Each year the city of McKinney hosts an Oktoberfest festival in our historic downtown area, and not wanting to be left out of the fun, our boutique opens it's doors to all the sweet little frauleins in town! My family is of German descent, we lived in Germany when I was a teenager, so I have a big love for this festival! And I am completely obsessed with the quintessential German dog – the dachshund! Their adorably long, awkward bodies with their long floppy ears, and chunky paws just make my heart sing! So I thought, what better way to celebrate Oktoberfest than with a weenie-fest?! And I'm positively smitten with the adorable party printables created by Jen T. by Design, which perfectly coordinated with our theme.
Our decorations remained true to the traditional colors of Oktoberfest, light blue and white, but I couldn't resist adding in a pop of pink and yellow. If you’ve ever watched the Sound of Music, you’re sure to know the song Edelweiss, which is a flower found in the Bavarian Alps, which is where you’ll find Munich, the home of the original Oktoberfest. We added little hints of edelweiss throughout the party décor by adding little flowers to our straws, utensils, bottle wrappers, and the backs of our adorable little chairs.
After getting our fill of the “Chicken Dance”, dressing up and having a fashion show, we rounded out the evening with a movie and candied popcorn.
What People Ate
We had a not so traditional German dinner of cheese pizza, since most little girls aren’t the biggest fans of bratwurst and spaetzle.
What People Drank
The medley of desserts consisted of ladyfingers dipped in melted chocolate, which are long and I thought they mimicked the doxie’s bodies! We also served chocolate dipped pretzels and yummy doxie topped cupcakes.
Activities / Games
Each guest painted and embellished her own dachshund silhouette, then set about making their own “Edelweiss” flower head crowns.