Invitation: Xpat Party for Charity, Budapest Marriott Ballroom, Saturday 27 October

  • 20 Oct 2018 10:14 AM
Invitation: Xpat Party for Charity, Budapest Marriott Ballroom, Saturday 27 October
You’re warmly invited to socialise with the 'great and good' from Budapest’s business, diplomatic, and cultural circles at this annual networking extravaganza for the expat community in Hungary.

FirstMed are the main sponsor, once again, and also as usual there'll be virtual fireworks, VIP's and celebrities, live music, lots of refreshments, plus a few surprises...

...which all combine to make this an enjoyable and worthwhile event to attend for the benefit of local children in need.

Venue Sponsor
Budapest Marriott Hotel 

Silver Sponsors
Special Effects International

Bronze Sponsors
Pászka & Partners, Stan Ahuja Couture

* In case you are interested in sponsoring this event please click here.

Guests of Honour:
You! with the following, in no particular order, Mr. Dennis Diokno, CEO, FirstMed, Mrs. Caitlin Jones, Deputy Ambassador at British Embassy, H.E. María Verónica Chahin Sarah, Ambassador of Republic of Chile,  Mr. Lalarison Richard Louis Randrianasolo, Honorary Consul of Madagascar, Mr. Alejandro Vázquez Martínez, Mexican Cultural Attaché, H. E. Mr. Tomislav Leko, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H. E. Mr. Raul Alfredo Salazar Cosio, Ambassador of Peru, and more...

The international community in Hungary has come together for over a decade at this British style 'Guy Fawkes - Bonfire Night' party. It's a feel good event as we'll all be supporting local charities whilst celebrating the 18th anniversary of

* Live music by the beautifully talented Klára Hajdu, with Oláh Krisztián.
* Virtual bonfire & fireworks display.
* 'FireMagic Performance' by Anna Balogh.
* ‘Taste & Play' wine casino games (for fun, not cash:)
* Live music by Cintia and Badman 
* Party tunes from DeeJay Mr. T of Buddha Bar Budapest.
* Plus The Red Line, an exciting new expat band, will play Red Hot Chili Peppers tunes.

Liquid Refreshments
* Veritas: fine selection of whites, rozés, reds + sparkling wine,
* Zwack: Unicum cocktail Bar,
Hedon: Craft Beer tasting,
* Márton and Lányai: Palinka tasting,
Mauro Coffee,
* Iguana Bar: Frozen Margaritas,
Bortársaság: welcoming tastes from the following fine wineries:  Kárásztelek Friza Gyöngyöző, Béla & Bandi Gyöngyöző, Gilvesy Bohém, Konyári Fecske Fehér, Konyári Fecske Vörös.

International Snacks
Arriba Taqueria Mexican salsa & fresh chips
* Marriott Hotel: Mini Marriott Burger, Hasselback potatoes, Coleslaw
Trattoria Toscana Traditional Italian onion soup, luxury duck lasagne
Planet Sushi Selection of maki
Mr Masala Indian Chicken tikka masala, vegetarian dish, pilau rice
Okay Italia Authentic Italian pizza
Zsófia Cruise Ship Hungarian open sandwiches & gulyás soup
Wan Hao, Chinese Dim Sum delights inc Jiao with prawn, Cantonese fried rice noodle with beef.
Clark Picnic Hungarian chimney cake
Noir Chocolate Sweet delights from Erika & Monika Reich
Szomszéd Kertje, Canapés, and BBQ on ballroom terrace
Mr Funk: selection of funky fresh tasty Donuts  
Japanika: selection of Sushi served in traditional boats  

Entrance Fee 
Donation of HUF 10.000, or more, per person, payable upon arrival.
All guests get a free Day Pass (worth 6000 ft) for Go Active premier Health & Fitness Club.


Registration RSVP by clicking here 
* In case of any technical issues please email info(at)
* Guests registered on a 'first come first served' basis, everyone on the official guest list will be notified by email about their confirmed place prior to the event. 


Master of Ceremonies: Hans Peterson - "Deep, Rich, Smooth, & Wise"

* Dress: Smart Casual
* Age: Adults 18+ (no children)
* Timing: Arrivals from 6pm, VIP welcome at 7pm, farewell at 11.30pm
* Date: Saturday 27 October
* Where: Grand Ballroom, Marriott Budapest Hotel
   1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 4.

Charity Objective
The goal is to raise around HUF 5 million from donations at the event, which will all go to:

* UNICEF Hungary: works to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

* Magic Lamp Wish Granting Foundation (Csodalampa): helps 3-18 year old children suffering from a life-threatening illnesses.

* 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 including the ones named above.

Live Auction For Charity With Marvin Gauci

1. The Writer's Villa, two night stay in heritage listed building with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, steam rooms, jacuzzi, bar, and more (value HUF 1 million).
2.  Budapest Marriott Hotel weekend in the Presidential Suite for 2, with Hungarian sparkling wine, breakfast, and Executive Lounge access (value: HUF 800.000).
3. Celebrity chef Marvin Gauci prepares a 9 course meal inc. carviar at Caviar & Bull Restaurant for 4 people x 2 (Value HUF 300.000 x 2).
4. Zsófia Boat 'Champagne Cruise' on the Danube for up to 300 people (value HUF 600,000)
5. Collector Mag. Beáta Kovács paintings of Diana 'Princess of Wales' (value HUF 350.000)
6. Budapest Airport VIP package for a family (2 adults + 3 kids) (value HUF 285.000)
7. FirstMed 1 Year Premium Health Plan (value HUF 200.000)
8. Emőke Lőrinc: Painting (value at HUF 170 000)
9. Dez O’Connell's classic cocktail class and workshop for 3 people (value HUF 100.000)
10. Franciska Szabó: Painting

Silent Auction, Presented By Zsuzsa Demcsak, Includes:

1. Life / business coaching package for three month (value HUF 180.000)
2. Kitti Gebler painting 'A Kid' (value HUF 135.000)
2.  Costes Restaurant 5 course menu dinner voucher with wine pairing for 2  (value HUF 103.000) 
3. Costes Downtown 5 course menu dinner voucher with wine pairing for 2 (value HUF 88.000)
4. BadCat Serengeti bike (value HUF 70.000) (offered by Accell Hunland Kft.)
5. Buddha-Bar Restaurant voucher for lunch or dinner (value HUF 20.000)
6. La Perle Noire Restaurant and Lounge voucher for lunch or dinner (value HUF 20.000)

Business Card Draw Prizes: 
Glenfiddich Single Malt Whisky from Ecosse Limited, Magnum of Etyeki Kúria Pinot Noir in gift box, and more...

Event Supporters
British Chamber of Commerce in HungaryBudapest Business Journal, Diplomacy&Trade Magazine, Prohuman Hostess Company, The Budapest Times

Photo & Video
Thanks to Russell Skidmore, Marcus SchirrmacherTom Szelpal 
* Important: Still and moving images will be taken at the event, and by participating guests consent to these images being taken and published by the organizing partners.

Participating Clients
American International School, Britannica School Budapest, Buddha Bar Hotel, Caviar & Bull, Cinema CityCorinthia Hotel, Colling Financial Services, FirstMed,    MOON42, Planet Sushi, Sziget Festival, The British International School, U-Save Car Rental.

Click here to See What Happened @ Xpat Charity Party on Bonfire Night In Budapest 2017

Gabor Patzauer, Founder & President of The Csodalampa 'MagicLamp' Foundation, "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!"

Photo credit: Kovács Tamás/MTI

Related links

Xpat Charity Party: Budapest Bonfire Night 2017 (1 of 2)

Xpat Charity Party: Budapest Bonfire Night 2017 (2 of 2)

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