HAKUNAMATATA – The BFFT X-MAS Party 2017
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, things got wild at the Ingolstadt Golf Club because, as they say, “they saved the best for last.” Again this year, BFFT management invited everyone to BFFT’s traditional Christmas party. This time the setting was a decorated and ornamented Kibanda – which in Swahili means an open wood hut.
Special themes are nothing new at BFFT. In 2012, the vehicle technology specialist from Gaimersheim near Ingolstadt held a celebration at the Wonnemar Adventure Pool with the theme “Christmas on the Beach.” In 2015, the “BFFT Nativity Play” was held at the Armory in Ingolstadt’s Klenze Park. We wanted a different kind of Christmas party for 2017, so this year’s theme was: HAKUNAMATATA.
In keeping with the theme, many employees wore costumes again. Everything that had to do with the jungle was represented, from the king of the lions, to wild predators, rangers and shamans. The entire event was rounded off by a jungle-themed ambience and decorations.
The doors finally opened at 6:30 pm and the place filled up quickly. Once again, there was a colorful entertainment program this year, including a themed photo corner with jungle wallpaper, a home-made jeep, inflatable jungle animals and fruits, a percussion group and then later during the night, DJ Pyro provided entertainment for all those present. As a highlight, BFFT’s three managing directors, Markus Fichtner, Michael Mittag and Dr. Nico Hartmann had to prove themselves in a jungle test by fighting for the title of BFFT Jungle King.
Afterwards, the guests finished the evening and the year 2017 at the watering hole, or as the average Central European would call it, the “bar.” BFFT would like to thank all participants and wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2018.