Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oktoberfest Party

October 24, 2010

Saturday night Doug and I attended an Oktoberfest party hosted by our friends Bill and Renee. Actually, the Oktoberfest theme was just a cover for the fact that Renee wanted to throw Bill a surprise birthday party. That totally added to the fun of the evening. Renee and Bill really got into the spirit of it and handmade all kinds of German fare, decorated, and played German beer -drinking songs. Bill even taught us a little German song to sing before our toast. Renee laughed because she said Bill completely threw himself into planning his own birthday party without even realizing it.

When Renee first called to invite us, we knew it was a surprise, but we didn't know whether or not anyone was dressing up. We debated back and forth whether or not we wanted to surprise everyone and come in costume. There was a chance, of course, that no one else was dressing up, and we'd show up and stand out all night long. There was also the chance everyone would dress up, and if we didn't, we'd still stand out. We didn't want to ask, though, because we kind of wanted it to be a surprise. At the last minute, we decided to go all in. I'm so glad we did! It was a lot of fun, and Bill and Renee had also gone all out, so we weren't the only ones feeling festive.

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