Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oktoberfest Manwaring Style

We can't have a BYU party without a little food involved. This past Saturday, my mother-in-law suggested doing an Oktoberfest theme (her maiden name is Freidenberger after all) and it was great. Everyone brought something German-ish to eat.

We enjoyed Anna's famous bierocks- bread pockets filled with meat and cabbage, I made frikadelins (sausage and hamburger meatballs) with sauerkraut, amber brought haagen-dazs ice cream, Becky made German hot potato salad, Kaylin brought brownies, and Emily brought German chocolate cupcakes and the beer...rootbeer of course

This was good fun, but the highlight of the event was when Jarom's mom walked out in this cute little get up. So funny and made the Oktoberfest feel VERY festive.

Doesn't she look like a cute little German girl ready to walk out of a cuckoo clock? Thanks for a fun time everyone and great idea Anna!

16 comments:

Emily said...

OH!
I want a dress like that.
What a fun thing to do in October. I want to have one now!

Oh, and if I didn't tell you before, I am 5 feet 11 inches!

Deanna said...

You guys have so much fun!!! I love reading about all your parties and hilarious kids!!!

I got our medals done for next week's Singing Olympics...they are stinkin' awesome!!! At least I think so! What an afternoon activity...at least Singing time is done for next week!

Mrs. X said...

How cute! She kind of reminds me of that St. Pauli girl:)

becky ward said...

a cuckoo clock FOR SURE! how funny! your frikadelins were freak-a-licious!

Wendy said...

I love it! Wow, you guys know how to get together and have fun. As a German girl, myself, I appreciated you sharing this cute idea for a family get together. LOVED the cute German dress!

Thanks for sharing the fun.

Tamie said...

your MIL is fabulous! that get-up is awesome---she is going to wear it for your ward halloween party, eh? (she'll win 1st prize for sure!)
glad you all had fun---but more importantly: did BYU win?!

Kat said...

Ya'll do some really fun things! Our church had it's Oktoberfest celebration last weekend. It was a huge hit. They had a polka band, great food, beer, wine, dancing, games. And in a few weeks we have friends throwing an Octobrewfest. My hubby is happy because he is the king of snobby beers...

Lee Ann said...

You guys have way too much fun! I'm jealous and think it may be time to throw a party!

Lady Dorothy said...

How fun!

Thank you for coming by my place last Thursday on our BATW tour! I hope you'll visit again!

I took a look around your blog. I am going to have to try those Biscuit Bubble Rings!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I used to know a good beer, rootbeer German drinking song. One year of high-School German just did not make it stick though. What a fun night - GO Cougars!!!

Miki said...

Hey...I remember this post....kind of! I feel like I've been to this party already!

Emily is tall! That's gotta be so nice.

Brandon & Emily said...

Our very own Gretel. Now if only we can get my dad to dress up as Hansel. What a pair they would be!!! It was such a fun time!

Brandon & Emily said...

Our very own Gretel. Now if only we can get my dad to dress up as Hansel. What a pair they would be!!! It was such a fun time!

Jennifer P. said...

as an "honorary german" I am laughing at y'all's idea of Germany :)! First of all Haagen Dazs is just a made up word (seriously!--it's from no language whatsoever--I should know--I'm an ice cream freak :)!) And Germans H-A-T-E Root Beer! hate it I tell you! Won't touch the stuff! Fanta, on the other hand, is as German as it gets :)!

Still---it looks like you guys had a GREAT time and I LOVE the costume!!!

Gombojav Tribe said...

I love families who create their own fun!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Please come again!

Debbie said...

Like the commenter above said, She does look like the St, Pauli girl!!! That looks like lots of fun but BYU...no no no...its PSU all the way baby!