In Munich last summer, we got the idea of hosting an Oktoberfest party for our big 40th anniversary. So out came the blue and white checked banners and fall decorations.
We built a stage out of one of our tractor trailers.
These are our great caterers who served delicious brats and beer, pretzels and strudel.
Here is the work crew taking a German beer break after setting up everything.
The tables were set with steins full of flowers and apples and pumpkins and fall leaves.
I think we are looking a bit like a German beer garden.
The flowers came from the cutting garden and around our property.
The bar was stocked with imported German-made beer and wine.
Beer steins with fresh flowers were scattered around.
The buffet line with a big pile of hot pretzels and cheese sauce.
The sign was made by Crystal and is in traditional Bavarian style. It says "Happy 40th Anniversary".
The beverage and dessert table is ready for treats.
German Chocolate cake, Black Forest cupcakes and apple strudel and ice cream will be here soon. Yum!
Crystal was my right hand, with her generous help and creative ideas.
Sharon flew in for the occasion and she helped too. Her dirndl apron tricks the eye.
Hubby and I are enjoying this wonderful day that we waited forty years for...now we are waiting for the guests to arrive and the fun to begin.
Karen, you are so hospitable and you have such a gift for making things beautiful, warm and welcoming. I'm so glad that your friend Sharon was able to join you. Wishing you and "Papa" 40+ more years of happiness and love!
Happy Anniversary! That is one amazing party you put together! May God continue to bless the two of you.
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