Every year we used to host an Oktoberfest party at our home. Last year for the first time, thanks in part to the arrival of junior and a few other various things going on in life, we were unable to do so. I'm considering doing things a little differently this year. I'm in the planning stages for this year's party now and I'm wondering if there are any expert Cyburbian party planners out there who might volunteer their advice? I'm wondering what food and beverages to serve, what time of day to hold it (on a Saturday in September) how to serve it and perhaps music, decorations, or any other suggestions. We are still planning on an open house format and anticipate somwhere between 25-38 attendees.