Oktoberfest Party Decorations – a Table Setting Idea

This past weekend I had some family over and we had an Oktoberfest party! For the party, I set up this pretty Oktoberfest table! 

Hanging from the chandelier are printouts of Lebkuchen hearts you see everywhere in Bavaria – especially during Oktoberfest time! I simply took the ones from last year and glued them to some cardboard. I then punched a hole in the center and hung them with string! You can print out your own here through my Oktoberfest 2014 table: Oktoberfest 2014 table

I found the printed plates and napkins at Cost plus. The napkin rings are vintage Erzgebirge from Germany that were found on eBay. Aren’t they cute? They are holding plates from the harvest.

For the placemats, I made my own. I couldn’t find any Bavarian looking placemats anywhere! And when I found German placemats, they were black, red, and yellow which are the colors of the German flag. Oktoberfest colors are blue and white – representing Bavaria. 

Making them was pretty simple. I used a previous placemat to get the right size. Then added some flannel to the back make it thick. The fabric was a bright blue picnic table fabric!

To finish them, the white ribbon was later sewn around the edges.

A closer look at the individual table settings…

One last look! I just love the hearts hanging from the chandelier!

Oktoberfest runs for 2 weeks so you still have time to have a little party! I suggest making these authentic German pretzels: German pretzel recipe.  You can see my Oktoberfest table from last year. Also, I have some great Oktoberfest party ideas here. And if you don’t know what to wear, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my Oktoberfest style guide.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 23, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    I love the nutcrackers in the center too! That is a really fabulous, colorful table. I love it.

    • September 23, 2015 / 9:31 pm

      thank you very much! It is really quite fun, I'll admit I've had it up for a month!

  2. September 24, 2015 / 6:57 pm

    Great idea and you carried it out to perfection. Wonderful!

    • September 29, 2015 / 2:46 am

      Thanks very much!

  3. September 25, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    Oh my… This table is adorable! What a wonderful theme and celebration. Your plates are so charming. I love the checked placemats that you made, they look perfect with the plates. The napkin rings are so charming. Love your centerpiece and they way you hung the Lebkuchen from the chandelier. What fun!

    • September 29, 2015 / 2:46 am

      I think next year I should try to bake my own lebkuchen to hang!

  4. September 26, 2015 / 2:59 am

    Adorable Octoberfest Table! Your decoration isso different with the blue and white and lovely! I love the blue and white checked place mats. Thanks for sharing this special tablescape. Hope you will take a peek of my post Orange Bursts Upon Autumn!


    • September 29, 2015 / 2:47 am

      Thanks very much! Blue and white are kind of the opposite of Fall!

  5. September 28, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    What a sweet table and I adore those little napkin rings. I'd have a hard time putting those away.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    • September 29, 2015 / 2:47 am

      I am having a hard time putting the, away!

  6. October 2, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I love your beautiful table and how fun to have an octoberfest party! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tables cape. Enjoy the fall weekend.
    Julie xo

    • October 8, 2015 / 12:00 am

      I do too! I recently took it down though… setting up a Halloween table right this minute!