It’s no secret that I love a good Oktoberfest party in the fall. Fill me up with German beer and pretzels, and I am a happy fraulein! I have created a simple printable Oktoberfest invitation that you can use to throw your own fest this fall. Keep reading to see where to find the instant download and for the instruction guide for several ways to use the invitation.
FREE PRINTABLE OKTOBERFEST INVITATION
SAVING THE PRINTABLE
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PLANNING AN OKTOBERFEST PARTY
Many people don’t know that the real Oktoberfest in Germany actually takes place in September and not in October! Since nobody is a stickler about when the festival happens, you can plan your Oktoberfest party for any of the fall months, and it will work just fine.
- INVITE FRIENDS: The first step is to print, fill out, and send out your party invitations. This will help you to have a rough estimate of how many people will be attending the party.
- GET ORGANIZED: Once you have a rough number, I suggest you use my Oktoberfest party planning checklist to keep organized. My cousin and I have used this checklist for our multiple Oktoberfest parties over the years.
- PREP THE FOOD: I have shared plenty of tasty traditional German dishes here on the blog, but my OktoberFEAST party menu is a great place to start.
- DIY DECOR: Finally, set the mood for the party with some fun Oktoberfest crafts and party decorations.
- EIN PROSIT: Now that your party is ready to go, blast some oom pah pah music, put on your lederhosen, and raise a stein in a toast to good times!
PRINTING THE OKTOBERFEST PARTY INVITATION
When you unzip the download for this invitation, you will have access to a PDF and a PNG file. You can use these files in the following ways:
Option #1 – PDF:
This Oktoberfest invite PDF will print perfectly on 5″x7″ cardstock. Set your color printer to the highest print settings to make sure the colors are beautiful and vibrant.
After you have printed the invitations, you can handwrite the pertinent details about location, date, time, and where your guests should RSVP. The finished invitations will fit A7 envelopes.
Option #2 – PNG:
If you would like to add your information to the invitation before printing, you can use the PNG file like a template and add in your information by using a photo editing software like Illustrator, PicMonkey, or Canva.
Use the PNG as a background image and add text overlays in the appropriate locations. The German-style font I used as the text headings is called Plakat Fraktur. It can be found for free on Creative Fabrica (affiliate link). You don’t have to use any special fonts though, enter the information using whatever font you think looks best! Once you have entered your information, export the design as a PDF.
Set your color printer to the highest print settings and print on 5″x7″ cardstock. The finished invitations will fit A7 envelopes.
Option #3 – PNG:
If you would like to use the design for online invitations, follow the first steps from Option #2, but export the design as a PNG or JPG. Now you can digitally send invitations to the whole gang!
I just ask that you do not use this or any of my free printables for commercial use.