Invitation: Xpat Charity Party: Bonfire Night Celebration, Marriott Ballroom, 9 November

  • 14 Oct 2021 4:19 PM
Invitation: Xpat Charity Party: Bonfire Night Celebration, Marriott Ballroom, 9 November
You’re invited to 'Feel Good + Do Good' at this popular charity party, which brings together the international community in Hungary - including VIP's like the British Ambassador.

Come together with the international community at this Bonfire Night Party, which supports Hungarian children's charities, and this year celebrates the 21st birthday of good old XpatLoop.

By taking part in this enjoyable + worthwhile event you can network + socialise with friendly expats + cosmopolitan locals from Hungary’s business + diplomatic + cultural circles.

As always there'll be virtual fireworks, live music, dancing, lots of refreshments & prizes!
- check out the fun video below to see what happened last time.

Tickets Are Now Available Online:
* limited number of places available, best get yours soon to avoid missing out!

Key Details
* Age: 18+ Dress: Smart Casual - Guests can dress up for the occasion is they wish.
* Location: Budapest Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, 1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 4.
* Health: For the safety of all involved at the hotel, only those able to show a Covid-19 Certificate of Immunity at the entrance of the event are able to participate (either EU, UK, US or Hungarian).

Main Sponsors
Dr. Rose Private Hospital + FirstMed

* Virtual bonfire and fireworks display - Special Effects International

* Live pop, soul and funky tunes in the welcome room - Fruzsina & Badman 

* Enticing mix of eclectic grooves by 'The Selectress' from Brooklyn, NY - DJ Mahogany

* Play American Roulette + Blackjack for fun (not money) to win small gifts - Las Vegas Casino

* Budapest's favourite expat covers band will play well known indie tunes, with dynamic guitar solos, tight rhythms & harmonies guaranteed - The Vibe
Featuring: Adri Deák (HU) – Vocals, Jon Spinks (UK) – Vocals, acoustic guitar, Chris Parsons (UK) – Lead guitar, Matej Hoyt (HR) – Bass guitar, David Asztalos (HU) – Drums.

* Try your hand at 'Wine Mafia Game': blind taste 2 wines and guess the identity & qualities of them for a chance to win wines & more! Presented by this new cosy wine bar & bottle shop - where international crowds meet for wine tasting & games - Bortodoor City

International Snacks
* Mexican Salsa & Fresh Chips - Arriba Taqueria
* Selection of Halloumi Style Grilled Cheese - Hajdú Sajt
* Authentic Lebanese cuisine fresh from the grill - ARZ Restaurant
* Mini-Burgers, Hasselback Potatoes, Coleslaw - Marriott Hotel
* Chicken Tikka Masala, Indian Vegetarian Dish, Pilau Rice - Mr Masala
* Pulled Pork & Russian Shashlik - Hillbilly Smokin' Society
* BBQ dishes on terrace of ballroom using a Yagoona Grill - Szomszéd Garden GastroPub
* Bulgur & red beans salad with pepper humus, Couscous & eggplant salad with humus, Couscous & olives salad with pepper humus, Potatoe salad, French salad, Tuna salad, Ceasar salad, Chicken salad, Selected of Tea Cakes, Cocoa cream coated snacks - Tesco,
* Chinese delights: Pan-Fried Bao (Chinese dumpling stuffed with pork, scallion and mushroom) and Pastel de Nata (custard tart) - Wan Hao
* Sweet delights from Erika & Monika Reich - Noir Chocobar
* Artisanal Donuts, made fresh daily - Cream Donuts

Liquid Refreshments
* Welcome drinks by Bortársaság
* Single-malt whisky tasting by GoodSpirit Bar
* Cocktail bar sponsored by Zwack Unicum
* Selection of premium quality craft beers from Hedon
* Coffee from Costa Coffee Hungary
* TIMCO FRISS + TIMCO VOROS Irish Red beer + wine tasting by Davy Byrne's Irish Pub,
* Tesco Finest Prosecco.

* Fine wine presented by Belward Winery from Baranya County, Figula from from Balaton Highlands, Gilvesy Winery from Szent György-hegy near Balaton, Hilltop from Neszmély, Jammertal Wine Estate from Villány, Liszkay from Monoszló (Balaton- Csopak wine region),  Koch Winery - Winemaker of the Year in 2019 - from Villány, Nier Fine Wines from all around the world, Spiegelberg Artisan Winery from Somló, Szeremley Wine House from Badacsony, Tamás Dúzsi & his Family’s Winery from Szekszárd, Tokaj- Hétszőlő Organic Winery from Tokaj.

Soft Drinks
* Selection of Coca-Cola products,
* Water by NaturAqua.

MC's + Charity Auctions
* The "Deep, Smooth, & Wise" Master of Ceremonies Hans Peterson will guide proceedings all evening with TV star Zsuzsa Demcsák.
* This dynamic duo will host a Live Auction and announce the winners of a Silent Auction - all event proceeds go to local charities helping Hungarian children in need.

Auction Prizes Include
* 1 night stay in the Presidential Suite @ Budapest Marriott Hotel + including a dinner @ DNB (value HUF 1,800,000+)

* Romantic Stay @ Józsi's Cottage with breakfast from Catherine Dickens (value HUF 120,000)

* Classic cocktail class and workshop by Dez O’Connell for 3 people (value HUF 150,000)

* 1 Year Premium Health Plan from FirstMed  (value HUF 200,000)

* 'Manager Health Screening' from Dr. Rose Private Hospital (value HUF 180,000)

* Half Board Stay for 2 @ Hotel Visegrád & dinner at Renaissance Restaurant Visegrád Inc. entry to Knights' Tournament if available on dates of stay (total value HUF 100,000)

* Luxury Limousine Service to + from Budapest Airport by Sixt Rent A Car (value HUF 45,000)

* 1 Year Membership to Nr1Fitness giving 24 hour a day access to 4 gyms located around Budapest (value HUF 85.000)

* Promo Video production in English by Infinitum Films (value HUF 420,000)
1 to 2 minute video about yourself or your company for marketing purposes.
Includes pre-production planning, 1 day of filming at 1 location, & 2/3 weeks of post-production.
All equipment required is included in the production (cameras, stabilizers, drones, microphones).

* Aston Martin Budapest will collect you +1 and take you for lunch at Matild Palace Luxury Collection Hotel
+ Aston Martin F1 team cap signed by drivers Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll (value: priceless!)

United Guests Support Hungarian Children's Charities

Magic Lamp Wish Granting Foundation (Csodalampa): helps 3-18 year old children suffering from a life-threatening illnesses. Gabor Patzauer, Founder & President of Csodalampa, "Our team is greatly honoured that its mission of granting 260-300 wishes per year for very ill children is supported by readers, thank you!"

Young People in Need (Rászoruló Fiatalok) Non-Profit Organisation: focuses on solutions to emotional abuse of Hungarian children up to the age of 18, this non-profit also supports other local charities helping children in need.

The Autistic Art Foundation (Autistic Art Alapítvány): conductes research to help spread autism awareness, ensures housing facilities and care for people with autism, and organises an art program for the youth who live in these housing facilities in Hungary.

Free Business Card Draw
* Presented by stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Dave Thompson 
- best known for being Tinky Winky in Teletubbies - with a charity representative.

* Prizes include goodies from Good Spirit BarPlanet Sushi, Magnolia Day Spa, Hungarian State Opera, Adam Goodman, Iguana Mexican Restaurant, Trattoria Toscana,  2 night stay at Nova Apartments, and more.

Welcome Gift
Guests receive a free pass worth HUF 20.000+ to the Fitness & Health Club by Marriott Budapest for 1 week - fully equipped gym for training, plus sauna, steam bath + jacuzzi for relaxation.

Farewell Gift
HUF 150,000 Voucher for Dr. Rose Private Hospital - redeemable for services over HUF 300,000 - naturally T&C's apply.



Ticket Types
1. Early Bird Tickets - available until 20 October for HUF 7,000 per person
2. Normal Tickets - available until 8 November for HUF 10,000 per person
3. Gala Table for 8 people - available until 8 November for HUF 80.000 
Unicum Barista + Unicum Riserva bottles on every gala table!

* Limited number of total places available, so it's best to get your tickets now.

* On The Spot tickets – a limited number of such tickets are available based on prior registration by email,
- payable upon arrival at the event for HUF 12.500 per person - click here to enquire by email.

Covid-19 Certificate of Immunity needs to be shown at the event entrance by all attending - no ticket refunds will be available to anyone forgetting or unable to bring along this personal information. The organisers reserve the right to change the event program timing and content if necessary.


Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor: Special Effects International

Bronze Sponsors: GreenwillSamsung, Tesco

Venue Sponsor: Budapest Marriott Hotel 

* Please also consider sponsoring this event, for which there are various packages suiting different sizes of company and budgets.
Get great PR for your company within an exclusive setting at this popular social networking event for expats and high level locals.
Click here to arrange a discussion about which sponsorship package suits your company best.

6-6.30pm Registration, 6-7pm Welcome drinks, 7pm Welcome address by British Ambassador + Key Sponsor + Charity, 7.30-8.30pm Snack Buffet, 8.30-9pm Live Auction, 9-10pm Live Music & Dancing, 10pm Free business card draw , 10.15pm DJ + More Dancing, Carriages at Midnight.

The virtual bonfire & fireworks display film at this event are in keeping with the British tradition of Bonfire Night, AKA Guy Fawkes Night, which is held annually in the UK to mark the anniversary of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605.

Guests of Honour
* You! Together with H.E. Paul Fox, Her Majesty's Ambassador To Hungary
* Duncan Graham, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary
* Sandor Zwack, Chairman of Board of Directors, Zwack Unicum
* Marc Dillard, Deputy Chief Of Mission, US Embassy Budapest
* Dennis A. Diokno, CEO & Founding Partner, FirstMed

Photos & Video
Thanks to Árpád BakcsyMarko Novkov, Marcus Schirrmacher, Connall Charlton - see below for a vid from 2019.

Still and moving pictures will be taken at this community event and by participating in this event guests consent to these images being taken and published by the organisers and related partners e.g, photographers for reference purposes.

Event Media Partners
Budapest Business JournalBritish Chamber of Commerce in HungaryBudapest Times

Special Thanks
Funcode,hu, Simple Pay, British Embassy, ProhumanEndorphine Flowers, Hermina Csömör from Goldlaser, Miracle Eden Thai MassageBook4HostessEmőke Lőrinc.

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