As with Die fantastische Miss Piggy Show, two German dubs exist of this production. Depending on the dub, the special goes under two different names:
Die große Muppet-Party, subtitled "Jim Henson zu Ehren" ("to honor Jim Henson"), aired twice on ZDF; first on December 14, 1986, and a second time on May 1, 1991. It largely features the original voices that were used on Die Muppet Show, except for Kermit, who switches voices throughout: Clips from Die Muppet Show feature Horst Gentzen, who dubbed him on the show, whereas the framing show has the character's original voice artist Andreas von der Meden dubbing the frog. The Sesame Street characters have entirely different voices than the ones used on Sesamstrasse, with Mogens von Gadow filling in for Ernie. This was due to location issues: Die Muppet Show and the special were dubbed near Munich, whereas Sesamstrasse is co-produced and dubbed in Hamburg. Big Bird, oddly, is voiced by female voice artist Inge Schulz in this first dub; the same voice used for his appearance in Die Muppets feiern Weihnacht. Several songs, such as "Rubber Duckie," remain in English.
The localization omits all of the title cards and commercial breaks, inserting its own title after the opening montage. Footage is therefore missing around the commercial break points. A few seconds of Fozzie walking up to the podium is omitted at the beginning, and so is part of Dr. Teeth's speech. Kermit's final line at the podium is cut.
Die Muppets feiern Geburtstag ("The Muppets Celebrate Their Birthday") aired during the holiday season on RTL2 in 1995 and featured the second set of voices used since Die Muppets Weihnachtsgeschichte (the 1992 film The Muppet Christmas Carol).