A German custom, the high point of the Polterabends was when the guests would throw porcelain that they'd brought onto the ground. Stoneware, flowerpots, or ceramics such as tiles, sinks, and toilet bowls were also happily thrown items. Metal objects, such as tin cans and bottle tops were also brought along to the festivities. Glass was not broken, because for some glass symbolizes happiness. Mirrors were also not to be broken due to the old superstition that breaking one would bring seven years of bad luck. Following the breaking, the couple was tasked with cleaning up the pile of shards. This was supposed to make them aware that they would have to work together through difficult conditions and situations in life. The Polterabend was a time of merriment, humorous speeches, songs, dancing, and lets not forget, eating and drinking! "We heard the old folks talk about Polterabend, but we never heard a word about the wedding," Karl Herbst. Quite a different approach to today's weddings, yes?! While we're all up for the symbolism and the reminder to the bride and groom, please request any Polterabend activity with Cherokee Rose management first!