As the people of Cologne and Mainz dance around in high spirits from Women’s Carnival Day to Ash Wednesday, the whole of Germany will be joining them as carnival fever grips the nation. With the right costumes, even plain Janes will be transformed into real dancing queens. Want to join the party and turn your living room into a carnival hotspot? Try these simple tips!
One of the good things about Cologne Carnival is that food is up there with atmosphere and the right outfit. A buffet of finger food such as meatballs, sandwiches or savoury muffins and cream puffs is a great idea.
Not only are these treats quick to make, but you can also eat them standing up – or even while you’re dancing. Traditional delicacies such as Berliner doughnuts are an absolute must. They’re also a feast for the eyes in the myBAKERY collapsible partybutler. Serve them with fresh coffee from colourful SAMBA vacuum jugs to stop those dancing feet getting tired!
Party drinks laced with alcohol are all the rage at carnival time. And of course sparkling wines taste best cold! Keeping your drinks at the right temperature is an absolute doddle with ingenious bottle coolers like the FLOW SLIM. If you like your drinks fruity, you’ll love a glass of tasty punch. Serve yours in large bowls to quench your guests’ thirst.
Our tip: don’t forget to provide a punch ladle that’s big enough for the job, otherwise filling the glasses will be a real pain!
The little ones will love some fruit spritzer – keep the drips at bay with a Flow cooling carafe.
Your decorations should be just as bright and colourful as Cologne Carnival itself. If you have a secret penchant for all things kitsch, you should express it to the full when you decorate your party space – go for colourful garlands, balloons, confetti and the like to trim your windows, walls and tables.
When the decorations are in order, the right music is obviously key. A playlist of lots of Cologne Carnival classics will get the party started and create a fun mood. And with smart TVs and YouTube, you can easily transform your living room into a karaoke bar.
As they say in Cologne, da simma dabei, das is priihiiimaaa… Enjoy!