big bonfire lit the way for more drinking and some more rowdy events!
All in all it was a ton of fun, and not too much work, so I could really enjoy myself! It’s wonderful atmosphere for a big party, birthday or not!