Roll out the barrel for a quick tap—invite your friends over to hoist some steins and join you in ein prosit (or maybe zwei) with some boozy Oktoberfest invitations. If you’re not one for lederhosen, you can get your invitation dressed up in Bavarian finery instead (and wear an outfit with a bit of forgiving stretch). Choose a design with gamboling pretzels in Tyrolean hats at play with their best buddies, hand-pulled pints. You can summon a bit of Teutonic ambience without any specific foods, too. Summon your guests to dear old Deutschland with green and orange designs that draw from the outdoor delights of the biergarten and the gemutlich embroidered napkins on the table. Don’t get the wrong idea—you’re still here to party. Invitations with charming tavern-awning lettering will let your guests know what’s brewing this evening.
When you’ve rustled up all your necessary Oktoberfest party supplies—we’re talking about beers and bratwurst, of course—use the online design tool to finalize every last detail of your invitation. Customize your message with new fonts and seasonally appropriate colors for your type. Then, match your design’s backdrop and envelope liner to your lederhosen or just to your barware. It’ll be easy to gather your favorite volks with the online address book—just make sure to import your personal email contacts. RSVP tracking and convenient guest messaging lets you organize a casual event with fine-tuned German precision. (Even the most leisurely hangout needs a headcount, after all.) After the pint glasses are all empty, upload photos of your guests in national dress to your Oktoberfest party’s online gallery—even if you couldn’t make it to Munich.
The weather may be brisk, but Oktoberfest is peak season for fall feasts. Browse our autumn entertaining invitations and options for other little parties to celebrate in the great indoors.